San José, Costa Rica
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  • Welcome to San Jose: Private Tour with a Local Host

    1. Welcome to San Jose: Private Tour with a Local Host

    Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation in San Jose city center, and then discover the best places to eat and buy groceries in your local neighborhood. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark to start your walking tour with a local host. Get tips about the easiest ways to get around, learn where to find hidden gems and more. After booking, a local representative will contact you to ask questions and discuss your needs to select the right host based on your interests. Get a completely customized itinerary, created exclusive to you and your group. Avail of the inside knowledge of a San Jose resident who is passionate about where they live and loves to meet travelers to share what they love the most. Learn what it’s like to live in the city, chat about cultural differences, hear about local events and much more. Feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own, ...

  • San Jose: Doka Estate Coffee & La Paz Waterfalls Garden Tour

    2. San Jose: Doka Estate Coffee & La Paz Waterfalls Garden Tour

    Immerse yourself in Costa Rican coffee, nature, and wildlife on a guided tour to Doka Estate coffee plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup and a relaxing private drive through the Costa Rican countryside. Pass by coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Your guide will point out these sights of interest to you. After a 45-minute drive to Alajuela Province, enter the grand Doka Estate. Explore the lush surroundings before commencing the coffee tour. Learn about the step-by-step development process of plants up to the final point of grain collection. Find out about the estate’s history, its owners, the plant varieties, and the area’s geography. Get an insight into the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best-tasting coffee. Continue to your next destina...

  • From San José: Sarapiquí Boat Ride & Tirimbina Reserve Tour

    3. From San José: Sarapiquí Boat Ride & Tirimbina Reserve Tour

    Travel to the Sarapiquí region of Costa Rica on a day tour that’s perfect for thrill-seekers and nature lovers. Embark on an exciting river cruise down the Sarapiquí River. Check out the different flora and fauna around you at the Tirimbina Biological Reserve. Navigate a unique suspension bridge. Begin your adventure early at your hotel where your naturalist tour guide will meet you. Hop on a luxury air-conditioned vehicle for a relaxing drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside. On the way, experience the beauty of the second-largest national park in Costa Rica, the Braulio Carrillo. The highway divides the park into 2 big sections, so you can enjoy breathtaking views of the pristine rainforest. Once on the Caribbean slope, learn about the local culture, the unique architecture of the Caribbean, the most important crops including bananas, cassavas, pineapples, heart of palm,...

  • San Jose: Sloth Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Center Tour

    4. San Jose: Sloth Sanctuary and Wildlife Rescue Center Tour

    This private tour is rich with the individual stories of rescued wildlife, including those of a large variety of parrots, macaws, owls, sloths, spider monkeys, and more. The experience offers guests insight into the significance of conservation, as well as facts about rainforest wildlife and what it means to run a wildlife rescue center. Departing from San Jose or nearby provinces, visit an animal sanctuary which specializes in rehabilitating injured sloths and learn everything about these amazing animals. The Toucan Rescue Ranch’s (TRR) mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and then release Costa Rican wildlife. TRR works with a model that focuses on conservation, education, and research to ensure a brighter tomorrow for native wildlife.

  • San Jose: Classic Coffee Britt Tour with Lunch

    5. San Jose: Classic Coffee Britt Tour with Lunch

    Embark on a guided tour of Café Britt, one of Costa Rica's premium coffee plantations. Start your day with a relaxing drive through the Costa Rican countryside with a hotel pick-up in an air-conditioned vehicle. Be accompanied by a guide to the plantation. Located in Barva de Heredia, Café Britt place hosts coffee lovers from all over the world. Begin in the nursery for a close look at the finest coffee beans. Follow the journey of gourmet coffee production, from the growing cycle to the selection process. Next, head to the roastery to be enchanted by the aromas of different brews. Discover how different roasting techniques affect the beans and the brew. Your guide will let you in on roasting and packing secrets. These techniques ensure delivery of gourmet coffee from the plantation to homes of coffee lovers worldwide. Learn how Costa Rica’s unique climate and landscapes provide ideal...

