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Costa Rican ‘Pure Life’

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  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Get under the skin of San Jose and Escazu, ‘The City of the Witches’
  • Immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of Central Market
  • Discover the tradition of Costa Rican masks
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.
what’s included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Traditional costa rican tapas
  • Local transportation
  • Masquerade show
  • Chicha drink
  • Tortilla classes
  • A cup of organic coffee
  • And ice cream snack.
what’s excluded
  • 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.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 4 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point San Jose, Costa Rica
Good to know Dress standard: Casual dress is fine, but please bring a hat and sunscreen.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
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“Randall was exceptional. Great experience for anyone who wants to know more about Costa Rica's Capital :-)”
Cancellation Cancellation for this product is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given.
If cancelling less than 48 hours before the chosen start date no refund applies.
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