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Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

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Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

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Overview

Sample a wide variety of Costa Rican flavors while learning about the country's cultural heritage with this San Jose walking tour. You'll shop for fruits and veggies at the Mercado Central and the Mercado Borbón, visit the National Theater and La Laguna Plaza, and try all sorts of local treats along the way.
  • Explore San Jose on foot with a local guide
  • Choose from private or small-group options
  • Early-morning and late-morning departures are available
  • Food and beverages are included in the price
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Coffee and/or Tea
Tamal
Make Tortillas
Seasonal fruits Samples
Empanada
For every 8 travelers, there will be one tour guide
Private transportation
Alcoholic Beverages
Gratuities
Banco Central de Costa Rica , Av. central y 1, calles 2 y 4, C. 4, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica

Meeting point San Jose, Monumento de los Presentes, in front of Banco Central de Costa Rica, between avenida 1 and avenida central by street four, if you need a parking we recommend one block from meeting point on the left side of the road on street four.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Private option
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY San Jose Urban Tours - Local Owned
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group.
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What is the social distancing policy during Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group.

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  • "This is a 3 hour journey through San Jose that will take you into the places you’d never find on your own." See review

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Shanae_F
, May 2022
I would highly recommend this tour for all ages. We tried so many fruits, walked all over and learned so much about Costa Rica.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello, thank you very much for your support and we are very pleased that you liked it. Cheers San Jose Urban Tours Team
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Shirley_A
, May 2022
"Share your story" -- It doesn't seem that Viator is actually looking for a review. Participants are being prompted to advertise for you. I think San Jose Urban Tours deserves better. My review: The guide was knowledgeable and engaging, although he seemed unduly concerned about how he would be rated, since he wanted to verify several times that we were enjoying the tour, when it seemed to me it was clear that we were. This seemed to be an indication of the system he was working under. The participants were unfamiliar with San Jose, and the tour provided a very efficient introduction to the downtown area as well as a general overview of the history of Costa Rica. The hands-on cooking experience was enjoyable, although I would have preferred to know about of the food culture of Costa Rica, the main ingredients and most common daily dishes (their names, so we could try them in restaurants). The following day I had to spend some time online to locate the main entrance to the Mercado Central. There are numerous entrances, but a newcomer would not find them easily. A map of where we had been with street names would have been very useful for finding our way back to places where we would like to spend more time. Superstitions were mentioned a couple of times. It would have been interesting to know a bit more about this aspect of Costa Rican culture and more about the relations between the indigenous and European populations in general. The tour was very carefully planned and prepared.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello Shierley, I love the way you explained your point of view, this tour in particular has been evolving and improving, to the point that we are making important changes in the history of the tour, the food and also more participatory when it comes to present the food ,always with a touch of surprise, but all your points of view is exactly where we are going, thank you very much. All the Best San Jose Urban Tours Team
star-5
Best tour of the city and markets!
Ryan_S
, May 2022
San José was mine and my husband’s first stop in Costa Rica on our honeymoon, and we had no idea where to go or what food would be good to try. Angel was a great guide in not only telling us about the history of the city but sharing some great food with us. We tried a lot of great food might not have gotten otherwise, and even went back after to buy more of the stuff we tried. It was finished off with a stop at their office to make tortillas, hot chocolate, and eat tamales, all of which were amazing. It was a perfect start to our trip and we would recommend it to anyone!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hola Ryan. I am glad that you enjoyed the experience with us, we are really pleased to see how well you had it, it was worth our effort that we now have our gastronomic center to improve
star-5
Super tour for all food lovers
MARIJA_T
, May 2022
Great tour with a great guide Ernesto. Recommend for everyone in search for authentic local experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hola so glad you enjoy the tour, and thank you for your support All the Best San Jose Urban Tours Team
star-5
Excellent tour
Daniel_S
, Apr 2022
Loved this food walking tour, going around several sites in San Jose. Must have tried 15-20 different foods/drinks ranging from fruits to coffee to ceviche.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Daniel so glad you had a good time with us, and thanks to support a local owned company all the best From San Urban Tours Team
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Eric was very...
smsleepers2
, Apr 2022
Eric was very knowledgeable and entertaining. His explanation of the migration of Costa Rican population was great. All the food he had us sample was delicious and his explanation of how it was native to this area was great. Had a wonderful time.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hola so glad you had a good time, and really thank you to support a local owned company all the best From San Jose Urban Tours Team
star-5
Great Tour
Tessa_R
, Apr 2022
Great tour! Gladys was the best guide, she shared so much knowledge with us about many different things and everything was very interesting. She made the tour a great experience. We tried so many different foods and learned a lot. We would definetly recommend doing it!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Hello Tessa, so glad you had a time with us, we really try to make it better and better everyday, and really thank you, to support a local owned company all the best San Jose Urban Tours Team
star-5
Very much worth taking.
Natalie_L
, Mar 2022
Wonderful, informative tour. We tasted varieties of fruit, salads and deserts. Our guide Ernesto was knowledgeable, friendly, professional and passion about the tour. Thank you very much!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hola Natalie, so glad you had a good time, really thank you to support a local owned company all the best San Jose Urban Tours Team
star-5
Excellent Way to Experience Sam Jose with Delicious Local Food
Julia_T
, Mar 2022
Eric is an excellent knowledgeable guide who knows San Jose very well. This tour is perfect to experience the local lives with food. The local food is delicious and filling particularly the coffee.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hola Julia,I really enjoy the tour as well, thank you and so glad you had a good time.
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Great Tour
James_O
, Mar 2022
Ernesto was a great tour guide. He was very knowledgeable about the history of San Jose and the local food and drink. All of the food was delicious and the Central Market was such a great experience. We had the opportunity to taste many types of local fruit and saw a demonstration of coffee bean roasting in a 150 year old coal powered machine. I would definitely recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Hola James so glad you had a good time with us, and enjoy the walking food tour, as we are a local owned company the walking is off the beathen track with a great local inside. Thanks from San Jose Urban Tours Team

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