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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

  • San Jose walking and food-tasting tour
  • Explore the city on foot with a local guide who shares insider knowledge
  • Wander through San Jose’s Borbón Market and view its famous stands
San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
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Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
What to Expect
Awaken your taste buds on this flavorful walking tour of San Jose. Start the morning off right with an aromatic cup of Costa Rican coffee when you meet your local guide at the local Mercado Borbón. Explore the stalls of this traditional market and discover the agricultural history of the produce and medicinal products you see. Sample fresh tropical fruit and stop by a coffee stand to learn about traditional bean roasting and brewing methods.
Your next stop is the historic Central Market, which has been providing fresh produce and local goods to San Jose residents since 1882. Wander through the maze of vendor stalls and sample from the incredible variety of fresh produce and other Costa Rican kitchen specialties while your guide discusses the history of the market.

Finish your tour with another cup of rich Costa Rican coffee. You can then continue to explore the market and shop for tasty treasures on your own.

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1 - 5 of 18 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great experience

We spent the morning visiting 2 main markets in SJ. We sampled many new local fruits, and Vinicio never missed to offer us a sample of his favorite fruits. Is there anything better than having this kind of an experience with a local? The tour...More

Thank sborosak16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tour Candy

Reading reviews is about the only way to get a feel for a place or an activity and even then, there is no assurance that the reviews are accurately portrayed. We were looking for a tour in San Jose to give us a flavor of...More

Thank koalajoey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Central Market San Jose

I enjoyed being introduced to fruits unique to the area, the history of the markets, the coffee stops and tomal. I was very disappointed that we couldn't reschedule for the following day due to a business emergency. We had paid for my husband and myself...More

Thank sgauger2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fun Dinner

Enjoyed our walking tour of San Jose. Our dinner at the end was the best part. Our guides were knowledgeable and friendly.

1  Thank Leto P
Reviewed May 30, 2018
The best part of our trip!

I cannot say enough about this tour! My friend and I spent a week in Costa Rica and did a dozen different things but this tour was truly the most unforgettable to me. We did the San Jose Walking Tour with Vinicio as our lead...More

Thank Nawal R
Eric G, Gerente at San Jose Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

Hello Nawal I am glad you had a good time during our bites and sights in the markets, is maybe the best way to really understand what is happening in the day by day in the 120 years old markets and culture, is a very...More

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Dan S
August 14, 2018|
Response from lpowellCharlotte_NC |
I’m not sure, you can call or email the owner.
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Leslielynn2013 | Reviewed this property |
I’m sorry. No Spanish.