Approximately 4 hours
Escape the capital and delve into the local Costa Rican traditions during a Pura Vida San José Tour: A Cultural Costa Rica Experience!
With your Pura Vida San José Tour: A Cultural Costa Rica Experience tickets, you’ll gain a local’s understanding of Costa Rican food, history, and crafts. Take a stroll down one of the oldest streets in San José and check out rows of historical churches. Then, climb aboard San José’s public transit system and ride to the nearby town of Escazu. There, you’ll have a chance to explore the city and learn about Escazu’s traditional folklore regarding witches and witchcraft. It’s what to do in San José if you’d like to embark on a genuine Costa Rica trip.
Meet your friendly local guide at the National Theatre before checking out the massive Metropolitan Cathedral and the beautiful Iglesia de la Merced. Next, visit a legendary neighborhood mask maker at his family home and see what he’s creating in anticipation of the next Costa Rican Masquerade. Then, sit down for a delicious meal comprised of fresh Costa Rican tapas at a popular, 100-year-old restaurant. And, sample a local beverage called “chicha”, which can be made from indigenous fruits and grains. Wash it all down with a cup of Costa Rica’s world-famous coffee and you’ll understand why taking this tour is one of the most authentic things to do in Costa Rica.
Approximately 4 hours
Main entrance of the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica), at 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street
Escazu Central Park, near the taxi rank
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organized activity to reconfirm.
No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or a tablet, you can present the voucher on your device for this activity.
So there is no last minute rush, please arrive 15 minutes early.
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
There will be a considerable amount of walking.
Porras Bakery is closed on Sundays.
This is a child-friendly tour. Children between 6 years to 11 years can join the tour at the rate listed above. Please select “child” above when booking. Children below the age of 6 years can join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child below the age of 6 years. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
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