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San Jose: City Tour

1. San Jose: City Tour

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 lunch or dinner in one of the most fashionable areas of the city.

San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

2. San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

Get to know San José on a guided walking tour. Start from your hotel in Alajuela or San José, then head to the most popular attractions to learn about the city’s history and culture. Visit Central Park, the National Theater, and more. Round off your day with lunch at a local restaurant. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel by your bilingual guide. Arrive at San José's outdoor Central Market, where the walking tour will start. Take in the atmosphere, buy local goods and food (not included in the price), and mingle with the locals. Next, wander over to Central Park. Witness the famous National Monument, a statue of five women that symbolizes the five Central American nations that resisted having their countries recolonized. Continue walking and pass by the National Museum as well as the Supreme Court. Head over to the National Theater and see San José's most impressive structures. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. Continue on to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the building from the outside. 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.

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(12 reviews)

Oscar was an amazing tour guide. Very knowledgeable and took us to a lot of great sites! Enjoyed the evening. Costa Rican dinner was excellent! Thank you, Oscar!

Excellent! Oscar and the chofer were great ! They made sure we understood the Costa Rican culture and that we enjoyed our time in the city.

I love and enjoyed the tour. We all had so much fun. It was very informative and the they are very knowledgeable.

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

Some communication problems with pickup. But Edgar was excellent. Good overview of city