Guided Walking Tour in San Jose

Experience the magic of San Jose, Costa Rica, on this immersive guided walking tour that promises to unfold the city’s enchanting beauty right before your very eyes. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of this vibrant destination as you stroll through its charming streets and uncover the hidden gems that have shaped its unique character over the years. Led by knowledgeable guides, this captivating journey will leave you with a profound appreciation for the rich cultural that defines San Jose.

General information

Price / 25 USD

You can pay online


English & Spanish



Starting time

10:00 & 15:00 hrs


2 hours

Included / excluded

2-hour guided walking tour

Bilingual tour guide

Entrance to the museums

Food and drinks

Full description

Embark on an enthralling 2-hour walking tour that will lead you to the vibrant heart of San Jose, Costa Rica, where you’ll discover the city’s rich cultural heritage. Immerse yourself in the captivating history and artistic marvels as you explore renowned landmarks, iconic museums, and breathtaking architectural wonders.

Your journey commences with a visit to El Museo Nacional, where fascinating stories and artifacts from Costa Rica’s past will transport you back in time. Gain a deep appreciation for the country’s diverse heritage as your guide provides insightful explanations.

Next, prepare to be dazzled as you enter the gleaming world of Museo del Oro, the Gold Museum. Witness the shimmering displays of pre-Columbian gold artifacts, each intricately crafted to reflect ancient indigenous cultures. Admire the artistry and craftsmanship behind these magnificent pieces, each bearing a tale of Costa Rica’s ancestral traditions.

Continue your quest for knowledge at Museo de Jade. Learn about the significance of jade in Costa Rican history and delve into the myths and legends surrounding this precious stone. The museum’s exhibits beautifully showcase the cultural importance and artistic mastery of jade, offering a captivating glimpse into the country’s indigenous roots.


As you navigate the bustling streets, your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the iconic Teatro Nacional, an architectural gem that showcases Costa Rica’s commitment to the arts. Marvel at the neoclassical design, intricate details, and grandeur of this national treasure.

The tour then proceeds to Plaza de la Cultura, a lively square pulsating with the rhythms of daily life in San Jose. Take a moment to absorb the vibrant atmosphere and soak in the city’s energy as locals go about their daily routines. Admire the surrounding buildings, which blend colonial and contemporary architecture, creating a harmonious fusion of the old and the new.

A must-experience part of San Jose is a stroll along Avenida Central, the city’s main avenue. Be captivated by the bustling scene, where vibrant shops, cozy cafés, and street vendors contribute to a lively tapestry of sights, sounds, and flavors. Let the enchanting ambiance sweep you away as you embrace the captivating sights and immerse yourself in the local culture.

Please note that this tour includes visits to the museums from the outside, and exploring the museums from the inside is not part of the itinerary.

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Plaza de la Democracia.

Important information

This tour will take place rain or shine.