Day tours from San Jose

San Jose City Tour

Price per person


Departure place

San Jose Hotels

Departure time

11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Tour duration

5 hours


Suitable for all ages

Welcome to San Jose, our capital city!

Let our bilingual guides take you on a cultural journey on some of the most important spots in our capital city in the province of San Jose. A great way to learn about this singular city of Central America.

Our San Jose City Tour will begin with a visit to our National Theater, also known as “The Jewel of San Jose”. And find great pieces of art and architecture built and completed by Costaricans back in 1897.

Next is a visit to El Museo de Oro (Gold Museum). Because of this you will experience a site of great archeological interest in Costa Rica. Following we will visit El Mercado Central (San Jose’s Central Market). Rich in Costarican traditions and cultural heritage, here you can browse and buy local art crafts.

After this comes a visit to La Catedral Metropolitana (the Metropolitan Cathedral).

We will also point out other historically important aspects or buildings of our city like:

  • The old train stationUCR (the university of Costa Rica).
  • La Fábrica Nacional de Licores (our National Liquor Factory).
  • La Asamblea Legislativa (equivalent to the Congress).
  • The metallic building.
  • Some of our parks and other sites of interest.

Our San Jose City tour is an introduction to our capital city where you will receive information on many aspects. We will touch on politics, culture, economy, religion and general current events. At the end we will visit an Art Gallery, here you can get souvenirs to bring back home.

Once we have covered everything we will take you to your hotel or rental place so you can rest and relax for the rest of the day. In conclusion you will have more knowledge about our culture and history told by our local and professional guides.

Notes to consider for our San Jose City Tour

  • Pick up place may vary depending on your hotel location.
  • Departure time may vary depending on your hotel location.
  • Tour Duration is a close approximate.


Visit to the National Theater

Gold Museum tour

Visit to the Central Market

See the Metropolitan Cathedral

See other key locations


Round trip transportation

Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)

Entrance fee to the Gold Museum

Entrance fee to the National Theater

Coffee break

What to bring


Confortable walking shoes