Pueblo Antiguo, San Jose

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Travel back in time to the 19th century with a visit to Pueblo Antiguo, a replica village set between 1880 and 1930. Located inside the “Parque Diversions” amusement park, the old town spreads over 4 ha (12 ac) and aims to recreate Costa Rican culture, traditions, and architecture. The town consists of five sections: The City, The Country, The Coast, Costa Rican Experiences, and Costa Rican Nights. In each of these, immerse yourself in the cultural heritage of the time, from horse and cart rides, to boat trips, live music, re-enactments, and old-fashioned shops. Put Pueblo Antiguo into our San Jose road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in San Jose.
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  • We visited the park with our teenage children not knowing what to expect. The park isn't huge - there are about 6 decent rollercoasters and water rides along with lots of smaller rides. But it was les...  more »
  • It is the recreation of what was San Jose final of the 29TH century and beginning of the 20th. They have a small theatre where a ballet presented dances of Costa Rica, especially in Guanacaste. The Presidents of the Republic are portrayed in the so-called House of Government. There is a lake with boats for the ride. The food was nice.
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  • Pueblo Antiguo is one of the attractions of the Park end. amusement CR. It is a replica of the exquisite of our cities from the end of the 19th century and early 20th, where the Park was the Center and important buildings were to her around, like the Church, is also the fire station and the market. It gives a glimpse into the past, rescuing the idiosyncrasy of Costa Rica. He has a large House which is a restaurant, with a few runners to its around Nice. There is a sugar mill, a farm and others which summarized the Costa Rica of those years. There are activities during the day. The vast majority are conducted in the forecourt of the Church, free. There are rides in drift, very nice for all old people. A place is where private social activities are carried out, could then be witness any day of a wedding or a quinceañera. The parking lot is big enough and there is also public transport service direct from the Park. The entrance is free and to enjoy all the attractions without limit must pay a ticket or basic pass around ₡8, 100 ($15), parking all day ₡3, 859 ($7) is open from Friday to Sunday from 9 am - 7 pm. Only during the holidays school summer and mid year (in July) is open every day. It is located 7 km from the Central Park of San José. You will enjoy your stay.
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You'll find the majority of San Jose's accommodations between Parque Metropolitano La Sabana and the botanical gardens. This area offers luxury chain hotels in the west, simpler guesthouses in the older section of town in the east, and budget-friendly hostels located on side streets, just off from the primary commercial thoroughfares. Many hotels have sprung up close to the airport, located northwest of the city.
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