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San Jose Hightlights And Hidden Gems With Locals

time-raw3 hours
Starting point
National Theater of Costa Rica

Unmask the beauty of contemporary Costa Rican life on this walking tour of San Jose and Escazu. Get the low down on some of Costa Rica's local legends, freshest food and rustic restaurants on this San Jose tour ...

What to expect?


  • Visit the legendary Porras Bakery Don Fernando and chat with its charismatic owner, better known by the locals as ‘Nando’
  • Walk the spiritual route of churches and learn the rich local history of Catholicism
  • Experience the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, and ride like a local about public transport
  • Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks
  • Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant
  • Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha as well as a coffee tasting

Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: In Escazu, you will learn about local folklore and meet with local artisans, giving you a look into local culture that you might not get on your own. You will visit a a legendary masquerade family where three generations have been making some of the country’s most beautiful masks for celebrations and special holidays. By participating in this tour, you are helping to preserve local cultural heritage and traditions. This tour will take you to locally-owned, traditional restaurants, where you will try a range of local produce and organic coffee.

Language: English/Spanish

Inclusions: Local English speaking guides,traditional Costa Rican Tapas,Local Transportation,Mazquarade Show, chicha drink, cup of organic coffee.

Exclusions: Transportation to and from meeting point, food and drink other than specified above, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, beverages and alcoholic drinks, tips / gratuities for the guide.

  • Schedule details
    Duration: 4 hours

Meeting point:Main entrance of the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica), at 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street, San Jose.
Starting time: 11.30 AM

Ending point:Escazu Central Park, near the taxi rank

What is included?

  • Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant. Tradicional Costa Rican Tapas
    • In downtown Escazú, this art and design shop is ensconced in a 150-year-old house with adobe walls. There's also a lovely open-air cafe that serves up fresh coffee.
    • Masquerade. Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks
    • Local Transportation from San José to Escazú
    • Visit the legendary Bakery Don Fernando

What do I need to bring?

Please Bring: wear comfortable, casual clothing for walking.

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
    • Cancellation Policy: Fee of $0 if cancelled 1000 days before event or less.
    • Quality Assurance: Travelade only works with selected local partners we trust to provide high quality service.

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