Things to do in San Jose Costa Rica

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Horseback Rainforest Ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall
Horseback Rainforest Ride to the La Fortuna Waterfall

Ride through the Costa Rican rainforest on horseback to the stunning La Fortuna Waterfall, and admire the verdant flora of the jungle as you take a dip in the refreshing lagoon at the base of the fall...


Sarapiqui Canopy Zipline & Rainforest Adventure with Lunch
Sarapiqui Canopy Zipline & Rainforest Adventure with Lunch

Leave the city behind and venture deep into the jungle for an unforgettable sightseeing and ziplining excursion. Watch for rainforest animals from the deck of a riverboat, pass through a National Park...


Rainforest Aerial Tram Caribbean
Rainforest Aerial Tram Caribbean

Soar over the canopy on the Caribbean Rainforest Tram for a look at one of Costa Rica’s least-explored and most biologically diverse regions, riding over the rich vegetation and wildlife of this prote...


Full-Day Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs Resort Tour
Full-Day Arenal Volcano & Tabacon Hot Springs Resort Tour

Admire the volcanic colossus of Arenal—though it hasn’t erupted recently, this cinder cone on the Costa Rican skyline is considered one of the world’s most active volcanoes. Then, soak up the thermal ...


Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Orosi Valley Day Trip
Cartago, Irazu Volcano & Orosi Valley Day Trip

Leave the city of San Jose behind to explore Costa Rica’s stunning natural surroundings and smaller townships. Visit the impressive basilica in Cartago, gaze down into the steaming crater of the Irazu...


Manuel Antonio National Park Coastal Eco-Trek
Manuel Antonio National Park Coastal Eco-Trek

Delve into the Manuel Antonio National Park with a day-long excursion to explore its pristine beaches, jungle trails, and coastal cliffs. Keep an eye out for sloths and monkeys as you hike the jungle ...


Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate & Sarchi Arts & Crafts Market Tour
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate & Sarchi Arts & Crafts Market Tour

At Poas National Park, look down into the blackened lunar landscape of the 8,885-foot (2,708-m) tall crater. As the billowing smoke and steam dissipate over the fumaroles and sulfuric lake at its cent...


City Exploration
City Exploration

Soak up the laid-back vibe and lifestyle of the ticos (natives of Costa Rica) in San Jose—Costa Rica’s attentive capital city, called “Chepe” by the locals. Explore the city's historic architecture, q...


Tortuguero National Park Cruise
Tortuguero National Park Cruise

Explore the exotic rainforests, waterways, and fauna-filled parks of Costa Rica on this guided excursion. Drive through densely forested and mountainous Braulio Carillo National Park, and then hop on ...


Whitewater Rafting Excursion
Whitewater Rafting Excursion

Set out for a whitewater adventure as you ride the river’s surges, swells, and swirling waters through Costa Rica’s stunning natural scenery. Put in on either the churning Pacuare or the calmer Chirri...


4-Day Volcano & Cloud Forest Tour
4-Day Volcano & Cloud Forest Tour

Journey to the heart of Costa Rica with a 4-day expedition that takes you from Liberia to the mighty Arenal Volcano, through the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, and into the spectacular Monteverde Cloud F...


Shared Shuttle: Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)
Shared Shuttle: Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)

Enjoy convenient and cost-effective shared transportation between Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and your hotel aboard a shuttle. For San Jose, the zones to select from include: Central S...


Whitewater Rafting
Whitewater Rafting

Set out for a whitewater adventure as you ride the river’s surges, swells, and swirling waters through Costa Rica’s stunning natural scenery. Put in on the churning Río Tenorio, and enjoy lunch as you...


Rincón de la Vieja Adventure Pass
Rincón de la Vieja Adventure Pass

Set out for an action-packed day at Hacienda Guachipelín, in the heart of the Rincón de la Vieja National Park. With a full-day Adventure Pass, you can go ziplining, inner tubing, rappelling, and set ...


San Jose VIP City Bus Tour
San Jose VIP City Bus Tour

Tour San Jose in style on a new double-decker, the City VIP Bus. See more than 25 attractions while enjoying local soft drinks, a traditional lunch, and live folk music. Once the guided tour starts at...


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

Explore the outdoor wonders near San Jose with a full-day excursion to Poas National Park's blackened crater, an award-winning coffee plantation, and the towering 121-foot (37-m) La Paz Waterfall. Led...


Ram Luna Dinner Show
Ram Luna Dinner Show

As the sun sets over the majestic San Jose skyline and the stars blanket the sky, treat yourself to a luxurious evening of Costa Rican cuisine and a folkloric dance show. Surrounded by rhythmic marimb...


Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs Tour
Arenal Volcano & Hot Springs Tour

Explore Arenal, one of the most renown volcanoes in the western hemisphere, and then unravel at the rejuvenating Baldi Hot Springs. This full-day guided tour is the perfect combination of adventure an...


Small-Group Tropical Rainforest & Chocolate Adventure by Urban Adventures
Small-Group Tropical Rainforest & Chocolate Adventure by Urban Adventures

Visit Tirimbina Rainforest Center for a chocolate tour and explore the wonders behind one of the world's most tantalizing foods—chocolate. En route to this amazing place, stop at La Virgen del Socorro...


Small-Group San Jose Bites & Sights Tour by Urban Adventures
Small-Group San Jose Bites & Sights Tour by Urban Adventures

Get your cameras ready because you don't want to miss a single moment of this colorful local experience. On this San Jose tour you get up close and personal with Costa Rican life through local food, h...


