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Unbeatable Free Tour of San José with the City Striders

Your Guru: San José City Striders
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5.0
6 ratings
  • San José
  • Available in English, Spanish
  • 2 hours and 30 minutes

About the Guru

Greetings! We are Amaral and David, formerly guides for the late project Carpe Chepe. Nowadays we are developing our own tours initiative; San José City Striders. We want to become your new local best friends in San Jose, and help you discover all it's secrets and marvelous places. Let us take you to explore, learn and have fun in the Capital City of the first country in the... More

Greetings! We are Amaral and David, formerly guides for the late project Carpe Chepe. Nowadays we are developing our own tours initiative; San José City Striders. We want to become your new local best friends in San Jose, and help you discover all it's secrets and marvelous places. Let us take you to explore, learn and have fun in the Capital City of the first country in the world to abolish its army. We are gonna show you the true meaning of our famous "pura vida"... By the way, did we mention we are OFFICIAL CERTIFIED GUIDES BY THE COSTA RICAN TOURISM BOARD?

About the Tour

Discover the secrets, history, and culture of San José from your new local best friends , the San José City Striders . We are official guides certified by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism, but more than that, we are in love with our city .
We will take you to know our capital as only a close friend would, with reliable information and with the perspective of Explore, Learn and Have Fun.
Each tour with us is an opportunity to fall in love with a small but cosmopolitan city with a rich and interesting history .

Come visit with us places such as the National Theater , with its vast art collection, the National Museum of Costa Rica , the Green Zone of San José , the Central Market with its more than 140 years of history , and its unique flavors. Let's visit together the oldest ice cream parlor in the city and much, much more.
Itinerary:

  • National theater
  • National Museum of Costa Rica
  • San Jose Green Zone
  • Central Market
  • Oldest ice cream parlor in town

Without a doubt, the Best Free Tour in the city.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: We will be in the Plaza de la Democracia, in front of the entrance of the National Museum of Costa Rica, wearing our characteristic Orange shirt with the San José City Striders Logo.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
A minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (6)

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Micheal
28 Jun 2022 Galway
Verified booking
Travelled alone - Jun 2022

An excellent, in depth and informative tour of this beautiful city

Response from San José City Striders
Thanks Micheal! It was fun to walk with you lot!!!! Remember you are welcome in San José whenever you want to come back and eat the special Ice Cream from the Central Market!
Gaston
19 Jun 2022 Montevideo
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

Exelente guia !!!! Muy recomendable

Response from San José City Striders
Gracias, Gastón, ¡fue un gusto tenerte en nuestro tour!
Eunice
13 Jun 2022
Verified booking
Travelled in group - Jun 2022

Response from San José City Striders
Hi, Eunice, thanks for your kind comment in the private zone, as you asked we are adding it here: Hello! I meant to write out a full review but it seems like it only posted my rating, I apologize! Please feel free to add the following full review if there's a way to do that on the site: Our tour of San Jose with City Striders was fantastic, despite the relentless rain! Booking the tour was straight forward and communication with City Striders before the tour was fast and easy. Our guide David was very kind, professional and filled with tons of interesting facts and stories about the history of the city. He was also such a good sport and took lots of pictures of our group and gave us great recommendations when we asked for places to have dinner. He even gave us a lift to the restaurant at the end, which we really appreciated! 3 hours truly flew by even with the nonstop rain. Our favorite part was definitely the coffee stop which felt like a hidden gem within the city. I highly recommend David and City Striders if you want an informative and fun way to get to know San Jose!
Joao
04 Jun 2022 Lisbon
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - Jun 2022

We started our first day in San José with this walking tour and it was the best way to know the city and the history of Costa Rica. David, always with a smile and warmth, explained the architecture, politics, history and gastronomy as we walked through the most important sites of the city. We highly recommend! Thank you David and see you in Lisbon! Começámos o nosso primeiro dia em San José com esta walking tour e foi a melhor forma de conhecer a cidade e da história da Costa Rica. O David, com a sua simpatia e sempre com um sorriso, falou-nos da arquitectura, política,história e gastronomia à medida que nos mostrava os pontos mais importantes da cidade. Recomendamos! Obrigado David, vemo-nos em Lisboa!

Response from San José City Striders
Thank you very much, Joao, it was amazing having you in one of our tours... Obrigado!!!!
Tyler
28 May 2022 College Station
Verified booking
Travelled in couple - May 2022

an altogether fantastic blend of the social, economic, political, and architectural history of the city of san josé. take the time out of your day and follow the city striders to discover the many hidden secrets of san josé!

Response from San José City Striders
Thank you so much! It was amazing having you two and Oleg in our walk! We had a great time!
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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!