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National Theater (Teatro Nacional) Tours and Activities

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Modelled after the Paris Opera House, the National Theater in San José’s Catedral district is a neo-classical masterpiece representing Costa Rica’s greatest era of extravagance and sophistication. The historic building has been the epicenter of the city’s fine arts scene including opera, symphony, and other performing arts since its inaugural performance by Fausto de Gounod in 1897.

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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

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Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of San Jose on an evening bus tour. Starting from your hotel, a comfortable double-decker bus with onboard WiFi serves as your transportation for the evening. See over 25 of the city’s landmarks and stop for a bilingual guided tour at key locations, including the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Enjoy an included dinner of local cuisine, before drop-off at your hotel.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.00
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$66.00

Knowing the best of San José

Knowing the best of San José

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We will visit a beautiful craft shop, where you can get beautiful souvenirs to take back home. During this trip we will visit the National Theater, also known as "La Joya de San José", a masterpiece in art and architecture built by Costa Ricans and completed in 1897. We will also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral. While traveling through the city, we will point out several major and historically important buildings of our city, for example, the University of Costa Rica, the Old Train Station, the National Liquor Factory, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, the Legislative Assembly ( equivalent to the Congress), the Metal Building, some parks and several sites of interest. This will be an introduction to our Capital City and information about our economy, culture, politics, religion and current general events.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.00
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$79.00

Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group or Private

Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group or Private

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Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rican life on this San Jose walking tour that takes you through the streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks. Discover a side to this city only heard from the mouths of locals, while indulging in typical cuisine and one of Costa Rica’s most delectable exports .. Discover the secrets behind herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market. San Jose tour you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life. Take a wander through the city with us on this tour that takes typical San Jose and turns it into a local experience you’ll never forget.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.00
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$32.00

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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Discover historical monuments and the latest San Jose hangout spots during this small-group walking tour in the capital of Costa Rica. Your local guide shows you important landmarks and shares the inside scoop on the city’s best cafes, eateries, and shops. Meet downtown at The National Theater, or upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.00
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$42.00

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group or Private Tour

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group or Private Tour

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Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). We’ll continue to charming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas in San Jose. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine or beer pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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$74.00
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$38.00
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$38.00
Price varies by group size

Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

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Visit the Central Market in San Jose on this guided tour and learn about its 136-year history. There, sample regional staples like tropical seasonal fruit, tortillas, ice cream, Costa Rican coffee, and other local specialities. Plus, find out how and why San Jose became the capital city of Costa Rica.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$50.00
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$50.00

San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

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San José is characterized by its Spanish colonial buildings, Victorian mansions, and rich historical sites. This zero-emission bike tour allows you to see the city up close, avoid car traffic, and cruise through San José’s vibrant neighborhoods—past notable buildings, parks, and squares. Your guide navigates through the city and provides useful background information as you stop to appreciate local highlights.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.56
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San José By Night Food Activity- Wines & Gourmet Dinner- Small Group or Private

San José By Night Food Activity- Wines & Gourmet Dinner- Small Group or Private

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There’s also a ton of culture and history, a tasty local dinner, and the chance to experience San Jose’s nightlife with a local. Highlights: Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the way Explore markets, significant city buildings, and local neighbourhoods Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city Indulge in a tasty local menu filled with authentic local ingredients Sip expertly selected wine pairings as you dine
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00

San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

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San Jose is the cultural capital of Costa Rica and boasts a rich and varied history. Get acquainted with the city’s charms on a private tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00
Price varies by group size

Half-Day San Jose Food Tour and Gold Museum, Small group

Half-Day San Jose Food Tour and Gold Museum, Small group

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Visiting San Jose’s markets with a guide turns an everyday scene into a rich cultural experience as your guide tells you the stories behind the markets’ offerings and takes the guesswork out of deciding what’s worth a try. After visiting top San Jose markets, head to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum to take a look at the city’s early history. Highlights: San Jose market and city tour with Pre-Columbian Gold Museum Visit top markets to learn about local culture through food Lots of food and coffee tastings included, plus museum entrance Good way for first-time visitors to learn about San Jose history and culture
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.88
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San Jose Mountains Dusk and Hidden Gems With Locals Small Groups or Private

San Jose Mountains Dusk and Hidden Gems With Locals Small Groups or Private

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Unmask the beauty of contemporary Costa Rican life on this walking tour of San Jose and San Antonio de Escazu la Ventolera that is a remarkable Dusk views of San Jose. This guided hike begins in the mountain-top town of Escazú. Highlights: *Discover a tale of two cities, exploring the real local people in San Jose and Escazu, the “City of Witches" *Enjoy a cup of coffee. *Visit the legendary Mountains of Bebedero Escazu La Ventolera. We will enter the mountain, one of the most beautiful trails in Escazú, on the right we have beautiful views of the mountains and on the left we will see the city. *Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks. *Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant for dinner. *Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$65.00
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VIP City Bus From San José

