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Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit - with unbiased reviews

Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

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2 adults
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Benefit from a walking tour of San Jose led by a local guide who shares the highlights of Costa Rica’s capital. Taste popular foods while exploring the maze of stalls at the historic Central Market, lunch on traditional fare at a historic inn, and sample fresh baked goods, coffee, and ‘chicha’ (traditional drink). Then stroll in a tree-lined park and visit the workshop of a third-generation mask artist.
  • Explore San Jose and nearby Escazu on foot and by public bus
  • Includes lunch, and tastings of chicha, coffee, and tapas
  • Visit a local artisan’s workshop and other places that most visitors miss
  • Learn about Costa Rica’s cultural and culinary traditions
Important Information
Departure Point
National Theater of Costa Rica, Avenida 2, calle1, Catedral, San José, Costa Rica
Return Details
Central Park Escazu, San José Province, Escazu, Costa Rica
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Traditional Costa Rican Tapas
  • Local Transportation
  • Masquerade Show
  • Chicha drink
  • Cup of organic coffee
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Beverages
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear comfortable, casual clothing for walking
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
  • The temperature drops in the late afternoon, so please bring light jackets and/or long sleeved shirts.
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Porras Bakery is closed on Sundays
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • In Escazu, you will learn about local folklore and meet with local artisans, giving you a look into local culture that you might not get on your own.
  • You will visit a a legendary masquerade family where three generations have been making some of the country’s most beautiful masks for celebrations and special holidays. By participating in this tour, you are helping to preserve local cultural heritage and traditions.
  • This tour will take you to locally-owned, traditional restaurants, where you will try a range of local produce and organic coffee.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
About the operator
By: San Jose Urban Adventures
Uniko R
West Chazy, New York
Awesome walking food tour
This is an awesome day tour to do if you want to get to know the downtown area and history of San Jose and Costa
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Uniko R
West Chazy, New York
Amazing Tour for all!
This was an amazing tour! First time in Costa Rica for my wife and I and if you thank God everyday for coffee then
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Sharon C
Exceeded our expectations
Vinicio was friendly and knowledgable and the food was amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the food.
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David B
A great experience
We have taken many walking tours throughout the US and abroad and this 3 hour tour far exceeded our expectations.
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
Wonderful and knowledgable guide & great food!
Our guide Ernesto was wonderful. We learned so much about the history of the city and the people. Our meal at a
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Lynsey S
Walking tour of San jose
We spent three hours on a walking tour with a local guide. The guide was excellent, the tour very interesting &
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Maureen S
Walkerton, Canada
Great experience...well worth the money
Our guide Ernesto was very knowledgable, kind and patient. He answered all our questions. We saw a great overview
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Rebecca R
Excellent Tour!
We had one night in San Jose. We chose this activity to get a taste of San Jose and we are so happy we did.
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Jhan P
Urban Adventures
Eric was an amazing tour guide. This tour was wonderful and very informative. He made sure everyone felt included
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Great “taste” of San Jose!
The city tour was pretty much what we expected and wanted! - to get a taste of the city, literally and
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Key Details
  • Teatro Nacional Costa Rica, Museo Nacional De Costa Rica, and 5 more
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Languages Offered: English
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