Discover San Jose?s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Wander through a maze of vendor stalls and to learn about staples of local cooking at the Central Market, and see the opulent National Theater and other architectural highlights on a twilight walking tour. Drive to the ritzy Paseo de la Luz the east side of San Jose well known for its gastronomy. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
- 4-hour evening tour of San Jose with dinner
- Gain an insider?s perspective of local food and stall favorites at the bustling Central Market
- See San Jose?s iconic landmarks, including the National Theater, Metallic Building, and the Yellow House
- Hear about the legend of the Witch of Escaz? and Paseo de la Luz from a knowledgeable guide
- Delve into a delicious 3-course dinner with expertly selected wine pairings at a restaurant in Paseo de la Luz
- Three-course meal, three glasses of wine and transport from San Jose to the restaurant included
What You Can Expect
San Jose Evening Tour Uncover secrets of daily life and folkloric legend in San Jose with this captivating evening tour. Connect with your guide at the historic Central Market, a covered maze of produce stalls and specialty food vendors dating back more than 120 years. Your guide will show you staples of Costa Rican home cooking, as well as medicinal herbs and traditional handicrafts.
Your tour continues with a walk through San Jose?s historic streets to view architectural highlights in the glow of twilight. Visit Culture Plaza and its crown jewel, the magnificent National Theater. Inspired by the ornate opera houses of Europe, the Neoclassical theater dates back to 1897 and is home to a handful of Costa Rica?s elite performing arts companies.
Stroll through Spain Park to view the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which boasts ties to Andrew Carnegie. You?ll also see the National Distillery and the striking metallic building at Moraz?n Park, constructed atop swamps in the 1800s. Finish your walk at a local artisan market inside the beautiful National Park, where you?ll have the opportunity to purchase handmade souvenirs. You will continue your walk to Paseo de la Luz, an area on the east side of San Jose that?s well known for its gastronomy.
Board a vehicle for the short drive to Paseo de la Luz, the east side of San Jose well known for its gastronomy. Along the way, learn why Escaz? is called the ?City of Witches? and hear folktales of supernatural happenings in the area.
Properly spooked, settle into an acclaimed restaurant in Paseo de la Luz?for a gourmet, 3-course meal. Savor expertly prepared Costa Rican specialties with a Mediterranean twist, paired with South American wine. (See a sample menu in the Itinerary below.)
Once you polish off dessert, your tour officially ends.
Sample dinner menu (subject to change)
First course (one of the following):
Tomato filled with sea bass ceviche and chicasquil (tree spinach) Palm fruit cream soup Tuna ceviche salad with olives, nuts, and beetroot
Main course (one of the following):?
Sea bass filet in tamarind sauce, with sweet potato puree and hearts of palm? Beef tenderloin with blackberries and strawberry sauce, with banana croquettes and glazed palm fruit? Pork tenderloin encrusted with palm fruit seeds, mango, and guava
Dessert (one of the following):
Turrialba cheese and guava jelly Banana ice cream with pumpkin honey Coconut fudge with soursop ice cream
Each course is paired with wine from Argentina or Chile.
- Local English speaking guide
- 3 glasses of wine
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Minimum age is 6 years
- Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
Local operator information
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Schedule and Pricing
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Departs from the San Jose central market. The exact location will appear on your voucher
4 hours (approx.)
Concludes at Guachipelin de Escazu Multiplaza at approximately 8 pm