Parque Nacional, San Jose

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Stroll around 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 Parque Nacional on your trip to San Jose, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Went here everyday while we stayed at the Holiday Inn Aurola, 5 minute walk. There are parks right by the hotel but this one is the nicest.  more »
  • I visited the park for days by the FIA and of course, my opinion is very good. FIA is a conventional Park where you can relajasr and enjoy the trees and nature that is so rich in this country.
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  • difficult in a 1st time to find the entrance to the Park, no big sign: impossible to park next door, take a parking lot nearby which you will cost 3000 columns surrounding a lot of guide at the entrance offers to accompany you for $ 30 for 2 beautiful well reported course, with beautiful beaches, you can spend the quiet day, with lots of animals (raccoons, monkeys, Capuchins) ATTENTION: do not bring anything to eat that you will be denied at the entrance to the Park, do not give food to animals
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  • The park looks good, although small, but shady types come up to you and ask for money
  • Very Beautiful National Park Always something going on. It's Adjacent to the Legislature and political activities and protests take place near by.
  • Beautiful trees great place for a midday pick nick!
  • Such a nice spot for a walk. Trees and people enjoying life.
  • 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.
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