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San Jose City Sightseeing

San Jose City Sightseeing

Destination: San Jose


  • See San Jose main landmarks
  • Shop at a Jewelry store and a souvenir shop


  • Pick up time : Noon
  • Time length : 3.5 hours
  • Price : $56 per person

Soak up all what San Jose has to offer before the end of your stay! San Jose City Sightseeing tour gives you a brief overview of Costa Rica’s capital brimming with attractions and historic landmarks from the comfortable seat of a chauffeured bus, all in fewer than four hours.

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A chauffer picks you up from your hotel and drives you to the El Pueblo shopping mall for lunch. El Pueblo's white walls and greenery reminiscing an old Spanish villa make a wonderful backdrop of pre-tour photos.

Delight in a buffet lunch featuring typical Costa Rican dishes such as gallo pinto (a mixture of black beans, rice, onions and peppers), chicken or fish, salad and sweet, fried plantains. Wash it all down with the thirst-quenching fresh blended fruit juice.

Weave in and out of the downtown streets as your tour guide spouts off facts about Costa Rica's past, famous buildings and significant neighborhoods.

Drive through the Barrio Amón, past the Casa de Maria cultural center and cross through the central market, and stop at the pre-Columbian jewelry store, Esmereldas y Diseños.

Hear a short presentation about the history of Costa Rican indigenous people and their art forms, and shop for replica art pieces and handmade recycled jewelry starting at $15.

Catch a glimpse through your window of the massive National Stadium of Costa Rica, its reconstruction was a gift from the Chinese government in 2011, and the National Theatre of Costa Rica.

Stop at a store in the town of Moravia for last-minute souvenir shopping and get some Costa Rican joy-inducing gifts like apparel, dishware, bags, kitchen supplies, house décor and jewelry for your friends back home

Return to your hotel around 5 p.m. with tons of energy for a night out after all of the walking you were able to avoid that day, so go hit the town and enjoy San Jose with a deeper knowledge of the city's background and sites.

Departure & Return

  • Departure point : Tour departs from all major hotels in San Jose, Alajuela, and Heredia
  • Departure time : Hotel pickup is between 20 and 50 minutes before tour start time depending on hotel location.
  • Return details : Tour returns to original departure point between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

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