Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

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From $76.50

170 reviews   (4.47)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: San Jose, San Jose

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Delicious Costa Rican food and drink.Oh, we need to say more?
Alright, well, 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. Best. Night. Ever.

What's Included

Experience San Jose by night with a local to guide the way

Explore significant city buildings and local neighbourhoods

Get tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay

Immerse yourself in the culture and history of the city

Indulge in a tasty local dinner with authentic local ingredients

Sip a glass of wine or beer while you dine

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Casual clothing is appropriate for this tour
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Minimum age to drink wine is 18 years
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour.
  • All tours follow the latest local health authority advice. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people
  • We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Morazan Park
​Our appreciation for San Jose’s ​history starts, with a walk through Morazan Park to enjoy the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

At Parque Nacional, learn about Costa Rica's struggle to maintain its independence in the mid-1800s, its Civil War 100 years later and how nowadays Costa Rica boasts more teachers than policemen.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Excellent History and Food Tour
patrickwbaker1, 14-09-2022
This experience completely changed the way I see San Jose. Our group was perfect and small and included myself, my grandmother, and one other tourist. Our guide, Vinny, was an expert in all things San Jose (and Costa Rica overall) and delivered a perfect walking tour of the cultural/political area of downtown SJ. We started with drinks (included!!) at a local bar, then spent roughly 2.5 hours walking at a slow pace throughout the downtown area while Vinny pointed out culturally significant buildings and monuments, before finishing at a wonderful restaurant in Barrio Escalante. Highly recommend if you are interested in learning more about the history of Costa Rica and San Jose and if you are looking to get a feel for what the city is really like.
Top rated
I6287AQmarkh, 02-09-2022
The tour guide made this an excellent experience. He was not only friendly he was very helpful. He made learning the history very fun.
A bunch of culture and a taste of the city
Luis_R, 11-07-2022
Had an awesome time with our tour guide Malo (don't let the name fool you because everything was "muy bien") and fellow adventurers. Super knowledgeable and great story telling. The drink at the beginning was fine and the meal at the end was tasty. If you have high expectations in terms of a bigger food and beverage experience then I would probably suggest a different, food centric tour. However, if tasting a local beer, trying a local dish for dinner (the chifrijo was delicious), and learning a lot about the CULTURE and HISTORY of San Jose/Costa Rica is most important to you, this is a perfect experience and highly recommended.
josiej1010, 19-06-2022
An excellent tour of San José, so much information on the history of the city and Costa Rica in general. Luz was an excellent guide who went above and beyond to make it a fab experience. I would highly recommend this tour
Rich Historical Cultural Experience
sharonoZ1580MZ, 13-06-2022
Luz was an absolute gem! Her extensive knowledge of Costa Rican history was impressive. It was truly an interesting and comprehensive experience that we enjoyed. Stimulating conversation, delicious food and cultural atmosphere. I highly recommend it as it gives travelers an excellent frame of reference for understanding how the historical origins shaped the socio-cultural present. Definitely book it for the first or second night in San José. Thank you Luz:)
Great cultural experience
Allison_N, 29-12-2022
Ale was a great guide, very knowledgeable and proud Costa Rican. She loves her city and was keen on sharing every detail of it. Food and drinks were very nice and I felt safe throughout the whole tour. I would definitely recommend it.
AmazIng tour
Asia_W, 24-12-2022
Manuel was very knowledgeable of the many attractions and overall country. I enjoyed this tour of San Jose. Thanks Manny!
Great walking tour followed by dinner
Satisfied632, 06-12-2022
We met at a local bar for a drink and introductions before heading off to see the main places of interest in the historic part of San Jose. Andrew was a great guide with facts and figures at his fingertips plus many stories of the history of San Jose and its development into one of the most stable democracies in Central America. Dinner was fun with great conversation and food.
In a nutshell, I recommend this evening walking tour. You’ll leave with a great appreciation of CR history
JoyceM2939, 03-01-2023
Jorge was a very informative guide and great story teller. Passionate about his culture. Left enriched with Costa Rican history. Dinner was delicious. I have several dietary restrictions and the restaurant was very accommodating. Our group was extremely personable. Very pleasant evening! Thank you!
A great way to see San Jose
otemankatia, 30-12-2022
We are really glad we took the tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable about San Jose and we learned a lot and saw neighbourhoods we wouldn’t have known about. I would have liked the tour to start a few minutes earlier to include the central market.The meal was a bit rushed and only two courses (not three). We didn’t really like the food.

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