La Sabana in San Jose, Costa Rica

City Parks in the Central Valley of Costa Rica

In San José, there are plenty of large-scale and mostly well-kept city parks

There are some amusement parks to relax in the countryside as well.

Here is a selection of particularly appreciated, partly private institutions.


Zoo Simon Bolivar

The zoological garden of San Jose was named after the Venezuelan liberation hero, Simon Bolivar. The zoo is located in the eastern part of the city.

You pay a small entry fee of about $ 4 per person, less for children. The many monkeys (also non-native species) that live in a type of outdoor enclosures are remarkable. You may also see some felines in unfortunately small cages. Due to a new law of animal protection, at the end of 2013 or beginning of 2014 this park will close as a zoological garden and become a biological garden.
Open daily from 8.00 to 16.00.

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Zoo Ave

A nice trip in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, is to the biggest animal park, the Zoo Ave in las Garitas. The Spanish word "Ave" means "bird" and identifies the main attraction of the park: There are very rare birds. 

Furthermore you may also see numerous mammals and reptiles that belong to the fauna of Costa Rica. Among them are huge iguanas and the rare ocelot, a wild cat.
The commitment from the zoo includes the raising of orphaned animals and the conservation of endangered species.

La Savannah

The city park "La Savannah" (on tico: Parque La Sabana) offers plenty of space for recreation, having a picnic and playing sports.There are two small lakes and you can rent horses, ride bikes and scooters, there are tennis courts, a skating rink and plenty of other sports facilities. On weekends, the park is very well attended and has a lot of hawkers. It offers a great variety of fruit and snacks; during the week it is a lot quieter. Open every day without opening times, no entrance fees, no costs for the use of sports facilities. West from the center of the city, La Sabana.

Hacienda El Rodeo

Located in the countryside, near the town of Ciudad Colón you will find this weekend Park. A typical restaurant, a pool and a hacienda with horses and ponies, which are available for rent, are offered here.

INBioparque Heredia

INBioparque in Santo Domingo de Heredia

Located in Santo Domingo de Heredia is this impressive private city park. Many nature trails and paths lead through a small space through various forms of vegetation that is typical for Costa Rica. Dry forest and rainforest coexist together in a small space at a big lagoon, there are many local species: Caimans, turtles, waterfowl and more.
Many other attractions for children, like a labyrinth, aquarium, zoo, restaurants, Mariposarium, Ranarium, and a garden with medicinal herbs can be found here as well.
closed since 08/15- we do not know, when it will open again: Tel: +506 25078107

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