It is the country’s largest and most significant urban park. La Sabana is considered “the lungs of San José” by Costa Ricans. La Sabana Metropolitan Park’s most prominent buildings are the country’s national stadium (Estadio Nacional) and the Costa Rican Art Museum (Museo de Arte Costarricense).
Both are sited within the park’s green space. The stadium is located above the old stadium’s former location. The art museum is housed in the former main building of ‘old’ La Sabana Airport.
In the park you can find a large artificial lake, several sports fievlds, running and skating tracks, and a shooting range are also inside its boundaries. A lot of skyscrapers and corporate buildings are surrounding the park and do it’s common to see all the business men and women taking their lunch break. On the weekends there are many activities opened to the public such as baseball games, open air dance or yoga classes, you can see families or people joining sports activities or enjoying a picnic. You can take a boat ride in the lake or a short horseback riding around the park. It’s a nice green escape from the city.
The area around the park is now being called the Manhattan of Costa Rica because of the large number of high-rise condos which have been built in recent years. Around a half dozen developers have constructed towers with as many as 12 stories to take advantage of the stunning panoramic views of the park and parts of San José and the surrounding mountains.
The main tree-lined street called Rohrmoser Boulevard runs right through the center of Rohrmoser, virtually bisecting it in half. This neighborhood is bordered on the south by the Pavas Highway and just about any type of business you might need is found along this busy thoroughfare as well as the U.S. Embassy to the west.
Excellent international restaurants, boutiques, the Cemaco department store, several small strip malls, an English-language bookstore, fast-food restaurants, upper-end eateries, Más por Menos and Automercado supermarkets, pharmacies, bars, discos, doctor’s and dentists offices, gyms, beauty parlors, cafés, pastry shops, the Plaza Mayor and Plaza Rohrmoser shopping centers are located in and around this upscale neighborhood.
Rorhmoser and La Sabana area are located right next to the new Caldera Highway so the closest Central Pacific beaches can be reached in about an hour and a half. Good shopping and dining can be found in upscale Escazú, about ten minutes away.
Very good breakfast!
24-hour front desk
Outdoor pool (all year)
Safety deposit box
Meeting/banquet facilities (Additional charge)
Is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Toilet with grab rails