Guided tour

San José: Night Food and Culture Tour with Dinner

Guided tour

San José: Night Food and Culture Tour with Dinner

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

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Duration 4 hours
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Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Experience the lively vibe of San José at night with a local guide
  • Explore significant city buildings and local neighbourhoods
  • Sample a tasty menu filled with authentic ingredients paired with wine or beer
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
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.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Dinner with local cuisine
  • Beverage (wine, beer, or non-alcoholic drink)
  • Optional gratuities

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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

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  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B-Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please note these on the check-out page at the time of booking
  • Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour
  • Maximum group size is 12 people
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 38 reviews

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Malo went above and beyond with showing us around the city and giving us the background in amazing detail about landmarks. It was my favorite part of San Jose and I would recommend everyone to take this tour while in the city. Not only did he answer all of my questions and take us to a beautiful souvenir shop outside of the radar of most tourist, he was also amazing about learning about each of us, and adding things to thr tour that was specific to our interest.

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March 25, 2023

Angel was a delightful guide. He wove sharing Costa Rican and San Jose histories, culture and ethnicities, with buildings and food. The market tours were charming and delightful. We tried many unique fruits at the markets. The highlight was at their “office” where we were treated to special treats: lunch of tamales. Then Angel (a trained chef) taught us to make empenadas, and his colleague Paul (a trained bartender) made us a smoky pineapple cocktail he created for Halloween! I thoroughly recommend this talented and fun tour group!

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March 25, 2023

Incredible tour throughout the city with discussions of the country’s fascinating history! Our tour guide Manolo gave us such an extensive and knowledgeable rundown of Costa Rican culture and he took us to a couple of very delectable places! Highly recommended for anyone that wants to get to know the capital better along with discovering some great Costa Rican dishes and understanding the history of the capital and country a little bit more!

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March 25, 2023

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