San Jose Walking Tour: Pura Vida Experience

San Jose Walking Tour: Pura Vida Experience


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What You'll Do
  • Discover a tale of 2 cities on a tour of San Jose and Escazu
  • Stroll past the local churches of San Jose following a spiritual route
  • Go to San Jose's Central Market and visit artisan stalls
  • Visit the home of a legendary masquerade mask maker
  • Feast on authentic Costa Rican cuisine and learn how to make a tortilla
Discover some of San Jose's freshest food on a walking tour with food tastings. Visit Escazu to explore one of Costa Rica's oldest settlements. Enjoy a tapas lunch at an old inn. Learn how to make tortilla and visit the home of a masquerade mask maker.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in España Park and commence your walking tour of San Jose. Pass the National Museum and many of the local churches. See graffiti that gives you a taste of the city's rich history. Then experience life in the city today and live like a local as you travel by public transport. 

Go to Central Market to discover the typical food of Costa Rica. The century-old market is the perfect place to learn about local traditions such as herbal medicines. Grab a cup of freshly roasted coffee. Visit small shops and artisan stalls and experience the energy of the market. 

Then go to Escazu - known as the "City of the Witches" - to discover one of Costa Rica's oldest settlements. Visit La Sabana Metropolitan Park. This used to be San Jose International Airport, where John F. Kennedy paid a visit in 1963.

Next, experience the authentic cuisine of Costa Rica at an 80-year-old inn known for its traditional fare. Choose from a menu of over 20 different tapas at lunch.

Continue your culinary adventure after lunch and taste some chicha (a traditional drink) before experiencing one of the coolest local traditions at a Costa Rican masks and masquerade show. Visit the home of a legendary local master, where 3 generations of the same family have made some of the country’s most beautiful masks for celebrations and special holidays.

Go to an 80-year-old bakery for an afternoon coffee with homemade bread - just like the locals. Learn how to make your own tortilla before the end of your San Jose experience.
What's Included
  • Local, English-speaking guide
  • Local transportation
  • Masquerade show
  • Traditional Costa Rican tapas
  • Chicha drink
  • Tortilla classes
  • A cup of organic coffee
  • An ice cream snack
What's Not Included
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point
  • Food and drink (other than specified above)
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for the guide
Meeting Point

Meet at the café in the northeast corner of España Park, Avenue 7 and Street 11A, next to the Embajada de Mexico.

What to Remember
• Please note that the temperature drops in the late afternoon, so please bring a light jacket and/or long sleeved shirt
• Casual dress is fine, but please bring a hat and sunscreen

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