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San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

1. San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

Get to know Costa Rica’s bustling capital San José on a bus tour with a local guide. Make stops at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the Museum of Costa Rican Art, the National Theater, and more. Round off your fun-packed day with lunch at a local restaurant, then get taken back to your hotel. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel. Hop on board the double decker bus to the sound of live folk music and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail. Sit back and let yourself be entertained by your charming guides, who will begin with a short history of the city. Make your first stop La Sabana Metropolitan Park, where you will be able to take a quick stroll as well as have a look inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Hop back on the bus and head to the outdoor Central Market. Take in the atmosphere and buy local goods and food (not included in the price). Next, visit the city’s Central Park to witness the National Monument, a bronze statue of five women. Listen to your guide tell you about the meaning behind the statue and the history of Central American resistance to colonization. Continue on to the National Theater. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. After another short bus ride, stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the impressive gold collection. At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch, and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, allow the bus to drop you off at your hotel.

San José: Coffee Production Tour and Tasting

2. San José: Coffee Production Tour and Tasting

Immerse yourself in the world of Costa Rican coffee as you learn about all the processes, skills and passion that go into a perfect cup. Visit a sustainable plantation, roaster and learn about coffee’s subtle characteristics from an expert taster. After being picked up from your hotel in San José, your tour will begin at a plantation, where the beans start out as seedlings. Your expert guide will take you through the phases of coffee growing and teach you about the practices and techniques they use to produce the beans in a sustainable way. The tour continues at the roasting plant, where an expert taster will take you through all the characteristics they look for when choosing the perfect grains to roast. You’ll get the opportunity to roast your own coffee sample and directly experience how the beans change during the process. Next will be a demonstration of ‘cupping’, the process of exploring the tastes and aromas of a coffee batch once it is brewed. You'll be able to enjoy a coffee tasting, accompanied by an assortment of delicious chocolates, as well as full lunch.

San José: Guided City Tour

3. San José: Guided City Tour

This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by visiting some museums and historical sites of San José City. During this journey you will visit the National Theater, also known as “The jewel of San José”, a masterpiece in art and architecture built by Costa Ricans and completed in 1897. Then visit the Museum of Gold (an archaeological interest site), then the Central Market, place full of the Costa Rican cultural heritage and traditions, where you will be able to browse and buy some local art crafts. You will also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. As we travel around the city, we will point you out several historically important or main buildings in our city, for example The Costa Rica University, The Old Train Station, The National Liquor Factory, The National Supreme Election Bureau, the Asamblea Legislativa (equivalent to The Congress), The Metallic Building, some parks and various sites of interest. This will be an introduction to our Capital City, and information about our economy, cultural, politics, religion and general current events. Also, we will visit an Art Gallery, where you will be able to get some souvenirs to take back home.

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4.2 / 5

based on 167 reviews

A good tour to do when you are in San Jose. It includes both pre columbian museum and national theatre. A decent lunch is provided in a clean restaurant. The staffs are friendly and professional. I'd recommend this tour when you have day available in San Jose. You get a taste of the city. நீங்கள் சான் ஜோஸில் இருக்கும்போது செய்ய வேண்டிய ஒரு நல்ல சுற்றுலா. இது கொலம்பியனுக்கு முந்தைய பொன் அருங்காட்சியகம் மற்றும் தேசிய அரங்கு இரண்டையும் உள்ளடக்கியது. நல்ல ஒரு மதிய உணவு ஒரு சுத்தமான உணவகத்தில் வழங்கப்படுகிறது. நடபான ஊழியர்கள். சான் ஜோஸில் உங்களுக்கு ஒரு நாள் கிடைக்கும் ஆனால் இந்தச் சுற்றுப்பயணம் நகரம் பற்றிய மேலோட்டமான ஒரு பார்வையை வழங்கும்

Sergio our guide was just amazing. knew his stuff, and lunch was great. Our drive both the pick gentleman and the regular bus driver were very polite and good.

Tour guides are good and informative. Lunch is very good. This is the best tour for the money. You get your money's worth

punctual, guide very knowledgeable. lunch delicious. would highly recommend the trip

Jordan y el conductor son excelentes! El city tour es puravida!!