Unbeatable Free Tour of San José with the City Striders

Duration: 3h and 15min
Languages: English, Spanish
Quality Verified Registered on May 23, 2022

Greetings! We are Amaral and David, long experienced guides from San José. 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?

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    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Discover the secrets, history and culture of San José with your new local best friends , the San José City Striders . We are official guides certified by the Costa Rican Tourism Institute, 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 and 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.

  • National theater
  • National Museum of Costa Rica
  • San José Green Zone
  • Central Market
  • Oldest ice cream shop in the city

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

During the dry season we separate the tours by language, leaving Spanish in the mornings with the meeting point information that you have here and English in the afternoons, at 2:30 p.m. and with a different meeting point, at the National Theater of Costa Rica (https://maps.app.goo.gl/eU8KeR8e6f7WVw3x9)

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cuesta de Moras, Av. Central, Bella V...
    Cuesta de Moras, Av. Central, Bella Vista, San José, Costa Rica
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    Plaza de la Democracia, in front of the entrance to the National Museum of Costa Rica, wearing our characteristic shirt with the San José City Striders Logo. in the back

  • 1
    Outside visit
    National Museum of Costa Rica.
  • 2
    Outside visit
    National Monument
  • 3
    Outside visit
    National Center of Culture
  • 4
    Outside visit
    metallic building
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Music Temple
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Culture Square
  • 7
    Outside visit
    steinvorth building
  • 8
    Outside visit
    San Jose Central Market
  • 9
    Outside visit
    National Theater of Costa Rica

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Laura 21 Feb 2024
La Pineda

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
I loved this tour from start to finish - it included some food tasters, a bathroom stop, an ATM stop as well as all the important historical and cultural information about San Jose. I only booked an hour before and the evening was dismal with rain but the tour was great and well worth the time.
Tamara 20 Feb 2024

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Travelled in family - Feb 2024
Amaral un encanto, se nota que sabe lo que dice y disfruta de su trabajo. El recorrido muy interesante. Recomiendo 100% el tour.
Erika 14 Feb 2024
Palma de Mallorca

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
¡Amaral ha sido increíble! Ha llenado el tour de mucho conocimiento pero también de humor y familiaridad. Muchas gracias por compartir una parte de tu casa con nosotros!
Florencia 13 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Very knowledgeable and kind guide! It was a fun tour and the guide was able to help me with a minor medical issue effectivly.
Paweł 09 Feb 2024

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2024
One of the best free tours we have attended. Really interesting to see architectural and cultural places of San Jose with a lot historical information about whole Costa Rica. After first feeling and being lost in San Jose center, this experience was like disenchantment of this place. I would definitely suggest friends not to omit San Jose during trip to Costa Rica. Pura Vida!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 20 people.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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