Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

24 Ratings
  • Live Guide
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  • Group Tour
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 3 hr

We believe San José Costa Rica is a beautiful, fun and interesting city. We believe we can improve our city through sustainable tourism. We’re the first tourism company to specialize in sharing San Jose, the way locals live it. We’re a local business, improving the local economy while creating unforgettable experiences in or home town. The markets, all over the world are a colorful way to experience the culture of each country and mingle with the local crowd. On this tour we will tell you the history behind the 139 years of existence of our Central Market, and the first markets in our capital as we share with you its secrets, taste the best of its food (coffee, tropical fruits, traditional dishes, ice cream and more) and meet the people that make it unique. Small groups (10ppl max.) ensure a personalized service. You can book this tour at 10am or 3pm for your convenience.

Itinerary Details

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Stop At: Teatro Nacional Costa Rica

We will meet in front of the National Theatre and, after sharing with you a bit of its history and beautiful architecture, we'll walk towards the Central Market as we travel back in time to talk about the old markets and what did commerce look like in downtown before the Central Market was built in 1880.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Central Market (Mercado Central)

Once inside your guide will show you the best things to see and taste. From local fruits, to freshly roasted coffee and the best of the traditional costa rican cuisine.

Duration: 3 hour
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