Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience

    • 4 hours
    • COSTA1
    • Total price tool tip
      AUD $57
    • *Approx package price

Get hooked up with some of Costa Rica's local legends, freshest food, sweetest snacks (ice cream anyone?) and rustic restaurants on this San Jose tour that throws in a ride on public transport for the ultimate insiders experience.  


* See behind the masks of San Jose and get to know the real Costa Rica

* Explore San Jose from a local perspective, aboard local transportation

* Visit a legendary masquerade family, reknown for their traditional Costa Rican masks

* Feast on authentic local cuisine in a hundred-year-old adobe restaurant 

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Northeast corner of España Park at the cafeteria – Avenue 7 and Street 11A next to Embajada de Mexico. 
  • Finish:

    National Theatre
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 12
  • Inclusions:

    Local English speaking guide, traditional local lunch, local transportation, ice cream snack.
  • Exclusions:

    Transportation to and from meeting point, food and drink other than specified above, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, beverages and alcoholic drinks, tips / gratuities for the guide.

Additional information

Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

Confirmation of booking

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. <br /> Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Dress standard

Casual dress is fine, but please wear long pants or skirts.

Child policy

This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour. Children younger than 6 are permitted at no extra cost, but please make sure you inform our guides of this before you take the tour.



Tipping Info

If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides, a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.


Setting off from the beautiful city park España, you’ll instantly fall in love with San Jose’s beauty. Fortunately, this city has so much more to offer, so you still have loads to look forward to!
Our San Jose walking tour will continue through to the National Museum for a little taste of our rich history before delving right back into contemporary Costa Rican life aboard local transportation. We think the best way to get to know San Jose is to live it like a local, so we’ll do just that.
You can’t visit San Jose without checking out the Central Market. A place with over a century of history really is a mandatory stop for anyone looking to enjoy typical Costa Rican food. The San Jose Central Market is also the perfect place to learn about local traditions – like herbal medicines – and to grab a freshly roasted cup of that famous Costa Rican coffee. We’ll visit little shops, sample some fruits, and explore local artisan stalls. The Central Market is always buzzing with energy, and is a truly authentic cultural experience – a must-see in San Jose.
One of the coolest traditions around here are the famous Costa Rican masks and masquerade, so naturally we’re going to take you straight to the legends. We’ll pay a visit to a legendary local master’s house, where three generations of the same family have been making some of the country’s most beautiful masks for celebrations and special holidays. Here we’ll be privy to his creative genius, and he’ll let us in on the family’s secrets for making Costa Rica’s most famous masks.
Full of knowledge, secrets, and inspiration, we’ll shift gears to delicious, authentic Costa Rican cuisine. Known for its traditional fare, the hundred-year-old adobe restaurant we venture to is going to give you the real taste of Costa Rica you came here for.
By the end of this San Jose tour, you’ll feel so much like a local, we bet you’ll be speaking Costa Rican Spanish and everything!

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