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Barrio Bird Walking Tours. Despite the name, the focus of this company is not birding but rather two-hour walking tours of the city, with a focus on sights, art, and food. 6280–6169; www.toursanjosecostarica.com. From $28.

Gray Line Costa Rica. This respected international company operates sightseeing and shopping tours, as well as excursions to the surrounding Central Valley. San José, 2220–2106; 800/719–3905; www.graylinecostarica.com.