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Address: Templo de la Musica, Parque Morazan, Barrio Amon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 6280 6169
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Group & Private City Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley...

Group & Private City Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley day-trips.

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For our last full day in Costa Rica, we decided to do a walking tour of San Jose. We looked at several different options and landed on the website for Barrio Bird Walking Tours... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For our last full day in Costa Rica, we decided to do a walking tour of San Jose. We looked at several different options and landed on the website for Barrio Bird Walking Tours because I had seen excellent reviews. We decided to do the Creative Side: Artist Bird tour the following afternoon. Our guide, Carla, found us amidst dozens... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I tried to book a Monday culinary tour and were finally assured by Stacey that there was a Tour...to be emailed several hours later that she had misunderstood the availability...and that there was no "as advertised" Monday tour. These things happen so in my response email I asked if she had any other tours or experiences to... More 

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

Thanks John, Due to our continued business growth in volume of requests it has been difficult to be helpful for clients writing last minute. We have just taken business to the next level though with new, automated booking. We are really excited as this will help us communicate better with everyone! Cheers, Stacey. More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

At first, our guide focused on architecture and history of the city, rather than street art. I think there was a bit of misunderstanding about what we wanted to see. Once we got past that, we were very happy with our experience - saw a lot of street art around downtown San Jose, and heard about life in San Jose... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

My fiance and I decided on a last minute walking tour of San Jose. Stacey was kind enough to accommodate us last minute! This tour was the highlight of our time in San Jose. We learned so so so much about the city. We were only sad to have done this on our last day of the tour and not... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Karla is an excellent guide; I have a great time with this tour. I learned a lot abpur San Jose´s History, government. i was also taken to magnificent food places.

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Moe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

Our group of three Australians, plus a couple of honeymooners from Texas enjoyed the tour with Carla from Barrio Bird. Carla was knowledgeable and generous with the information she shared. No question went unanswered. A great way to open up the city. Our initial impressions of San Jose, were reversed during the tour. Thank you Carla.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

We booked a culinary tour and were supposed to meet our guide in the lobby of a hotel. As the guide did not show up the agreed time we started to wander around the lobby and even outside the entrance in order to make sure we did not miss him/her. We even asked some people if perhaps they are our... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

Our tour guide, Carla, was great. We were in a small group of 3. I traveled by myself, but this couple from London came along. Carla was very passionate about the history of her city which I thoroughly appreciated. If you're looking to get a history lesson + see all of the historical sites in San Jose this is the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

I liked the tour. Our guide Carla was very friendly, helpful, had good and interesting information and was very flexible when it came to our wishes for the tour. A nice way to get to know that city that on first sight might seem not very interesting.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

We opted for the 3 hour combo tour that combined the Bird's Nest and Hungry Bird walks. Carla provided a wonderful San Jose perspective on history, culture and food. The highlight for us was the walk thru the Central Markets with Carla giving us an insider's perspective of the fruits, vegetables and local goods for sale. She even took us... More 

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