San Jose Day Tour, with a local

With a tagline like ‘Pura Vida’, you can’t really go wrong with Costa Rica. Get into the swing of pure life on a San Jose tour with Urban Adventures to discover life as the locals know it in the Costa Rican capital. Journey through rainforests, cycle through suburbs, and sample some of Costa Rica’s finest exports – coffee and chocolate. 

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Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience, San Jose tour
From USD 65.00
San Jose: Pura Vida Experience: Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit
from 27 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 4 hours


Highlights:

  • Visit the legendary Porras Bakery Don Fernando and chat with its charismatic owner, better known by the locals as ‘Nando’ 
  • Walk the spiritual route of churches and learn the rich local history of Catholicism   
  • Experience the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, and ride like a local about public transport
  • Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks
  • Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant
  • Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha as well as a coffee tasting


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A Cup of Heradia tour, San Jose tour
From USD 80.00
A Cup of Heredia
from 1 review
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 6 hours


Highlights:

  • Travel by train through the towns beyond San Jose

  • Explore the oh-so-lovely area of Heredia and experience daily local life at the market

  • Indulge in a legendary Britt Coffee tour, a must-do experience in Costa Rica.

    Participate in a caffeine-fuelled coffee-tasting session, or “cupping”
  • Fill your Instagram with shots of lush coffee plantations and gorgeous colonial architecture


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 Barrio Bites & Sights, San Jose tour
From USD 77.00
Barrio Bites & Sights
from 5 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 4 hours


Highlights:

  • Discover the secrets and wonders of one of the world’s favourite foods – chocolate!
  • Indulge in rich chocolate and aromatic coffee tastings
  • Sample some of Costa Rica’s best liqueurs
  • Get off the beaten track with a local and explore the vibrant neighbourhoods of San Jose
  • Spot some of the city’s famous landmarks, such as the Blue Castle and the House of the 7 Hangings


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Tropical Rainforest and Chocolate Adventure, San Jose tour
From USD 150.00
Tropical Rainforest and Chocolate Adventure
from 7 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: Full Day Tour approximately 10 hours


Highlights:

  • Discover the secrets and wonders of one of the world’s favourite foods – chocolate!
  • Befriend the residents of the Selva Tropical Rain Forest – toucans, monkeys, parrots and more!
  • Take on the Tirimbina Suspension Bridge and cacao plantation
  • Visit part of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and catch a glimpse of some of the over 400 bird species that call the reserve home
  • Enjoy a delicious local lunch at another private reserve
  • Get a closer look at the home of the most intriguing tropical rainforest local at the leaf cutter ant farm


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 San Jose Bites and Sights, San Jose tour
From USD 36.00
San Jose Bites and Sights Tour
from 13 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 3 hours


Highlights:

  • Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market
  • Become a mixologist of natural Costa Rican drinks and an expert on more than 30 local exotic fruits and vegetables
  • Savor several tasty seasonal samplings of Costa Rica as well as its famous organic coffee
  • See a side of San Jose known only by locals and not found in guidebooks


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Cartago Bike & Train tour, San Jose tour
From USD 63.00
Cartago Bike & Train Tour
from 5 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 6 hours


Highlights:

  • Discover Cartago, a historical town just outside San Jose
  • Bike through the streets of Cartago with a local guide
  • Learn all about the colonial history of the area and daily local life
  • Experience Cartago Central Market and try the local cuisine
  • Travel by railroad through the mountains and coffee plantations outside San Jose.


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The Art of Craft Beer in San Jose, San Jose tour
From USD 74.00
The Art of Craft Beer in San Jose
from 17 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 4 hours


Highlights:

  • Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its collection of awesome local pubs
  • Experience the Costa Rica craft beer revolution first-hand
  • Sample some of San Jose’s best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they’re made
  • Dive head first into local pub culture, discovering which watering holes are most beloved by locals
  • Indulge in perfectly paired Costa Rican tapas dishes


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Food
From USD 79.00
San Jose By Night: Food and Culture
from 12 reviews
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 4 hours


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
  • Sip expertly selected wine pairings as you dine


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 Made in San Jose, with Waterfalls, Coffee & Colonial Towns, San Jose tour
From USD 190.00
Made In San Jose Shopping Tour: With Waterfalls, Coffee & Colonial Towns
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 7 hours


Highlights:

  • Experience three different bustling street markets
  • Escape the city limits to and explore La Paz waterfalls and Gardens

  • Visit the largest coffee plantation in Costa Rica and learn everything you need to know about growing and producing coffee
  • Go across the continental divide and come face-to-face with butterflies, monkeys and more
  • Visit the colonial towns of Barva, Grecia and Sarchi, plus the oldest oxcart factory in the country


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Total San Jose: Bites & Sights with Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, San Jose tour
From USD 50.00
Total San Jose: Bites & Sights with Gold Museum
from 1 review
Location: Costa Rica - San Jose
Length: 5 hours


Highlights:

  • Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at the local markets
  • Savour seasonal snacks as well as some of that famous Costa Rican coffee
  • See a side of San Jose not found in guidebooks
  • Visit the pre-Columbian Gold Museum, home to 1,600 gold artifacts dating back to 500 CE
  • Learn how to brew coffee from three different coffee shops


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