San Jose Tours and Activities

San Jose tours and activities listing, a guide of excursions available while traveling in San Jose
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The Full Day Tour to Veragua Rainforest includes a Rainforest Tram, Trail of the Giants, Puma Waterfall trail, and a visit to the INBio research station. Visitors to Veragua will have the opportunity to learn from naturalist guides about the rainforest's biodiversity.
On The Explorer tour, you’ll get to explore the waterfalls in the forests of Jacó. This tour will take you to an area that resonates with the rushing water of 10 waterfalls. You’ll get the chance to hike the trails and swim in the natural pools.
This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including a 1-night stay at the Rios Tropicales Lodge.
Take a train away from San José for an enlightening tour of Cartago, a small, historic town just outside of the capital. This 5-hour tour allows you to sample some truly unique Costa Rican food and drink, as you explore the Cartago market and ascend into the mountains to check out nearby coffee plantations.
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.
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.
Located along the fertile slopes of the Poás Volcano, Doka Estate has been growing and roasting award-winning coffee for three generations. This tour allows visitors to gain an intimate understanding of how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and produced in both Costa Rica and around the world.
Enjoy a day in the sun on board Calypso's 71 food state of the Catamaran Mantaraya. Sit in one of the fresh water deck pools or lie on one of the giant nets overlooking the ocean while cruising the calm waters of the Gulf of Nicoya on your way to the beautiful white sand palm studded beach of Tortuga Island.
This culinary tour introduces visitors to Costa Rican food and coffee. During this tour you’ll focus on the offerings at popular local markets, and pass by scenic parks.
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 most hotels in La Fortuna or San José is also included.
This tour allows you to experience the tropical environment of Heredia, Costa Rica, as well as the bright, rich flavors of its native coffee beans. Café Britt coffee farm is a gourmet coffee farm that strives to offer the finest possible Costa Rican coffee.
Beyond an outstanding multi day rafting excursion this 4 day journey allows visitors to partake in a variety of nature and adventure activities within the Pacuare River Valley including rafting, canopy tour, hiking as well as education about community conservation efforts.
On this two-hour rafting tour of the Chirripó River, you’ll get to explore some of Costa Rica’s most beautiful class III rapids. These are intense rapids, with big waves and twisting turns.
During this tour, you’ll rappel down a 90-foot rock wall into a beautiful river canyon. It’s an exciting way to experience Costa Rica’s beautiful outdoor areas.
This multi day Rafting excursion allows visitors to get in more rafting and spend more time relaxing and to enjoy the Pacuare River Valley including 2 nights at the Rios Tropicales Lodge.
This 2-hour walking tour takes you to spots around some of San José’s lesser-known attractions. Sign up to get a good look at San José culture.
Some 70 percent of all life in the tropical forest exists at the canopy level. During this tour, you’ll fly along zip-lines and experience the forest canopy in a new, exhilarating way.
This one-day tour of Hacienda Pozo Azul allows travelers who are staying in San José to enjoy the many activities at the Pozo Azul property. The adventures here include canopy tours, rafting, rappelling, and horseback riding.
A visit to the Rain Forest Aerial Tram along Costa Rica's Caribbean coast ensures an experience filled with natural beauty, animal spotting, and educational opportunities. Located 50 minutes from San Jose, this 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve shares a border with the Baulio Carrillo National Park and protects huge numbers of plant and animal species.
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.
Sarapiquí River is one of Costa Rica’s loveliest and most exciting destinations for rafting. This tour takes you down some of the swiftest parts of the river, including some Class III and Class IV rapids.
This combination nature and adventure tour combines the slow pace and beautiful views of the rain forest via the Aerial Tram as well as the heart pumping excitement of flying through the canopy on zip lines.
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.
Costa Rica offers different kinds of white water rafting where the adrenaline shoots to the limit and fascinating canopy tours can be experienced from the top of the trees. Now you can enjoy both activities combined in a single tour.
