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National Park (Parque Nacional)

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Address: Bordered by Avdas 1/3 and Calles 15 19 | Barrio Carmen, San Jose 10104, Costa Rica
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This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.

This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.

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Nice chill park vibe

Go there with a book, sit on a bench and enjoy the local life there - especially in weekends. Also check with the locals if there's any events going on. When I was there on... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 January 2017
Sandra E
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Santa Barbara, California
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just a public park in the middle of the city where one can relax on a bench and read a book.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured several of Costa Rica's National Parks and all were just a bit diofferent with new things to see and learn about. I would recomend a tour guide.

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Thank adoonan2017
Crawfordsville, Indiana
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful Park. Clean. Well kept. People friendly. Get place to sit and relax while people watching.

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Thank 64Janie
Paris, France
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

paradise beaches, plenty of animals, some small hiking paths, good guides for showing animals, perfetc bus shuttle from hotels to the park entrance

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

An average city park with a misleading name. Perhaps because of the national monument symbolizing the struggle for independence in the center of the park it is called national park. Maybe the only NP in Costa Rica for which there is not a hefty fee for foreigners to enter. Remarkable are the light green benches, the green parrots, other beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Go there with a book, sit on a bench and enjoy the local life there - especially in weekends. Also check with the locals if there's any events going on. When I was there on Saturdays in 2014, the park would be full of different kinds of games for young and old. I liked it!

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2 Thank Sandra E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The park was pretty empty compared to other parks downtown, and much more naturally beautiful and green. Very relaxing.

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Monterey, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The National Park was a great stop for a coffee and respite, with a lot of bench seating and grassed areas to relax. The park was quite sparsely filled, primarily with families with young children.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

the parks are all very much of muchness, not overly large but nicely planted and a home for many birds, we found once seen one the rest were the same

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

If there's one thing I can say about Costa Rica it's that there's lots of public spaces for people to enjoy and every one of them seems to be well manicured and constantly maintained. This is particularly true of the National Parc. Such a beautiful setting and place to spend some time on a beautiful day.

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