Also known as "the lung of San Jose", La Sabana Metropolitan Park covers an area of seventy two hectares and is located only fifteen minutes away from San Jose city.
Due to the high importance this park has for local tourism, reforestation had to take place a few years ago and the park was planted with new pine trees and eucalyptus.
This park is home to a number of excellent sports facilities, including the National Football Stadium, where wonderful concerts are held occasionally, and the National Fitness Center. Also, the Museum of Costa Rican Art can be visited in this park.
During weekdays, dedicated joggers can be spotted getting their mid-day exercise in the athletics track under the pine trees and near the manmade lake as well as busy workers who enjoy taking a walk through the park along the snaking paths.
An Olympic swimming pool can be found in the park also, where members of the business sector take a swim to relax and future athletes train every day.