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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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    What to Expect
    Awaken your taste buds on this flavorful walking tour of San Jose. Start the morning off right with an aromatic cup of Costa Rican coffee when you meet your local guide at the local Mercado Borbón. Explore the stalls of this traditional market and discover the agricultural history of the produce and medicinal products you see. Sample fresh tropical fruit and stop by a coffee stand to learn about traditional bean roasting and brewing methods.

    Your next stop is the historic Central Market, which has been providing fresh produce and local goods to San Jose residents since 1882. Wander through the maze of vendor stalls and sample from the incredible variety of fresh produce and other Costa Rican kitchen specialties while your guide discusses the history of the market.

    Finish your tour with another cup of rich Costa Rican coffee. You can then continue to explore the market and shop for tasty treasures on your own.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San José Central Market, Entre Calle 8 Y Avenida 1 Entrada Noroeste Mercado Central, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Central Avenue, Central Ave, San Jose, CA 95125, USA
    Inclusions
    • Local guide
    • Food tastings
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • The timing of this tour fits perfectly with our Total Bites and Gold Museum tour or our Pura Vida Experience tour, so you can do both in the same day, if you wish!
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Gladys did a fantastic job showing us the food, history and Architecture of San Jose. She definitely hit the highlights of San Jose with a strong emphasis on the food. We tasted fruits that were new to us and unavailable in any other countries. Great time! Our only advice it’s
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    Eli was a great guide - he took us to both of the markets in San Jose and gave us opportunities to try new and local produce and foods. His knowledge of the history of both the markets and San Jose made the tour quite enjoyable and a great cultural experience. The only
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    Angel was great. My wife and I were able to take in a lot of culture in a short amount of time and not at all feel like tourists. Yeah, that's exactly what we needed!
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    There was a lot of interesting information packed into this tour and we thought it was a great way to begin our trip. There were a lot of facts that we learned which were helpful throughout the rest of our trip. However, the biggest problem was that it was hard for us to find
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    My husband and I loved this walking tour of San Jose. We chose to go on our first day in Costa Rica and it was a great introduction to the city, history, and the food! Angel was our tour guide and he was amazing! He was very knowledgeable! We tried coffee, local fruits, fresh
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    By: San Jose Urban Adventures
    419 reviews
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    VancouverLeslie
    Vancouver, Washington
    133115
    Very good walking tour and tasty dinner
    We really enjoyed this walking tour of San Jose that began in the Central Market and stopped at several points of
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    Relax180965
    10
    Pros and cons to consider
    Of the three food tours I’ve been on (two in Europe, and this one) unfortunately this one was my least favorite.
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    David A
    Marathon, Florida
    5814
    EXCELLENT MEAL, INTERESTING WALKING TOUR
    Good guide, encouraged group interaction. Food and tequila shots were very good. I recommend for a fun evening.
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    Voyager812031
    10
    Sounded great but not executed as advertised
    This tour is advertised as The Art of Craft Beer where you will experience the CR craft beer revolution, sample
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    Jankathi
    Chelan
    2216
    Great Food and Walking Tour!l
    Gladys did a fantastic job showing us the food, history and Architecture of San Jose. She definitely hit the
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    gabrielhU4247JK
    50
    My Girlfriend and I Loved it!
    Eli was a great guide - he took us to both of the markets in San Jose and gave us opportunities to try new and
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    Katheb123
    Des Moines, Iowa
    6520
    Sights & Bites Tour - 3 hours
    We did the three hour Sights & Bites Tour with Gladys. She was a fantastic guide. On time, spoke great English
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    debbie9980
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    60
    Would've been lost without a guided tour
    We visited San Jose during a holiday week and the streets were packed with people. We definitely would have felt
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    ts_noble
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    40
    Take this tour!
    Angel was great. My wife and I were able to take in a lot of culture in a short amount of time and not at all
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    Curiosity587473
    10
    Variety of activities
    My husband and I enjoyed our trip with Eliu. We also enjoyed the variety of activities--from the stop at the
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    michaelpP8358WH
    Davie, Florida
    10
    San Jose Walking Tour
    There was a lot of interesting information packed into this tour and we thought it was a great way to begin our
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    SarahRumNob
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    20
    Great Tour, great food
    My husband and I loved this walking tour of San Jose. We chose to go on our first day in Costa Rica and it was a
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    Bryn P
    Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
    10
    Great way to see the city
    My grandfather and I really enjoyed this tour as it allowed us to see parts of the city we may not have visited on
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    BerkeleyDad2
    10
    Great tour
    Our tour guide Angel was great- very knowledgeable and engaging. He made sure all the booked guests had arrived
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    ErwinMulherns
    Evanston
    3017
    Highly recommend
    A wonderful overview. Gladys was an excellent tour guide and we learned a lot about the food, the culture, the
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