Tours Around San Jose


San Jose offers all type of tours around the capital. The city is surrounded by mountains that are covered with rainforest, cloud forest, volcanoes, coffee plantations, and hot springs. The mountains of Heredia are beautiful and home to attractions such as La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Turrialba offers the best rafting in Costa Rica. San Gerardo de Dota is surrounded by lush cloud forest habitat for hundreds of species of birds.

San Jose is notable among other cities in Central America for its high quality of life, health care, education, and public services. Founded in 1736, with an estimated population of five million people, It has historically been a city of strategic importance. National parks located in the Central Valley protect the region’s primary volcanoes: Poás, Braulio Carrillo, Irazu, and Turrialba, all of which have transport and viewing infrastructure allowing visitors to enjoy the birds, landscapes, craters and forest.

San Jose has an average elevation of 1,161 meters above sea level. Technically It lies in a torrid zone of tropical rainforest, but due to its elevation, It has a mild climate. Temperatures range from 15 and 3 Celcius (59 and 86 Fahrenheit), but it is also very windy so it can be cooler. The rainy season stretches from May to late November, but it isn’t atypical for San Jose to experience rain and cloudiness during the dry season due to its elevation. In the city and surroundings, you can find not only great options for accommodations, but also many wonderful restaurants, bars, museums, shopping centers, and colorful markets embracing the best of local culture and nightlife

The downtown area is somewhat small and it is one of the most-visited parts of the city by locals and visitors, thus do keep in mind that you might come across some heavy traffic with lots of congestion and noise. It is the heart of San Jose though and you may want to look at it. Streets and avenues are usually bustling with traffic and pedestrians, so walking might be the best way to explore this area.

City Tour – San Jose

Enjoy a stroll around the central avenue of San Jose, visit the central market, national theater, and national museum. Learn about our traditions and culture from your local guide.

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La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Located in the mountains of Alajuela, La Paz waterfall gardens is a magical place that offers hiking trails, animal exhibits, including butterflies, monkeys, wild cats and five waterfalls.

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Irazu Volcano National Park

The trip begins from San Jose ascending to the summit of Irazu Volcano. You will enjoy spectacular views of the massive crater which is home to a emerald color lagoon.

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Full Day Tour Arenal Volcano with Tabacon Hot Springs

The tour begins with a stop in the colorful town of Sarchi, which is an artisans town. Then the tour continues through beautiful landscapes to Arenal Volcano where you will enjoy the rest of the afternoon in the hot springs.

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Doka Coffee Tour & La Paz Waterfalls

Learn how to produce a good cup of coffee during the Doka coffee tour. An expert guide will explain step by step all about coffee production. Later, you will visit the beautiful gardens of La Paz.

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Half Day Tour Rain Forest Aerial Tram

The Rain forest aerial tram tour give you the opportunity to explore the treetops of the rainforest like never before. Also, the tour include a visit to a terrarium, a butterfly garden and orchid garden.

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Half Day Tour Poas Volcano National Park

Visit Poas volcano one of the most beautiful craters of all Costa Rican volcanoes and learn about is volcanic and geothermal activity. Explore its flora and fauna.

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Britt Coffee Tour

On this coffee tour, you’ll learn about how the beans are grown, processed and roasted. The local guide will share his humor and knowledge with all participants.

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Full Day Tour Tortuga Island

Enjoy a full day tour in Tortuga island which located in the Gulf of Nicoya surrounded by palm trees, white sand beaches, crystal blue waters and coral reef. Lunch snacks included.

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