VIP City Bus From San José

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Though Costa Rica may be more famous for its natural attractions, its capital city of San Jose is not to be overlooked. Head out from downtown San Jose on a double-decker sightseeing bus to discover the city’s important historical landmarks, learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica, and find the best panoramic views of the city.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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City tour - San José

City tour - San José

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We made a tour taking into account the past and the present in San Jose. We know the artistic part, including its most recognized spaces in this area, the culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour will show you the most beautiful areas of San José. The tour describes the past and the present of San José, in order to know it´s actual life. You get to know from art, culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour shows you the most beautiful areas in San José.
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  • 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$34.00
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$34.00

San Jose City Tour Half Day

San Jose City Tour Half Day

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Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on this guided tour of the capital city. Highlights include the National Theater, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court, and Central Market. A bilingual guide is on hand to answer questions and provide insight about what you see along the way.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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$68.00

Private Shuttle from Manuel Antonio National Park to SJO Airport

Private Shuttle from Manuel Antonio National Park to SJO Airport

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The end of a vacation is hard enough, so save yourself departure stress with a private transfer from Manuel Antonio National Park or Quepos to the San Jose International Airport. A dedicated driver collects you and your luggage directly from your accommodation and takes you straight to the airport in time to catch your flight. Relax in comfort on the roughly 3-hour drive instead of being jostled on a crowded bus.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$202.67
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Gourmet Coffee Tasting & Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

Gourmet Coffee Tasting & Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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Immerse yourself in San Jose’s thriving coffee culture during a tasting and walking tour of Costa Rica’s capital. Exploring with a guide reveals cafes and coffee varieties that you may otherwise have missed, and also gives you the chance to get the inside scoop on coffee production from local baristas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.00
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$52.00

10D-9N Green Costa Rica

10D-9N Green Costa Rica

This is a circuit for lovers of nature and adventure tourism, has all the necessary elements to enjoy beautiful landscapes. You will visit cities in the north of the country where you can make different tours, such as the coffee tour, visit National Parks, impressive waterfalls, rivers, see the most impressed of the fauna of Costa Rica, share with local people.
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  • 10 days
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San Jose Guided City Tour: Architecture, Culture, Food and History

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San Jose Guided City Tour: Architecture, Culture, Food and History

We made a tour taking into account the past and the present in San Jose. Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on this walking guided tour of the capital city. Highlights include the National Theater, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, the National Museum, the Supreme Court, and Central Market. A bilingual guide is on hand to answer questions and provide insight about what you see along the way. We know the artistic part, including its most recognized spaces in this area, the culture, history and architecture of the city. The tour will show you the most beautiful areas of San José. The tour describes the past and the present of San José, in order to know it´s actual life. You get to know from art, culture, history and architecture of the city.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$112.00
$140.00
$28.00 savings
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$112.00
$140.00
$28.00 savings

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Nauyaca Waterfalls

Durante el recorrido disfrutarán de refrescantes bebidas las cuales estarán incluidas en su servicio de transporte
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$300.00
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$300.00
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San Jose City Tour

San Jose City Tour

Make your stay in San Jose more than just a jumping-off point with this half-day city tour showcasing the history and culture of the Costa Rican capital. Skip the stress of public transit and let a driver and guide zip you around town to major landmarks like the ornate National Theatre, Gold Museum, Metropolitan Cathedral, and more.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.82
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Private full day City Tour San Jose visit most interesting and cultural places

Private full day City Tour San Jose visit most interesting and cultural places

The sprawl of San Jose poses challenge for visitors who want to explore the capital but don’t have much time in Costa Rica. This private guided tour of San Jose provides an easy answer for time-strapped travelers by taking you to San Jose’s top sites in just a day. From the National Theatre of Costa Rica to a popular artisan market, you’ll get a sense of this city’s rich history and culture.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$108.50
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$108.50

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What are National Theater (Teatro Nacional) hours of operation?
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National Theater (Teatro Nacional) hours of operation: Mon - Sat 9am-4pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book National Theater (Teatro Nacional) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since National Theater (Teatro Nacional) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit National Theater (Teatro Nacional) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to National Theater (Teatro Nacional) costs USD 32.00. Guided National Theater (Teatro Nacional) tours start around USD 32.00 per person.
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