African heritage is alive and well in Costa Rica. Gain a deeper awareness of the country’s Afro-Caribbean diaspora on this culturally immersive tour based out of the coastal Afro-Latin town of Puerto Viejo. The area’s pristine beaches and lush rainforests form the perfect backdrop for R&R and exciting activities alike that highlight the area’s unique multiculturalism.
When you choose your accommodation in Costa Rica, we can suggest a variety of places to stay that range from luxury properties to family-run guesthouses and hotels in restored historic buildings. They all come recommended by our specialists from their own experience of staying there.
San Jose - Hotel Radisson San Jose
Situated about four kilometers from San José’s city center, Radisson San Jose-Costa Rica offers a great location for business trips, romantic getaways, and family vacations. You can wander through San José’s various markets, learn about regional history at the National Museum of Costa Rica, or take the kids for an exciting day at National Amusement Park. For a quiet morning, head to La Sabana Park, about four kilometers from the hotel, to stroll the beautiful grounds and take in the offerings at the on-site Costa Rican Art Museum. Looking for a great day trip? You can drive down nearby Route 32 to hike in Braulio Carrillo National Park or soak in the hot springs at Arenal Volcano.
San Jose - Country Inn & Suites by Radisson
Located just northwest of downtown San José, the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, San Jose Aeropuerto, Costa Rica offers a modern retreat near local markets, restaurants, and shops. After landing at Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO), take a shuttle to the hotel, where you can kick off your vacation beside two outdoor pools or at the on-site Mambi Restaurant. Ready to explore? Delve into local history with live music and re-enactments at Pueblo Antiguo, or purchase souvenirs from the stores at Plaza Real Cariari.
Puerto Viejo - Hotel Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort
Relax and take in the beauty of the Southern Caribbean at the Hotel Cariblue Beach and Jungle Resort in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Positioned just across from the beautiful Playa Cocles, this midrange lodge offers a combination of rustic bungalows and hotel-style rooms. Beach goers will love to play in the surf of Cocles Beach, and nature lovers are sure to be enchanted by the natural wonders of the Southern Caribbean. Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, tropical gardens, swimming pool, jacuzzi, and WiFi in some common areas.
Arrival to Costa Rica, Juan Santamaria Airport. (SJO)
Transfer from the Airport to hotel in San Jose.
San Jose By Night Wines and Gourmet Dinner *
Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Central Market, which, in our opinion, is the only way to learn about the city’s food. Stroll the market with your guide and get to know the secrets and uses of the roots, herbs, and fruit common in local cuisines, including ingredients that will play a role in your authentic dinner later.
After the market, you’ll make your way down Central Avenue, from there, your appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk through Morazan Park to enjoy the Metallic Building, the Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House. You’ll continue to charming Barrio Amon, one the oldest neighborhoods in San Jose.
You’ll be spending the rest of the evening at a favorite local restaurant that specializes in wine and gourmet food. This cozy establishment offers the best in Costa Rican cuisine, a unique space that offers art, culture and history as well as fine dining. Between your tasty three course meal, and wines that go down a treat, you’ll be ending the evening in fine fashion, feeling every bit the San Jose local.
* Please note this is a walking tour and you must make your way to the meeting location in San Jose. Transportation is not provided.
Lunch on your own