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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour provided by San Jose Urban Adventures

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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
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Updated 10/13/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Benefit from the insights of your guide on an evening walking tour of San Jose that highlights the capital’s city’s culinary delights. See cultural institutions including the opulent National Theater, and learn about the staples of Costa Rica’s cuisine as you explore the Central Market. Continue by car to nearby Paseo de la Luz, a gourmet district where you finish the night with a 3-course meal and paired with wine.
  • Includes 3-course dinner with three glasses of wine
  • Discover recommended vendors in the bustling Central Market
  • Ideal introduction to San Jose for first-time visitors
  • Hear live commentary about Costa Rica's culinary traditions and history
Important Information
Departure Point
Banco Central de Costa Rica, Av. central y 1, calles 2 y 4, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica
Return Details
Amón, San José, Costa Rica
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Dinner
  • Wine
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Additional food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Marc R wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
Eric was a terrific tour guide with so much knowledge about everything Costa Rica -- from history to culture to food to science to wildlife. We learned so much on this tour, including about many things that were not necessarily about the tour. We really appreciated that Eric
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Date of experience: October 2020
Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour
Responded Nov 9, 2020
Hello and I am glad you had a great time on this experience, and thank you for taking your time to share your experience with us. thanks eric
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LissyMarie77 wrote a review Mar 2020
Silverlake, Washington20 contributions18 helpful votes
I admit I signed up for this tour for the food and the food did not disappoint!! I'm not usually a history person, but I found myself very engaged in the historical and cultural significances that were highlighted. I left the tour feeling like I saw the City of San Jose from
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Date of experience: February 2020
Sharon C wrote a review Feb 2020
1 contribution
Vinicio was friendly and knowledgable and the food was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the food.
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Date of experience: February 2020
TrendyPet wrote a review Feb 2020
Grand Rapids, Michigan15 contributions1 helpful vote
Our guide Ernesto was wonderful. We learned so much about the history of the city and the people. Our meal at a local organic restaurant was excellent, and they were able to accommodate my wife's dietary needs. Overall an amazing tour and I highly recommend it.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Maureen S wrote a review Feb 2020
Walkerton, Canada48 contributions20 helpful votes
Our guide Ernesto was very knowledgable, kind and patient. He answered all our questions. We saw a great overview of the downtown and the even8ng ended with a fantastic meal at a local organic restaurant. We were only in San Jose for one night and this was a wonderful way to
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About the operator

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By: San Jose Urban Adventures
AmaIng tour
Excellent tour! Erik was an amazing tour guide and showed us the best of San Jose and Costa Ricas’s cuisine.
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Adam C
Great Walking Tour!
This tour was excellent. The guide, Eric, was knowledgeable, friendly, and made slight adjustments to the itinerary
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A must do tour
I think that it was one of the best tours I had in my life. You should take it. It is a great way to learn where ev
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If you are late you're screwed
We were late as we got lost (left the map at the hotel, local sent us to PLAZA Central instead of CALLE Central etc
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Teresa M
Another side of San Jose
Really enjoyed seeing the market and learning the use of traditional herbs. Seeing and hearing about the tradition
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Wonderful, Fun, and Informative
We had a great time. Learned a lot about San Jose and Heredia and a lot about coffee. Gladys was our guide for the
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Walking food tour San Jose
Fantastic way to learn about the markets and some of the history in the city. Would recommend this activity for su
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A must do tour
We did this walking tour first day in San Jose and it was fantastic. Its good way to start learning where everythin
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Fun way to see Costa Rica’s first capital!
The guide Gladys was sweet and knowledgeable. She took us on a loop around Cartago on bicycles, to the basilica of
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Eli #localsknow
Our guide Eli exceeded expectations. He was knowledgable and easy to talk (great english!). He showed us his favori
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Great way to learn local culture
Awesome guy guided us through the city, showed all the jewels and told the history of the place - very unique. The
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Perfect introduction to Costa Rican culture
We met in the centre of San Jose, and I would highly advise against driving. Traffic is very busy in the mornings a
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Felt like hanging with a friend
My friend and I booked this tour, looking for a way to explore San Jose and, of course, eat. We were not disappoint
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Great Local Experience
We met Eric at the meeting point which was literally at the front of the market entrance. Good thing he spotted us
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Awesome walking food tour
This is an awesome day tour to do if you want to get to know the downtown area and history of San Jose and Costa Ri
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Key Details
  • Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Plaza de la Cultura, and 5 more
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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