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Plaza de la Democracia y de la Abolición del Ejército

Plaza de la Democracia y de la Abolición del Ejército: Our most recommended tours and activities

San José: VIP City Tour

1. San José: VIP City Tour

Get to know the culture and character of San José on an immersive bus tour of the city’s highlights. Taking you from your hotel and past the National Theater, Democracy Plaza and Central Market, you’ll witness an on-board folk music performance and learn about Costa Rica’s history and evolution. Starting at your hotel, the tour will take you into downtown San José, which you’ll be able to admire from the top deck as you ride. As an introduction to the city’s key sights, you’ll take a guided walk past the cherished National Theater, Central Market and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a traditional folk music performance before stopping to enjoy local Costa Rican cuisine for lunch.  As you pass the National Monument, which commemorates Central America’s victory over the US Filibusters, your guide will teach you about the history of Costa Rica and its evolving national identity. Your final stop will be at Plaza de la Democracia, built in 1989 to commemorate a century of Costa Rican democracy, before the tour takes you back through San José’s bustling streets to your hotel.

San José: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

2. San José: 4-Hour Guided Walking Tour

This guided walking excursion will take you through San José’s main attractions, with an expert local guide on hand to teach you about the city’s history and traditions. Stop by important buildings and areas, and gain a deeper understanding of Costa Rican culture. You’ll be picked up from your hotel to start the tour at the National Theater of Costa Rica. Then, visit the iconic Iglesia de la Merced, followed by the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Next, wander through the historical Plaza de la Cultura and Plaza de la Democracia. Your next stop will be the Central Market, with its bustling atmosphere and delicious local food options. Finally, you’ll end the tour with a trip to the Municipal Craft Market, an outdoor market where you can browse through souvenirs, artisan crafts, and food stalls.  After the tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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