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Address: Templo de la Musica, Parque Morazan, Barrio Amon, San Jose, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 6280 6169
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Group & Private City Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley...

Group & Private City Tours of San Jose, Costa Rica and Central Valley day-trips.

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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour
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I decided to look into a walking tour on a Wednesday morning for the same day. Since the online form says 24 hours notice is required to book, I sent a message to ask if there was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Poulsbo, Washington
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Poulsbo, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I decided to look into a walking tour on a Wednesday morning for the same day. Since the online form says 24 hours notice is required to book, I sent a message to ask if there was any possibility of getting in on the afternoon tour. I got a quick response from Stacey, saying it was no problem. As it... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Without this tour I think I would have been very unimpressed with San Jose but our guide was very friendly and informative and clearly enjoyed living in San Jose which helped me to see past my first impressions. The tour was good and very enjoyable but it would be nice perhaps to get a bit more general history and information... More 

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Dummerston, VT
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were four adults attempting to book the tour. The website states a 24 hr booking is required but to contact them if less than 24 hours. I called their phone number 8 times over a 12 hr period with no connection. I sent an email, a request from their "contact us" webpage, and used Twitter. No response from any... More 

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Bellaiis, Owner at Barrio Bird Walking Tours, responded to this review

Hi Michael, we would have loved to show your group San Jose. It is HIGHLY recommended to book with us in advance as reservations within 24 hours are usually booked or staff is unavailable to answer all requests before tour start times. Per our records we answered you the same business day which is appropriate. More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Silvia did a great job showing us around the highlights of San Jose! She was well informed and passionate about San Jose. She was able to answer all our questions. We tried lots of new food items and walked through the mercado. It was wonderful and we learned a lot.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking around the 'highlights' we'd found online of San Jose, we were fairly unimpressed with what we'd found of the city. Besides the buzz of the Central Market, nothing really excited us too much. But thankfully we were able to get worked into one of the Barrio Bird Walking Tours. Our guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about her... More 

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I took part in the two hour City Highlights tour this week, after sending over many many enquiries which were all responded to promptly, efficiently and in a super friendly manner - they even changed the tour time to suit my flight time. I was lucky it was only me and my fabulous guide so I was able to ask... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

After having passed through San Jose a few times, I decided to look up a walking tour to see whether I had missed anything. I'm so pleased I did! Walking through San Jose with Andrés was so informative and allowed me to see San Jose in a different light. Andrés was really knowledgeable about the history of the city as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Carla was a very knowledgeable, personable, and patient tour guide who gave the best customer service. It was very evident she is passionate about San Jose and wanted to show me all that it has to offer which is a lot. She is very insightful of the city's history, its culture, as well as its demographics. From the historical monuments,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Flew in Solo to meet my adventure tour group on Aug 31st. I decided to purchase Barrio Birds walking city tour since I had a couple of hours to spare and I am so happy I did!!! Carla met me during a rainy afternoon and I I was the only one during that time frame so I was able to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We did our first tour in Costa Rica on our first day with BARRIO, the ART tour through the graffiti of San Jose and MORE. Our guide was really nice, took her time and showed us a lot of buildings and architecture as well as art... Very pleased with that, she also gave us our fist taste of Tico cultureand... More 

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