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
This tour gives you the two following options: 1) Canopy & Rafting Class II-III 2) Canopy & Horseback Ride Choose from either a white water rafting or horseback riding plus a canopy tour as a great combinati...
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$126
Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs
An unique opportunity to experience nature at its fullest splendor, seeing this perfect shaped volcano.The tour starts picking up at leading hotels in San Jose and then we go to the North of the country pass...
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$127
Balsa River Rafting Tour Class II-III
The best half-day class 2-3 rafting closest to the Arenal Volcano! Pick up at leading hotels in San Jose and drive to the put-in place in Arenal. Challenge yourself as you paddle through fun & safe r...
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$89
Britt Coffee Tour
On our Classic Coffee Tour, our experts guide you through the lifecycle of gourmet coffee. Begin in our nursery and follow the beans starting with their growing cycle through careful collection and selection...
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$39
Calypso Cruise Tortuga Island
This tour begins at your hotel where you will be greeted by a bilingual guide and seated on an air-conditioned bus. The bus ride takes you to the pacific port of Puntarenas stopping along the way for Costa R...
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$145
Chirripo Whitewater Rafting Class III
The only true half-day rafting trip, this trip offers 2 complete hours of intense rafting locates only 55 minutes away from San José through the magestic Braulio Carrillo Natural Park. This trip off...
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$80
Irazu Volcano National Park
The Irazu Volcano (Volcán Irazú) 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 ...
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$64
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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$102
Manuel Antonio National Park Tour
Manuel Antonio National Park is considered one of the most beautiful parks in Costa Rica. On this tour, you will visit pristine beaches, with coral reefs, bordered by exuberant vegetation and the natural won...
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$123
Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Class III-IV Tour
After an early morning pickup from your San Jose hotel, you will drive by private, comfortable bus to our Operations Center for a delicious, typical Costa Rican breakfast. After breakfast and changing into r...
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$99
Poas Volcano National Park
Visit the city of Alajuela (Juan Santamaria monument, and church). On the way to Poas Volcano National Park, will pass through coffee plantations, flowers, dairy farms. At the Volcano we will have time to ob...
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$64
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. A...
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$90
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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$129
Rainforest Adventure 3 in 1
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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$129
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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$53
The Best of the Pacific
We depart San Jose towards the Pacific coast, via the Old Spanish route of 1606. A brief stop along the way for breakfast. Once we arrive to our first destination, we will ride a boat along the Tarco...
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$142