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

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

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

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.
  • Learn about the city and its culture through its food market
  • Find out why San Jose became the capital city
  • Morning and afternoon tour times are available
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is included for an additional charge
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Food tasting
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
Snacks
Coffee and/or Tea
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option not selected)

Departure Point

Avenida 2, Calle 5, Catedral, San José, Costa Rica

We meet up at the front door of National Theater.

Return Details

C. 8, Paso De La Vaca, San José, Costa Rica

Tour ends at the Central Market, just a few blocks away from meeting point.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Carpe Chepe - San Jose Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

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Wonderful tour!
lbulmer
, Feb 2020
Wow, we loved this tour. Our guide, Ivannia, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was much more comprehensive than we expected it to be, as we got to see some of the main buildings in downtown San Jose as well as going through Central Market and sampling some of the food and drinks. I highly recommend this tour!
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AMAZING!
Tasha J
, Dec 2019
I enjoyed every moment of the tour. I learned so much and the food was so good that we were able to taste. Our tour guide was very fun and engagingly with us. He even gave out of his pocket for me.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Thank you so much for leaving a review! :) We are very happy you liked the tour, enjoyed the food and had the opportunity to explore the city! Welcome back anytime
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Amazing way to learn about and...
Rosalind J
, Apr 2018
Amazing way to learn about and experience the culture of San Jose. The market we visited was truly the heart of the capital so it felt like it really captured the spirit of what the capital is. The food samples were great, we were able to try coffee, tortillas, and ice cream. Also a great way to shop like a local. Tour guide was spirited and passionate it was a very good package.
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