San Jose By Night: Food and Culture

Delicious Costa Rican food and drink.        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.


  • Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the way

  • Explore 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

  • Sip expertly selected wine or beer pairings as you dine

Local English speaking guide
Artisanal Craft Beer local production (or non-alcoholic drink)
Special Dinner: 1 appetizer, 1 main course, 2 drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)
Transportation to and from the meeting point and endpoint is not included
Additional food and drink beyond what is specified above
Tips/gratuities for your guide
Important Information
What is included in the tour?

Local English speaking guide, artisanal Craft Beer local production (or non-alcoholic drink), special Dinner (1 appetizer, 1 main course, 2 drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic)

What isn't included in the tour?

Transportation to and from the meeting point and endpoint is not included. Also not included are additional food and drink beyond what is specified above, tips/gratuities for your guide

Where do we meet?

Morazan Park at the The Temple of Music

Where does the tour end?

Aguizotes Gastropub

What is the duration of the tour?

4 hours

What is the group size for this tour?

For shared tours, the maximum group number will be 12 passengers. For private tours, there must be a minimum of 2 passengers. A solo traveller may still book a private experience, but they will be charged a base rate for two travellers.

Are there any Covid-19 vaccination requirements?

While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at

What if I can't find my guide?

If you have any issues on the day of your tour, please call +5068004600029

Can I cancel my tour?

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.


Explore San Jose by night, complete with cultural icons, and a tasty dinner with beverage pairings – that’s your evening sorted! Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). On the way we will stop at one of the main architectural jewels of the Costa Rican capital, Steinvorth Building for a artisanal craft beer or black drink - kombucha. After we had chance to enjoy a drink, we will continue our walk-through San José´s tangible history through its buildings and streets, uncovering traces from the past converging with the present” or something like that, as we will continue exploring historic landmarks and points of interest before heading to Barrio Escalante. Escalante is a “newish” neighboorhood, it has a foot in history of coffee production, but its architecture its from 60s-70s, making it not the oldest but a place built during Costa Rica´s spring from 1950 to 1980. The "barrio" as locals calls it, was first a coffee farm but by the 1950's became the favourite neighbourhood for the economic and political elites of the time. Nowadays, Barrio Escalante has reinvented itself and is now home to many up and coming restaurants and at night is a favourite meeting spot for locals and visitors alike. The evening will end with a contemporary traditional meal at a hip local restaurant that is very popular with locals and offers a sampler of traditional Costa Rican pub fare. Between your tasty traditional meal, and wine or beer that go down a treat, you’ll be ending the evening feeling every bit the San Jose local. Your local guide will be happy to provide suggestions on where to head next, but if not, they can assist you with getting a taxi back to your accommodation.  

  • We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.
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