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San José: Food and Culture Small-Group Night Tour

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16 reviews

San José: Food and Culture Small-Group Night Tour

From $74 per person

Experience the lively nighttime vibe of Costa Rica’s capital on a 4-hour tour of San José alongside a local guide. End the night with a traditional dinner with wine or beer tastings.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 12 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the lively vibe of San José at night with a local guide
  • Explore significant city buildings and local neighbourhoods
  • Indulge on a tasty menu filled with authentic traditional ingredients
  • Sip on carefully-selected wine or beer pairings as you dine
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city
Full description

Follow an expert local guide and explore San José at night on a small-group, food-themed walking tour. See important cultural sites and feast on a traditional dinner with wine or beer pairings. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San José, starting with Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, the appreciation for San José’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). Continue to the harming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas neighborhoods in San José. Nowadays, Barrio Escalante has reinvented itself and is now home to many up-and-coming restaurants and at night is a favorite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. The evening will end with a contemporary traditional meal with wine or beer tastings at a hip local restaurant that is very popular with locals and offers a sampler of traditional Costa Rican pub fare.

Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Dinner with local cuisine
  • Beverage (wine, beer, or non-alcoholic drink)
  • Optional gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide near El Social Bar in Downtown San Jose, by the Morazán Park.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour
  • Maximum group size is 12 people
  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please note these on the check-out page at the time of booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 16 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.4/5
  • Organization
    4.3/5

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I was hoping to do more tasting along the way but the meal at the end was absolutely delicious and worth the wait! It was nice to sit and talk with our guide, Gladys—a local full of knowledge and passion about Costa Rica, about life in Costa Rica. It was a special and unique experience.

December 13, 2019

We had a wonderful time with our guide Eric. He gave us fantastic insights into the cultural and historical background of Costa Rica and the capital. the tour opens your eyes and was one of our highlights during our tour through Panama and Costa Rica. The restaurant is outstanding. It is not the typical and simple tourist food, but very good and refined cuisine.

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February 9, 2019

Informative tour!

Estabon was our guide. He was able to explain a lot of the history of Costa Rica and it's landmarks to us. He also knew a lot about the culture and was able to answer any questions we had. The dinner was wonderful. Every single item they brought took the table was tasty, including the Sangria. It was a great way to get to know the city. The only downside was it was difficult to find the exact location to meet. Perhaps there should be a flag or something.

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July 3, 2017

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