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Carpe Chepe

San Jose, Costa Rica
About Carpe Chepe
If you've heard you should skip San Jose, you've been hanging out with the wrong people. For over six years we've been showing visitors the best of San Jose (we locals call it "Chepe"). Weather its clubbing in our weekend's Pub Crawl, sampling the best craft brews in town or visiting our iconic Central Market, you'll always get an insight of the local way of life, our history and why do we love it here. We hope you come out to explore and see what most tourists don't get to see. Carpe Diem, Carpe Chepe
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Sample what’s on tap at local breweries on this pub crawl tour in San Jose. Hear about the beer revolution in Costa Rica while you learn about the brewing process and how to pair beer with certain foods. Plus, as you travel between pubs, discover the city's streets at night on this walking tour.
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LisetteHelena wrote a review Apr 2020
San Jose, Costa Rica24 contributions9 helpful votes
We joined the pub crawl mid February with visiting friends from Argentina, the United States, Italy and The Philippines. It was a great way to spend time together, have our guests see some of San José, and learn more about Costa Rica from locals. We had previously joined Carpe Chepe for the free city tour, and since we had a good time then, we decided to sign up for this pub crawl. We were not disappointed. All of our friends enjoyed themselves and we got to discover some new places ourselves as well. We visited different bars and didn't have to wait in line at any of the these places. This was really nice because some of the bars had lots of people lined up outside waiting for their turn to go inside. The guides were very friendly, bilingual, and made sure everyone enjoyed their night out. They seemed to be having a good time themselves as well and they kinda just felt like part of our group! It sometimes took a while to get drinks, but other than that we had zero complaints. We would definitely sign up for this pub crawl again in the future, or try one of the other tours that Carpe Chepe offers. If you're looking for a fun night out, this is it!
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Date of experience: February 2020
bm_viajero wrote a review Apr 2020
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Every time we come through San Jose we make sure and do 1 if not more tours with Carpe Chepe. The walking tour is fantastic and full of History. The Pub and Craft Beer tours take you to places only the locals know and that we would have probably never stumbled upon. San Jose and Costa Rica have a great craft beer scene and as any Costa Rican visitor knows, amazing food. These folks can be trusted with time and taste.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Dana B wrote a review Apr 2020
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I had a great time and learned a lot about the local culture and nightlife! In addition it was a great opportunities to meet other travelers. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Evans_Debz wrote a review Apr 2020
Yeovil, United Kingdom8 contributions2 helpful votes
We had taken the standard City bus Tour of San Jose to see the sights and were left a little underwhelmed but this evening walking tour via 3 different bars/restaurants showed us what we were missing. We had a fantastic time visiting parts of the city we didn’t know existed and learning so much more about the colourful history of San Jose. Our guide was a warm and genial host and so entertaining! You must do this! Carpe form, Carpe Chepe!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Emily L wrote a review Apr 2020
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Our family of 5 had an educational, delicious, and fun tour with Marcos. We signed up last minute for a Christmas Eve tour of the market and they accommodated us. We all learned a lot about the history, culture and food of Costs Rica. Marcos’ stories were engaging and kept everyone’s attention the entire time, Having done many private tours in our travels, we rate this as one of our favorites! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about San Jose and experience the market with a local.
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Date of experience: December 2019