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Location: San Jose Central Market, San Jose, Costa Rica | San Jose, Costa Rica
Category: Food & Drink
Immersion into the hidden cultural wonders of San Jose
Crafts, herbal remedies & fresh produce at Mercado Borbon
San Jose Market—brimming with typical Costa Rican cuisine
Samples of rich Costa Rican coffee & local delicacies
Limited capacity with a maximum of 12 people
Guided tour of Mercado Borbon and San Jose Central Market
Food and coffee samples
Live tour commentary provided in English
Get your cameras ready because you don't want to miss a single moment of this colorful local experience. On this San Jose tour you 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 gets 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.
Your San Jose food tour starts with a morning pick-me-up cup of coffee in a café located in the Mercado Borbon, where you get to know your guide and take a break into your surroundings. From here, take a stroll through the vibrant market, tasting fresh fruit while learning about the agricultural history of the area.
Visit a number of stands, from a coffee stand to a local folk medicine stand, where you learn about curing everything from a hangover to a broken heart. Coffee and markets play a very important role in the history of San Jose and you get the inside scoop on what they mean to the city and its citizens.
Your San Jose market tour continues along local roads toward the Central Market. Seeing the diverse sites of these markets will help you get to know the country and its rich history. There's no better place to experience local cuisine than the Central Market, a 120-year old building filled to the brim with typical Costa Rican food and drink. Here you can sample local delicacies, learn about the herbs used in local medicines, or simply sip on your second rich and smooth Costa Rican coffee of the day.
Cancellation Policy: 4 days
Know before you book:
Children 5 and younger are complimentary.,
Maximum group size is 12 people.,
Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
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