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LocalAventura Tour: Full-Day San José City Tour

Full-Day San José City Tour

Be a Tico (Costa Rican local) for the day and watch the sunset over San José!
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7 hrs

San Jose

2 ~ 10

Medium content


Description

Come spend the day exploring Costa Rica's capital city of San José as the locals do! You’ll start the day by driving around to see the incredibly diverse communities that all call San José home. Next, you'll drive by the beautiful National Stadium and Metropolitan Sabana Park, while driving through the city’s famous avenues so you can appreciate the urban culture of San José City.

After your drive around the city, you’ll stop at the very heart of the capital in the Teatro Nacional (or National Theater). From there you will start on a two hour long walking tour through all of the most important plazas, parks, and historical landmarks of San José's historic district. The whole time you’ll be with your local guide Steven who will make you feel like a local. After taking a break to have a traditional lunch, you’ll head to the Tiquicia Restaurant; located in the suburbs, the Tiquicia Restaurant has amazing views of gorgeous sunsets and half of the Central Valley. After enjoying a stunning view of the sun setting over the Central Valley, you will end the day with a much greater appreciation for the rich Costa Rican culture. 

Itinerary

  • Pick-up at your local accommodation in San José
  • Drive around the city seeing the wide range of communities in San José
  • Drive by the National Stadium and Metropolitan Sabana Park through the city’s famous avenues
  • Stop at the Teatro Nacional for a 2 hour walking tour of the most important sites in San Jose
  • Take a break from walking for a delicious lunch
  • View a gorgeous sunset from the Tiquicia Restaurant
  • Drop-off back at your accommodation

Available days

Everyday

Eligibility criteria

Must be fit enough to walk at a leisurely pace for at least 2 hours.


What's Included

  • Private, roundtrip transportation
  • Lunch (one meal and drink) 
  • Private expert local guide

What's not included

  • Breakfast
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Snacks
  • Museums or stadium entrance fees

Recommendations

  • Wear comfortable clothes for walking, comfortable shoes and a backpack.
  • Protect yourself from the sun with hats, sunglasses, and/or sunscreen.

Tags

Good for Groups Family-Friendly

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Steven

Where I am today is the result of my two incredible parents. At a young age, they enrolled me in the bilingual school where they worked as bus drivers. When they weren’t working at the school, they drove travelers in a minibus. I used to sit in the front seat and watch the scenery during road trips. I would meet groups of new people at the airport with my dad, and I would help the travelers and my parents by translating for them.

Once I finished high school, I went to university unsure of what to study. I studied public relations then a few months before I graduated, I started working as a tour guide. I guided groups to the most beautiful places in Costa Rica and guided volunteer groups to poorer communities where they helped schools by making repairs and doing workshops with the students. I loved traveling around the country and showing travelers my culture. I felt like I was a kid traveling with my dad again. After two and a half years of unforgettable travels, I decided to get more serious about working in tourism and became a certified tour guide. I’ve traveled all over Costa Rica, and worked alongside nature. I’ve guided stand-up paddle boarding and kayak tours through mangroves and in the ocean, and helped travelers hike and birdwatch. Now I want to use my experience to help you have a great adventure too.

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