San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - Small Groups

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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.


City highlights & our secret favorites - must wear a mask

For inquisitive and curious clients, an entertaining and informative introductory tour with more than 40 stops, showing a variety of San Jose's special galleries, historic sites, parks, buildings and public art of interest. 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
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple.
Once your walking tour begins, your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events, historic photography and sites, you will get an educated impression of the country, not just a tourist one.

Along the way you might run into protests, concerts, public art demonstrations, religious ceremonies or old friends!

More than 40 Stops includes:
  • Galleries
  • Architecture
  • Parks
  • Historic Sites
  • Public Art


Professional guide



Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 02-Apr-2022

    We did the tour with just the two of us. It was in fact a private tour. Our guide was very friendly and she knows everything about San José, the history, culture, etc. She made the tour personal. Thank you!

  • 16-Mar-2022

    We loved the fact that David our guide showed us the beautiful, the not so beautiful and the ugly in the centre of San Jose. We felt that the tour was realistic and honest. It gave us a brief understanding of the history of San Jose and Costa Rica. It took us to places and streets which we would not otherwise have seen in the short time we had available. We really enjoyed it tremendously and David was a very nice person who was enthusiastic about what he was doing. He is also an architecture student which was ideal for this kind of tour.

  • 08-Jan-2022

    Alejandro's insights about the local history and culture was really compelling. We appreciated the recommendations for eateries, too.

  • 07-Jan-2022

    We decided to stay a couple days in San Jose at the start of a 2 week trip to Costa Rica; most tourists skip the capital city to head straight for beaches and rain forests elsewhere, but we wanted to get at least a glimpse of the major cultural, business and population center and were so glad we booked this tour. Alejandro was excellent. Smart, quirky, well-versed in the city's history and current trends--we could not have asked for a better guide. We added an hour of "art" to the standard tour which allowed us to see two galleries we never would have found on our own. Highly recommended!

  • 03-Nov-2021

    Alejandro was a very nice individual. It was only the 3 of us and he took his time, never in a rush. We knew nothing of the area and appreciated his enthusiasm of “his” city. We highly recommend using the tour. Even after the tour was over, Alejandro went far and beyond giving us his personal email so we could contact him if there were any questions about our future plans. Just so happens we did, we made contact, and he promptly answered all our concerns. That in itself is well worth the price! Thx!!

  • 10-Jul-2021

    Angie was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely recommend to a first time visitor to San Jose

  • 12-Jan-2021

    The guide never showed up and we were told that our booking was for the day before. We can take the blame, maybe we did book for the wrong day. But they never answered the phone number provided. And they never tried contacting us the previous day when our tour was supposedly booked for, never called, never emailed. When we asked for a compromise they flat out told us that they don’t make errors, our loss. Rude and unwilling to take care of their customers. Would absolutely not recommend.

  • 06-Jan-2021

    Never showed up, never answered the phone calls, still waiting for a contact, a refund??? The lack of professionalism is absolutely disappointing in such a difficult time for tourism.

  • 28-Oct-2020

    Being introduced to places, specific to my interests, that only long time residents would know about.

  • 11-Mar-2020

    Alejandro was our guide. He was wonderful. He is enthusiastic about the history, the culture, the art of his city and he shared it all with us. From the history to the architecture, the murals, and his mother's wisdom, we learned a lot. I visit Costa Rica every winter and felt like I gained a greater insight into the country. Thanks for a great tour.

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