Carpe Market Tour

Explore the colorful narrow alleys of the Central Market in San Jose with a local expert that will show you the best places to eat local dishes and fresh tropical fruits as we share with you the Market’s history.

Price: $60 with transportation

$45 no transportation

The Central Market has got to be the most colorful way to experience the culture in Costa Rica. In this tour we will tell you the history behind the more than 139 years of existence of our Central Market, the history of the first markets that existed in our capital as we unveil a few secrets and taste some of the flavors that make it unique.


What’s included?

Walking tour
Small-group tour
Food tasting
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off

What’s not included?

Food and drinks, unless specified

What is the price?

USD$62 – Including pick up and drop off from/to your hotel.

USD$45 – Non refundable. No transportation


We had the best time with our guide Mariano Calvo "Nano". Besides been very young, he's very knowledgeable and taught us a lot of things. We got to know new places and got to experience a night full of entertainment

Alexis G, TripAdvisor

When i came to San José for My second time i had no expectations, thought it was kind of a boring town and with a quite boring nightlife, then we saw that carpe chepe dis a pub crawl and decide to try it and see what happens, and i will tell you that this night changed my opinion in San José. One of the best night i had and everything was well orginazed. Our guide Erick was fantastic and telled us about the town and made this to an amazing night. I would recommend this to everyone WHO goes to San José and looking for a good night!

Droghurt – TripAdvisor

We have been to San Jose on our own a few times. We always ended up walking up and down the pedestrian mall and seeing the same shops over and over again. This time we tried something different and did a formal tour with Aimee from Carpe Chepe. It was sooooo much better than trying to figure out the city ourselves!!! She showed us all sorts of cool neighbourhoods and brought us to cool restaurants. Her recommendations on local craft beer were perfect. She told us about the city walking tour and craft beer tour. I only wish we had found out about Carpe Chepe earlier as we are leaving before being able to try the other tours. Next time 🙂

Bryan T