La Sabana Park
La Sabana Park

La Sabana Park

Free admission
Avenida de Las Américas, 10101

The basics

La Sabana Park serves as a hub for active residents of San José, and it’s an included stop on many tours of the city’s highlights. On the park’s eastern edge is the Costa Rican Art Museum (Museo de Arte Costarricense), a former airport now home to the country’s finest collection of works by national artists. Soccer games and concerts bring crowds to the National Stadium of Costa Rica at the park’s western edge.

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Things to know before you go

  • Many areas at La Sabana Park are wheelchair- and stroller accessible.

  • Bring a picnic, as there are ample picnic tables and park benches.

  • La Sabana Park is great for families with kids.

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How to get there

La Sabana Park is west of downtown San Jose; the eastern entrance to the park is roughly 2 miles (3 kilometers) from Plaza de la Cultura. Tours that stop at La Sabana Park generally include transport, but it’s also possible to reach the park on your own by taxi, bus, or on foot. Public parking is available near the Costa Rican Art Museum.

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When to get there

There are no opening hours at La Sabana Park, though it’s best to come during the day. The paths bustle with locals and visitors during the day, but at night some travelers report feeling unsafe. If you’re attending a soccer game or event at the National Stadium of Costa Rica, consider returning home in a red or yellow official taxi.

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What to do with kids in San Jose

Families will find lots to explore in Costa Rica’s capital city, from kid-friendly museums to wildlife sanctuaries. Near the western edge of La Sabana Park is La Salle Natural Sciences Museum, featuring taxidermy, fossils, and dinosaur bones; the Children’s Museum (Museo de los Niños) houses hands-on exhibits in a castle-like building; in the suburb of Escazu is the colorful Butterfly Kingdom; and amusement park rides await at Parque Diversiones.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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