Explore San Jose at night and discover the history and culture of Costa Rica's capital. Visit the most popular monuments downtown. Enjoy a Costa Rican dinner and cultural show.
What to Expect
Explore San José at night and discover the history and culture of Costa Rica's capital city. During this sightseeing tour you will visit the most popular monuments downtown. This journey starts at one of the main historical roads in Costa Rica, Paseo Colón.
This road crosses the capital city and is home to the emblematic Children's Hospital and San Juan de Dios Hospital. Close to the hospital is the La Merced Park, a popular gathering spot for foreign nationals. The tour continues on 2nd Avenue until you reach the famous Central Park, which according to some historians was built in 1837.
This park was remodeled in the 90 years and its beautiful kiosk was the only original piece that was left standing. The Melico Salazar Theather, named after one of the most important tenors in Costa Rica, granted the general population access to cultural activities and shows.
Today, the Theatre hosts from children shows to opera concerts. Diagonally from this theater is the Metropolitan Cathedral, a religious symbol for the Costa Rican society.
This neoclassical church was designed by José Quirce originary from Spain, but has been transformed over the years to what it is today. Close to the Cathedral you'll find one of Costa Rica's most precious architectural masterpieces, the National Theater.
This theater has hosted the most important cultural and social events in the country and its construction was the result of enormous efforts from Costa Ricans and the great vision of prominent businessmen from the late eighteen hundreds.
Finally, you will reach the recently renovated Plaza de la Democracia, home to the former Bellavista Fort. Bullet holes from the 1948 Civil War can still be observed in the walls of this building, which is now the National Museum..
After enjoying this sightseeing tour, you will be taken to a typical restaurant to get a taste for true Costa Rican food. ¡Buen provecho!
- Hotel pick up and drop off - English speaking guide - Dinner and show
What's Not Included
- Admission Fees
- Optional Gratuities
Know Before You Go
- Please wear long pants, comfortable shoes, a light jacket and bring a camera.