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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

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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 BorbĂłn, visit the National Theater and La Laguna Plaza, and try all sorts of local treats along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.00
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USD32.00

Coffee and Chocolate Tour (Regular)

Coffee and Chocolate Tour (Regular)

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Learn about two of Costa Rica’s biggest (and tastiest) exports on this tour of a coffee and chocolate farm from La Fortuna. Not only do you go to a side of Arenal volcano that most visitors miss in order to see the coffee and cacao crops, but you also get to taste the final products—it’s as fresh as it gets. Your guide shares insight into the industries throughout the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD50.00
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San Jose By Night:Culture Tour and Special Dinner with Wines & Cocktails Classes

San Jose By Night:Culture Tour and Special Dinner with Wines & Cocktails Classes

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Take the stress out of eating and drinking at night in a new city with this fun-filled dinner and nightlife experience. Explore markets, check out neighborhoods you might otherwise miss, and indulge in a delicious three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings. Learn about local food and culture from your guide throughout the evening.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.00
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USD74.00

Don Olivo Chocolate Tour

Don Olivo Chocolate Tour

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Spend a delicious 2 hours learning all about the best type of chocolate in the world, along with coffee, tropical fruit, spices, rum, and sugar cane- all products of Costa Rica, on this tour. Explore the farm holding 1600 cacao trees, where they produce 150 pounds of cacao every week. The best part: sampling the chocolate and the rest of the delicious produce!
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD25.00
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USD25.00

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

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Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). We’ll continue to charming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas in San Jose. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine or beer pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD76.50
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USD76.50
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

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Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD39.30
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USD39.30
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Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

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Experience San Jose’s party scene with a pub crawl through the heart of Costa Rica’s capital, and skip the line with an expert guide and a fun crew of fellow travelers. Learn about the city’s history as you walk alongside your guide, drink like a Tico as you tip back house shots at a series of four bars and clubs, then dance, drink and party the night away in the heart of the city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD49.24
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD72.00
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San José Chocolate Tour

San José Chocolate Tour

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Learn about the history of chocolate from the best chocolatiers in San Jose on this 1-1.5 hours chocolate tour. You’ll learn the history of cacao through stories and lessons, about the chocolate transformation in Europe in the 18th century, and end up making chocolate yourself! At the end you’ll have sampled chocolate pairings, and be able to share your knowledge and creations back home.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD40.00
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Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

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Visit the Central Market in San Jose on this guided tour and learn about its 136-year history. There, sample regional staples like tropical seasonal fruit, tortillas, ice cream, Costa Rican coffee, and other local specialities. Plus, find out how and why San Jose became the capital city of Costa Rica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD48.00
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Arenal Volcano Chocolate Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Chocolate Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

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An exclusive private tour that includes a visit to the rainforest, a cocoa plantation, artisan chocolate farm for learn about the chocolate history, plantation, processing and elaboration of chocolate drink and bars. Later enjoy a great relaxing time at Baldi Hot Springs, the best Thermal Pools complex in Arenal Volcano Area
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD245.00
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USD245.00
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A taste of Aquiares - 2 hours Coffee Tour

A taste of Aquiares - 2 hours Coffee Tour

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Learn about coffee production at Costa Rica's largest coffee farm on this guided tour. At the Aquiares Estate, you’ll see the process from seed to cup after visiting the local community and hearing about coffee agronomy and its importance to Costa Rica. Then, learn about coffee roasting and cupping and get a taste.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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Discover historical monuments and the latest San Jose hangout spots during this small-group walking tour in the capital of Costa Rica. Your local guide shows you important landmarks and shares the inside scoop on the city’s best cafes, eateries, and shops. Meet downtown at The National Theater, or upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD40.00
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San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

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San José is characterized by its Spanish colonial buildings, Victorian mansions, and rich historical sites. This zero-emission bike tour allows you to see the city up close, avoid car traffic, and cruise through San José’s vibrant neighborhoods—past notable buildings, parks, and squares. Your guide navigates through the city and provides useful background information as you stop to appreciate local highlights.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD45.00
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Sloths observation plus coffee-chocolate-sugar cane experience

Sloths observation plus coffee-chocolate-sugar cane experience

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Hiking in the Costa Rican rainforest can be a dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Book this La Fortuna Sloths, Coffee, and Chocolate Experience and go with a guide who will keep you safe and well informed. Set out through the rainforest to spot sloth and other wildlife before stopping at a chocolate and coffee farm for tastings.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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USD91.20
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Complete Lunch in our house Hacienda La Esperanza

Complete Lunch in our house Hacienda La Esperanza

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Enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch in a lovely home that’s over 100 years old with a huge garden to relax in. This small group experience will last about 1.5 hours, and you’ll have several wonderful things to try. Look forward to Carribean-style dishes, salads and fresh fruit, Turrialba cheese with banana in honey, Aquiares coffee, and more. Dietary restrictions can be accompanied for.
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  • 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD26.00
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD199.00
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USD199.00
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Chocolate Tour (cacao plantation)

Chocolate Tour (cacao plantation)

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This tour provides an opportunity to learn about cocoa cultivation and the chocolate-making process in a short amount of time, at a real working plantation less than ten minutes drive from La Fortuna. The tour also includes transportation to and from the plantation from town, so you do not have to worry about renting a car or taking public transportation.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.54
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Gourmet Coffee Tasting & Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

