For a good look at San José, climb on board the VIP double-decker bus. You’ll have a panoramic view of the city, including parks and busy city streets. As you drive, your guide will give you interesting insights into the history and culture of Costa Rica’s most vibrant city.
- 5 hrs
- Available Days:
- Every day
- 10:30 AM
- Hotel Transport Included
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
The guides will keep you entertained, and you’ll hear folk music played live on the bus. The comfortable bus comes with Wi-Fi. Your guide will point out some points of interest as you pass by, while some stops will have you hop off the bus to get a closer look and stretch your legs. Peek inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art at the outset, as part of a short walk around La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Your guides will offer you a welcome cocktail while you're there — a refreshing local specialty.
Your trip includes a stop for shopping at the outdoor Central Market, where you’ll get to browse local crafts and try fresh snacks from street vendors. You’ll also stop by the city’s Central Park to see the National Monument — this statue features five female figures that represent the five Central American countries that resisted being re-colonized by a private military led by American William Walker.
You'll see grandest buildings in San José at the National Theater. Your guide will take you around the elaborate, European-style lobby, which was built using taxes on coffee exports. The tour also stops into the Museo Oro (Gold Museum), where you can see a massive collection of Pre-Columbian gold.
At the conclusion of the tour, you’ll stop for lunch at a local restaurant where you'll feast on a few typical Costa Rican offerings. Then, the bus will bring you back to your San José hotel.
What to Bring
Comfortable walking shoes, and money for souvenirs, gratuities, and personal expenses.
Meal, bilingual guide, live music, guided tours, and a cocktail.
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Very interesting tour.
This is a "must do" for all San Jose visitors