Surrounded by theaters, museums, parks and the best culinary experiences.

 

Nowadays San Jose has become a cosmopolitan capital surrounded by theaters, museums, parks and galleries which rise like landmarks of great beauty throughout the capital. 

A walking tour through San Jose city will show you the country´s cultural patrimony whose architecture has been influenced by different stylistic currents through all its history: from Colonial, Neoclassic and Eclectic to Art Deco and Victorian. Some of San Jose´s main attractions include a visit to the Gold and Jade Museum and the National Theater. 

The Gold Museum holds the largest collection of pre-Columbian gold jewelry in Central America. It contains indigenous jewels depicting numerous animals- frogs, birds, snakes, insects, crocodiles, lobsters and even shamans. The National Theater is definitely the most charming building in San Jose. 

In 1890 wealthy coffee exporters raised import taxes in order to be able to hire Belgian architects to design this building, abundant with cast iron and Italian marble. Another interesting place is the Central Market, a traditional place which time hasn´t changed. 

It is an interesting place to observe and share with the average Costa Ricans. While you walk through the narrow passages you will see hundreds of traditional toys, pets, wood and leather crafts, candles, religious images and smell the great mix of spices, coffee, flowers, natural herbs, fruit and food. 

The Jade Museum has an extensive and impressive pre-Columbian art and jewelry collection. It is the world´s largest collection of pre-Columbian American jade. The exhibit in this museum is the largest American jade collection in the world. Tourists will be able to enjoy a wide range of tours to choose from San Jose. 

Among the most requested are: a coffee tour & butterfly farm, a visit to the Irazu Volcano or the Poas Volcano. If you are more adventurous, there are rafting, canopy, and horsebackriding tours available as well.

Adventure Combo Tour
In this combo tour you have the opportunity to choose between 2 options: 1) Canopy & White water Rafting Class II-III or 2) Canopy & Horseback Ride. It is a great combination where the adrenaline shoots to t...
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$126
Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs
A unique opportunity to experience nature at its fullest splendor, seeing this perfect shaped volcano.The tour starts with the pick up at leading hotels in San Jose, and then, we go to the North of th...
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$146
Authentic Rainforest Experience
Drive to Sarapiquí area, through the extraordinary rain forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves of Costa Rica. On arrival to Sarapiqui, a beautiful area known...
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$136
Barrio Sights & Bites
Get away from the touristy spots and discover the local neighborhoods (barrios) by learning their role in San Jose and Costa Rica’s evolution  through their history and gastronomy.Throughout this a...
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$77
Britt Coffee Tour
On the Classic Coffee Tour, the experts will guide the visitors through the lifecycle of gourmet coffee. Begin in the nursery, and follow the beans starting with their growing cycle through careful collecti...
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$43
Calypso Cruise Tortuga Island
The tour begins at your hotel where a bilingual guide will welcome you, and take you to the bus that will go to the pacific port of Puntarenas stopping along the way for a delicious Costa Rican typical break...
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$145
Chirripo Whitewater Rafting Class III
It is located only 55 minutes away from San José through the majestic Braulio Carrillo National Park. It is the only true half-day trip that offers 2 complete hours of intense rafting. With class III rapids...
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$80
Craft Beer Tour
Experience the Costa Rica craft beer revolution by the hand of a bilingual guide who has grown in Barrio Escalante, cradle of Costa Rica craft beer and microbreweries.  We will visit 3 to 4 p...
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$71
Irazu Volcano National Park
The Irazú Volcano is situated in the Cordillera Central just a few kilometers from Cartago, and it is a relatively short and pleasant drive from the Capital city of San Jose. The trip begins by ascending th...
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$67
Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens
The tour will begin with us trekking south along the Panamerican Highway until we reach the base of the behemoth “Iztaru” (a name of an indigenous village that was situated on the flanks of the volcano, ...
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$104
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
This National Park is considered one of the most beautiful ones in Costa Rica. On this tour, you will visit pristine beaches, with coral reefs, bordered by exuberant vegetation, and the natural wonders of th...
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$125
Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Class III-IV Tour
After an early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel, you will driven by private, comfortable bus to our Operations Center for a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast and changing into ...
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$105
Poas Volcano National Park
This is a must visit to any traveler in Costa Rica! On the way to Poás Volcano National Park, we will pass through coffee plantations, flowers, and dairy farms. At the Volcano we will have time to observe...
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$67
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee, Grecia & Sarchi
To embark on this tour we will take the Pan-American Highway towards the city of Alajuela. En route, we will see the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria, and the popular Mango Park. As we ...
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$95
Poas, Doka, La Paz (Combo Tour)
To get to the different attractions included during this excursion, we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria, and the famous Mango Park.
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$132
Safari Float Sarapiqui
This is the perfect trip for birdwatchers. The Puerto Viejo & Sarapiqui Rivers skirts important biological reservations that contain a large variety of animals and birds as well as a great variety of flora t...
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$80
San Jose City Tour
This tour immerses you in the rich Costa Rican culture and history by experiencing the beautiful museums and historical sites of San José. It begins with an orientation and drive through the beautiful Saban...
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$56
Spirogyra Urban Butterfly Garden & Toucan Rescue Center
Spirogyra is a butterfly farm and garden located in the heart of San Jose downtown. One of its goals is to keep this area, located in the last forested part of the city, as a "green oasis" where people can l...
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$422
Sun and White Sand Beach
We depart San Jose towards the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica including a stop for breakfast. On route, there will a boat tour along the Tárcoles River where we will observe crocodiles, water birds and...
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$144
Tapanti National Park hike & Waterfall Rappel
Your journey will start at Tapanti National Park located 1h30 min, south-east from San Jose. This little known internationally park, it’s definitely a go-to destination since it is the seco...
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$395