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Where does the tour start?
You will receive the full meeting point details and a map after you finalize your booking, in a confirmation email.
Do I have to book my Free Tour?
Yes, it's necessary to book your Free Tour in order to receive the full meeting point details via email on time. This helps ensure an enjoyable experience and good coordination between guides and tour guests. Booking is free, quick, and easy!
Can I contact my guide?
Yes, you will be able to message your guide with any questions that you might have after making a reservation, up until the start of the tour.
Can I make a booking for a larger group?
Maybe! In order to keep the group sizes manageable, each guide sets their own limit of guests per booking and departure. Choose the Free Tour you want to book, select the number of people in your group, and see if there are any departures available that suit your needs.
Are Free Tours really Free?
Yes, with Free Tours, there's no set price; instead, the guides rely on the tips of participants to sustain their livelihoods. By contributing a fair amount that reflects the value you receive from the tour, you not only support the guides but also express your appreciation for their expertise and dedication.

Free Tours San Jose

Duration: 2-3 Hours
Next Tour: Saturday, 10:00

Free Tour – What Does it Mean?

The tours are solely tips based so you can decide to contribute as much or as little as you feel the experience was worth.

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Essential Free Tour San Jose
Amaral fue un excelente guía, nos mostró sus sitios favoritos de la ciudad, nos contó historias de Costa Rica y de su familia, siempre estuvo con mucha energía y super agradecidos porque hizo pausas para comprar agua e ir al baño. Nos hizo ver la cara bonita de San Jose, muy buen tour, gracias!!!
Essential Free Tour San Jose
Maria Jose
Essential Free Tour San Jose
Amaral es el mejor! Con un gran conocimiento y carisma para contar las principales historias de San José de Costa Rica!
Gracias, David, fue un gustazo tenerte en mi tour!
San José City Striders
Essential Free Tour San Jose
História da Costa Rica bem descrita... lugares interessantes

Best Free Tours in San Jose

San Jose is the energetic capital of and largest city in the Central American country of Costa Rica. This wonderful city, including its outskirts, houses a third of the population of the entire country and is named after Joseph of Nazareth. It is also the major commercial, cultural, and geographical center of the country, as well as an emerging tourist destination. Free Walking Tours in San Jose are perfect to discover the neoclassical grandeur of this amazing city in style—from the street and for free! For newcomers, we recommend booking the Essential San Jose City Tour, the perfect introduction to the historical center and main sights. You can also join a Free Art and Museums Tour to get an insightful overview to San Jose’s numerous and wonderful museums with a guide.

Highlights of a Free Tour in San Jose

With Free Tours in San Jose, you can stroll through the historic center and see important monuments. In the surroundings of the Central Park, you will find the Metropolitan Cathedral of San Jose, the spectacular 19th century National Theater, the Melico Salazar Popular Theater and the dynamic Central Avenue. Also, in San Jose, museums are a must for any visitor. One of the most important is the Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold and Numismatics, where you can enjoy and contemplate the country’s most precious artifacts, of which pre-Columbian gold is particularly popular. In addition, the Jade Museum, on the other hand, has been recently remodeled and houses nearly 7000 pieces, including beautiful jade and ceramic items. The Insect Museum, on the other hand, has a huge variety of insects to look at and even eat!

Things to Do in San Jose

After getting to know the historic center with San Jose Free Walking Tours, take a stroll through the colorful Barrio Amon, a picturesque neighborhood filled with old coffee mansions dating from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In addition, San Jose also has a lot to offer for food lovers! If you are one of them, be sure to visit the Feria Verde de Aranjuez, a market where local artists and organic farmers gather every Saturday since 2010 to showcase their wonderful products to visitors. A visit to the Central Market is also a must. Here you will find delicious fresh produce and plenty of free samples to try. To complete the day on a high note, you can pay a visit to the National Theater, which offers multiple plays, dance, opera or symphony.

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