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ChepeCletas Tours

Avenida 7, Calle 11A | Edificio Esquinero, Color Gris, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 8849 8316
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ChepeCletas San Jose Bike Ride
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Our San Jose Walking Tour is a must during your visit to the capital! For years both locals and foreigners have forgotten what the capital has to offer. San Jose is a city full of history, architectural beauty, colorful gardens and it's citizens are recognized as friendly and happy people.This tour was first started in 2010 and it consists of a historical journey through the capital and aims to show a new side of the city very few people have seen. A more authentic side full of small details that define the culture of Costa Rica. Food and tourism go hand in hand. Costa Rica has thousands of flavors and ChepeCletas would like to invite you on a tour that can be seen, smelt and tasted. Join us to discover the Central Market, founded in 1880, it preserved the heart and essence of the Costa Rican popular culture. It is possible to find a great assortment of fruits and vegetables, meats, seafood, spices, ornaments, animals and even religious figures. It is known for its sodas (small informal restaurants) which are the oldest and most famous of the country for their food, traditions and personalized service. Many businesses have remained in the same family for up to four generations. Their owners show great pride in this legacy and have found the market to be like a second family. The Central Market is alive and is used by everyone. Visits to this place go far beyond a simple shopping experience; it's a real social experience.
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Avenida 7, Calle 11A | Edificio Esquinero, Color Gris, San Jose, Costa Rica
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Avenida 7, Calle 11A | Edificio Esquinero, Color Gris, San Jose, Costa Rica
+506 8849 8316
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A walking tour of some of the traditional dive bars in San Jose. Carla was an awesome guide, so knowledgable, and engaging, it felt like we were just going for a couple of drinks with a friend we'd known for ages. Really interesting bars, that...More

Thank Davidn1980
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi David, thank you so much for sharing your review. We're really happy to hear you enjoyed your night walk with Carla. Hope you can come back in the near future to bike around San Jose with us. All the best!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been in 3 tours that Chepecletas has orginized and each one of them had a different perspective and objective. The tours are designed to people that love history and really wants to see the city in a different perspective. Ex: Spanish influence in...More

Thank Fausol
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Thank you for your message Fausol, we're trully happy to know that you have enjoyed the experiences that you have had with us. It's really rewarding for us to read your review. We love our city and we love to share it. All the best!

Reviewed 20 June 2017

I've taken a couple of their walking tours, and they've both been very enlightening and fun. The guides are charismatic and knowledgeable, and the tours are very well planned. You get to learn a great deal about San José that even as a local you...More

Thank Jorge V
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

Thank you Jorge for sharing your experience. We're happy to hear that you have enjoyed the tours you have taken with us. Thank you again, best, Roberto

Reviewed 17 April 2017

If you want to learn from Tico´s foot, history, culture and architecture in one tour... you should try it

Thank altrejos87
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for taking your time and thank you for sharing your experience. Best regards,

Reviewed 16 April 2017

I booked a last minute trip to Costa Rica and wanted to find a city tour of San Jose to learn more about the culture. I found ChepeCletas through Lonely Planet, and contacted them after I arrived. They were quick to reply, and even though...More

Thank Marie C
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you for your message Marie, we're really happy to hear that you had a good experience with ChepeCletas. Thank you for choosing our tour and thank you for sharing your experience. Best!

Reviewed 4 April 2017

The tour we went was fun, pleasant and very educational. Our guide was very knowledgeable and the staff was friendly and helpful. It is nice to be with a group of people who just want to enjoy the beauty of the season, learn and share...More

Thank Nadine692
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We had an afternoon for a tour of San Jose prior to joining a group tour, so we hired ChepeCletas for a walking tour downtown (including a visit to the Central Market and food-tasting). Our guide, Carla, was a delightful young woman who shared many...More

Thank SueHJ
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2017

Hello Sue, and thank you for your great review. We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed the walk with Carla. We really appreciate your time to write your review. Best! Roberto

Reviewed 13 January 2017

I was a little bummed that they canceled my bike tour the night before, but went ahead with a walking tour the next day. It was totally worth it. I paid $35 (ended up tipping a little too) and went with Andres in a tour...More

Thank Ray G
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2017

Thank you very much for your review Ray. We're so sorry you couldn't experience our public weekly night bike tour in San Jose. We just moved to a new building and last week the building was closing to early so we couldn't take our bikes...More

Reviewed 28 December 2016

We met Maria Jose in front of the Teatro Nacional at 9 am. She was right on time. She led us around central San Jose pointing out historical and interesting landmarks and points of interest. While she denied it, her English was better than some...More

Thank Jim F
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2017

Hello Jim, thank you for taking your time to share your experience. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience walking the city with us. Thank you for being part of our experiences. All the best in this 2017, Roberto

Reviewed 3 June 2016 via mobile

We arranged this at the last minute and were happy that we were given Carla an interesting, educated and informative young guide. We learnt about the history of Costa Rica and how it was reflected in the architecture. The tour culminated in a tasting session...More

Thank coffeegossip
Roberto G, Director General at ChepeCletas Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2016

Hello, thank you so much for taking your time to write a review. We're really happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience in San Jose. Thank you so much for your review. All the best!

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Hello. Thank you for your message. Tomorrow we have a bussy day and all of our tour guides are asigned. Os it possible for you to do a tour on Sunday 23rd? You can contact us Whatsapp +50688498316 Best, Roberto
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Hello. Sorry we didn't answer before and unfortunately it is late now. Hope you enjoyed your last day in San Jose. Best wishes, Roberto
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