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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  • A nice park with guides excellents and passionates by their country and the volonty to preserve it. You will take your palms after because the beach is really nice, an eden place . After visiting the ...  more »
  • Ended up here while on a free walking tour called San Jose Free Walking Tour. We learned all about the statue in the middle and about the train that's just a few feet from the park. It's a lovely park...  more »
  • Lots of animals. Very nice beaches. A little world. Personally I preferred the Park of Cahuita and the corcovado Park but it's still a wonderful place and there are really a lot of animals. We found water in the Park! You can swim even with little ones.
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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.
  • 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.
  • Quiet, clean and with a sculpture garden. Loved it!
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