1. Costa Rica
  2. San José Province
  3. San Jose
  4. Otoya

San Jose: Barrio Food and Drink Tour

Product ID: 311873
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Join an expert local guide for an epic San Jose food tour for four hours of indulgent power eating, Costa Rican style! Get away from the touristy spots and discover the local neighbourhoods (barrios) where the city’s best street food can be found.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 5:00 PM
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  • Discover the secrets and wonders of one of the world’s favourite foods – chocolate
  • Indulge in rich chocolate and aromatic coffee tastings
  • Sample some of Costa Rica’s best liqueurs
  • Explore off the beaten track with a local and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of San Jose
  • Spot some of the city’s famous landmarks in a small group with a local guide
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The first stop on your tour will be at a cozy little chocolate shop where they just happen to dabble in excellent Caribbean cuisine on the side. Try a selection of traditional Caribbean dishes alongside some fine Costa Rican chocolate. Then make your way through a labyrinth of pretty backstreets to a hamburger restaurant where you will try a Costa Rican-style hamburger. These burgers taste even better washed down with a fruity sangria, so you will go and pick up one of those too!

Then enter the Barrio Otoya to admire its street art before heading to a typical cafeteria for a coffee tasting that will definitely leave you feeling energized! Costa Rican coffee beans are some of the best in the world and your taste buds will find out why on this tour. Next up is La Fabrica Nacional de Licores where you’ll learn about the popular pastime of producing homemade alcohol and why it used to be penalized. Pull up a chair here and try a few shots of local liqueurs.

Your walking tour will continue past historical parks and iconic local buildings, along a walkway known by locals as the ‘Lady Path,’ where you’ll see more graffiti and find out the meaning behind it. Then visit one of the city’s favorite contemporary restaurants, mixing the charm of a lively neighborhood joint with delicious local food and a pinch of sophistication. Your tour ends here, but do not hesitate to ask your local guide where to go next on your San Jose night out.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All food mentioned in the itinerary
  • Two drinks
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Meeting point

In front of the National Museum

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
• Children under 12 years old are not allowed on this tour
• Comfortable shoes are recommended

From US$ 74 per person

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Product ID: 311873