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Mercado Borbon, San Jose

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San Jose: Central Market Bites and Sights Walking Tour

1. San Jose: Central Market Bites and Sights Walking Tour

Get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, and vegetables, and enjoy several local food samples on this guided tour. Stroll through the streets with a local as they show you the ins-and-outs of daily life. Start with a morning pick-me-up coffee in a café located in the Central Market. Then, take a stroll through the vibrant market, tasting local fresh fruits. Next, sample empanadas and continue along local roads towards the Borbon Market. Seeing diverse sites the Cathedral, National Theater, and the beautiful parks will help you get to know the country and its rich history. Finally, visit a special coffee store where you will find coffee and chocolates produced by women. Learn to prepare coffee, enjoy a tamal, and make plantain empanadas before concluding your tour.

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Guide really good and you get to do a lot of things to see the culture and food. We tried a lot of different fruit, some ceviche, ice cream, tamales, nice drink (forgot the name), made banana cheese empanadas and tried coffee at the end. Highly recommend if you have a day in San Jose!

It was fabulous. Absolutely fabulous. Our guide was super knowledgeable and our tour was eye opening. The food was delicious. our guides name is Oscar and he is great

Interesting, tasty, local. We recommend. you see the city with different eyes and get to know the food and culture.

Tour guide got great personality, very approachable, knowledgeable, smart and a good sense of humor. He was great!

I expected a lot and it was exceeded 🙂 Many thanks to Andrea for a great tour.