Costa Ricans sometime refer to horses as the ultimate all-terrain vehicle. In many ways, this is true—you can forge across streams, trot through forests, and summit mountains on horseback. During this tour, you’ll get a taste of the Costa Rican countryside on these all-natural all-terrain vehicles.
A high-flying, exhilarating canopy tour is one of the best ways to experience the thrills and beauty of Costa Rica. Situated along the Caribbean coast within a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve, this tour allows visitors to experience the natural wonder and exciting activities that Costa Rica is known for.
Set amidst a rainforest near the base of the Arenal Volcano, the Tabacón Hot Springs are a fantastic place to unwind. Tabacón was one of the first hot springs resorts in the Arenal region, and as such maintains a high quality of standard for its guests.
This one-day tour offers travelers a chance to shop for handicrafts, soak in hot springs, and enjoy beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano. This tour leaves from San José and visits Sarchí, Arenal, and the Baldi Hot Springs.
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.
This tour will make sure you're fueled for the full-day adventure ahead of you. Spend eight hours in Costa Rica's exquisite central valley of Alajuela, where you'll discover how the perfect cup of Costa Rican coffee is produced at the Doka Coffee Estate, and explore a volcanic region at Poás Volcano National Park.
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.
Come explore the beautiful Tortuga Island on this full-day tour. You'll enjoy lovely landscapes, tasty meals, and fun activities like swimming, snorkeling, and volleyball.
For this tour you’ll get to experience some of Costa Rica’s rainforest waterfalls on a whirlwind tour of the Jaco jungle. This caters to adventurous visitors who want to experience the adrenaline rush of zip lines and rappels.
This tour takes you to the best views and the best show that the Central Valley has to offer. You'll visit Escazú, a San José suburb that has some of the area’s most interesting culture.
Get a 360 degree view of San Jose with the VIP City Bus Tour. This European style double decker bus allows you to see more of the city and historical buildings than a typical walking tour.
On this tour you’ll get a good look at some of the environment that makes Costa Rica an ecological wonder. First you’ll see the Britt coffee plantation, and learn about Costa Rican coffee. Then you’ll head to La Paz waterfall gardens for an outdoor lunch and an informative look at local flora and fauna.
Try some of the most exciting adventures that Jacó has to offer on this adrenaline-pumping tour. This tour keeps your entertained with fun-filled activities in one of Costa Rica’s most vibrant rainforests. Along the way, your naturalist guide will point out native animals and birds.
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 (ages 5 and up).
Get the two B’s with this tour, Biking and Beach. You will have the chance to ride through forests and come out on the other side to amazing ocean views.
On this tour, you’ll get to cross over 5 different hanging bridges in the incredible rainforest of Sarapiquí.
Escape from the typical Costa Rican vacation with a two-day excursion to Chira Island. Nothing compares to the isolated nature of this special place.
One of the best ways to explore a new country is on a bike. This multiday excursion will allow you to appreciate the beauty of Costa Rica like no other tour would.
This tour combines adventure activities with an exploration of some of Arenal’s top natural attractions. You’ll have guides to show you how to use safely use the equipment and point out interesting flora and fauna as you tour the landscape that surrounds the Arenal Volcano.
This all in one adventure combines an aerial tram ride, zip line excursion, and ATV tour for an amazing day! Sample a variety of Jaco, Costa Rica's beautiful scenery and have a great time doing it. The Explosion of Adventure Tranopy + ATV Tour is just the right amount of rugged excitement. Rediscover the fun of the great outdoors.
Like so many cities in North America, San José foodies consider craft beer a staple of nights out. On this tour you’ll go on a pub crawl in the trendy Escalante neighborhood and try some popular Costa Rican brews.
Come explore the natural wonders of the rainforest with this all day trekking tour. Set within a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve that borders the Baulio Carrillo National Park, this adventure will both educate and entertain as you traverse mountain trails, hike through primary forest, and swim in the lovely Corinto River.