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Parque La Sabana

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Address: San Jose, Costa Rica

The city's largest park.

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Relax while you walk

We decided to go for a walk since there was not much to do on a Sunday and ended up in this park nearby our hostel. It is very calm and there is cool fountain.

Reviewed 23 July 2012
Cassandra R
Dallas, Texas
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Liberia, Costa Rica
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140 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2012

Very good place to rest, walk, culture, sports and take a break, special place to disconnect from the city life.

2 Thank Manuel J
Sunrise, Florida
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181 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2012

If you like to get outdoor exercise, this is like the Central park of san Jose, running tracks and execise stations located in the Park.

Thank Steve A
San Antonio
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2012

The playground areas are in major need of an overhaul, the trails are asphalt-ish, and much of the grass needs to be replaced. However, it is a great place to watch the locals jog, play soccer and fish. You can buy a coconut, ice cream, soda, or granita from many vendors pushing carts (mostly after 3 when school lets out).... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 July 2012

We decided to go for a walk since there was not much to do on a Sunday and ended up in this park nearby our hostel. It is very calm and there is cool fountain.

Thank Cassandra R
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2012

The Parque is on the site of where the city's airport was 60 plus years ago. Don't miss the art museum that once was the control tower.

Thank AjijicDrron
San Jose, Costa Rica
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

This park has a fairly extensive jogging trail. There are many people out using the park and it has the feel of being in a suburban area of the US. There is a smaller paved track located within the park which is good for timed laps and sprinting. There are plenty of shaded spaces for picnics or relaxing. Paddle boating... More 

Thank Beto86
Billund, Denmark
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78 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2012

ther eis a lot of activities going on in this park for every age and every sport - it is not the nicest park I have ever seen but the locals seemed to enjoy it

Thank AmanDK
San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

This Park is like Cenral Park in NY. It is enormous and hosts epic festivals that offer music, performance art, local artisans and food booths.

Thank msnaomicolb
san jose, costa rica
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42 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This park has lots of potential It needs some TLC for sure The park no longer allows cars to enter and use the parking spaces inside the park I'm OK with that because having to pay some guys who does not actually look after your car is just extortion anyway That is no reason to stop maintaining the paths and... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2012

This is a large park that previously was an airport. There are many trees of different varieties and they just planted some more.

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