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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant

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Highlights
  • 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
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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant
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San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant
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Overview
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.
What to Expect
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 Morazán 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 Escazú 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.
Itinerary
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.
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Reviews (59)
1 - 5 of 17 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
City tour with dinner

Eric was an excellent guide. Very knowledgeable about the city and its history and so personable! Loved learning about the making of chocolate...so interesting. The bonus was dinner at Sylvester’s...excellent! 5 stars!

Thank epduffy89
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great experience, highly recommend

Our guide (I believe his name was Chris) was terrific. He knew a lot of stories about San Jose, we had spent a few days trying to find spots around the city on our own, and had mostly failed and become frustrated. This tour made...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Good tour for late arrival to San Jose

Me and my friend did this tour with Angel the tour guide. me and my friend arrived late in San Jose so there were limited tours to do at night so it was a perfect match for us !He was great so accommodating, helpful, and...More

Thank michelewT8601JB
crga_13, Manager at San Jose Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Michelle, I am Glad you had a good time with our experience about your concern is something we are working on it. Thank you for taking your time to share your opinion with us.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Night tour

Angel was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the city. He was very thorough and made sure we got the full experience. Loved the chocolate making experience and some yummy sangria. Wish we could have gotten inside the theater. We walked through the city so there...More

Thank stephaniekC5877JE
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Great time with Great Guides

I really enjoyed this tour! I had a limited amount of time in San Jose and thought this tour would be a good way to see the city and learn about the rich history of San Jose, it was! The guides (Gladys and the other...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank hillrich
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alnbonnie
8 August 2018|
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Response from rvg1634 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think so. Restaurant owner was very accommodating. Email Urban Adventures @ Costa Rica and make sure if you want.
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lottamomomma
17 July 2018|
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Response from Cameron J | Reviewed this property |
Not hard at all. There are lots of taxis and Uber is everywhere.
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