Walking from the Village to Little Paris

San José, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Alejandro

2.5 hours, Hosted in Spanish and English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Private groups available for up to 15.
Includes drinks

What you'll do

My idea is to show you the city and walk around it for a while, talk and have a coffee or a drink.

We are going to leave from the birth point of the Villa Nueva de la Boca del Monte de San Joseph (colonial name of the current Costa Rican capital), to walk through historical points and places of transcendent events for our country.

It is a route based on details, history, anecdotes, little-known corners for tourists, complemented by entering heritage buildings and public and private spaces, such as Museums, Squares, Cafes, Galleries, among others.
Ideal for photographing and being able to walk around the city and identify its main points, bus stops, shops, markets and everything you need to get around San José.

In three hours we will give you a perspective that few will be able to give you and that will make you see why San José was the great city and why it was called "little Paris".
Other highlights
Even when it rains, we will have a tour.
We will go through San José, through some areas of its four historic districts (Carmen, Merced, Hospital and Cathedral).
My idea is to show you the city and walk around it for a while, talk and have a coffee or a drink.

We are going to leave from the birth point of the Villa Nueva de la Boca del Monte de San Joseph (colonial name of the current Costa Rican capital), to walk through historical points and places of transcendent events for our country.

It is a route based on details, history, anecdotes, little-known corners for tourists, compleme…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Bottled water (500 ml).

Meet your host, Alejandro

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 68 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I want to give you experiences that highlight the heritage of the capital and thus be able to show you San José by walking.
I am an entrepreneur, historian and university professor.
I know the city quite well: its history and architecture.
On Instagram: @lacompania.cr
LGTBIQ+ community more than welcome!
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Sat, 31 Jul
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Where you'll be

San José is a small city and we can walk it easily.
Each of the sites that I selected for you (es) is symbolic of a period in our history and apart from being beautiful, they identify us as Josefinos and Costa Ricans; but that does not imply that we cannot see some that you want to see.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 68 reviews.

Vladimir
July 2021
¡Una experiencia súper recomendada! Mi amiga española y mi amigo francés quedaron encantados con el tour, el conocer San José de esa manera, el conocimiento tan extenso que tiene Alejandro y su forma de ser. Yo, como tico, amé ver y descubrir la capital como lo hicimos con este tour. ¡Aprendí un montón! Gracias, Alejandro!
¡Una experiencia súper recomendada! Mi amiga española y mi amigo francés quedaron encantados con el tour, el conocer San José de esa manera, el conocimiento tan extenso que tiene A…
Michael
July 2021
this was an amazing reintroduction to the city of San Jose. We had been in the general area before but this time, we got so much more! A companion, someone with the talent and vocabulary to allow us to understand the city center on a busy Sunday. Speak up with Alejandro if you spot something you wish to know about, a treat you wish to sample or just to find a seat to occupy as you rest and get ready to see or sample another part of the city. He is polite, looks out for you and notices what appeals and moves you at a reasonable pace. We were here for dental work and this tour made our day. Thank you Alejandro for a lovely afternoon stroll through a beautiful city. All safety protocols were followed.
this was an amazing reintroduction to the city of San Jose. We had been in the general area before but this time, we got so much more! A companion, someone with the talent and v…
Christine
July 2021
Absolutely the best way to spend part of your day in San Jose. Hands down. Alejandro’s itinerary grabbed my interest. His reviews sold me. But meeting him in person, was an absolute pleasure. The passion he holds for his country is contagious. Thank you Alejandro for enlightening me to more of the magic of your beautiful city and country.
Absolutely the best way to spend part of your day in San Jose. Hands down. Alejandro’s itinerary grabbed my interest. His reviews sold me. But meeting him in person, was an abso…
Paul
July 2021
Alejandro is the kind of host you pray for when you book a tour - he knows everything, he's super kind, he speaks fluent english too, it's just a great experience walking around the city with him! it's worth every single cent, would 100% recommend
Alejandro is the kind of host you pray for when you book a tour - he knows everything, he's super kind, he speaks fluent english too, it's just a great experience walking around th…
Ramon
July 2021
Alejandro excelente anfitrión. todo muy bien explicado. nos ayudó a dar nuestro primer recorrido por San José de una excelente forma. ampliamente recomendable.
Laurie
June 2021
Wow. I’ve never taken a city tour before because I thought they were pointless. I am soooo glad I did this though! It was incredible I learned so much! He not only knew the history of the city but also a lot about the municipal and social aspects of the city. Absolutely wonderful. His major is also history and teaches history classes at a college/university so he knew what he was talking about.
Wow. I’ve never taken a city tour before because I thought they were pointless. I am soooo glad I did this though! It was incredible I learned so much! He not only knew the history…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Sunscreen (depending on the weather).

Umbrella, layers (depending on the weather).