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Jurgen and Cristopher were great guides and shared many insights into the Costa Rican lifestyle and history. The meal was probably the best of my five-day trip! This was a great overview of San Jose. As noted by another visitor, the name does need to change since the meal is no longer in Escazu.
This is a must if you're only in San Jose for a day or two. Jurgen lead us around town, explaining the historical and cultural context. We went around food markets where we got to try some local fruit. Then we were taken a little further out for a very nice dinner. Not your typical tourist experience, but a great way to get a feel for San Jose if time is short.
It was a great tour - Really shows you the old part of the city and you get to experience the Costa Rican way of life, smells and sounds from up close. Our guide was very knowledgeable about each part of the city. Dinner was a one of a kind gourmet three course meal and totally yummy!
Great evening. Learned so much about San Jose and a wonderful dinner in Escazu. Thanks to Manuel and Eric. This is a great way to get a cool perspective of the city. Don't miss this tour.
Like other reviewers we had a tough time finding the meeting spot. This is because San Jose started using road names/numbers but the locals aren't used to it yet. Once we found the spot however the rest of the evening was great. We had 2 guides for 4 people because another group had to cancel, so we never felt like we had to jockey for time or keep up with just 1 person. We were able to see parts of the city that we never would have, such as the history of the post office, behind the scenes of the Central Market, and experiencing exotic fruit. We had a great coffee, local dinner, and out of the way bar. Each guide brought their own personality and views for living as a tico, and one of them even hung out with us after the tour. I would highly recommend this experience.
We did this tour on the same day we arrive to San Jose. What a great way to start our trip. The tour guy was very informative! Central market is amazing! We drink costarican coffee and the dinner was delicious. This tour is a MUSSSSTTT DOO!!! Our group was small and perfect!!! lol If I go back to Costa Rica I will definitely do this tour again!
Eric is a wonderful and knowledgeable tour guide! We learned so much about Costa Rica from him. We enjoyed our delicious dinner, as well.
Thank you, Eric! Pura Vida!
Excellent tour!! Our guide Erik was excellent, we have a really good time in San José and the food of the dinner was amazing!!
Cathy W Canada
This was just an amazing tour. After a so so week at a yoga retreat, this tour saved our vacation. We met up with Eric as arranged and he took us on a walking tour which covered many areas of the city. It was great to see a guide with a such a passion and love for his city and country. He was so easy to talk to. The tour gave us a much deeper understanding of the Costa Rican culture and way of life. The meal at the end of the tour was just delicious. Each course was paired with an outstanding wine. If I were to go back to San Jose I think I would take all of the Urban Adenture tours. The local guides really make a difference in the quality of the tours. Thanks for a wonderful tour, Eric.
My husband and I were a bit surprised that it was just us on the tour, but that was probably because it was the down season. Out guide, Carolina, was knowledgeable and personable. She led us through the central market and a number of lovely parks. We learned a lot about Costa Rican history and culture. High points for me were learning about traditional medicine and superstitions and seeing the political murals. I was a bit disappointed that the dinner was at a fairly standard bar, but it seemed popular among the locals, so it was an authentic experience.
Great tour of the Central Market and other sites. The public bus ride from San Jose to Escazu should be replaced with private transportation.
Great!!! Only one problem - no answer by provided local phone number,we have to use policeman to assist us.
Our guide, Manuel was great. We learned history and saw saw things. He never rushed us and answered and questions. Could not ask for a better host. One complaint. Both groups of guests, mine included had difficulty finding the meeting place. Taxi drivers and police were confused and unable to help
The name of the tour needs to change since it no longer includes a trip to Escazu. :- The tour however was a succinct way to get the feel and your bearings in San Jose. We did a lot of walking thru the town and to the restaurant... definitely a few miles. It was a beautiful evening and the group of 6 and the tour guide, Jurgen, had a delicious dinner and an enjoyable evening in the outdoor area of the restaurant. Since we didn't have to go all the way out to Escazu, the short Uber drive back to our hotels was much easier. Jurgen was knowledgeable and provided good background and history on the sites of San Jose.
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