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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour
"Meet in Parque Morazan under the dome temple. This park is in front of the Holiday Inn Aurola.We'll wonder under tunnels and past abandoned buildings catching the newest works in graffiti art and then continue to galleries featuring indigenous works urban fashion vibrant paintings sculptures furniture and more. Sometimes we might meet the artists themselves. In between locations we'll catch glimpses of some of San Jose's most historic buildings
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"An unique sightseeing double decker bus will take you to downtown San Jose from your hotel to witness the city's main historical landmarks for an immersive and panoramic cultural experience and a better understanding of Costa Rica's evolution. Art Museum Metropolitan Cathedral the old and authentic Central Market the new and impressive National Stadium an in-depth description of the National Monument and the influential historical episode that took place at the Democracy Plaza. The bus tour will take you comfortably and safely through San Jose's narrow and busy streets driving by beautiful outdoor city attractions. The living city is your museum
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour
"Meet at Parque Morazan prior to 10:15 am. Your guide will be waiting for you under the dome temple.Once your walking tour begins your guide wll discuss current issues affecting the daily lives of Costa Ricans and Costa Rica on a global scale. Using a mix of current events historic photography and sites you will get an educated impression of the country not just a tourist one. Along the way you might run into protests concerts public art demonstrations
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Coffee, Chocolate, Souveniers

Although this is the gift shop at the Gold Museum (and you can go to it without going to the museum) there is more here than just gold. There is jewelry inspired by pre-Columbian art; hand-made arts...
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Manuel Antonio Gifts

Of course we had to buy the obligitory Pura Vida and Imperial Beer t-shirts. They range from $5.00 to $8.00 at the stands around Manuel Antonio (depending how much you want to haggle). The only reason...
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Supermercado

Your choices are limited in Tamarindo. There are three small grocery stores. Our favorite was the southern most store in Playa Langosta about 1/4 mile from our B&B. It is owned by an Italian family...
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Pastor Diaz - Main Street

This shop seems to try hard to find unique items. Besides the wonder art (original and prints in a variety of mediums) it has Costa Rican made jewelry from many different artists. As well as...
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Gifts

Green Tree Souvenirs is another small shop in the center of La Fortuna near the Central Park. It has a very limited selection of souvenirs and really nothing original or different compared to any...
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Pali Market

Pali is a large warehouse style supermarket that has everything you could possible need for cooking and household needs. The shelves are completely stocked with canned goods and dry goods. The fruit...
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Souvenir Mariposa

I have stopped in this store each time I drive through Nuevo Arenal. I have seen and purchased items I never saw in other souvenir shops, so it is worth stopping in. They have a range of typical...
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Folk Art and Souvenirs

This was a shop at the landing where the boats left for the tours. They had a nice selection, but it was a problem if you did not have cash and they would not ship anything. You had to take everything...
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La Luna

La Luna restaurant has a small shop just off the entrance tot he main dining area. The shop is small but has some nice high class souvenirs and clothing geared more towards women. They have some very...
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Handicrafts

Sarchi is where a lot of artists work who produce the crafts for the Costa Rican tourist market. Most of the time the prices are less than the same item in San Jose stores. Artesanías is a large...
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Aladdin

We didn't shop here, but this place was in several of my photos. It was between the Buru Restaurant and the Inn on the Park - so right in the center of town. Their sign says that they are a "Unique...
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Pulperia or Mini Mart

The town of Carate consists of a dirt air strip, a couple tent camps / lodges and a pulperia. The Pulperia is the heart of town. For those that don’t know (because I had never heard the term before I...
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Guyatil

Basically a large open tent, this shop is the first large shop on the right as you enter town from Santa Cruz. In the back you can watch every stage of the potting from forming the pot to firing the...
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Souvenirs

We got the tip from a friend living in San José: buy T-shirts and other souvenirs at the factory outlet in Escazú. With her directions we found the outlet easily. We bought several T-shirts, typical...
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San José

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Top Hotels in Costa Rica

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San Pablo De Turrubares, Costa Rica (Formerly La Finca Que Ama Hotel)
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Playa Arenilla, (formerly Fiesta Premier Resort & Spa), Gulf of Papagayo, Costa Rica
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Ciudad Cariari, 50 m este de la entrada de Los Arcos, San Jose, Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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69 calle 25bis, Barrio California, San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 km from Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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Top Things to Do in Costa Rica

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National Theater

On Monday, one of the things we did was a tour of the National Theatre (which was being renovated, so it wasn’t really a tour, and we didn’t pay for it because the guard at the entrance wasn’t there)...
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Manuel Antonio National Park

One of our "must do"s when we visited the area, Manuel Antonio National Park is a beautiful rain forest with an abundance of wildlife. We took a guided tour, and we saw loads of monkeys, 3-toed and...
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Surf

There is a great little island just a kayak ride away from Playa Tamarindo. You can easily see it from the beach and it is a great little workout and you get some sun. Once you get to the island you...
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Canopy Tours

Zip-Line Canopy Tour The Zip Line Canopy tour is the most popular “Must Do” tour when visiting Costa Rica. You’ll safely glide high under the Rainforest Canopy treetops, down a series of 13 Zip Line...
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Punta Uva

The walk from PV to Punta Uva is pleasant and a great way to take in the sites. However, the first few kilometres south of town can be very dusty and heavy with traffic. Take the alternative which is...
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Arenal Volcano

There are more volcano tours tha you can shake a stick at here. This is why you come here though. I chose one that did a hike to near the base of the volcano, then took us after to a thermal bath....
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