If you are coming into the capital city of San Jose, Costa Rica for the first time, you may not know what to do. Luckily, City Square Tours can help you discover the city.
Many cities around the world maintain tour buses, and some in grand fashion with double decker buses such as in London or New York. City Square Tours may have a more humble approach when it comes to its fleet of vehicles, but it serves to introduce visitors to San Jose in a way that they may not know it otherwise. In many ways, City Square Tours is about time well-spent. The majority of tourists that pass through the capital city do just that, pass through. They miss out on some of the grand opportunities that San Jose presents to foreigners.
Sites such as the National Museum, the Children’s Museum, the Plaza de la Cultura and the Mercado Central (Central Market) might not be on the agenda for some travelers coming into San Jose on a stop over to one of Costa Rica’s beaches or mountain resorts. The owner of City Square Tours, Oreamuno Echeverria, is looking to change that with his new tour buses. He has even put together a video with some help from visiting students from Spain in exchange for a free tour of San Jose in order to help promote the developing business.
Echeverria is teaming up with hotel owners and community organizations to make his latest tourism endeavor a success. After studying marketing in New York and Australia, Echeverria came back to Costa Rica with a plan. He wants to make San Jose a viable tourist destination, but he also wants to remind the people of Costa Rica as to why San Jose is noteworthy. The center of much of Costa Rica’s anthropological history, San Jose holds an important place in the heart of Echeverria, and he wants others to see that significance as well.