We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Noisy because of all the cars

This park looks okay. But don't expect a green park. There is only concrete. And the surrounding... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2016
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
via mobile

Not sure what this parque is doing in the city at all. Yes, it has water, a small island etc, but... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2015
New York City, New York
Read all 110 reviews
All photos (41)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent10%
  • Very good20%
  • Average39%
  • Poor21%
  • Terrible10%
19 Dec 2016
“Noisy because of all the cars”
30 Oct 2015
“Not really well care”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Near Center Of Town, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Improve This Listing
Recommended experiences in and around Santa Cruz
from US$180.00
More Info
from US$350.00
More Info
Reviews (110)
Filter reviews
9 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This park looks okay. But don't expect a green park. There is only concrete. And the surrounding streets are very noisy. Not very fun.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank CoisDeZweed
Reviewed 30 October 2015

This a park in the downtown of Santa Cruz, it has a big fountain of water and recently they tried to improve it but it is next to a market so it is normally dirty and with many people. At nights it can be a...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank 772lavinias
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Not sure what this parque is doing in the city at all. Yes, it has water, a small island etc, but it seems like a wasted space. Maintenance in general seems to be poor. The walk bridge to the island was locked, (hopefully to spruce...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank KANewYork
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is a beautiful place to spend a Sunday afternoon. Delicious food vendors abound if you are willing to sample the local eats

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank carolelazarini
Reviewed 23 June 2015

Is an old and "must" visit if you're new in town. Otherwise it will be just fine to rest during a hot day while you wait for another people during the afternoon hours.

Date of experience: September 2014
1  Thank Christian Eduar... B
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Its just an empty concrete plaza with dome steps down to a man made lake which isn't very well kept. Next to it there is a good market though - shoes, clothing, fresh fruit, street food and anything else you might need on offer. Got...More

Thank 707brittanyh
Reviewed 3 June 2013

The park was renovated and reopened in 2009. The park has a lagoon where, before the renovation, you could rent small boats to cruise around. Now, that attraction is no longer permitted. The park is cleaner than before, but not as active.

Thank LauTang679
Reviewed 17 August 2012

... go to this park. The lake is nice, you can rent boats and row on the lake. It's not as clean as plaza de 24, but still very much worthwhile a visit!

Date of experience: August 2012
2  Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed 5 January 2012

It is an interesting location to see it is a park in between the INJUSTICE palace and the bad side of downtown so be carefull when you visit the location

Date of experience: May 2011
2  Thank zuumin m
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 53 nearby hotels
Hotel Arenal
70 reviews
.11 miles away
Las Americas Hotel
44 reviews
.24 miles away
Hotel Tropical Inn
26 reviews
.33 miles away
Hotel Alaska
8 reviews
.33 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 436 nearby restaurants
305 reviews
.28 miles away
La Casona
137 reviews
.25 miles away
Alexander Coffee
164 reviews
.33 miles away
Coffee Cherry
31 reviews
.22 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 81 nearby attractions
Plaza 24 de Septiembre
915 reviews
.37 miles away
Amboro National Park
44 reviews
.18 miles away
Kaa-Iya National Park
35 reviews
.57 miles away
Casa Cultural Melchor Pinto
9 reviews
.37 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Parque El Arenal staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines