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Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience
- 4 hours
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- *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
Carbon Offset:Voucher exchange details
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact San Jose Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
Casual dress is fine, however please wear long pants or skirts.
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers 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!