Parque La Sabana, or La Sabana Metropolitan Park, is the country's largest and most significant urban park located in downtown San Jose. Known as the "lungs of San Jose," Parque La Sabana is the large solid expanse of green that used to be the old El Coco La Sabana airport (until about the mid 1940s) and is today the site of El Museo de Arte Costarricense and Gimnasio Nacional. Considered to be the finest green space in all of San Jose, this park was chosen to be the site of the inauguration of Laura Chinchilla, the country's first female president. This site is also been chosen for a local conservation project in which hundreds of native Costa Rican trees are being introduced to increase the sense of clean vitality within the park. Enjoy the 72 hectare space full of shady trees, open play areas, a central lake, and much cultural significance to the local community.
Your group will have the chance to enjoy an afternoon stroll amid the leafy trees, shady central lake, or colorful modern sculptures strewn about. Sundays are always busy times at Parque La Sabana, the park filling with locals feeding the geese and eating ice cream cones to cool off. This green space is a highly popular place to come job and exercise, holding a concrete track and several park paths. To the western end of the park you will find Paseo Colon, as well as Gimnasio Nacional, the 40,000 seat stadium that plays host to national soccer tournaments and various popular performances such as Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. After you’ve seen the extent of these complexes enjoy the walking paths, lagoon, and picnic areas, or perhaps take part in some basketball, tennis, swimming, kite-flying, or even aerobics classes!