Summer is here! Time to spend your weekends soaking up some sun, jumping into a pool and spending some good quality time with family and friends. If you ask us, there is no better place to spend your summer days than at the beautiful Parque del Este!
Parque del Este (also known as Park of the East) is conveniently located about 20 minutes from San Jose downtown in Montes de Oca. Although it is not as big as other parks such as La Sabana, it is actually one of the oldest and most visited parks since the 1980’s. Parque del Este offers its visitors 24 hectares of exuberant flora for the ideal relaxation day.
Spending your day at this gorgeous green park is not only fun, but also incredibly convenient. The entrance fee will only cost you ¢1000 (which is about $2). And there is actually no fee for children under 12 or senior citizens.
Once you are in the park, there are so many activities that it will be hard for you to choose! Parque del Este offers two refreshing pools, perfect for small and big children. You will also find two soccer fields, two basketball courts and a sandy field perfect for some exciting beach volleyball! For the small kids, the park has also built a fun playground as well as eight miniature playhouses.
Teens and adults can also find some interesting activities that will help them relax and re-connect such as hiking trails, ranches with a barbecue and camping areas.
Parque del Este is fully equipped with all the necessaries: potable water, bathrooms, and showers. However there is no cafeteria available, so do make sure to bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water (especially if you are thinking about staying the night).
Being that it is a family park, you are more than welcome to bring along your pets! Just make sure to have them on a leash and clean up after them.
Parque del Este will not only give you an enjoyable day, but it will also create some unforgettable memories.
Opened from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon.
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