Gourmet Coffee Tasting & Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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Immerse yourself in San Jose’s thriving coffee culture during a tasting and walking tour of Costa Rica’s capital. Exploring with a guide reveals cafes and coffee varieties that you may otherwise have missed, and also gives you the chance to get the inside scoop on coffee production from local baristas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD50.00
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USD50.00

Wine Tour and Tasting

Wine Tour and Tasting

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We are the first and only commercial winery in Costa Rica and Central America with international quality; as well we produce the first and only liqueur produced from the Golden Berry fruit, also known as the uchuva
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD84.75
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Full day, the Aquiares way - Complete Coffee Tour

Full day, the Aquiares way - Complete Coffee Tour

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This full-day coffee farm tour provides an authentic day-in-the-life experience you won’t find on many of the other coffee farm tours. While tours often only demonstrate a small fraction of the process, at Aquiares, coffee lovers can see what it takes to bring coffee from the seed to the cup. Plus, you can experience the welcoming community, rich foods, and stunning scenery of a farm in the Costa Rican rainforest.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD107.00
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Waterfall Rappelling and Chocolate Tour in La Fortuna

Waterfall Rappelling and Chocolate Tour in La Fortuna

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Chocolate-lovers in La Fortuna can’t miss this chocolate experience where you learn to harvest, dry, and grind cacao seeds into delicious chocolate products like drinks and bars. Plus, this tour combines a chocolate-making experience with a thrilling waterfall rappel, making it a top choice for family adventure.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD150.00
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Chocolate & La Fortuna Waterfall Adventure

Chocolate & La Fortuna Waterfall Adventure

With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna of San Carlos, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in tropical America to the processing of the product as we know it and enjoy it today .
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD102.96
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What people are saying about Food Tours in Central Valley

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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose
"Highly recommended. Daniel was amazing & you will eat well while seeing many sights & learning history"..."
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Coffee and Chocolate Tour (Regular)
"Our guide made this tour incredible and hard to beat. He was very informative and super patient with my grandkids and let them try everything if they wanted to, but always their parents if it was okay first."..."
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San Jose By Night:Culture Tour and Special Dinner with Wines & Cocktails Classes
"Daniel was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the city! The dinner and drinks were delicious as well. Highly recommend if visiting San Jose!"..."
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Don Olivo Chocolate Tour
"Very informative tour, entertaining host. We felt welcomed and the fruit and chocolate samples were amazing!"..."
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Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner
"Exploring San Jose in the evening by walking showed us a different side of the city. Luz was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country and culture. We learned an incredible amount and appreciate the great introduction to Costa Rica!"..."
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour
"Fabulous tour with Luz, our fabulous guide who taught us so much about the history of San Jose and Costa Rica! She took us into the markets where we sampled gorgeous tropical fruits and then tamales and coffee! Would thoroughly recommend this tour. Luz was very generous with her time also as we had so many questions!"..."
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Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe
"Our tour guide was great. Very nice and friendly. He even helped my husband get a cab home. It was a great night out"..."
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge
"We saw a lot of animals that you don’t see a lot and they were beautiful ! We can hold butterflies and the waterfall were beautiful !"..."
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"Excellent, informative tour. Sergio and staff are very professional Informative, courteous, helpful and fun tour for all to enjoy. Definitely recommend."..."
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San José Chocolate Tour
"We we at the same session Ira was. He wrote such a good review, see below, there's nothing to be added. Great job ladies!"..."
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Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe
"Wow, we loved this tour. Our guide, Ivannia, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was much more comprehensive than we expected it to be, as we got to see some of the main buildings in downtown San Jose as well as going through Central Market and sampling some of the food and drinks. I highly recommend this tour!"..."
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Arenal Volcano Chocolate Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose
"Making our own chocolate from the beginning of the bean. Really fantastic! The guy who guided the tour is really funny and explains everything very well. And he started with a quiz. Tasting chocolate as much as you want at the end with all kinds of combinations in flavors."..."
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San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
"We have a very pleasant city tour with Ama this week. He was extremely friendly, funny, knowledgeable and very well versed on history on every corner. Stopped to have local ice cream unique to San Jose, and really enjoyed the history coffee shop Don Juanito. His special ability to animate the narrative made the tour a wonderful morning and early afternoon."..."
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San Jose Bike & Bites Ride
"Malo was our very friendly bike tour guide! He was very informative about the history and culture of San José. We stopped at a coffee shop to have an amazing Costa Rican coffee tasting at Encafeinados, and we ate our empanadas that we grabbed earlier. After the tour, he even went out of his way and helped us find some mosquito repellent we were trying to find. I highly recommend this tour if you are in San José!"..."
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Sloths observation plus coffee-chocolate-sugar cane experience
"We saw a lot of sloths and other animals, our tour guide was very knowledgeable and took great pics for us. The coffee-chocolate-sugar cane tour was a lot of fun, very interactive, and we had a great tour guide who made the experience a tone of fun. Highly recommend!"..."
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour
"My wife and I were the only passengers. However the guide and driver gave us the entire package. They were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job."..."
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