5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

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

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Delve beneath the surface of San Jose on an in-depth walking tour of the city. Experience local life in Costa Rica, visit a popular park and meet an artisan craftsman on your guided stroll. Enjoy typical Costa Rican cuisine in a 80-year-old inn and travel like a local on San Jose’s public transportation, accompanied by your local guide.


  • Walking tour in San Jose
  • Explore España Park on a guided stroll
  • Pass by the Costa Rica National Museum
  • Meet an artisan mask maker in his home
  • Enjoy a typical local meal at a historic restaurant
  • Professional English-speaking guide and public transportation fares included

What You Can Expect

San Jose Walking Tour including Central Market and Lunch

Explore the Central Market during your walking tour!

Your walking tour begins at España Park, one of San Jose's many beautiful urban spaces. Stroll beneath the trees, then pass by the Costa Rica National Museum.

Next, get around the city like a local by taking public transportation to the San Jose Central Market. Learn about local traditions as you explore and visit shops and artisan stalls. Then, sip on a cup of freshly-brewed coffee as you take in the energy of this traditional place.

Continue on to the old city of Escazu, stopping by La Sabana Metropolitan Park on your way. Head to an 80-year-old inn, where a delicious traditional local lunch is served. Discover the flavors of authentic Costa Rican cuisine, and experience typical tapas enjoyed by the city's local people.

After lunch, have a glass of 'chicha', a traditional local drink, before heading out to visit the home of a legendary Costa Rican mask maker. Step inside the building where the masks have been produced for three generations by the same family. You'll meet the artisan and hear the stories and secrets behind this creative craft, that plays a vital part in Costa Rican celebrations, holidays and masquerades.

The final stop on your San Jose walking tour is an 80-year-old bakery where you will learn how to make your own tortillas. Enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade bread before ending the tour at the Costa Rica National Theatre.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Excellent tour! We had an informative walk through the city seeing markets, the Cathedral, government buildings and learned some information about Costa Rica. After the tour we were brought to an authentic restaurant for lunch. It was great to try local food with someone who knew what to order. The highlight of the day was to visit a mask maker. He had local teenagers show us how they danced in the costumes and our son got a chance to try one out too! - quite an unexpected experience! Thanks, Eric!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

Carlos was terrific. We enjoyed he walk and the sites. He was patient and fun to listen to.

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