San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 am  and 1:00 pm Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.Times are subject to change due to local traffic condition.. read more
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up all travellers at the different Hotels, Hostels, guesthouses, B&B, Residential areas , central park of each city (San Jose- Alajuela and Heredia)
  • Return Details :
    Lobby of the Hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Come, relax and enjoy this popular 4-hour sightseeing tour of the city and see the historic construction sites that include museums, theaters, markets and other interesting places in the city of San Jose.
Tour includes: Bilingual profesional guide, comfortable air conditioning transportation, bottled water and lunch

Know More about this tour

Experienced guides will give you a general description of the different places you will see on your tour of the largest city in the small nation.

This is a must-see on any trip to the capital of Costa Rica. Start the day with a pick-up service at approximately 8:00 a.m or 1:00 pm  from your hotel in San José, Alajuela or Heredia. (This tour is available in the morning and in the afternoon) . From the comfort of the minivan, you will enjoy the panoramic views of San José. During the trip, your English speaking guide will inform you about the places you will see on the road, starting with the Costa Rican Art Museum in La Sabana. See the heart of the city center, The National Theater, University of costa rica, National Museum and the Arts and Crafts Market to buy souvenirs. After shopping, enjoy a lunch at a Typical Restaurant, with some cultural meals from Costa Rica. After your gastronomic experience, you can relax and enjoy the trip as you will be transported back to your hotel.


All taxes, fees and handling charges

Bottled water



Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off



Additional Info

Wheelchair accessible

Dress code is smart casual

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Small groups ( 5-8 passenger maximum per excursion)

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 11-May-2023

    Oscar was the best tour guide! He provided great information about San Jose all along the tour. He gave us three choices for lunch, and we chose the more historic, traditional one. It was a fabulous meal. We especially appreciated Oscar picking us up in Heredia, which is where we are staying, even though it meant that he had to go through rush hour traffic to take us back there. I would definitely go on another tour if Oscar was leading it.

  • 29-Apr-2023

    Er waren geen andere klanten, we hadden het geluk slechts met ons tweetjes te zijn en werden vervoerd in een middenklasse personenauto. De rondrit in het centrum was interessant en de uitleg ook. Fotostops waren op verzoek mogelijk. Geen enkel gebouw werd binnen bezocht, e kel buitenkant getoond. Dan reden we naar een buitenwijk naar een privéhuis met "authentieke kunst" (souvenirs). We kochten onder zachte druk iets van 25 USD maar met ongunstige omzetting in lokale munt werd onze creditcard voor iets meer dan 35 USD bezwaard. Oplichting dus. Nadien reden we anderhalf uur naar een restaurant in een verre buitenwijk waar we een hoofdschotel + drankje kregen met tegenwaarde samen ongeveer 8 USD. Geen gastronomisch hoogstandje maar mooie portie. Mooi zicht op de stad van bovenaf. Dan weer anderhalf uur terug rijden. Een mooie wandeling met gids in het centrum en zelfstandig gaan eten zou een beter en goedkoper alternatief zijn.

  • 29-Mar-2023

    Had Oskar all to myself for this 4 hour tour. Showed me all the important places and different barrios in San José. Very nice and knowledgable. At the end Great costa rican Food at yoguis. All options nicely explained and was able to choose exactly what i craved.

  • 06-Mar-2023

    We had a good experience with booking this tour. The guide was knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. There were some drinks on the tour but not bottled water for everyone.

  • 10-Nov-2022

    This tour was totally misrepresented to me as a tour of museums, and sites. We were taken to a villa where lots of things were being sold, held there. Got out of the van once for 5 minutes at theatre, and that was it, driven around and things were pointed out.. then lunch where the tour guide stood over us while we filled our a written evaluation. What was explained to me on the phone in the US was entirely different than the tour here. My husband and I have booked Viator tours in the past and have been pleased, however this was the exception. $ 130.00 for this trip was not worth it at all.

  • 20-Oct-2022

    The San Jose city tour was very informative, and our guide was very knowledgeable of the sites we were visiting as well as the history of the country

  • 14-Oct-2022

    We enjoyed the whole experience, Jordan was a great guide. Of the many stops. We enjoyed the historical theater quite a bit.

  • 14-Jul-2022

    Jordan was an incredible tour guide!!!!! He was amazing!!!! Knew so much and made the experience so special. DO NOT BOOK with this company. Instead book directly with VIP costa rica tours and request Jordan!!!!! This company double booked the poor guy and he did his best but everything was closed because the first tour at 6am ran late and I did not start my tour until 4pm.

  • 11-May-2022

    We were able to customize the trip and spend time based on our preferences. The food was also amazing.

  • 14-Nov-2021

    This tour was operated by Destiny Travel and guided by Señor Oscar. Oscar performed an excellent job as he provided me with both substantive and exciting information about the city, country, region, architectural, cultural, historical, sports and other aspects of life in Costa Rica. Oscar is a very experienced tourism specialist and is able to tune the tour according to the customer’s needs and interests — in my case I wanted to combine both guided ride and walking around historical/cultural places on my own and I got plenty of both. Also, I hoped to get a chance to see more art related places, and I was able to do that too. On top of it, Oscar was very attentive to my lunch tastes and preferences, and without expecting it I had a chance to choose from many tempting lunch options and select an exquisite traditional lunch. The tour was just half a day but very memorable and allowed me to discover many new and interesting places and things, while at the same time feeling like a welcomed friend. In the end, my tour guide and I agreed to watch the upcoming soccer home game (on live TV in my case) happening in San Jose and support Costa Rican team in its strife to get to the World Cup. Gracias por todo Señor Oscar y Destiny Travel ¡y buena suerte!