San Jose Tours
Costa Rica's capital city of San Jose is an up-and-coming cultural hot spot and the latest culinary epicenter prime for discovery.
Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose and the surrounding Central Valley has the biggest urban developments of Costa Rica. This destination offers a variety of metropolitan activities and cultural experiences with adventurous thrills well within reach. Here, you will find many important museums and cultural centers such as the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the National Theater.
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Doka Coffee Plantation Poas Volcano La Paz

Doka Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano, & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour

Early this morning, meet your guide for a drive to Costa Rica’s Central Highlands. On the way, you’ll stop at the Doka Coffee Estate for breakfast and a brief tour of the coffee plantation. Some of the best coffee in Costa Rica comes from the Doka Estate, and you’ll have the chance to witness the […]

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour

La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour (afternoon)

1 hour north of San Jose is the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a sprawling animal sanctuary and nature experience that gets you up close and personal with wildlife and waterfalls. Follow your guide through the giant aviary, hummingbird garden, serpentarium, butterfly garden, frog house, and the big cat exhibit. Next, you’ll explore the La Paz […]

Poas Volcano National Park Tour

Poas Volcano National Park Tour

You’ll depart San Jose and head to Alajuela, driving through coffee plantations and strawberry farms before arriving at a higher cloud forest altitude. Arrive at Poas Volcano, which is one of the more active volcanos in central Costa Rica. It is not uncommon to see a continuous flow of steam spewing out of the crater. […]

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

Manuel Antonio National Park Tour from San Jose

Early this morning you’ll depart on a 2.5-hour drive to Manuel Antonio on the Central Pacific Costa. Arrive at tiny Manuel Antonio National Park, home to rainforest wildlife and beautiful Pacific beaches. With your guide, you’ll hike along the park trails, observing rainforest vegetation and trying to spot wildlife along the way. You might spot […]

Chefs Twist Foodie Tour

Chef’s Twist Foodie Tour

Explore the up-and-coming Amon neighborhood in central San Jose. With each new stop on the tour, your guide will familiarize you with local culinary history and culture. Sit back as local chefs prepare dishes that combine Costa Rica’s most traditional ingredients with international cooking techniques. You’ll sample the flavors of Costa Rica while you learn […]

Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Day Tour Class III-IV

Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Day Tour: Class III-IV

You’ll depart your central San Jose hotel early in the morning on a drive to the Tropical Rivers Operations Center. Here you will enjoy a Costa Rican breakfast before heading to the put-in on the banks of the Pacuare River. Here, your guides will give you rafting & safety instructions. Then, you’ll begin to paddle […]

Bay Island Cruise to Tortuga Island

Bay Island Cruise to Tortuga Island

Early this morning, you will transfer by ground about 2 hours to Puntarenas on the Central Pacific. Here you’ll board a catamaran for an exciting cruise through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga Island. Located 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Isla Tortuga is a popular spot thanks to its white-sand beaches and turquoise waters. Spend […]

San Jose City Tour

San Jose City Tour (afternoon)

This afternoon, explore Costa Rica’s quaint capital, San Jose. You’ll stop at Democracy Place and the National Museum, the Courts, Los Yoses, Hispanidad Fountain, and the Rodrigo Facio Campus in the University of Costa Rica. Stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and the beautiful National Theater for a guided visit. Finally, make a brief stop […]

Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs Tour

Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs

You’ll depart San Jose on a 2.5-hour drive north to the Arenal area. Arrive at the small town of La Fortuna, with a stop to enjoy lunch at a cozy restaurant with a magnificent view of the Arenal Volcano. Then you will go on to relax at one of the best hot springs in the […]

San Luis Canopy Zipline Tour

San Luis Canopy Zipline Tour

Set against a cloud forest background, the San Luis canopy tour will take you on an exciting and safe adventure in the treetops of the Central Highlands. Whiz across 12 different zip lines and 18 platforms. Zip your way through a lush, green canopy, carried securely by a system of zip lines as you soar […]

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Located in the center of the country, this area is known for its cool, “spring” climate and fertile soils. Visitors arriving at the Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) can use San Jose’s privileged location as a hub to access the natural wonders of Costa Rica. Head east to the Pacuare River and enjoy the best rafting tours of the country. Or, travel less than 2 hours to visit one of the most popular family attractions, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. The variety of day tours also include visits to coffee plantations and great hikes to volcanoes and national parks.

The best way to discover San Jose is with a professional guide. A guide can point out cultural nuances and natural history that you would have otherwise missed, while also making the most of your time. All our tours can be booked privately for a personalized experience.

For travelers staying in the capital city of San Jose, a San Jose City Tour will help you get the lay of the land and a better understanding of the city’s culture. La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park are a couple of the most popular tours just outside the city.
Poas Volcano National Park is a short, guided trek – fantastic for kids who want to get close to an active volcano! La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a hit for all ages with a series of waterfalls and an animal sanctuary right on the property where kids can observe the creatures of Costa Rica up close!
To get a better understanding of San Jose’s culture, don’t miss the San Jose City Tour where you’ll discover the major historical sites and celebrated centers of the city. We also recommend The Chef’s Twist Foodie Tour, which will familiarize you with local culinary history and traditional ingredients!
For an adventure around San Jose, check out the Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Day Tour: Class III-IV and the San Luis Canopy Zipline Tour!
The Manuel Antonio National Park Hike is available as a day tour from San Jose. You’ll also likely encounter wildlife from your raft on the Pacuare Whitewater Rafting Day Tour.
The Manuel Antonio National Park Hike brings you along coastal rainforest trails to some of the most beautiful white-sand beaches in the country brimming with wildlife! Another option would be the Bay Island Catamaran Cruise to Tortuga Island!