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San Jose hightlights and Hidden Gems With Locals

Unmask the beauty of contemporary Costa Rican life on this walking tour of San Jose and Escazu. Get the low down on some of Costa Rica's local legends, freshest food and rustic restaurants on this San Jose tour that has you walking in holy footsteps and riding public transport for the ultimate insiders experience.
*Discover a tale of two cities, exploring the real local people in San Jose and Escazu, the “City of Witches"
*Visit the legendary Porras
*Walk the spiritual route of churches and learn the rich local history of catholicism
*Experience the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, and ride like a local about public transport
*Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks
*Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant
*Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha
*At the end enjoy a cup of coffee in this space of Art, Design and Gastronomy inside an old house, National Heritage in El Centro de Escazú

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4 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Lunch - Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant. Tradicional Costa Rican Tapas
    • Coffee and/or Tea - In downtown Escazú, this art and design shop is ensconced in a 150-year-old house with adobe walls. There's also a lovely open-air cafe that serves up fresh coffee.
    • Masquerade. Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks
    • Local Transportation from San José to Escazú
    • Visit the legendary Bakery Don Fernando
    • Visit the Central Market
    • Entry/Admission - Sin Domicilio Fijo
    • Entry/Admission - La Ventolera
    What's excluded :
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
    • Gratuities
  • Stop At: Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Second Ave. and Fifth St., San Jose Costa Rica

    Setting off from the beautiful National Theatre Building, you’ll instantly fall in love with San Jose’s beauty. Fortunately, this city has so much more to offer, so you still have loads to look forward to!

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Central Market (Mercado Central), Entre Calle 8 Y Avenida 1 Entrada Noroeste Mercado Central,, San Jose Costa Rica

    The San Jose Central Market is an important cultural site in Costa Rica as it is one of the oldest and most representative places of San Jose.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Escazu, Escazu, San Jose Metro, Province of San Jose

    City of witches... in Escazu we are visit the legendary Porras Bakery Don Fernando and chat with its charismatic owner, better known by the locals as ‘Nando’ .Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks and take a lunch on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Sin Domicilio Fijo, Av 32 134, San José, Escazú, Costa Rica

    Coffee store

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: La Ventolera, San José, San Antonio, Costa Rica

    This is a walk

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Calle Los Filtros, San José, San Antonio, Costa Rica

    Mask Maker

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: San José, San Antonio, Costa Rica


    Duration: 30 minutes

    Sample Menu

    • patacones - This is made of a green plantain
    • Chifrijo - Is a very popular Tapas dish
    • A cup of Coffee - We stops in a very especial place where locals go a have a cup of coffee with their families
  • Departure Point :
    National Theater of Costa Rica, Avenida 2, calle1, Catedral, San José, Costa Rica
    Departure Time :
    11:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Central Park Escazu, San José Province, Escazu, Costa Rica
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


English - Guide

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Fitness Req.


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Organised by San Jose Urban Tours - Local Owned

Activity ID: V-298743P2

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