Half-Day San Jose City Tour

San Jose, Costa Rica

From $64.00 USD

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5 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Discover the vibrant history and culture of the Costa Rican capital on a half-day San José city tour. Soak up the green oasis of La Sabana Metropolitan Park, explore diverse neighborhoods like Rohrmoser and Otoya, and visit stately landmarks including the National Library and Casa Amarilla. Featuring admission to the majestic National Theater and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, plus a combination of walking and minivan touring, it’s a great way to experience the city’s highlights in a single afternoon.
  • Afternoon city sightseeing tour of San José
  • Tour the Costa Rican capital by foot and air-conditioned minivan
  • See important landmarks like Casa Amarilla, the National Library, Plaza de la Cultura, and the Supreme Court of Justice
  • See how locals live with a drive through modern and historic neighborhoods
  • Learn about local crafts at a diamond and emerald jewelry gallery
  • Includes admission to the National Theater and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
Be ready for midday pickup at your San José hotel, and climb onboard an air-conditioned minivan to meet your driver and guide for the afternoon. Begin with a scenic drive through La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the largest urban park in Costa Rica and a popular recreation spot for city dwellers. See the modern homes and shops of the nearby Rohrmoser neighborhood before taking in some of the capital’s grandest architecture with a stroll along the Paseo Colón. Admire one of San José’s cultural jewels with a guided tour of the National Theater (admission included) before digging into the country’s glittering past with an included visit to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum at the Plaza de la Cultura.
Continue with a leisurely walk through the Plaza de la Democracia and along the Boulevard Circuito Judicial, where you can see the Supreme Court of Justice, before hopping back on board the minivan. Relax and take in the sights from your seat as you cruise by landmarks including the National Library, Casa Amarilla, the National Park, and the Electoral Supreme Court. See a slice of life in old San José with a circuit through the historic neighborhoods of Otoya, Amón, and Toumón.
Disembark to sip a cup of Costa Rican coffee (own expense) and admire the work of local artists at a diamond and emerald jewelry gallery. Learn the backstory behind the gold and precious gemstones used with an educational video before relaxing on the ride back to your hotel.


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William F
, Feb 2018

I've taken many tours and it is always difficult to pinpoint why I was not thoroughly impressed with a tour. I am not sure if it was the guide, the city, or the tour agenda. This was one of those occasions. We visited a central park that had a great deal of public art, a church that unfortunately was closed, the Central Theater, the Gold Museum, and then a local workshop. My favorite part of this tour was the Central Theater and the bits of art that we saw at the other locations. It was unfortunate that we did not get to see the church and the final stop was not at all necessary.

, Feb 2018

The tour was an excellent way for us to see some very interesting and historical areas in the city. Our guide was well versed and answered all questions thoroughly. We have actually been in the city for a few weeks and this tour gave us a better understanding of areas and places we may want to go back and visit. Dress comfortably, ladies don't bring big bags if possible because there is some walking involved.The only thing I would like to see changed is a better selection for the afternoon snack, maybe tamales and empanadas and not cake? But, overall we loved the tour, tour guide and driver. As they say in Costa Rica Pura Vida

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