• Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 56.00 View price calendar

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Discover highlights of Costa Rican history and culture on this 4-hour city tour of downtown San Jose. Visit the city’s architectural treasures, including the historic National Theater. Take a spin through the galleries of an art museum to admire pre-Columbian treasures, and enjoy the lush landscaping of one of San Jose’s beloved emerald parks.


  • 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

What You Can Expect

San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

Visit Sabana Park during your sightseeing tour!

Explore Costa Rica’s national urban treasures with a half-day sightseeing tour of San Jose. Accompanied by an expert local guide, stop by the University of Costa Rica and the beautiful, tree-lined pathways of Sabana Park for a glimpse into daily life in the capital city. 
You will visit the Museum of Pre-Columbian Art, which houses an amazing collection of stone, jade and gold artifacts from around Central America. The museum was built within a repurposed military fort, symbolizing Costa Rica’s modern tradition of peace.
Admire one of the country’s architectural gems, the opulent National Theater. Reminiscent of the grand opera houses of Europe, the ornate structure dates back more than a century and is a source of national pride.
Please note: The National Theater is closed on Sundays, and museums are shuttered on Mondays.

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Customer Reviews

Nancy B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The confortable, roomy van picked us up on time at our hotel, Our tour guide was friendly and personable. We had a wonderful, thorough tour of the city of San Jose, including walks in the park, museum visits and a stop at a coffee shop. Highly recommend!

DREW C United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

marshall p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Recommend that everyone take the 4 hour tour to experience the flavor and the history of the city. Guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable.

Kara H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

My guide was excellent. San Jose is a beautiful city with so much history and heritage.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great Tour!

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

very good

Mary P

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.

Jason H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

Carol W

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.

Sharon H

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.

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