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 on. 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). Also in the neighbourhood are some buildings that will make you feel like you’ve gone back in time to the 1800s, including the National Distillery, Paseo de las Damas, Supreme Court of Elections, as well as the National Park. We’ll end up at the artisan market and pay a visit there before we continue our walk to Paseo de la Luz, an area on the east side of San Jose that’s well known for its gastronomy.
On the way to this suburb of San Jose, you’ll get to witness the growth of the city due to its popularity with national and international companies. We’ll be spending the rest of the evening at a favourite local restaurant that specialises in Argentinian wine and gourmet food. Their menu is Mediterranean, but the ingredients are Costa Rican, and the wine pairings you’ll receive have been specifically selected for your meal (lucky you!).
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. If you’d like to continue the evening in Guachipelin, your local guide will be happy to provide suggestions on where to head, but if not, they can assist you with getting a taxi back to San Jose.
Inclusions: Local English speaking guide, transportation from San Jose to the restaurant, three glasses of wine, dinner.
Exclusions: 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.
Your Trip: For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.
Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: This tour fits perfectly with the morning Cartago Train Tour, so you can do both in the same day, if you wish!
Child Policy: 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 below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.