San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica is an eclectic city. Many cultural groups are present in this vibrant hub. This tour features the best of history, architecture, gastronomy, must-see places and locals' favorite spots. It is an excellent introduction for first-time visitors. Walk the old neighborhood with its well kept European style houses and small cafes, and discover a piece of world history that is hidden here. Visit the National Theatre, considered the jewel of the city and the most important cultural center in the country since the XIX century. Here you will be surprised by the beautiful works of art and architecture in general. Then enjoy a stroll around Barrio Escalante, an upscale neighborhood that has been turned into a gastronomy place-to-go where you will certainly have the chance to satisfy your cravings. There will be time for an espresso or iced-coffee at a "third-wave" coffee shop.
We start our tour at the National Theatre in downtown San José. The theatre itself is a masterpiece, second to none in beauty and elegance. If you wish you can take a tour inside this emblematic building of San José where you will learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica.
Then, we walk down the boulevard along the Central and Second avenue discovering other buildings declared as "architectonical heritage", such as the National Museum, the Blue Castello and the Jade Museum. Cultural centers, classic barrios, churches, parks and plazas are also part of our relaxed-pace walking tour. Following after we head East towards Barrio La California, La Antigua Aduana and Barrio Escalante where we can enjoy lunch at any of the many restaurants and pubs.
Our tour finishes by enjoying a good cup of coffee at a Specialty Coffee House.
-This is a slow pace walking tour
In front of the National Theatre (main entrance) San Jose.
- Professional Tour Guide - Water
- Entrance fees to museums or cultural centers
Estimated cash needed:
$10 American dollars, however, most places accept credit cards
Tour duration: 4 hours approximate
Tour availability: Available all days of the week.
Tour Price: $50 per person. Minimum 2 people to operate the tour
Notice: All our tours are private. The San Jose Walking City Tour operates daily. Please contact us before booking to confirm availability on your preferred date.
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