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San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

1. San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

Get to know Costa Rica’s bustling capital San José on a bus tour with a local guide. Make stops at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the Museum of Costa Rican Art, the National Theater, and more. Round off your fun-packed day with lunch at a local restaurant, then get taken back to your hotel. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel. Hop on board the double decker bus to the sound of live folk music and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail. Sit back and let yourself be entertained by your charming guides, who will begin with a short history of the city. Make your first stop La Sabana Metropolitan Park, where you will be able to take a quick stroll as well as have a look inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Hop back on the bus and head to the outdoor Central Market. Take in the atmosphere and buy local goods and food (not included in the price). Next, visit the city’s Central Park to witness the National Monument, a bronze statue of five women. Listen to your guide tell you about the meaning behind the statue and the history of Central American resistance to colonization. Continue on to the National Theater. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. After another short bus ride, stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the impressive gold collection. At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch, and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, allow the bus to drop you off at your hotel.

San José: VIP City Tour

2. San José: VIP City Tour

Get to know the culture and character of San José on an immersive bus tour of the city’s highlights. Taking you from your hotel and past the National Theater, Democracy Plaza and Central Market, you’ll witness an on-board folk music performance and learn about Costa Rica’s history and evolution. Starting at your hotel, the tour will take you into downtown San José, which you’ll be able to admire from the top deck as you ride. As an introduction to the city’s key sights, you’ll take a guided walk past the cherished National Theater, Central Market and Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Back on board, you’ll be treated to a traditional folk music performance before stopping to enjoy local Costa Rican cuisine for lunch.  As you pass the National Monument, which commemorates Central America’s victory over the US Filibusters, your guide will teach you about the history of Costa Rica and its evolving national identity. Your final stop will be at Plaza de la Democracia, built in 1989 to commemorate a century of Costa Rican democracy, before the tour takes you back through San José’s bustling streets to your hotel.

San José: Guided City Tour

3. San José: Guided City Tour

Explore San José on a guided full-day tour. Travel around the capital city in an air-conditioned bus and learn about its culture and history from your guide. Along the way, see popular attractions like La Sabana Park, the National Theater, and much more. Start your tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel and set out to discover the cosmopolitan urban center in the heart of Costa Rica. Begin with a drive through La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Considered the lungs of the city, this park is the largest and most significant urban park in Costa Rica. From here, you'll travel to the National Theater of Costa Rica. Embark on a walking tour of this sight, one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture and boasts exquisite interiors with lavish furnishings. Next, visit the Gold Museum before heading to the San José Central Market. Spend some time exploring the bustling market and wandering up and down its narrow lanes before heading to your next stop, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San José. Other highlights of this city tour include the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court of Justice, and other popular attractions. Enjoy a complimentary snack as you travel and feel free to purchase something to eat at one of the stops along the tour. Before your tour comes to an end, make one last stop at a wonderful store filled with Costa Rican art and crafts, the ideal spot to purchase a souvenir of your visit to San José. 

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Jordan y el conductor son excelentes! El city tour es puravida!!