Bites & Sights Walking Experience

San José, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Erick

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Get your cameras ready because you don’t want to miss a single moment of this colourful local experience. On this experience you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life. Your experience starts with a morning pick-me-up cup of coffee in a café located in the Borbons market where you’ll get to know your guide and relax into your surroundings. From here, we’ll take a stroll through the vibrant market, tasting local fresh fruits while learning about the agricultural history of the area, continues along local roads towards the Central Market. Seeing the diverse sites of these markets will help you get to know the country and its rich history and on this urban experience, you’ll be another sense – taste – to get more in tune with San Jose. For the end visit special cozy place like mom and pop and more...
Other things to note
Exclusions: Food and drink other than specified above, gratitude for the guides.

The tour finish about 11 :30 or 2 30 pm.at Barrio Amon
Get your cameras ready because you don’t want to miss a single moment of this colourful local experience. On this experience you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than…

What's included

  • Food
    Seasonal fruits-
    Coffee-Chocolate taste-Empanada-Tradicional food like...
  • Drinks
    Natural drinks
    Coffee-Chocolate!

Meet your Host, Erick

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I am the founder of an amazing tour operator based on experiences inside and out side the city, with 25 years experience on tour and travel, I am very creative person, I am passionate tour guide, I am very positive, simple and easy going person I know very well about Costa Rican gastronomy, culture, local people and the secrets of the city. I like the outdoor activities, doing some hiking and anything who let me be in contact with nature and city too. I like to meet new people know other paradigms and other points of view and learn from each one of them.
I am the founder of an amazing tour operator based on experiences inside and out side the city, with 25 years experience on tour and travel, I am very creative person, I am passionate tour guide, I am very positive, simple and easy going person I know very well about Costa Rican gastronomy, culture, local people and the secrets of the city. I like the outdoor activities, doing some hiking and anything who let me be in contact with nature and city too. I like to meet new people know other parad…
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Where you'll be

Where we'll meet
Main Entrance of the Banco Central de Costa Rica, in the monumento de los presentes
San José
Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market, visit Spain and Morazan Park, Yellow House and Metalic Church!In the end we are visit a cosy little chocolate makers, they sale chocolates and coffee by regions of Costa Rica produced by local families, enjoy a tamal and chocolate here!

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 719 reviews.

  • Steven
    January 2022
    had a wonderful time with Gladys no really appreciate some of the information shared about the people, how the land was taken and the artist to ironically put his sculptures around all the banks. I think this is a great tour to do as soon as your arrive to learn where you should explore after and ask your questions about neighborhoods
  • Ian
    January 2022
    Thanks for a great tour.. should definitely have skipped breakfast! Angel was a top tour guide giving us great insights as well as offering recommendations for the rest of our stay.. A must do!
  • Nedra
    January 2022
    This tour was the absolute best! I learned so much from our tour guide, Angel! I mean, he REALLY made the experience worthwhile! We tried different fruit, had the best tasting coffee you’ll ever have AND learned a LOT about the city of San Jose! I gained a lot of insightful info about the culture of Costa Rica! Learning about and tasting different dishes will feed your mind as well as your tummy! This was an EXCELLENT tour and definitely proves that there is more to the city than what meets the eye! My expectations were beyond exceeded! BOOK THE TOUR! You won’t be disappointed!!!!
  • Dario
    January 2022
    Smooth and easy tour I was alone and everyone was so friendly ! Host was amazing and did not feel like it was « work » very casual and good was excellent
  • Charlie
    January 2022
    A must do in San Jose! Everything you need to see to get into the culture and see all of the sites. Angel was great - very friendly and answered all our questions. I met some lovely people and got lots of tips for the start of my Costa Rica experience 👍
  • Ian
    January 2022
    Loved this tour. Three hours was perfect- we saw and learnt so much with our brilliant guide Angel. Oh, and we ate loads of great local foods.

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