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  • Location:San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

Take this comprehensive sightseeing tour of San Jose and discover the rich history and culture of Costa Rica. Learn about the popular monuments and visit the city’s museums as your guide educates you on the architecture and history of the downtown area.


  • Sightseeing tour of San Jose
  • Visit the Opera House, the University of Costa Rica and Sabana Park with your local guide
  • Explore the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art
  • Tour the National Theater
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included

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What You Can Expect

San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

Visit Sabana Park during your sightseeing tour!

Immerse yourself in Costa Rica's rich culture and history as you follow your local guide to San Jose’s best sites on this sightseeing tour. Visit the magnificent Opera House -- the pride and joy of Costa Rica. Learn how this century-old cultural symbol represents an important era in history. Visit the University of Costa Rica and the beautiful Sabana Park.

Take an informative tour of the national Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. Transformed from an old military fort to display the country's peaceful tradition, this museum will give you a unique insight into the cultural heritage of Costa Rica. Weave your way through the museum with your guide and admire the stunning gold, jade, stone and pottery collection. Next, visit the historic National Theater, completed in 1897 and recognized as a masterpiece of architecture.

Please note: Museums are closed on Mondays and the National Theatre is closed on Sundays.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great Tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very good

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was an excellent tour and our tour director was very interesting and informative. I would recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great tour !!! Saw San Jose at it's best. Enjoyed seeing the celebration at the win of the soccer match. Happy people who enjoy a good party. Thank you San Jose for all your hospitality.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The guide was informative, entertaining and very knowledgeable. It was a very well organized tour and very enjoyable. I learned a lot of history and saw a beautiful theater, and was surprised by the many parks right downtown. Thank you for a perfect introduction to the urban area of Costa Rica.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

This was a very good overview of San Jose for people that do not have a lot of time to explore the city in depth. Our guide was very proud of the culture and monuments of San Jose. We appreciated his knowledge and patience in answering our questions. This was a well paced pleasurable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Excellent tour, very informative and the guide was fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

Great introduction to the best sites of San Jose. Learning about the history, culture and architecture from a highly educated and friendly guide made for a great afternoon. I highly recommend the tour. A taste of the national drink at the end of the tour was a pleasant and welcomed surprise.
Britt B, Mountain View, California

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

We enjoyed the tour so much! We got to know the history of Costa Rica!

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