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Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group provided by San Jose Urban Tours

Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group
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Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rican life on this San Jose walking tour that takes you through the streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks. Discover a side to this city only heard from the mouths of locals, while indulging in typical cuisine and one of Costa Rica’s most delectable exports .. Discover the secrets behind herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market. San Jose tour you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life. Take a wander through the city with us on this tour that takes typical San Jose and turns it into a local experience you’ll never forget.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 298743P5
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • fruit ceviches
  • Routes Picadillos / Natural juices
  • Seasonal fruits Samples
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Correos de Costa Rica
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
  • Entry/Admission - Parque España
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Banco Central de Costa Rica, Av. central y 1, calles 2 y 4, C. 4, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica At the Los Presentes Monument in front of the Central Bank of San Jose, in between Avenue 1 and Avenue Central, walking on the Central Avenue until street four, by Uber taking look for Banco Nacional San Jose, and if you are driving parking place one block away from meetin location on street four.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Private option
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • fruit ceviches
  • Routes Picadillos / Natural juices
  • Seasonal fruits Samples
Exclusions
  • Private transportation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Correos de Costa Rica
  • Entry/Admission - Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
  • Entry/Admission - Parque España
Departure details
  • Banco Central de Costa Rica, Av. central y 1, calles 2 y 4, C. 4, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica At the Los Presentes Monument in front of the Central Bank of San Jose, in between Avenue 1 and Avenue Central, walking on the Central Avenue until street four, by Uber taking look for Banco Nacional San Jose, and if you are driving parking place one block away from meetin location on street four.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Private option
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Banco Central de Costa Rica
    Av. central y 1, calles 2 y 4, C. 4, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica
    At the Los Presentes Monument in front of the Central Bank of San Jose, in between Avenue 1 and Avenue Central, walking on the Central Avenue until street four, by Uber taking look for Banco Nacional San Jose, and if you are driving parking place one block away from meetin location on street four.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Central Market (Mercado Central)
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Mercado Borbón
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Correos de Costa Rica
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    Metropolitan Church (Catedral Metropolitana)
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Teatro Nacional Costa Rica
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 6
    Importadora Monge
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 7
    Parque Espana
    Stop: 5 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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HappyVillaRenter
New York City, New York13 contributions
Fantastic experience!
We had a short visit to Costa Rica and signed up for Eric’s tour. The experience completely exceeded any expectations we had. Eric is incredibly knowledgeable about the history, politics and culture of Costa Rica and shares it all in a wonderfully insightful, intriguing and interesting way. The tour gave us a true feeling of understanding daily life in San Jóse and allowed us a chance to taste local fare that we never would have experienced ourselves.
Written October 24, 2021
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cobblehill
New York39 contributions
Don’t Miss This!
Oct. 2021 • Friends
This was one of the best tours I’ve ever been on. I learned so much, saw parts of San Jose that felt truly authentic, and ate delicious local food. I can’t recommend Eric highly enough. He is super knowledgeable about history, politics, the economy, food, flora and fauna, you name it! Go on one of his tours if you get the chance.
Written October 24, 2021
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Kayla N
Helena, MT3 contributions
Great way to see the local markets
This tour was awesome! Erik provided so much great info about San Jose and Costa Rica. We don’t speak any Spanish so it was nice to see some local areas without being overwhelmed with finding places. The food was always amazing that we tried.
Written October 23, 2021
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Nicole
Province of Seville, Spain1 contribution
Local walk and appetaizers to try on the way...
Oct. 2021 • Couples
We were so grateful and lucky to made this local tour with our any negative comments. The experience we recommend to travelers who are likely intresting on a cultural experience and be around the Costa Rica life style on a daily basic. For us None of this will be possible without our tour guy Angel. Thanks to him. He was very professional the way he manage the walking showing us alot of this local San Jose Center. He explained to us in both languages English and Spanish since we understood both languages. All the information was clear to us. All bites to try were so Delicious from fruits to the food. We were able also to buy here and there the things we tried and like it at that moment. I will post some picture of our tour journey.
Written October 11, 2021
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ericgomezr
Hola Nicoles, we are so glad you had a good time with us, Thank you to support a local own Tour Operator Pura Vida From San Jose Urban Team
Written October 18, 2021
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Marian O
3 contributions
AUTHENTIC!
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Eric was so knowledge and really taught us a lot of history. We got to experience the authentic Costa Rican everyday life. Hidden markets bustling with locals, traditional foods, and many hidden gems. This was such a wonderful way to learn about Costa Rica! 10/10 recommend!
Written October 10, 2021
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ericgomezr
Hello I am so glad you had a good time. Thank you to support a local own tour operator Pura Vida San Jose Urban Tours Team
Written October 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lorien
Dresden, Germany1 contribution
Real sensation of pura vida.
The tour with our guide Angel was amazing!We got to know different local places, tried delicious food and drinks and truly had an amazing time. RECOMMENDATION!!
Written September 21, 2021
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ericgomezr
Hello, we are so glad, you had a good time with us, and thank you to support local owned companie, and for taking your time to share your opinion with us. Thanks San Jose Urban Team
Written September 22, 2021
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Margaret S
Arvada, CO11 contributions
Great way to see San Jose
Sep. 2021
This was a great way to see San Jose! I've visited Costa Rica before but we were on a large group tour that hit different areas on the Pacific side and we only spent a day in San Jose. Since I was in town for work I was hoping to find a short weekend excursion and I really wanted something close to where I was staying. I also really wanted a walking tour.
