San Jose ART Walking Tour - Small Groups, Creative Experience

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    10:15 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Parada Frente al Parque Morazan, El Carmen, San José, 10101, Costa Rica
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Visit galleries, street art, public art, graffiti - must wear a mask

This creatively inspired tour takes visually curious guests on an exploration of contemporary Costa Rican art to view and/or purchase. Via these works of art we will learn history of place and current events.

View/Buy Art, Graffiti, Galleries, Indigenous, Paintings, Sculptures, Fashion and meet the artists (when available). As of Nov. 2020 we are operating this tour.


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Meet in Parque Morazan under the dome temple. This park is in front of the Holiday Inn Aurola.

We'll wonder under tunnels and past abandoned buildings, catching the newest works in graffiti art and then continue to galleries featuring indigenous works, urban fashion, vibrant paintings, sculptures, furniture and more. Sometimes we might meet the artists themselves.

In between locations, we'll catch glimpses of some of San jose's most historic buildings, learning more of Costa Rica's history.


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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 19-Mar-2022

    Great experience for discovering San Jose in a different way! We had a history and art tour with Angie, who told us many stories about the city, the main buildings, but also less known ones. We visited Barrio Amon, Otoya, and city center, during a 2 hour pleasant walk. Perfect for a small activity before taking your flight! I highly recommend.

  • 18-Jan-2022

    This tour was wonderful! We learned about aspects of the culture and history you don’t get from museums. Our guide, Alejandro, was knowledgeable, friendly, and passionate about the topics he covered. One of the best walking tours I’ve been on.

  • 17-Jan-2022

    This tour was so much fun, and I learned so many things about San Jose’s history and culture! I can’t say enough good things about our guide Alejandro. His in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm made this a memorable event.

  • 21-Dec-2021

    Our guide was friendly and enthusiastic about the City, having lived in San Jose for many years, I was wondering what more could I possibly learn? My expectations were exceeded, there were so many amazing gems around the city that I had completely overlooked, places our guide pointed out and discussed with us. It was a very interactive and fun tour. Great conversation and informative tour. I learned a lot with Barrio Bird walking tours and I highly recommend it to anyone coming to San Jose. The meeting location was very easy to find and our guide was right on time! Thank you Barrio Bird Walking Tours!

  • 18-Dec-2021

    Really glad I did this 2 hour tour of San Jose! Got a sense of the cultural and historical perspective that one can miss by skipping the city! Our guide was lovely. She showed us beautiful galleries and street art. Highly recommend taking this tour and spending one day in San Jose doing this, a museum and the central market.

  • 04-Sep-2021

    a pesar de que hubo una confusión con la hora el tour fue muy completo. Angie la guía tenía muchísimo conocimiento de todo.

  • 02-Mar-2021

    I am not sure where to the begin.... and I mean that in the best way possible. We had a great guide in Ale. He was well informed and educated and we felt like we have known him for years. We were a group of 4 and none of us had really spent a lot of time in downtown San Jose or the neighboring barrios. We saw a lot and learned a lot. It was very well worth it and I would recommend it to anyone who has lived her for a short time or a while or anyone passing through......we are looking forward to another tour with Ale.

  • 03-Jan-2021

    I booked this tour a couple of weeks in advance but never heard from the company, which is fine since I got a confirmation from TripAdvisor. On the morning of the tour, we couldn’t find the meeting location on our own. Someone pointed us in the right direction based on the information given on the confirmation, but we could not find anyone in the area (including when we walked around the park). As a traveler, I don’t have an international phone plan to be able to contact the company when out and without WiFi, so after 30 minutes of looking I assumed we wouldn’t be able to go on the tour anyway. I expected SOME contact from the company afterwards, or to see some attempt to contact me when they realized we didn’t arrive to the correct location, but there was nothing. I never got any messages, emails, texts, or calls, which seems weird considering the price of the tour - not something I imagine most people just walk away from.

  • 10-Dec-2020

    Ale is an Intelligent and friendly guide. I took the art and architecture tour. I throughly enjoyed it.

  • 31-Jan-2020

    We had a great time on the tour! It was really pleasant exploring on foot. Our guide was very Passionate about his home city and shared tons of great info with us!

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