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  • Address: Bulevar Avenida Central, San José, Costa Rica

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Plaza de la Cultura Tours

As far as city squares go, Plaza de la Cultura leaves much to be desired. That’s because its unremarkable architecture and mostly concrete designs tend to make it one of the less visually pleasing squares in this colorful city.

Still, travelers in search of a true taste of San Jose life will do well to visit this busy square, where locals gather after weekend shopping trips and stay well into the night. Ice cream vendors sell sweet, cool treats, which are perfect for taking the edge off a steamy afternoon. Plaza de la Cultura is typically teeming with street performers and vendors and a nearby police tower means that even with the crowds, it’s still one of the safest places in the city.

Practical Info

Plaza de la Cultura is located on Avenida Central between Calles 3 and 5 near Gran Hotel Costa Rica. It is a short walking distance from Museo Nacional de Costa Rica. Visitors can take the train to Estacion de Ferrocarril al Atlantico, travel to the plaza via one of the city’s buses. 

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Half-Day San Jose City Tour, San Jose, null

Half-Day San Jose City Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by allowing you to experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. ...  Read more

Location: San José, Costa Rica
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00
San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant, San Jose, City Tours

San Jose by Night with 3-course Dinner and Wine at a favorite local restaurant

4.5 star rating: Recommended 42 Reviews

Walk in the shoes of a typical ‘tico,’ or native Costa Rican, on this 4-hour evening tour of San Jose and dinner in Guachipelin. Meander through San Jose’s ...  Read more

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.00

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