Introducing the true meaning of ‘Pura Vida’, this walking tour invites you to experience Costa Rica from a local perspective.
From San Jose’s picturesque Parque España, the tour passes a number of local churches, giving an insight into the city’s rich Catholic history. Then, after peacefully absorbing the beautiful sights of the city, you are launched headfirst into the commotion of contemporary Costa Rican life.
Climb aboard public transport to experience life as a local, before arriving at San Jose’s famous Central Market. With over a century of history, this vibrant market is the perfect place to sample native Costa Rican delicacies, delve into artisan stalls and discover local traditions. It is the ultimate cultural experience.
Next, the tour heads to Escazu, the City of the Witches. Emblematic witch figurines stand atop the chimneys of this suburb, which is one of the oldest in Costa Rica. Here, you will be guided to an 80-year-old inn, to enjoy Costa Rican cuisine at its best. Feast on over twenty types of authentic tapas and swig down chicha, a classic local drink.
Then it is time to discover one of Costa Rica’s best loved traditions – the masquerade. Visit the home of a famous local master, where the past three generations of his family have been creating some of the country’s best masks, and learn the history of this fascinating national custom.
The tour ends in a historic bakery, where you can learn to make your own tortillas, before enjoying a delicious Costa Rican coffee and some homemade bread.