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Barrio Bird Walking Tours

San Jose, Costa Rica
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About Barrio Bird Walking Tours
Group & Private City Walking Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley day-trips. Food, History, Culture and Art. Get an insider view to the best and hidden places to visit in San Jose Costa Rica. We limit our group size to 8 people (larger groups can be booked privately) so that we can customize the route along the way based on the interests of our guests. Our guides live in San Jose, are artists, activists, business owners and simply love San Jose! We even share with you things to do in San Jose after your tour has ended. We were the first tour company focused solely on San Jose and we continue to stay on top of trends, news and local happenings to always offer our guests a contemporary experience.
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CaliJulieB wrote a review Mar 2021
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I am not sure where to the begin.... and I mean that in the best way possible. We had a great guide in Ale. He was well informed and educated and we felt like we have known him for years. We were a group of 4 and none of us had really spent a lot of time in downtown San Jose or the neighboring barrios. We saw a lot and learned a lot. It was very well worth it and I would recommend it to anyone who has lived her for a short time or a while or anyone passing through......we are looking forward to another tour with Ale.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Responded Apr 13, 2021
We loved having your group and can't wait to tour with you again! Ale has been with us for a few years now and is AMAZING! Thank you for the support, especially during this challenging year!
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SnappleSpice wrote a review Jan 2021
New York City, New York420 contributions186 helpful votes
I booked this tour a couple of weeks in advance but never heard from the company, which is fine since I got a confirmation from TripAdvisor. On the morning of the tour, we couldn’t find the meeting location on our own. Someone pointed us in the right direction based on the information given on the confirmation, but we could not find anyone in the area (including when we walked around the park). As a traveler, I don’t have an international phone plan to be able to contact the company when out and without WiFi, so after 30 minutes of looking I assumed we wouldn’t be able to go on the tour anyway. I expected SOME contact from the company afterwards, or to see some attempt to contact me when they realized we didn’t arrive to the correct location, but there was nothing. I never got any messages, emails, texts, or calls, which seems weird considering the price of the tour - not something I imagine most people just walk away from.
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Responded Jan 30, 2021
Hello Heather, our tour guide was waiting for you. We recently discovered the TripAdvisor platform had changed the marker for our meeting point, had it up the street at a nearby park. It is now correct. As we did not hear from you we thought your plans had changed. My apologies. TA should refund you.
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judy227 wrote a review Dec 2020
San Diego, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
Ale is an Intelligent and friendly guide. I took the art and architecture tour. I throughly enjoyed it.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Andy Arrow wrote a review Oct 2020
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Being introduced to places, specific to my interests, that only long time residents would know about.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Linda M wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Alejandro was our guide. He was wonderful. He is enthusiastic about the history, the culture, the art of his city and he shared it all with us. From the history to the architecture, the murals, and his mother's wisdom, we learned a lot. I visit Costa Rica every winter and felt like I gained a greater insight into the country. Thanks for a great tour.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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