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San Jose Free Walking Tour

Open today: 09:00 - 12:00
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Wish I did this on my first day in San Jose...

Herman is the best. Visible in front of the National Theatre before 9am and starting a bit late... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Las Vegas, NV
Good tour with local insights

Good tour with local insights - a mix of fun facts and history! Would be good to be able to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Matt G
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San José Free Walking Tour is the way to walk with locals while knowing the city. The tour does not have an established rate, you choose the value of it.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
| In front of the National Theater, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Herman is the best. Visible in front of the National Theatre before 9am and starting a bit late (tica time), Herman provided a wealth of information walking around town. I only wished I did this on my first full day in San Jose rather than...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good tour with local insights - a mix of fun facts and history! Would be good to be able to sample some local cuisine or go into one of the free museums. Also, perhaps get people to sign up initially online so that you could...More

Thank Matt G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was amazing! Great insight into Costa Rican history and modern life. We did not expect to have our tummies filled to the brim with fruit, coffee, and empanadas. Excellent value, personable and intelligent guide, amazing local information. Thank you Gladys!

Thank Kelcie Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I neglected to read the reviews beforehand (was with a group and another friend researched and looked up the tour for us) and we were almost certainly scammed by the same "Carlos" that seems to have gotten to other tourists as well. I was disappointed...More

Thank Georgea P
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Showed up at the National Theater and was met at the corner by Carlos. He quickly said let's go early so we don't have a big group. Well, Carlos was horrible, I don't think he was part of the free walking tour in San Jose....More

1  Thank ShannonTX
Reviewed 29 May 2018

The organization is good but beware of stefan or steven. Tall lanky male he does not work for the company he will take you on the day tour or more but do not accept. Make sure youre going with the right tour guide that actually...More

Thank clarisseram89
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

I did this tour with Jessica and she was a great tour guide. She shared lots of information with us about San Jose and Costa Rica, through historical accounts, personal anecdotes and observations, and with some humour. It was a great way to get to...More

Thank marthadublin
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Look for the tour guide in the white tee shirt and white umbrella-apparently there are a few scammers out there. Carolina was the real deal, and she was excellent! She shared that she decided to move downtown and join community groups that are working hard...More

1  Thank elizabethbG5898WT
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

I have take many free walking tours around many places. Ssn Jose FWT with Carolina is the best, i can fairly say. She was telling the history of the City with many nice details that you can not find in internet. She was giving great...More

1  Thank Menekse K
Reviewed 17 May 2018

My cousin and I had 2 days left after a tour around the country that ended in San Jose. I had heard that we should skip San Jose but it didn't seem feasible with our flight schedule and we tried to make the best of...More

1  Thank jjnewbee1
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Latese T
1 April 2018|
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Response from jackie w | Reviewed this property |
Hi You dont book you just turn up at the starting point. The guide will be wearing a free walking tour tshirt on. Be carful as there are other walking tour guides hanging around and they charge so be carful you dint get... More
Liz S
4 February 2018|
Response from Larry P | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we were on an extended tour and I just got this. The tour was in English so that shouldn't have been a problem but I think all the tours were in the morning. Hope it all worked out for you.
28 January 2018|
Response from CaroVinNL | Reviewed this property |
9 a.m. and no need to sign up. Enjoy the tour!