Small-Group Art of Craft Beer Tour by Urban Adventures
Small-Group Art of Craft Beer Tour by Urban Adventures

As locals have traveled and experienced craft beer abroad, Costa Rica has seen an increase in the popularity of craft beer and microbreweries. With new flavors, new beers, and a new beer culture to bo...


Small-Group Cartago Bike & Train Tour by Urban Adventures
Small-Group Cartago Bike & Train Tour by Urban Adventures

Totally over the San Jose hustle and bustle? Want to feel the wind in your hair and get a change of scenery? This San Jose bike tour gives you all that and more. Just outside the city of San Jose sits...


Small-Group San Jose by Night Tour by Urban Adventures
Small-Group San Jose by Night Tour by Urban Adventures

Explore San Jose by night. This exciting evening tour is complete with local markets, cultural icons, and a tasty dinner with wine pairings. Your evening is all sorted. Get close with the nightlife in...


Small-Group All the Way to Alajuela Tour by Urban Adventures
Small-Group All the Way to Alajuela Tour by Urban Adventures

This Costa Rica tour takes you into the heart of the city of Alajuela and the surrounding area. From the local market to coffee plantations to the unforgettable Poás Volcano, you see the best this are...


Monteverde Skywalk
Monteverde Skywalk

Explore the lush Monteverde cloud forest and its hanging bridges, wildlife, and stunning landscapes. Pass by a coffee plantation, and visit a hummingbird garden to see 14 types of the fascinating spec...


Pura Vida Sailing
Pura Vida Sailing

Spend a take a breaking half-day sailing along the scenic Guanacaste coast. Experience the Costa Rican life philosophy of “pura vida” or good life aboard a sailing boat while sipping your ...


Bites & Sites Walking Tour
Bites & Sites Walking Tour

Get close with Costa Rican life through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. In the midst of the vibrant city markets, enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, ...


The Art of Craft Beer Tour
The Art of Craft Beer Tour

Experience the craft beer revolution in Costa Rica in a single afternoon. Most of the microbreweries and beer-obsessed pubs are in San Jose, and you can visit a good number of them on this comprehensi...


Cartago Train & Bicycle Tour
Cartago Train & Bicycle Tour

Explore the charming town of Cartago, a sleepy oasis of Costa Rican culture and fresh air outside the big city. See the parks and historic buildings of San Jose, ride a train through the mountains, an...


Full-Day Tour to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Full-Day Tour to La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Spend a day soaking up the ecological splendor of the rainforest at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Trek along a paved trail to a tumbling cascade, admire native flora and plant life, and get up close t...


Half-Day Canopy Zipline Adventure
Half-Day Canopy Zipline Adventure

Experience the thrill of ziplining over the lush rainforest canopy on this half-day adventure. Soar above the peaceful rolling hills of San Jose de la Montaña, get an incredible view of the jungle tre...


Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs
Arenal Volcano & Baldi Hot Springs

Venture toward the town of La Fortuna, where you have prime views of the Arenal Volano’s active cinder cone emerging from the verdant rainforest. After seeing the volcano, bathe in the mineral-rich wa...


Crocodile Safari
Crocodile Safari

Explore a river teeming with crocodiles, birds, and reptiles for an incredible experience in the Costa Rican jungle. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready as you meet the incredible variety of wil...


Whitewater Rafting on the Savegre River with Lunch
Whitewater Rafting on the Savegre River with Lunch

Set out for a rip-roaring watery adventure in the wilderness with a white-knuckled ride through the rapids of the Savegre River. Off-road through the rainforest, paddle through the roiling waters of t...


Vista Los Suenos Canopy Adventure
Vista Los Suenos Canopy Adventure

Venture into the Vista Los Suenos Canopy for an up-close look at an incredible tropical world. Meet the local wildlife, zip between the trees, and enjoy spectacular views of the coast on an eco-tour d...


Carara National Park Hike
Carara National Park Hike

Explore a natural sanctuary teeming with a dramatic range of flora and fauna on a tour of Carara National Park. Admire the diverse wildlife in the reserve, see the vibrant colors of macaws or spot cro...


Poás Volcano National Park & Doka Estate Full-Day Tour
Poás Volcano National Park & Doka Estate Full-Day Tour

Spend a day exploring a breathtaking active volcano and learning about the coffee-farming industry that thrives on its fertile slopes. Trek to a viewpoint overlooking the cloud forests and aquamarine ...



Horseback Riding & Rainforest Boat Tour

Venture deep into the jungle for an unforgettable sightseeing and horseback excursion. Watch for rainforest animals from the deck of a riverboat, pass through a National Park. After you’re picked up a...



Rainforest Canopy

A high-flying, exhilarating canopy tour is one of the best ways to experience the thrills and beauty of Costa Rica. Located along the Caribbean coast within a 475-hectare (1,200 acre) private reserve,...


Zipline & Canopy Tour in Braulio Carrillo National Park
Zipline & Canopy Tour in Braulio Carrillo National Park

A high-flying, exhilarating canopy tour is one of the best ways to experience the thrills and beauty of Costa Rica. Located along the Caribbean coast within a 1,200-acre (475-hectare) private reserve,...


Horseback Riding & Rainforest Boat Tour
Horseback Riding & Rainforest Boat Tour

Venture deep into the jungle for an unforgettable sightseeing and horseback excursion. Along the way, watch for rainforest animals clambering through the treetops from the deck of a riverboat and pass...


Tropical Rainforest & Chocolate Adventure
Tropical Rainforest & Chocolate Adventure

Travel through the Caribbean lowlands and Braulio Carrillo National Park to the Sarapiquì area, take a chocolate tour and uncover the secrets of the cacao tree. Along the way, make a stop at La Virgen...


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