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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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    Wow. I had no idea what to expect, but I was completely blown away by our experience. We tasted so many amazing foods, learned a ton about the history, and it was perfectly paced. We wouldn’t have gotten nearly as much out of our visit if we hadn’t gone on this tour. They went
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    Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
    Responded 2 days ago
    Actually yes the city could be very smooth if you know where to go, than you for your great review, and to share your opinion with us. Happy Holidays
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    Eli, my guide was very knowledgeable and did a great job explaining the culture and history of the markets and downtown San Jose. I would recommend this to anyone for a first day activity if you’re staying in San Jose.
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    Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
    Responded 4 days ago
    Hello and great for Eliu because he is the newest guide really thank you for taking your time to share your opinion with us. Happy Holidays
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    Great guide, very knowledgeable about the city, and friendly. Tour concluded with tamales and an awesome chocolate making ceremony. Highly recommend. Only snag was spotting the guide in the very beginning. They gave exact GPS coordinates, but it was very crowded and they didn't
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    Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
    Responded 2 weeks ago
    Hello I am glad you had a good time, and thank you for your suggest. Thank you
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    So glad I booked this walking tour, Eliu the guide was great, friendly and knowledgable. Got to try lots of different foods and learn about Costa Rica from a local. I recommend this tour
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    Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
    Responded 5 days ago
    Hola woo Eliu would be very happy because he is under entraining with us and already he is getting a lot of reviews thank you to share your opinion with us. Happy Holidays
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    Good start to our Costa Rica visit. Angel was a great guide! Very informative. Tour started exactly on time. Tasted great food and coffee samples.
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    Response from Rock U, Manager at San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
    Responded 5 days ago
    Hello Tony, actually this tour is exactly like that is a great start because you get to learn about costarícan culture. Thank you to share your opinion with us Happy Holidays
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