San Jose By Night: Food and Culture

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 4 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the way
  • Explore markets, significant city buildings, and local neighbourhoods
  • Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city
  • Indulge in a tasty local menu filled with authentic local ingredients
The San Jose By Night: Food and Culture tour starts and ends in San Jose. The San Jose By Night: Food and Culture is a food tour that takes 4 hours.

Wine.        
Oh, we need to say more?
Alright, well, there’s also a ton of culture and history, a tasty local dinner, and the chance to experience San Jose’s nightlife with a local. Best. Night. Ever.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Kelli W.
  • On Dec 28 2015
“This tour exceeded our expectations and was made most memorable by our guide Jurgen, and our driver, Marco. I have a disability and special accommodations needed to be made for me to access the van for the tour. These two gentleman worked very hard to locate a step stool for me access the van, and treated me with dignity and respect. My husband and I were very pleased with the level of service we received and our knowledgeable tour guide.”
ITINERARY

Explore San Jose by night, complete with local markets, cultural icons, and a tasty dinner with wine pairings – that’s your evening sorted!

Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Central Market, which, in our opinion, is the only way to learn about the city’s food (aside from eating it, which we’ll get to!). Stroll the market with your local guide and get to know the secrets and uses of the roots, herbs, and fruit common in local cuisines, including ingredients that will play a role in your authentic Costa Rican dinner later. The locals say that you can get anything you need at the Central Market, even love potions for attracting a boyfriend or girlfriend…wink.

After the market, we’ll make our way down Central Avenue, enjoying a trip down San Jose’s memory lane, learning about the city’s history and anecdotes, as well as visiting one of the most architecturally beautiful buildings in San Jose, the National Theatre.

From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk through Morazan Park to enjoy the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

We’ll continue to charming Barrio Amon, one the oldest neighborhoods in San Jose. Designed by Amon Fasileau, a Frenchman who settled in the area, it has become one of the most scenic parts of the city, boasting a rich, architectural history.

We’ll be spending the rest of the evening at a favorite local restaurant that specializes in wine and gourmet food. This cosy establishment offers the best in Costa Rican cuisine, a unique space that offers art, culture and history as well as fine dining. The view from the terrace is like looking out onto an open-air museum, where 1930s architecture fuses with modern builds which infuses this delightful neighbourhood its eclectic charm.

Between your tasty three course meal, and wines that go down a treat, you’ll be ending the evening in fine fashion, feeling every bit the San Jose local.

Your local guide will be happy to provide suggestions on where to head to next, but if not, they can assist you with getting a taxi back to your accommodation.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Meals
  •  special dinner
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
Others
  •  and wine.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point and end point is not included. Also not included are additional food and drink beyond what is specified above
  • items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for your guide.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this San Jose By Night: Food and Culture tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

Full payment of 74 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this San Jose By Night: Food and Culture tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

At the Los Presentes Monument in front of the Central Bank of San Jose, in between Avenue 1 and Avenue Central   GPS coordinates: 9.934514, -84.080526

Meeting end point :

Barrio Amon by taxi statio

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