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Address: Templo de la Musica, Parque Morazan, Barrio Amon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 6280 6169
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Description: City Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica...
City Walking Tours, Sightseeing Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica. Food,History, Culture and Art.
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Carla was a great guide

The San Jose city walking tour was a very informative start to our holiday. Despite being late for our meeting with Carla in the park she waited and we were able to take part in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

The San Jose city walking tour was a very informative start to our holiday. Despite being late for our meeting with Carla in the park she waited and we were able to take part in her tour. She showed us all day mean historical buildings including schools theaters, and described local Anna. We enjoyed the trip to the market where... More 

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Wausau, Wisconsin
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We had a day to spend in San Jose before leaving for a bus tour, so we took the Birds Nest overview tour of the city. She took us (6 women) around the central area and showed us the highlights. We finished about lunch time, so we asked her for a good place to eat and she left us in... More 

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Orangeville, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

We had high expectations due to previous comments. If it was cheaper, we might have rated a little higher. If it was better, we would not have minded the price. Carla was lovely but seems like we maybe caught her on a bad day. She seemed distracted...checking her phone multiple times. $28 US per person for basically a stroll through... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for leaving your review. I'm very sorry we didn't meet your expectations. Late arrivals do happen sometimes and we build in a 15 minute wait time just in case, modifying tour speed to get everything in. That is probably why she was checking the phone, to keep the group moving at a timely pace and to communicate with management... More 

Fairhope, Alabama
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6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is the way to see San Jose! Stacy is an amazing tour guide and a great person. If you have a lay-over in San Jose, put this on your agenda. You won't be disappointed!

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks Arnie, we do our best and love sharing San Jose with visitors! More 

oxford
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28 reviews 28 reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you come to San Jose make certain you book a walking tour with Barrio Bird. We had a superb 4 hour tour on our first day and learned so much about San Jose. Carla -our guide-was a fountain of knowledge-and so enthusiasic about her City. We went to loads of sights, including an excellent coffee house in a garage,... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

!yay! We are so happy you had a great time with us. San Jose has so much to offer and it's great you had the chance to appreciate it! Safe travels, Stacey More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Even though it was late notice and a Sunday we managed to get thgis organised. What could have been a wasted day turned into an informative and pleasant stroll around a facinating city. An oportunity to ask someone who has made the city their home by choice, questions it might not have been polite to ask a 'real' local.

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, so glad we helped turn your afternoon into something fun and educational. -Stacey More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We did a great walking tour that was lead by Carla. A small group of four we walked areas that we likely would not have found ourselves and enjoyed great coffee at Cafe Miele. We had lunch at the market and ate local vegetarian options too! It was a super way to see some of downtown and to get local... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for the review, sounds like you got to eat lots of yummy stuff! We are so happy to share the local hot spots! More 

Cambridge, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
15 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our guide Carla was excellent. We did the combo walking and food tour. We saw areas that we would not have found on our own plus we had great coffee, a typical local lunch at the market and ice cream. Whenever we visit a new city our first priority is a walking tour and this one certainly did not disappoint.

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, we're on a mission to show the best of the city and we're glad we didn't disappoint! More 

Davis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We hadn't initially planned to visit San Jose during our trip to Costa Rica (thinking we'd avoid the big city), but we were intrigued by tour description so signed up. And we were glad we did. Guide Carla really added to our understanding of the city and the country and its culture. We saw San Jose in a way that... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Aww that's so great you got to see San Jose in a new way, thanks for the review! More 

Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had a great time with our bilingual guide, Carla. Volcano Turriabla was erupting & she kept the fun informative tour going as we got to meet this exciting city on foot.

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review! It certainly was exciting while the volcano was errupting! Glad you learned a few things too. - Stacey More 

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