This tour was exactly what I hoped for. The guide, Angel, was great and incredibly knowledgeable. I lucked out and ended up with a private tour which was so great since I like to ask lots of questions.
We started off with coffee (obviously!) and then the different markets; one where only locals usually go; and one where you will see both locals and tourists.
At the local market I got to try so many fruits I had never even seen before that were all delicious.
The last stop was a restaurant that is designed to look like a typical Costa Rican 'grandparents'' house. So 1980s style. (There is a bar with a similar theme where I live in Colorado so this was really cool to see!)
I could go on and on about how much I love this tour but really just to summarize I highly recommend it!

I did the afternoon tour starting at 11:30am
September is usually the rainy season and my weather app predicted afternoon showers but it actually rained in the morning and we had beautiful weather for the tour.
The farthest distance between the stops was about 0.5 miles or 800 meters but the path the tour takes and the way you walk around the market you could maybe double that.
I ate a very light breakfast a few hours before the tour which worked out very well.
Written September 4, 2021
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ericgomezr
Hello and thank you for taking your time to shareyour opinion with us, and really thank you to support local own companies Thanks from san jose urban tours team
Written October 23, 2021
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Amanda P
2 contributions
Don’t miss this tour
Aug. 2021 • Solo
Fantastic tour! So many delicious foods to try as well as coffee. If you’re going to be in San Jose for a short period of time, don’t miss this tour. My guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
Written August 25, 2021
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Dibarbery
Miami, FL10 contributions
I would do it again!
Jul. 2021
Eric was the best! His English was very good, very friendly and patient, we had an excellent tour for the amount, I thought it was going to be simple and short and it ended in a complete and very explicative tour. I had a big backpack and he even offer himself to carry it, I really appreciate you being able to help me and answer all our questions.
Written July 26, 2021
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ericgomezr
Hola Diana, hope is all well for you, and thank you, for taking your time, and share this with us, and also to suppoert a local own tour operator. Thank you San Jose Urban Tour/ Cultural food tours
Written July 31, 2021
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Anna
3 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Thank you Eric for this amazing tour! This tour takes you off the beaten track seeing the local places of San José. The food, coffee, fruits, empanadas…, we got to taste was awesome! Also I tried some things I would have never tried without this tour. Eric‘s knowledge and storys about San José make it the perfect experience it was!🙂
Written July 19, 2021
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ericgomezr
Hola Antonio sooo glad you had a good time,and really thank you , to support local own tour operator. Thank you San Jose Urban Tours
Written July 20, 2021
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Incredible Night Tour!
My sister and I arrived to San Jose the afternoon of 10/7, so this tour fir perfectly with our schedule. We were l
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What a GREAT way to get acquainted with San Jose!
We had a wonderful tour with Eric! He is very knowledgable and did a great job engaging our sons (ages 12 and 14.)
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Great Tour with lots of history, a hike, a mask maker and lunch!!
Amazing day with our tour guide Angel. This tour is filled with some history of San Jose and Escazu, some hiking, m
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Fantastic Overview
This was the first tour I took in San Jose, & Eric our guide gave a fantastic overview of the markets, food, and hi
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Great intro to San Jose!
We had limited time in San Jose but this tour was a great way to explore and taste the city. Love that it is locall
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San Jose Late Afternoon and Early Evening Small Group Walking Tour, Food Activity, and Gourmet Dinner
The activity was planned and led by Eric, a local who has been in the Costa Rican tourism for 27 years. Born and b
kaz131413
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Excellent tours in San Jose!
I took two different tours in San Jose with Costa Rica Green adventures. One was a walking tour with dinner and the
danaschwieters
danaschwieters
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Amazing day with Eric our tour guide!! Highly recommend this tour to learn about the culture and city of San Jose!
If you have a day to spend in the city of San Jose-you must do this tour! We learned so much about the history of S
776garenk
776garenk
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Incredible tour with an amazing guide
I am so glad I took this tour. The guide Eric was so nice and went out of his way to satisfy my needs. I am recomme
Katheb123
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Sights & Bites Tour - 3 hours
We did the three hour Sights & Bites Tour with Gladys. She was a fantastic guide. On time, spoke great English an
MannyFresh21
MannyFresh21
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Great tour of the city
Our evening walking tour with dinner was with Gladys and she was amazing! She was able to take us to the central ma
joela799
joela799
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What an amazing tour
We were fortunate to experience San Jose through a custom tour. Four of us had an amazing experience with Angel as
carolynf57
carolynf57
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Bites and Sights San Jose walking tour
Vinico a lovely, informative local guy picked us up on foot at our hotel out of the city centre. We caught a local
lvnmyxtralife
lvnmyxtralife
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Amazing!
Highly recommend this company. I have taken 2 tours with them and our guides were exceptional. Vinicio and Angel di
marcelwinkel67
marcelwinkel67
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A very nice tour across San Jose with good wine an a authentic local dinner
We were fortunate to have Eric as our tour guide and it turned out to be a private tour as there was nobody else wi
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