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Sabana Park has baseball diamonds, basketball courts, jogging and walking trails, soccer fields, tennis and volleyball courts, plus an Olympic-size swimming pool (noon–2 p.m. daily, $3) and showers. Sabana’s trails provide a peaceful environment for running.
The members-only San José Indoor Club (tel. 506/2225-9344, www.indoorclub.com), in Curridabat, has the best all-around facilities in the city.
At Boliche Dent (Calle 37, tel. 506/2253-5745, www.bolichedent.com, 11 a.m.–midnight daily), in Los Yoses, 10-pin bowling costs $10 per hour. The Costa Rica Tennis Club (tel. 506/2232-1266, www.costaricatennisclub.com), in Sabana Sur, has eight lanes.
Gyms and Health Clubs
Most upscale hotels have spa facilities: the Crowne Plaza Corobicí (tel. 506/2543-6000) and Hotel Palma Real (tel. 506/2290-5060) are noteworthy.
The Salón de Patines Music (Avenida Central, tel. 506/2224-6821, 7–10 p.m. nightly and 1–3:30 p.m., 4–6:30 p.m. Sat.–Sun., $3), just east of La Fuente de La Hispanidad roundabout in San Pedro, offers roller-skating.
You can ask to join in a soccer game in Sabana Park. The San José team, Saprissa, plays at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa (tel. 506/2297-7621, www.saprissa.co.cr), in Tibas.
You’ll find public courts in Sabana Park. Close by, members and guests can play at the Costa Rica Tennis Club (tel. 506/2232-1266, www.costaricatennisclub.com), on Sabana Sur.
© Christopher P. Baker from Moon Costa Rica, 8th Edition