Parque Nacional Park
Parque Nacional Park
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This tropical park is popular during the day but best avoided at night.
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,540 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
The national park is one of the nicer and better kept parks in San Jose. The art work and sculptures are captivating and well maintained.
Written April 9, 2023
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Shawn M.
99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
This park offers some greenery, statues and art.

The main attraction is a famous statue of Costa Ricans driving out an American imperialist.
Written March 18, 2023
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,519 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I passed by this huge, beautiful park on my way to the Atlantic Train Station. Located near the National Museum and a small museum for modern arts, it is easy to locate this park. The huge trees and beautiful plants provide shades to those resting at the benches.

Stop by and enjoy its beauty if you’re in the area.
Written November 29, 2022
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Clarice F
Auckland, New Zealand46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
On a city tour you learn the importance of this park to the people. It was a airport then the man who brought the airport turned it into a park for the poor. Prior to this only the rich had parks. Now it's enjoyed by all. Great place for a walk or ran plus meet the locals
Written October 22, 2022
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Dale R
Oakland, CA484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Another of the many parks in downtown San Jose, this having the huge statue in the center representing the five nations of the Central American Federation in the 1800s. The park is well maintained, litter free and has huge trees. Just another example of city parks in the downtown area.
Written December 5, 2019
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Micah S
San Jose, Costa Rica17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Solo
It's well located, close to the train station, the Legislative Assembly, and the National Library. There are a number of very interesting statues relating key moments in Costa Rican history.
While there still is a pretty high chance of being approached by a homeless person asking for money, your are much more likely to be left alone here than at any other park in San José.
Written July 26, 2019
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Thomas D
Bangkok, Thailand39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
Very enjoyable to sit on a bench and read in the peace and quiet in the middle of the park. Many trees have their names and description on a plaque.
Written July 3, 2019
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Scott D
Milwaukee, WI19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Like I said, it is a park with a statue commemorating the resistance and victory of CR and other Central American countries over the American mercenary, William Walker. One guy was selling toothbrushes, and another toothpaste - is there a dental sector near by?
Written May 7, 2019
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haktus
Zurich, Switzerland1,242 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
It is not a glamourous park and we have seen more impressive ones but it was worth visiting, because these parks always tell a story about a city (here San Jose). Strolling around at daytime was nice, some art, some history, nice vegetation, some people (it was quiet that morning).
Written April 26, 2019
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Gadabouts95
Grantham, UK626 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
Nice patch of green in the centre of San Jose. Some interesting sculptures and statues along with some big trees. Nice place for a stroll in relative quiet. Very clean and safe with places to sit and rest from the sight-seeing for a few moments!
Written March 26, 2019
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