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- Discover a tale of two cities, exploring the real Costa Rica in San Jose and Escazu, the “City of Witches"
- Experience the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, and ride like a local about public transport
- Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks
- Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha as well as a coffee tasting
Departure & Return
Main entrance of the National Theatre (Teatro Nacional de Costa Rica), at 2nd Avenue and 3rd Street, San José
Escazu Central Park, near the taxi rank
What To Expect
Your next stop is the old city of Escazu, home to the beautiful La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Enjoy traditional Costa Rican cuisine and take in the daily lunch scene at an 80-year-old inn. Top off your meal with a glass of chicha, a popular local drink.
After lunch, take a peek into the traditional artisan scene at the home and workshop of a renowned mask-making family. Colorful masks are an important part of Costa Rican festivities, and you’ll get to hear about their history and handmade creation when you meet a third-generation craftsman.
Finally, tour a local bakery that’s been churning out delicious, fresh-baked goods for almost a century. Learn how to make traditional tortillas and wash down a sampling of house-made bread with another cup of fresh-brewed coffee. Your tour will wrap up in front of the ornate Costa Rica National Theatre back in central San Jose.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please wear comfortable, casual clothing for walking
- This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.
- The temperature drops in the late afternoon, so please bring light jackets and/or long sleeved shirts.
- Porras Bakery is closed on Sundays
- In Escazu, you will learn about local folklore and meet with local artisans, giving you a look into local culture that you might not get on your own.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- You will visit a a legendary masquerade family where three generations have been making some of the country’s most beautiful masks for celebrations and special holidays. By participating in this tour, you are helping to preserve local cultural heritage and traditions.
- This tour will take you to locally-owned, traditional restaurants, where you will try a range of local produce and organic coffee.
- Most travellers can participate
- Effective September 1, 2021, travellers aged 18+ must produce proof of COVID-19 vaccination on Intrepid Urban Adventures tours. Children aged 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted no more than 72 hours before your tour, proof of recovery dated no more than 9 months or proof of vaccination.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- OPERATED BY Intrepid Urban Adventures - Latin America
- 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.
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- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
- Social distancing enforced throughout experience
- Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
- Guides required to regularly wash hands
- Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms