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The Art of Craft Beer in San Jose

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As it is in many places around the world, craft beer in San Jose is an ART! The interest of craft or homemade beer in Costa Rica has grown over the years thanks to the influence of the international beer market. With so many types of beer – from light beers and Lagers to Pilsners and dark beers – this tour is ideal for those who want to get a taste of a variety of different kinds.

Beer and Bocas

Luckily for us, most of Costa Rica’s microbreweries and craft beer pubs are based in downtown San Jose. On this tour, we’ll visit a number of pubs and sample ten different beers. We’ll also learn about the brewing process, eating deliciously-paired “tapas.” Or, as we say in Costa Rica: “bocas!” We’ll also meet friendly local folk.

Come Thirsty & Hungry

Our meeting point is one of the best souvenir shops in Costa Rica. Located in the lively San José neighborhood of Barrio Escalante, you’ll see handmade goods and fun things to bring home. The first pub stop that brews their own beer will allow you to try three different types of their delicious home brew. From there, you’ll travel around San Jose on foot, taking time to stop into a bunch of beer-focused pubs. You’ll always get to try their house cerveza paired with some yummy local food options. The tour will finish up in a lovely local pub which is the perfect place to grab dinner (if you’re still hungry)! If you’re full just stay for a few more beers.

This is a walking tour. We cover almost 2 to 4 kilometers on this tour, stopping along the way and learning a lot.

Tour information:

Departures: Daily at 4:30 PM
Duration: 4 hours
Cost per person: Adults $71.00, Children $43.00
Includes: Bilingual guide, 10 small beer samples (approx. 4 oz each), light snack, a fun and educational tour
What to bring: Comfortable walking shoes, camera, hat, some extra money in case you want to buy souvenirs or dinner, a taste for good beer. Please don’t take valuables on this tour. It’s best to bring a light backpack as we will be going in and out of local pubs.

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