San Jose Walking Tour Including Central Market And Lunch

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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.


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

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Your walking tour begins at Espaa 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

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select child above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if youll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

The temperature drops in the late afternoon, so please bring light jackets and/or long sleeved shirts.

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

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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  • Our guide, Eric, was experienced, educated, and kind. A great day! Highly recommended.

  • The central market was a highlight for us because we love souvenirs shopping and this place is the place to go for that ! They have everything!!! From clothing to food to little trinkets. The lunch included was delicious and filling! Highly recommend!!

  • Our guide Eric was very careful in his detailed explanations. Highly recommended!

  • I am so glad I went on this tour! My guide Gladys took me all around the Central Market and historical buildings in the city center and told me about their stories and trivia. We then took the bus to a suburb overlooking downtown and made a few more stops before returning to the city. I feel like after going on the tour I had a much deeper understanding and appreciation for Costa Rican culture and history. My guide was also very professional, knowledgeable and fun! I definitely recommend this tour to other visitors of San Jose.

  • amazing trip! I am glad they are keeping an old CR tradition alive with visiting Don Fernando in his residence to see the masks he creates. The food was really good and the guide was excellent. I had a lot of fun, you should check it out if you're in beautiful CR!

  • Great tour! This was a great way to explore the local architectural and cultural gems that San Jose has to offer. We spent a great time in Escazu with stunning views and experienced delicious food in a local restaurant. The mask-making exhibit was a cherry on top! Our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable.

  • This tour was amazing. Such a beautiful way to see the city. I had tour guide Eric, who was so knowledgeable, very informative and flexible. We tasted amazing charcoal roasted coffee, we saw amazing masks used for Halloween celebrations in Costa Rica and we ate amazing tapas... and much more! So fun

  • 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.

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