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San Jose Food And Drinks Tour

From US$ 33 per person
Excellent 4.9
Based on 2 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
  • E-ticket/Mobile voucher
  • Explore a part of the city that never makes it to your guidebooks
  • Learn how to mix natural drinks and discover 30 fruits and veggies
  • Visit the San Jose Central Market and Borbon for fresh produce and handicrafts
  • Enjoy organic Costa Rican coffee
Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rican life on this San Jose walking tour that takes you through the busy streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks. Discover a side to this city only heard from the mouths of locals, while indulging in typical cuisine and one of Costa Rica’s most delectable exports – coffee.

Get your cameras ready because you don’t want to miss a single moment of this colourful local experience. On this San Jose tour you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life. Take a wander through the city with us on this tour that takes typical San Jose and turns it into a local experience you’ll never forget.

Your San Jose food tour starts with a morning pick-me-up cup of coffee in a café located in the Borbons market where you’ll get to know your guide and relax into your surroundings. From here, we’ll take a stroll through the vibrant market, tasting local fresh fruits while learning about the agricultural history of the area.  We’ll visit a number of stands, from a coffee stand to learn the Costa Rican chorreado brewing method to a local folk medicine stand where we’ll learn about curing everything from a hangover to a broken heart. Coffee and markets play a very important role in the history of San Jose and you’ll get the inside scoop on what they mean to the city and its citizens.

Your San Jose market tour continues along local roads towards the Central Market. Seeing the diverse sites of these markets will help you get to know the country and its rich history and on this tour, you’ll be another sense – taste – to get more in tune with San Jose.  There’s no better place to experience local cuisine than the Central Market, a 120-year old building full to the brim with typical Costa Rican food and drink. Here you can sample local delicacies, learn about the herbs used in local medicines, or simply sip on your second rich and smooth Costa Rican coffee of the day. The Central Market is an experience that no visitor the San Jose should miss, and with a local guide by your side you’ll unearth all the secrets behind this San Jose treasure.

The Central Market will be the last stop on this San Jose tour, and by the end you’ll be full of local knowledge (and perhaps even some local lingo!), giving you the full San Jose experience that is sure to be a highlight of your time in this vibrant city.
what’s included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • Food samples.
what’s excluded
  • Food and drink other than specified above
  • Souvenirs
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips / gratuities for your guide.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 3 hours
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
meeting/Start point San Jose, Costa Rica
Good to know Dress standard: Casual clothing is appropriate for this tour, and we advise you wear comfortable shoes. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen may need to be worn if the weather is hot.

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.
customer reviews
4.9 - Excellent Based on 2 reviews
From At
5 - Excellent
“Good tour. Guide could have been more enthusiastic. People with passion for their city, country, lifestyle would be great for a position within your company. Tour guides should try to get to know a few of each of the shop keepers along the tour. so the shop keepers would be excited to see us and hopefully sell us some of their items. I felt we were in the way sometimes. Would recommend your guild to have a flag, sign, or umbrella with the name "Urban Adventure" on it so the meeting point and finding them would be easier. Also, directions are good but if you're not familiar with the area, then having the directions in the native language (Spanish) would be good. I got lost trying to find the meeting place and if they were in Spanish (as well as English), then I might have had a little help from the local in finding the correct meeting place. Other than that, I enjoyed the tour and the ability to try some local items.”
From At
5 - Excellent
“This was an excellent tour. We got our exercise plus a lot of good information on local San Jose sites and customs.”
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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