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San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Tour

1. San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Tour

Get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, and vegetables, and enjoy several local food samples on this guided tour. Stroll through the streets with a local as they show you the ins-and-outs of daily life. Start with a morning pick-me-up coffee in a café located in the Central Market. Then, take a stroll through the vibrant market, tasting local fresh fruits. Next, sample empanadas and continue along local roads towards the Borbon Market. Seeing diverse sites the Cathedral, National Theater, and the beautiful parks will help you get to know the country and its rich history. Finally, visit a special coffee store where you will find coffee and chocolates produced by women. Learn to prepare coffee, enjoy a tamal, and make plantain empanadas before concluding your tour.

San José: Guided Pub Crawl with Craft Beer and Food Samples

2. San José: Guided Pub Crawl with Craft Beer and Food Samples

Tap into Costa Rica's emerging craft beer movement with this walking tour in San Jose. Visit 4 bars and pubs in Barrio Otoya, Barrio Escalante, and Barrio La California for beer tastings. Hear about the beer revolution in Costa Rica while you learn how to pair the drink with food. Start your tour from the entrance of the Aurola Holiday Inn hotel and get to see The Music Temple at Parque Morazan, one of the biggest landmarks of San Jose. Meet your certified tour guide, a beer connoisseur, and, most importantly, a San Jose local. Head to Barrio Escalante where the majority of San Jose’s brewpubs are clustered. See the city buildings illuminated at night along the way. With 4 stops on the itinerary, get ready to sample a new style of craft beer at each pub, paired with Costa Rican appetizers to enhance the beer experience. Learn about the history of beer and its production, its 4 basic ingredients, and the difference between industrialized and craft beer from your local guide. Finish your pub crawl at Craic Irish Pub in La California, a great location to continue your evening.

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Enjoyable walking and tasting tour of Central Market, the fresh market, plaza de La cultura and finishing at Mr Sloth coffee shop for more food and coffee tasting. Tried wide variety of prepared foods and tropical fruits. Danny was an excellent guide who shared a lot about Costa Rican culture, history and of course, local foods. It is crowded with tight alleys in the market.

Our guide Dino was so charming and full of interesting facts and knowledge about San Jose. Overall the tour was FANTASTIC. I highly recommend it. Filled with delicious food and great places to visit and see San Jose in a different way.

One of the best tours we did in our time in Costa Rica. Our guide was excellent and the information about San Jose was really interesting. We got to taste lots of different foods and really experience the city by foot.

Don’t eat before this trip! Lots of lovely food to try and a nice chilled way to wonder around SJ as a solo traveller. Met lots of lovely people. Would recommend!

Excellent tour, very informative, highly recommend.