La Sabana Park

La Sabana Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

1. San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

Get to know Costa Rica’s bustling capital San José on a bus tour with a local guide. Make stops at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the Museum of Costa Rican Art, the National Theater, and more. Round off your fun-packed day with lunch at a local restaurant, then get taken back to your hotel. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel. Hop on board the double decker bus to the sound of live folk music and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail. Sit back and let yourself be entertained by your charming guides, who will begin with a short history of the city. Make your first stop La Sabana Metropolitan Park, where you will be able to take a quick stroll as well as have a look inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Hop back on the bus and head to the outdoor Central Market. Take in the atmosphere and buy local goods and food (not included in the price). Next, visit the city’s Central Park to witness the National Monument, a bronze statue of five women. Listen to your guide tell you about the meaning behind the statue and the history of Central American resistance to colonization. Continue on to the National Theater. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. After another short bus ride, stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the impressive gold collection. At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch, and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, allow the bus to drop you off at your hotel.

San Jose: City Tour by Night

2. San Jose: City Tour by Night

Learn about the rich culture and history of Costa Rica on a guided tour of the city of San Jose by night. Start the tour with pickup from your hotel and travel to La Sabana Park where you will meet your guide. Here, get an overview of the history of Costa Rica's capital city. Learn about the history and current political climate of Costa Rica as you wander through the city with your guide. Stop outside sites of historical interest such as the National Theater, a monument built in 1897 known as "the Jewel of San Jose." See the Costa Rican Gold Museum, several national embassies, the National Stadium, and the University of Costa Rica. At the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in one of the most fashionable areas of the city.

San Jose Mountains: walking and traditional masks

3. San Jose Mountains: walking and traditional masks

Discover some of Costa Rica's local legends, freshest food on this hiking tour. Hike the Escazú Mountains, learn about traditional Costa Rican mask-making at a legendary workshop. Start your tour from the National Theatre Building. Board our private transportation to make your way to one of the oldest villages in Costa Rica, Escazú, known for its spooky witch-related folklore. On your way, spot La Sabana Metropolitan Park, a former airport turned green space. Here, listen to your guide explain your hiking route to La Ventolera. Throughout the hike, enjoy panoramic views of the area before heading downhill to Bebedero, where you can sample some chicha, a 200-year-old local drink. Continue to the masquerades and masks. Learn how the art of mask-making has been passed down through this family for three generations and discover the secrets of some of the country's most famous masks. Enjoy in the end to visit a Mr. Sloth Coffee Shop store where you learn to prepare coffee, or our famous agua de sapo from sugar cane and lemon juice, and make empanadas plantain, enjoy the tamal. Explore around and you can find different souvenirs for shopping in this area.

San José: Guided City Tour

4. San José: Guided City Tour

Explore San José on a guided full-day tour. Travel around the capital city in an air-conditioned bus and learn about its culture and history from your guide. Along the way, see popular attractions like La Sabana Park, the National Theater, and much more. Start your tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel and set out to discover the cosmopolitan urban center in the heart of Costa Rica. Begin with a drive through La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Considered the lungs of the city, this park is the largest and most significant urban park in Costa Rica. From here, you'll travel to the National Theater of Costa Rica. Embark on a walking tour of this sight, one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture and boasts exquisite interiors with lavish furnishings. Next, visit the Gold Museum before heading to the San José Central Market. Spend some time exploring the bustling market and wandering up and down its narrow lanes before heading to your next stop, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San José. Other highlights of this city tour include the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court of Justice, and other popular attractions. Enjoy a complimentary snack as you travel and feel free to purchase something to eat at one of the stops along the tour. Before your tour comes to an end, make one last stop at a wonderful store filled with Costa Rican art and crafts, the ideal spot to purchase a souvenir of your visit to San José. 

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What people are saying about La Sabana Park

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 11 reviews

My driver was excellent felt safe and git to view a few hidden gems and have my first authentic Costa Rican meal!

In general, he guides very well, only that we were not lucky with the weather, it rained and rained...

Tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and definitely recommend them.

Unfortunately, the "participation in a sales event" was a real pause :-(

Jordan y el conductor son excelentes! El city tour es puravida!!