Walk and talk San Jose style

San José, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by Catalina

3 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
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Up to 10 people

What you'll do

Walk-and-talk San Jose is a great way of experiencing a day in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica! history, culture, food, and general information about past present, also info where to go after. Get located with a professional costarrican guide, these experience is a family project, so, even Catalina or Rodrigo can host you with lots of style!. we will start in the hottest gastronomic area of the East of Chepe( San Jose) the edge of the beginning of history of the San Jose of 1800' s after will do a mix walking for 2,6 km to 4km ( 1,7 to 3miles) slow flat interesting areas of the central downtown area until the central market. i could tell u we will travel from precolonial to post modern society in CR and i will try to open a window in time and history of our country and our way of being, ticos, Pura vida, the sings in past that reveal our present. Escalante/ Parque de Francia, Custom House of 1800, the Atlantic train rail, Central park, Museum of art and design, Metallic school, the Jade Museum, and Democracy Park, the Congress house, National tether, Cathedral, and the pedestrian walk, and the central market. it won’t be a linear walk, it will bring color and details in history to know us better. welcome to one of the happiest countries.
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Walk-and-talk San Jose is a great way of experiencing a day in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica! history, culture, food, and general information about past present, also info where to go after. Get located with a professional costarrican guide, these experience is a family project, so, even Catalina or Rodrigo can host you with lots of style!. we will start in the hottest gastronomic area of the East of Chepe( San Jose) the edge of the beginning…

Meet your host, Catalina

Host on Airbnb since 2017
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Hi!!! my name is Catalina, please call me Cat, me and my husband Rodrigo we have put this activity for you.
I am 14-year tourism guide with a major on architect, how does that happened? not sure! ...been working in tourism all over CR , i can give you lots of information about this beautifull country. Rodry with a degree on comunications a passion for history.
our passion nature, history, culture and sports!!! let us give you a unique view of the Pura Vida Country, i do city tour and outdoor education, all ages... i believe we need to star changing the things we teach! like history, human brain, social behavior, people watching... and connection with empathy
Hi!!! my name is Catalina, please call me Cat, me and my husband Rodrigo we have put this activity for you.
I am 14-year tourism guide with a major on architect, how does that happened? not sure! ...been working in tourism all over CR , i can give you lots of information about this beautifull country. Rodry with a degree on comunications a passion for history.
our passion nature, history, culture and sports!!! let us give you a unique view of the Pura Vida Country, i do city tour and…
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Tue, 3 Aug
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Wed, 4 Aug
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Thu, 5 Aug
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Where you'll be

Parque Francia, the hard of gastronomic district of the East Escalante, important main buildings of 1800's and pre-Colonial examples that makes us understand Costa Rica before independent country, being a colony of Spain. The pedestrian center of downtown with its colorful variety of people and activities and actors. The central market a real local food and tradition experience! Welcome

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 91 reviews.

Ineza
July 2021
We loved our time with Catalina! We were starving and had just bought food. Cat accommodated us by starting the background part of the tour with us sitting under a beautiful African Tulip tree while she shared her background and the goals of the tour. I loved learning the history of Costa Rica from a local while exploring San Jose. This is a must do!
We loved our time with Catalina! We were starving and had just bought food. Cat accommodated us by starting the background part of the tour with us sitting under a beautiful Africa…
Scott
July 2021
Absolutely worthwhile tour by Cat. She has incredible knowledge of Costa Rica overall and San Jose specifically. She's a real student of history not only of her country but world cultures. I've been coming to Costa Rica for nearly 20 years and most everything she talked about was new information for me. She has a real passion for sharing her knowledge with travelers like me. Thanks again, Cat!
Absolutely worthwhile tour by Cat. She has incredible knowledge of Costa Rica overall and San Jose specifically. She's a real student of history not only of her country but world c…
Kim
July 2021
Catalina was friendly and very knowledgeable. She catered to our wants and needs. Loved hearing about the history of the city of San Jose and the country of Costa Rica.
Laure
July 2021
Catalina es una gran guía posee un un dominio de historia y arquitectura que da una fluidez en el tour, también cuenta con una calidez de persona que te da confianza. Recomiendo mucho el tour.
Arielle
June 2021
Kat is amazing at storytelling –– her career as an architect coupled with her love and knowledge of Costa Rican and Central American history is unmatched. We learned so much about San Jose's hidden and visible culture.
Eli
June 2021
Thanks for the fun tour Cat, great highlights and a nice intro to central San Jose and some of the history of the nation.

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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 10 guests ages 7 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and cloths, the least necessary

Water