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Private guide recommendations

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Private guide recommendations

We are a family of four-- and we'll have one full day in San Jose prior to returning home.... instead of booking group tours with our hotel, does anyone have any recommendations and experience with hiring a private guide for the day? We were thinking of Irazu volcano, but after 10 days in Costa Rica, we wanted to leave that day free to decide what we wanted to see our last day...

thanks in advance!!

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1. Re: Private guide recommendations

If planning to go outside of San Jose then a private driver will be also a guide, if you choose wisely. For San Jose itself, IMHO there is no need to have a guide. Important stops are museums with good description in English. Not enough of historic sites, buildings, etc.

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2. Re: Private guide recommendations

Yes, I recommend you ask in the hotel, do not forget San Jose Downtown , historic sites, buildings, museums, night life. great experience

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3. Re: Private guide recommendations

100% with Xelas...god advice!


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4. Re: Private guide recommendations

Should you find yourself in downtown San Jose (San Jose Centro) and have the time, consider a walking tour by the good and energetic folks at Barrio Bird tours www.toursanjosecostarica.com/index.html

I would disagree with xelas and ra, as they know well the area. Those who see SJ for the first time and hear about its history, will find a city deep in culture..it's an amazing experience..and the walk is at a leisurely pace with plenty of stops. Have a great holiday.

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5. Re: Private guide recommendations

I suggest contacting Tucan Limousine. Perhaps they could help you. This is a great friendly and dependable company. You couldn't go wrong with them. I would certainly trust their advice. I can speak from experience.

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