  • From San José: Sarchi Souvenir Shopping Private Guided Tour

    6. From San José: Sarchi Souvenir Shopping Private Guided Tour

    Explore Costa Rican arts and crafts on a private guided tour of the quaint little town of Sarchi. This place is most widely recognized for its decorative oxcarts. Begin your day trip with a hotel pickup in a comfortable air-conditioned ride through the scenic countryside of Costa Rica. Visit the birthplace of Costa Rican oxcart handicrafts, Sarchi. A national symbol of Costa Rica, the oxcart plays a key role in the country’s history. Oxarts were used to transport coffee beans & other goods to markets and ports, and continue to be a part of local celebrations and parades to date. See the ornate and elegantly carved oxcarts in Sarchi. The painting of the ox cart is a Costa Rican tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. Sarchi is home to the largest and oldest oxcart factory, the Joaquin Chaverri Oxcart Factory was built in 1902. Walk around town to explore doze...

  • San Jose: Private Bus and Walking Tour with Lunch

    7. San Jose: Private Bus and Walking Tour with Lunch

    Be picked up at your accommodation at 9:00 AM and begin your tour of the main streets and avenues. Along the way, your guide will provide information on the culture, architecture, and history of the city. See Parque Metropolitano La Sabana, the largest park in the middle of the city. Originally the main international airport for Costa Rica, this park is now a green space located in the heart of the city. Visit key residential areas of San Jose, including those that prominent citizens, a former President, and a Nobel Peace Prize winner called home. While traveling through the residential areas, you’ll listen to narration on the city’s history and iconic places. Drive down Central and Second Avenue and witness how San Jose has transformed from Victorian and Art deco houses to modern buildings and contemporary architecture. Visit a local restaurant for lunch and have a chance to recharg...

  • San Jose: Irazu Volcano Half Day Private Tour

    8. San Jose: Irazu Volcano Half Day Private Tour

    Start with a pick-up at your hotel and a 1-hour transfer to the summit of the spectacular volcano. See the Crater Principal Lake with its unique greenish yellow coloring caused by rainfall dissolving the minerals along the walls of the crater. It has also been known to change color to rust-red depending on the minerals present. From the top of the summit, it is possible for you to see both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans on a clear day. However, such clear days are rare, and the volcano's summit is usually cloud-covered. Enjoy the beauty of the Orosi Valley and Town and Ujarras Ruins, one of the first churches build in CR back in 1575. See Cachi Lake, with its impressive Hydroelectric Dam. Eat a delicious lunch in a beautiful local restaurant, before descending to the historical city of Cartago. Visit the mysterious ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of the "Vi...

  • San Jose: Arenal Volcano Zipline & Baldi Hot Springs

    9. San Jose: Arenal Volcano Zipline & Baldi Hot Springs

    Start your day of thrilling adventure with an early pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the beautiful Costa Rican countryside. During the journey, your guide will show you many sights of interest including coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities of the region. Take a 2-hour drive from San Jose and reach Fortuna Town. Explore the ecosystems, the lake, culture, customs & traditions of this emblematic town of Costa Rica before you start the adventure in the Tram and Zip Line canopy tour. The Arenal Volcano is a National Park located in the northern lowlands of Costa Rica is famous for its breathtaking beauty and past volcanic activity. Get a chance to uncover the breathtaking beauty of the surroundings of the volcanic area. Feel the buzz through the canopy on seven breathtaking zip line cables at Are...

  • San Jose: Jaco Beach Private Day Trip with Lunch

    10. San Jose: Jaco Beach Private Day Trip with Lunch

    Discover Jaco beach and enjoy a day of relaxation at one of Costa Rica's most beautiful destinations. See the Costa Rican countryside along with an expert naturalist guide. Relax on a panoramic drive through the countryside before your first stop at the Tarcoles River. Here, see the world's largest population of wild American crocodiles. Continue on to the famous Jaco Beach and admire the spectacular ocean views. Enjoy a tour of the city with your guide and visit the local souvenir stores. Arrive at the hotel located right in front of the beach, and get full access to hotel facilities including the pool, bar, restaurant, and beach club. Spend an unforgettable day at the beach and admire the views while enjoying a delicious lunch.

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What people are saying about San José, Costa Rica

Great way to discover the city!

We had a really nice guide, Tiffany, who not only showed us around, she also gave us recommindations for our further stay in San José and our further travel in Central America.

Patricia at the top Made us discover the butterfly farm The historic center and the market Very nice