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“Amazing people, amazing time”
Review of ChepeCletas Tours

ChepeCletas Tours
Ranked #18 of 94 Tours in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Our San Jose Walking Tour is a must during your visit to the capital! For years both locals and foreigners have forgotten what the capital has to offer. San Jose is a city full of history, architectural beauty, colorful gardens and it's citizens are recognized as friendly and happy people.This tour was first started in 2010 and it consists of a historical journey through the capital and aims to show a new side of the city very few people have seen. A more authentic side full of small details that define the culture of Costa Rica. Food and tourism go hand in hand. Costa Rica has thousands of flavors and ChepeCletas would like to invite you on a tour that can be seen, smelt and tasted. Join us to discover the Central Market, founded in 1880, it preserved the heart and essence of the Costa Rican popular culture. It is possible to find a great assortment of fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, spices, ornaments, animals and even religious figures. It is known for its sodas (small informal restaurants) which are the oldest and most famous of the country for their food, traditions and personalized service. Many businesses have remained in the same family for up to four generations. Their owners show great pride in this legacy and have found the market to be like a second family. The Central Market is alive and is used by everyone. Visits to this place go far beyond a simple shopping experience; it's a real social experience.
Princeton, New Jersey
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3 reviews
“Amazing people, amazing time”
Reviewed February 20, 2013

The tour guides are so kind and wonderful and the history of the city is incredibly interesting to hear.

Visited January 2013
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English first
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“magic in every corner”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

An incredible experience that you will not forget. San José is not always a first destination for tourists and visitors from around the country, but before you go to the beach or the nearest volacno...your first stop must be the city, but from ChepeCleta's perspective. The collaborative tour brings guides and walkers together into a social experience, full of history, fun stories and beatuful sites. Costa Rica and its hospitable people is ever more attractive after this great tour...

Visited July 2012
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San Jose, Costa Rica
1 review
“Great way to discover a city from the local perspective”
Reviewed July 17, 2012

I have been fortunate enough to participate in many of the ChepeCletas events, including their city tours and I have to say there isn't a better way to discover a city but through the eyes of local residents who love their town and their traditions above everything else.

The ChepeCletas guys make their tours fun by interacting with the participants and adding interesting details to each of their stops. They are friendly, polite and Incredibly knowledgeable about the history of San Jose and beyond.

If you have a chance to only do one thing is San Jose, or Chepe as the locals call it, you must book a tour with ChepeCletas! You'll leave San Jose with a smile on your face.

Visited June 2012
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