Cartago Bike and Train

Take a train away from San José for an enlightening tour of Cartago, a small, historic town just outside of the capital. This 5-hour tour allows you to sample some truly unique Costa Rican food and drink, as you explore the Cartago market and ascend into the mountains to check out nearby coffee plantations.

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  • Duration: 5 hrs
  • Available Days: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
  • Schedule: 7:00 AM
  • Hotel Transport Included
  • Mobile Ticket Included
  • Offered in English, Spanish

Experience Highlights


Before the outset of the tour, the group meets at a café across the street from the northeast corner of España Park. Then you’ll be transported to the train station.

When you arrive in Cartago, you’ll hop on a bike and peddle to some of the colonial buildings in the area. Your guide will tell you about local history, and you’ll get to admire a church on a site that dates back to the 16th century. In addition to the tasty coffee plantations, this tour includes a stop at the market to try some specialty cuisine. This market is a truly local market, where townsfolk come to buy produce and other necessities. A visit here is a great way to see a slice of everyday life.

What to Bring

Comfortable clothes, close-toed shoes you can bike in, as well as money for personal expenses, tips, extra food, and souvenirs. You'll also need to arrange your own transportation to reach the meeting point.

What's included

Bike tour, train ride, and samples of local cuisine.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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