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Parque Juan Santamaria

C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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A park dedicated to the national hero who lost his life during the 1856 invasion of Costa Rica by William Walker.
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  • Poor6%
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C. 2 and Avda. 3, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

We arrived on 10 April with the intension of departing the next day for Manual Antonio. Big surprise when the streets are closed for a parade. Enjoyed the Juan SantaMarie parade and festival--national holiday for a local gents that kicked the Americans butts in the...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 3 April 2014

Nothing to see, really. It is one of the places that they hold ceremonies. during the various holidays.

1  Thank crafterincr
Reviewed 1 September 2013

We enjoyed a romantic evening stroll through this quaint and well-maintained square in the heart of Alajuela.

Thank FritzGreen
Reviewed 10 March 2013

Lovely spot to people watch, relax and waste the hours away....lots of eateries and shopping nearby.

Thank yukoner88
Reviewed 22 February 2013

The place has lot of historial background and they built a nice place but it was taken by skaters and people smoking, so that makes the place not so nice.

Thank MarcelaSoto
Reviewed 29 November 2012

Nothing on this treeless paved square block except a statue of National hero Juan Santa Maria and a comfortable bus stop. Lots of skateboarders though..

1  Thank Alajelacentro2007
Reviewed 5 October 2012

In the past years this park was in sad condition, but now that it had a major overhaul, it's renovated state looks great! Skateboarders love it, it has some nice benches surrounded by trees and bushes, flowers, ... just very well done.

Thank userme1423
Reviewed 13 July 2012

It has recently been renovated and they have done a pretty decent job of it and during celebrations in Alajuela, they have most of their ceremonies there. One little footnote though, the statue that is in the park is not Juan Santamaria. When the statue...More

1  Thank crafterincr
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Juan Santamaria's park is located near central park in Alajuela, a city in Costa Rica, where the airport (also called Juan Santamaria) is located. This park occupies around one block, and it has in its center a statue of a male, holding a torch and...More

Thank drpjgs
Reviewed 6 October 2010

If you are interested in the history of Costa Rica it may be worth stopping at the Juan Santamaria Park in Alajuela. We stopped here briefly on the way through the town to see the statue of Costa Rica's national hero. The statue is quite...More

Thank Liketojourney
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