Parque La Sabana, San Jose

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Explore the area that Costa Ricans call 'the lungs of San Jose' during a visit to Parque La Sabana, a large metropolitan park. The 72 ha (177 acre) park is known as the home of the country's national soccer stadium, as well as many other sports facilities, including running and skating tracks, and soccer fields. Formerly the site of the country's main airport, the terminal building still stands, although it has now been converted into the national art gallery. Take a stroll around the artificial lake and through the wooded areas, spotting native plant life and birds. Our San Jose trip itinerary builder makes visiting Parque La Sabana and other San Jose attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I live nearby and the park offers me a lot of great activities. You can go for a run there, to take walk or have fun during the weekends with a lot of different activities.  more »
  • Great fun that day had different activities, like archery white, board games, display of modified vehicles, etc... Very nice place to spend the day outdoors and get rid of the stress of everyday life
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  • It is a place to share with family, friends, very spacious, nice to have a good time on Sunday, with different family activities. It is a compulsory for those who pass through San Jose
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  • It is a very beautiful big park where events tend be held with some restaurants surroundig the area. The park usually gets filled with people during the weekend and is good for a bit of sport, picnic and some exercise. They allow animals in the park, just make sure to take a baggy to pick up the animals droppings in case policemen see you leaving it there. The park can be a bit dangerous due to thieves but just watch your belongings and there police that do roam the park and even more so on the weekends. During a nice day it is recommended to go to this park and enjoy yourself.
  • Of course 5. Do some exercise and stay relax or just walk around spent a good time here. Many 🌲 and lake's. With an art museum and food places around...
  • We spent a Saturday morning here and it was really relaxing. Find the lady with the fresh coconuts by the running track. She's great!
  • Love this park! So much energy of people and kids here. Lots of space to walk, ride bikes, skate, fish, boat, etc. You can find street vendors selling snacks like mangoes and ice cream. You can also fly kites here. Lots of people come here on vacation days.
  • We were disappointed upon visiting this park especially as it was a recommended attraction in a few guide books/websites. Close to the Museo de Arte Costarricense. It is on the site of the former San Jose airport which explains its long rectangular shape. The LaSabana park is large but kind run down. The area around the park were congested with traffic and noise. It is nice to still see quite a lots of activities going on, a soccer game at the centre stadium, a tour group looking at statues of some heroes, local people picnic-ing. A park that should live up to its potential!