Setting off from the beautiful city park España, you’ll instantly fall in love with San Jose’s beauty. Fortunately, this city has so much more to offer, so you still have loads to look forward to!
Our San Jose walking tour will continue through to the National Museum, past many local churches and graffiti giving you a taste of rich history before delving right back into contemporary Costa Rican life. We think the best way to get to know San Jose is to live it like a local, so we’ll do just that aboard local transportation.
You can’t visit San Jose without checking out the Central Market. A place with over a century of history really is a mandatory stop for anyone looking to enjoy typical Costa Rican food. The San Jose Central Market is also the perfect place to learn about local traditions – like herbal medicines – and to grab a freshly roasted cup of that famous Costa Rican coffee. We’ll visit little shops and explore local artisan stalls. The Central Market is always buzzing with energy, and is a truly authentic cultural experience – a must-see in San Jose.
After walking through the Central Market, we head to one of the oldest cities in Costa Rica, Escazu. On our way to the city of the witches, we’ll visit La Sabana Metropolitan Park which used to be the San Jose international airport visited by John F. Kennedy in 1963. Full of knowledge, secrets, and inspiration, we’ll shift gears to delicious, authentic Costa Rican cuisine. We’ll venture to an 80-year-old inn known for its traditional fare to get a real taste of Costa Rica with a choice of over 20 different Costa Rican Tapas. After lunch we’ll taste chicha, a traditional local drink, in preparation for one of the coolest local traditions - Costa Rican masks and masquerade - and naturally we’re going to take you straight to the legends. We’ll pay a visit to a legendary local master’s house, where three generations of the same family have been making some of the country’s most beautiful masks for celebrations and special holidays. Here we’ll be privy to his creative genius, and he’ll let us in on the family’s secrets for making Costa Rica’s most famous masks.
We’ll continue to a 80-year-old bakery to do as the locals do with an afternoon coffee with homemade bread. You’ll learn how to make your own tortillas too! By the end of this San Jose tour, you’ll feel so much like a local, we bet you’ll be speaking Costa Rican Spanish and everything!
By the end of this San Jose tour, you’ll feel so much like a local, we bet you’ll be speaking Costa Rican Spanish and everything!
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, traditional Costa Rican tapas, local transportation, masquerade show, Chicha drink, tortilla classes, a cup of organic coffee, and ice cream snack.
Exclusions: Transportation to and from meeting point, food and drink other than specified above, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, beverages and alcoholic drinks, tips / gratuities for the guide.
Dress standard: Casual dress is fine, but please bring a hat and sunscreen.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: The temperature drops in the late afternoon, so please bring light jackets and/or long sleeved shirts.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.