Guided tour

San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Faro Travel Costa Rica

San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

Activity provider: Faro Travel Costa Rica

From US$ 113 per person

Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on a walking tour of the capital city San José. Learn about the Pre-Columbian gold era, visit the main historical attractions, then stop for lunch.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish


  • Savor the sights and smells of San José’s market and purchase some local snacks
  • Take a stroll around Central Park and learn about the National Monument statue
  • Stroll around the National Theater and admire the European-style architecture
  • Pass by the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, National Museum, and Supreme Court
  • Relax knowing that transportation to and from your hotel is taken care of
Full description

Get to know San José on a guided walking tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Alajuela, then head to the most popular attractions to learn about the city’s history and culture. Visit Central Park, the National Theater, and more. Round off your day with lunch at a local restaurant.

Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel by your bilingual guide. Arrive at San José's outdoor Central Market, where the walking tour will start. Take in the atmosphere, buy local goods and food (not included in the price), and mingle with the locals.

Next, wander over to Central Park. Witness the famous National Monument, a statue of five women that symbolizes the five Central American nations that resisted having their countries recolonized. Continue walking and pass by the National Museum as well as the Supreme Court.

Head over to the National Theater and see San José's most impressive structures. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. Continue on to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the building from the outside.

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, hop back on the bus and get dropped back at your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour
  • Bilingual guide
  • Water
  • Lunch
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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What to bring

  • Hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Cash
  • Closed-toe shoes

Product ID: 425565