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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups provided by Barrio Bird Walking Tours

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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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Overview
Get to know Costa Rica’s capital city on a guided walking tour of San Jose that touches on more than 40 different sites. See the city in depth including parks, art galleries, and architectural gems including the Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica, a national theater that dates to the late 1800s.
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You'll start at
Morazán Park
Calle 7, El Carmen, San José, Costa Rica
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    San Jose
    Stop: 2 hours -
    Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple. Once your walking tour begins, your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events, historic photography and sites, you will get an educated impression of the country, not just a tourist one. Along the way you might run into protests, concerts, public art demonstrations, religious ceremonies or old friends! More than 40 Stops includes: • Galleries • Architecture • Parks • Historic Sites • Public Art *We do not accept same day bookings through TripAdvisor, there is a system error. Please email BarrioBird@gmail.com to check same-day availability.
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You'll end at
Morazán Park
Calle 7, El Carmen, San José, Costa Rica
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Highlights
  • Ideal for first time visitors
  • Personalized to participants’ interests
  • Walk proceeds at a leisurely pace suitable for most people
  • Hear live commentary about Costa Rica’s history and culture
Important Information
Departure Point
Morazán Park, Calle 7, El Carmen, San José, Costa Rica
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
42Reviews
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Linda M wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois3 contributions
Alejandro was our guide. He was wonderful. He is enthusiastic about the history, the culture, the art of his city and he shared it all with us. From the history to the architecture, the murals, and his mother's wisdom, we learned a lot. I visit Costa Rica every winter and
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Idell wrote a review Feb 2020
Sacramento, California2 contributions
Alejandro was terrific. We got a real feel for San Jose, not just monuments and museums. I would definitely recommend this company and especially Alejandro.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Bellaiis, Owner at San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups
Responded 9 Feb 2020
Thank you! San Jose is a lot of fun but you must get off the standard tourist path to get a truly modern view.
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Little_Fanfare wrote a review Jan 2020
Boulder, Colorado10 contributions1 helpful vote
I wish there was a way to guarantee you that my review is authentic, because it is. I really can't say enough good things about Alejandro and his tour. All I did was review the different tour options on Trip Advisor and picked the one that seemed like we would enjoy - and I
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Bellaiis, Owner at San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for the review. We strive to create an environment of true friendship on our tours. Authenticity is is our goal instead of just herding people around on a script. We look forward to sharing the city with many more!
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TJV wrote a review Jan 2020
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom3 contributions
This is a brilliant tour, I recommend it to anyone coming to San José! You get around a majority of the hidden spots and beautiful highlights of San José with excellent information from the tour guide! He is also super helpful with giving you recommendations with food to eat and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Bellaiis, Owner at San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups
Responded 18 Jan 2020
We are so happy you had this experience. San Jose has so many great spots behind hidden doors, best to use our expertise to avoid wondering aimlessly!
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Onroamingnome wrote a review Dec 2019
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We really enjoyed our tour with Alejandro. It was more like a conversation with a local about his town and its culture. He was very friendly, helpful, and informative.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Bellaiis, Owner at San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups
Responded 18 Jan 2020
We really strive to talk with you....not at you! So, glad we delivered on this experience. - Stacey
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About the operator

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By: Barrio Bird Walking Tours
Pouncie127
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Extremely dissatisfied!
This was the fourth time that we did a tour with Barrio Bird and have recommended them to friends in the past. The
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Lorena S
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Interesting walk in San José
Alejandro, my guide, gave an interesting and super-enthusiastic introduction to his city. Although San José is no
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JATM21
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Wonderful Walking Tour in San Jose!
I recently traveled to San Jose and was interested in a walking tour including the older neighborhoods. I signed u
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Bizygrrl
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Wonderful experience!
We had a great time on the tour! It was really pleasant exploring on foot. Our guide was very Passionate about his
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ellienycrealestate
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Loved the Tour - Alejandro, the tour guide was fantastic
This was an amazing tour - I felt I was experiencing San Jose from the local resident's perspective- we walked arou
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Scenic818481
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Great tour!
The food tour was excellent. Our guide, Alejandro, was friendly and full of all kinds of information. He brought us
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87agnieszkad
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Art Walking Tour
The tour was very informative. Our tour guide was very friendly, speaking fluent English. With great sense of humo
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M3639FWandreab
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Get to know the Real San Jose with Alejandro
Wonderful way to learn not only about the architecture and history of San Jose, but about what is on the mind of Co
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insight456
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Very enjoyable tour through the centre of San Jose.
A friend and I booked the 'Glam Bird' tour: 20th century San Jose. It turned out that we were the only participant
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CanadianTraveler65
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Excellent Walking Tour of San Jose
Mt wife and I took the "Glam Tour" led by Alejandro as offered by Barrio Bird Walking Tours, a few days ago. Alej
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jld123456
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DO NOT BOOK THIS TOUR
We booked this walking tour on our last day in the city and our tour guide did not show up! We tried to call multi
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pp98110
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A terrific way to get a glimpse of the history, architecture,and flavor of San Jose
With only 1 full day in San Jose, we wanted to maximize our opportunity to experience the city. Stacey was very he
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Cara C
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A Must do in San Jose
I did the creative walking tour and it really opened my eyes to the culture, history and creativity of San Jose. My
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Kristin S
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Ale was a wonderful tour guide - knowledgable, friendly and fun!
What a wonderful walking tour. It turned out to be just me so Ale was quick to customize it just to my preferences
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valley661
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No show!
Waited at the meeting spot..half hour before and half hour after. No show! Emailed them yesterday, and have recei
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