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Bites & Sights Walking Experience

San José, Costa Rica

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Experience hosted by Erick

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, 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 for chocolate and more...
Other things to note
Exclusions: Food and drink other than specified above, souvenirs.

The tour finish about 3 pm in the Spain Park in the Chocolate House. or 12 pm. It depends of your tour.

MEETING MAIN ENTRANCE CENTRALBANK SAN JOSE
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…

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What's included

  • Food
    Seasonal fruits-
    Coffee-Chocolate taste-Empanada-Tradicional food like...
  • Drinks
    Natural drinks
    Coffee-Chocolate!
From $19
/ person
Thu, Jan 21
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$24 per person
$24 per person
Thu, Jan 21
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$24 per person
$24 per person
Fri, Jan 22
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
$24 per person
$24 per person

Meet your host, Erick

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 361 Reviews
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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

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 4.94 out of 5 from 361 reviews.

Chyelle
January 2021
This is a fantastic tour! It’s more than just bites to eat and interesting tidbits on San Jose’s history. Rather Erick introduced me to the rich historic past tracing all the way to the indigenous tribes that traveled through the land before there was city. From indigenous peoples cuisines (corn coffee), traditional foods (pineapple skin juice and turtle eggs), to local produce (star fruit, “vi-chi-chu”, “o-Chu-wah”) I really could not have gotten a better introduction to San Jose. He knew all the market vendors, showed me the back door of the markets product production, told me about the current state of the city, and cultural sites like Teatro, post office, and other buildings donated to the city by foreign countries (i.e. Belgium). This trip, I went on another city tour of San Jose and this tour goes above and beyond. If there was a part two I would absolutely go!
This is a fantastic tour! It’s more than just bites to eat and interesting tidbits on San Jose’s history. Rather Erick introduced me to the rich historic past tracing all the way t…
Abdelnabi
January 2021
Erick was very helpful and informative, his english was very good and answers all of our questions, we tried different frutes and other foods, we got familiar with the town, very nice guy, will defiantly recommend him. Thanks Erick
Stefan
January 2021
So Erick is really offering a different walking experience compared to what you usually get. I really liked the small snacks on the way and the little fun facts. Also Erick is a cool, relaxed guy that you will like to listen too, plus his english is perfect.
So Erick is really offering a different walking experience compared to what you usually get. I really liked the small snacks on the way and the little fun facts. Also Erick is a co…
Alan
January 2021
The best way to get to know the local and historical jewels of San José and the country! Super interesting dynamic tour ‘
Shawn
January 2021
It’s certainly a decent introductory tour to San Jose, but it felt like our tour guide wasn’t as engaging as we would have hoped. Much of the tour we walked in silence. Our tour guide was very thoughtful in making sure we had opportunities to rest and gauge our mood throughout the tour. It was also difficult to determine the meeting place on the day off.
It’s certainly a decent introductory tour to San Jose, but it felt like our tour guide wasn’t as engaging as we would have hoped. Much of the tour we walked in silence. Our tour gu…
Mercedes
December 2020
An amazing local tour and tips! Top of the line. You guys do not want to miss all the gems that Erick will be showing you around. I make new friends, learn lot of history and ate delicious food. I’m vegan and Erick had all the vegan options. Last stop was La Esquina de JM. We stayed longer and had a vegan lunch there too. Great day!
An amazing local tour and tips! Top of the line. You guys do not want to miss all the gems that Erick will be showing you around. I make new friends, learn lot of history and ate d…

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  • Thu, Jan 21
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Thu, Jan 21
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Sat, Jan 23
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    $24 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $24 per person
  • Tue, Jan 26
    8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    $24 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Dress standard: Casual clothing is appropriate for this tour, and we advise you wear comfortable shoes. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen may need to be worn if the weather is hot.