54 Things to Do in San jose
For a good look at San José, climb on board the VIP double-decker bus. You’ll have a panoramic view of the city, including parks and busy city streets. As you drive, your guide will give you interesting insights into the history and culture of Costa Rica’s most vibrant city.
5 hrsFrom $74
Why not experience one of the most gorgeous river rafting trips in the world on the Pacuare River. It lives in the lush valley of Turrialba in the Central Valley of Costa Rica known for its exuberant beauty, wildlife and great rapids. This trip is excellent for those 14 years and up and for the adventurous beginner to the experienced rafter.
12 hrsFrom $108
Sleep in before being transported to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens for an all-day tour at one of the best eco parks in Costa Rica. The excursion is designed to start later than most tours so you are rested when you experience what the Waterfall Gardens boasts as the essence of Costa Rica on a guided hike through the reserve.
7 hrsFrom $97
One of the best ways to experience Costa Rica is on a white water rafting trip—you see places, animals, and scenery that are often otherwise missed. There are several options for this rafting excursion on the Sarapiquí River, including Class II and III tours, Class IV tours, and a safari float.
2 hrsFrom $62
Located in the fertile highlands of Costa Rica's central valley, Café Britt has been running plantation tours since 1991. This tour includes visits to both the coffee plantation and roastery, where you''ll watch workers and learn the art of professional coffee tasting.
1 hrsFrom $27
The Cinco Ceibas’ full day tour includes a walk along the elevated rainforest boardwalk and your choice of horseback riding, river kayaking or an educational oxen wagon tour. Transportation to and from hotels in San José area is also included.
12 hrsFrom $128
The Pejibaye River is a tributary of the Reventazon River, in the Turrialba Valley, just two hours from San Jose. This is a great introductory river as it only has class I and II rapids, making it a perfect starter for first time rafters and children .
7 hrsFrom $154
See San José like a local, with a native guide who can show you some of the best food and drink that San José has to offer. Your guide will not only show you around, but give you some insight into what else there is to do and see around the city. This tour includes a full dinner, alongside scrumptious wine pairings.
4 hrsFrom $81
See San José at night on this double-decker bus tour that concludes with a Costa Rican dinner. You’ll come away from this tour having had an entertaining look at Costa Rica’s culture and history. This tour takes 4.5 hours and covers nearly all of the major city landmarks. Your guides will offer information about the surroundings, and there are breaks for guided, informative walks.
4 hrsFrom $68
This tour offers travelers the chance to soak in hot springs, see the Arenal Volcano, and shop for crafts in the town of Sarchí — all within a single day. The tour departs from San José in the morning and returns late in the evening.
15 hrsFrom $177
Spend a tranquil day exploring the charming town of La Fortuna, Costa Rica — home of the Arenal recreational area. You’ll get to mingle with friendly people; sample delicious local cuisine; enjoy plenty of views of Arenal Volcano, and top off your adventures with a soak in Tabacon Hot Springs. Get ready for a fun-filled day that ends in utter relaxation.
14 hrsFrom $167
- Elliot H.
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