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Pura Vida San José Tour: A Cultural Costa Rica Experience

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Start time

    11.30 a.m.

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

Inclusions
  • Pura Vida San José Tour: A Cultural Costa Rica Experience
  • A 4-hour guided Costa Rica cultural tour from San José
  • Traditional Costa Rican Tapas
  • Local public transportation fares
  • Masquarade show
  • Chicha drink
  • Cup of organic coffee
  • Live guide and commentary

Key Highlights

  • Smartphone vouchers accepted – no need to print!
  • Discover Costa Rica’s cultural charms during an unforgettable San José trip!
  • Walk along a historical street filled with rows of old churches!
  • See the Metropolitan Cathedral and the Iglesia de la Merced!
  • Visit the home of a local legend, famous for making top-quality masks for Costa Rican masquerades!
  • Explore the quaint town of Escazu, which is famous for its witchcraft folklore!
  • Savor deliciously authentic Costa Rican tapas at a 100-year-old restaurant!
  • Sample a unique local drink known as chicha, as well as a cup of coffee!
  • Meet your friendly and informative guide!

Overview

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.

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approximately 4 hours

  • Start time

    11.30 a.m.

  • Meeting Point

    Main entrance of the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica), at 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street

  • Ending Point

    Escazu Central Park, near the taxi rank

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pura Vida San José Tour: A Cultural Costa Rica Experience
  • A 4-hour guided Costa Rica cultural tour from San José
  • Traditional Costa Rican Tapas
  • Local public transportation fares
  • Masquarade show
  • Chicha drink
  • Cup of organic coffee
  • Live guide and commentary

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and drinks other than specified above
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for your local guide

Please note

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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