National Park (Parque Nacional), San Jose

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Stroll around National Park (Parque Nacional) in the heart of San Jose. Escape the heat under a vast array of shady spots among the palms and deciduous trees. During the day courting couples and retirees can be commonly seen hanging out on the benches and picnic tables. Old monuments fill the park devoted to Latin American historical figures, and at the center sits the Monumento Nacional, a dramatic 1953 statue depicting the Central American nations driving out American filibuster William Walker. Use our San Jose day trip planning website to visit National Park (Parque Nacional) on your trip to San Jose, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Park Manuel Antonio national is a place must-do in costa rica, there's tourism, but there are many local. There are lazy, surprising to see but also another type of monkey attention to them they fly in the bags but it's still safe there is a guard at the edge of the beach. PCO must walk to reach the beach but you will not be disappointed the beach is beautiful. The price of admission is €8 per person. Especially do not take a turn with an agency is a big scam €100 / person. We took an a very friendly uber(je peux vous donner ses coordonnées) of San Jose 50euros go back about it stays with you the day if you wish we were 4 people 3 adults and 1 child there also a car seat for babies.
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  • A cute little park in the middle of the city. On one side is the National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) and on the other corner is the Supreme Court with the Plaza de la Libertad Electoral where each ...  more »
  • Beautiful park, despite the fact that it is very touristy. This is where we have seen the lazy closer. A lot of animals, monkeys, birds. Small hikes are pleasant and allow us to escape the crowd. Manuel Antonio Beach is really as they say: heavenly. Only the capuchin monkeys and raccoons can be annoying; the Capuchins are sometimes aggressive in small paths.
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  • A beautiful park with a lot of local shops. There were also swings in the park. Spent a whole afternoon here with friends and had good memories.
  • Such a nice spot for a walk. Trees and people enjoying life.
  • This was one of the stops on a city bus tour Our tour guide was exceptional and provided very interesting history of the park and it's importance.
  • Nice break for the density of the city... The art installation was great!
  • Great place to relax, enjoy an art Walk, sit in the shade and see a panorama of the city.
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