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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  • Security, nice place, I took perfect pictures I am just in love, I walked a lot with my semi pro camera without being afraid  more »
  • The park used to be Costa Rica's National Airport up until the 60's. It's original intent before that was a place to leave your horses and cattle when in town. But in the 70's- 80's the airport buildi...  more »
  • Large park. Told by "everyone" to not be caught there after dark, but never told why (zombies?). In daylight lot of people jogging, families, old folks, skateboards, etc. Also, location of national st...  more »
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  • Nice park. Plenty of space to stretch your legs and there is the national stadium there for soccer games and concerts.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!