San Jose Walking Tour Including Central Market And Lunch

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Overview

Delve beneath the surface of San Jose on an in-depth walking tour of the city. Experience local life in Costa Rica, visit a popular park and meet an artisan craftsman on your guided stroll. Enjoy typical Costa Rican cuisine in a 80-year-old inn and travel like a local on San Joses public transportation, accompanied by your local guide.

Highlights

  • Free snacks included
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Lunch included

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Your walking tour begins at España Park, one of San Jose's many beautiful urban spaces. Stroll beneath the trees, then pass by the Costa Rica National Museum.

Next, get around the city like a local by taking public transportation to the San Jose Central Market. Learn about local traditions as you explore and visit shops and artisan stalls. Then, sip on a cup of freshly-brewed coffee as you take in the energy of this traditional place.

Continue on to the old city of Escazu, stopping by La Sabana Metropolitan Park on your way. Head to an 80-year-old inn, where a delicious traditional local lunch is served. Discover the flavors of authentic Costa Rican cuisine, and experience typical tapas enjoyed by the city's local people.

After lunch, have a glass of 'chicha', a traditional local drink, before heading out to visit the home of a legendary Costa Rican mask maker. Step inside the building where the masks have been produced for three generations by the same family. You'll meet the artisan and hear the stories and secrets behind this creative craft, that plays a vital part in Costa Rican celebrations, holidays and masquerades.

The final stop on your San Jose walking tour is an 80-year-old bakery where you will learn how to make your own tortillas. Enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade bread before ending the tour at the Costa Rica National Theatre.

Inclusions for San Jose Walking Tour Including Central Market And Lunch

  • Local English speaking guides
  • Traditional Costa Rican Tapas
  • Local Transportation
  • Masquerade Show
  • Chicha drink
  • Cup of organic coffee

Exclusions for San Jose Walking Tour Including Central Market And Lunch

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverages

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please wear comfortable, casual clothing for walking

Minimum age is 6 years

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Erich was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and friendly. A lot of walking for these seniors, but well worth the trek. Best of al was the delicious, homemade lunch at a family owned restaurant in Escazu, which was one of the highlights of our trip.

  • What a wonderful way to see San Jose! Our guide, Vinzio, was knowledgeable and gracious. The San Jose portion of the tour was more than I expected it was great to learn more about the city and its history. We learned a lot about Costa Rica and Tico culture, too. The bus ride to Escazu by public transportation was fun. The lunch was delicious--try the sour guava drink! Then we got into a van to visit the famous mask maker at his home and studio. Finally, a stop at a 100-year old bakery that uses its original brick ovens. Our 4-hour tour lasted 5.5 hours! My only suggestion: this trip could be expanded into a full day. There is so much to see!!

  • Loved Escazu and the traditional parade masks. Fun trip all around.

  • Felipe was an excellent guide. The history was great and he is an wonderful story teller!

  • Highly recommended to get the true backdoor experience of San Jose. Our tour guide Felipe was amazing! We learned about so much history of Costa Rica and the culture. We especially enjoyed being taken into an authentic marketplace, and having lunch at a local spot. On top of that, it was a private tour with just the 3 of us and Felipe. So you don't feel overcrowded with other people and their questions, etc. Truly a personable experience. A

  • Tour and guide were excellent. The guide even helped my arrive at a museum which was not part of the tour.

  • Excellent introduction to downtown San Jose. Vinicio and Marion were great guides. To recommend !

  • Loved this tour ! Friendly small group very efficient and feels like a local strolling in town ! The lunch was perfect and the mask maker home visit is the highlight ! We got much more values that expected ! Thanks Urban adventures !

  • This was a great way to see the city! Our guide, Carlos was very knowledgeble and fun. The weather was great to visit the city. The lunch at a private home was lovely, although, the tour info said we were to dine in a historical Inn.

  • We had a pleasant walking tour with Brenda. After showing us some of the landmarks of San Jose, we had a typical lunch. In the afternoon, we visited a local figure making masks in a traditional way. Brenda's boss drove us while we were supposed to be using public transport for the tour. This was our first contact with Costa Rica and Costa Ricans. The tour constitutes an excellent introduction to the country

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