City tour in Costa Rica? Of course!
City tour in Costa Rica? Of course!

City tour in Costa Rica? Of course!

Our country is known for being a place full of nature, with beautiful beaches and volcanoes, but the city can also be very interesting.

In 1813, San José received the title of City, thanks to the efforts of the honorable Costa Rican Florencio del Castillo.

It was the most important place for tobacco plantations, which gave it an advantage over other provinces to become the capital, a title it currently maintains.

San José has some curious places full of history and entertainment to be visited during a tour, for example:

Central Market:

The Central Market is the largest market in the city of San José. Founded in 1880. It was declared a Cultural Heritage of Costa Rica for its strong tradition and identity. You can find thousands of stuff such as souvenirs, clothing, accessories, fruits, and vegetables and you can visit it to taste our traditional food, from a casado (rice, beans, protein, and salad) to a delicious dessert like sorbetera ice cream (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and others).

National theater:

The National Theater is a building with a neoclassical style and was finished in 1897. It is considered one of the most important buildings in national history, and the main architectural jewel of the city of San José.

Currently, in addition to performing its function as a theater, it is a tourist attraction, with guided tours on weekends, the theater also has a small cafe and a gift shop.


Several important museums can be mentioned such as the National Museum, the Jade Museum and the Gold Museum.

Each one has a different theme, for example, the National Museum has a lot of information about the history of our country and the abolition of the army.

The Gold Museum has one of the largest collections of this metal and the Jade Museum has themed rooms where pieces made of jade are exhibited.

National Stadium:

It is located inside La Sabana park and its purpose is for recreational and sports use. It was inaugurated in 2010 and is one of the most modern and technological stadiums in Central America and the Caribbean.

The Alhambra:

It is a beautiful building declared Historical Architectural Heritage in the year 2000, located in the center of San José, it has three floors and a basement, built in 1904, it contained the first service elevator in the country. It currently has 4 rooms that are rented to the public for different types of events.

Central Park:

It is the oldest public space in the capital city. The Central Park is a usual reference to address, from there you can walk to multiple historical and cultural sites, bars, restaurants, museums, parks and varied entertainment.

You can also see several monuments such as the Flag, the Worker, the sculpture of the Street Sweeper and the sculpture of the Musicians.

Don’t hesitate to book a city tour the next time you travel to Costa Rica; you will have a great time and learn a lot!


National theater

Central Market


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