San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose tours, things to do and tickets

The full list of excursions and attractions in San Jose. Unforgettable family experiences, group as well as individual tours to San Jose with an accurate description, real reviews and pictures.

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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

Duration: 13 hours
Explore several attractions and sites on this full-day Arenal Volcano Combo Tour from San Jose. Enjoy views of waterfalls, volcanoes, rainforests, plantations, and wildlife on the way to Arenal. Learn about Costa Rican Coffee and food; taste some of the best coffee in the world and Costa Rican authentic cuisine. Do zip lining & rappelling in the rainforest and learn about the indigenous culture of Costa Rica. Relax in the thermal mineral waters of the Arenal Hot Springs at the base of the volcano, near the town of La Fortuna. Lunch and dinner are included.

San José: Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, & Zip Lining w/ Meals

Duration: 14 hours
Witness the natural beauty of Costa Rica on a sightseeing trip to Arenal. See the volcano and delight in zip lining, rappelling, indigenous culture, hot springs, and local food around La Fortuna.

San Jose: Walking Nature Tour with Sloths, Birds, and Trees

Duration: 3 hours
Guided by passionate biologists, discover a hidden ecosystem in the middle of the city. See native sloths, birds, butterflies, and variety of plants and insects living wild and free. Join a small group tour on the grounds of the University of Costa Rica.

Manuel Antonio National Park Combo Tour from San Jose

Duration: 12 hours
Explore the Manuel Antonio National Park and its white-sand beaches on this day trip from San Jose. Enjoy the included breakfast and lunch, and stop to look for crocodiles and scarlet macaws.

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Duration: 13 hours - 15 hours
See more of the Arenal Volcano region with the convenience of a full-day tour from San Jose. Take a scenic route to Arenal with views of farms, rain forests, and small towns. Stop at a coffee plantation and sample coffee, as well as traditional snacks. Stop at a waterfall, look for wildlife, and learn about the Costa Rican Native Culture, then have the afternoon to soak in hot springs set in a lush garden near the Arenal Volcano. Lunch, dinner and coffee tasting are included on this trip.

Manuel Antonio National Park Sightseeing and Wildlife Day Tour from San Jose

Duration: Flexible
Explore the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park on this full day tour from San Jose. Enjoy some of the most beautiful white sand beaches of Costa Rica and discover the abundant wildlife at the rainforest trails of the park, like monkeys, sloths, agoutis, iguanas, exotic birds and others. Stop on the way to Manuel Antonio at the crocodile bridge; at the town of Tarcoles to search for scarlet macaws in their natural habitat; and at the Jaco Beach look-out point to explore a little of the most popular beach town of Costa Rica.

San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Explore the beautiful city of San Jose on a guided walking tour through busy streets. See the bustling Central and Borbon markets, and peaceful parks. Learn how to make plantain empanadas with locals.

Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

Duration: 3 hours
Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rican life on this San Jose walking tour. You’ll get up close and personal, through local food, history, culture even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables in the Borbon Market. We’ll take a stroll through the vibrant Central Market, tasting empanada with cheese and beans. Seeing diverse sites like the Cathedral, National Theater, and the beautiful Morazan parks will help you get to know the country and its rich history and from this experience, you’ll have another sense taste to get more in tune with San Jose. For the end visit Mr. Sloth Coffee Shop where you will find gourmet coffees and chocolates produced by women, in this special place tasting and learn to prepare Cafe Chorreado, enjoy a tamal cooked by local families and wrapped in a banana leaf, learn how to make plantain empanadas with cheese, try our famous Agua de Sapo make with sugar cañe and lemon.

San Jose: Irazú Volcano, Cartago City & Orosi Valley Tour

Duration: 8 hours
Visit the summit of the highest active volcano in Costa Rica, at an elevation of 3,432 meters, followed by a visit to the city of Cartago and the Orosi Valley.

San José: Night Food and Culture Tour with Dinner

Duration: 4 hours
Experience the lively nighttime vibe of Costa Rica’s capital on a shared group or private tour of San José alongside a local guide. End the night with a traditional dinner with wine or beer tastings.

Poás Volcano, Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Duration: 10 hours
Visit 3 destinations in one day on this guided tour from San José. Learn about coffee production, visit the Poas Volcano Crater, and experience the incredible nature around La Paz Waterfall Garden.

From San José: Monteverde Hanging Bridges Day Trip

Duration: 12 hours - 13 hours
Explore the lush cloud forest of Costa Rica. Hike on the best hanging bridges in the country and observe the cloud forest up close. Stop at a place where monkeys are normally observed and at a lookout to take pictures of the Gulf of Nicoya.

Doka Estate Coffee Tour with Butterfly Garden and Bonsai Garden

Duration: an hour
Doka Coffee Plantation Costa Rica is a private tourist resort that offers a unique experience where you can take a closer look at the most famous crop in the country. This combination tour includes visit to the fantastic butterfly garden,  the bonsai and orchid exhibition, the sugar mill and guided coffee tour and of course a delicious coffee tasting.

San Jose: Discover Sights and Delights with a Local

Duration: 3 hours
Experience Costa Rica through its local food and herbal remedies on a food tour of San Jose. Visit markets to get inside knowledge about exotic fruits and vegetables. Stop for a cup of coffee and stroll the streets with a local to learn about daily life.

Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours
Learn about local life in San Jose through its architecture, history and food. This 3-hour walking tour shows you the typical lifestyle of the capital as you stroll through the streets with a knowledgeable local guide. Get to know the city through its grand markets and coffee history, ending at Mercado Central (Central Market) where you’ll sip Costa Rican coffee and sample some tasty food. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group.

Pacuare River

Duration: 2 hours - 4 hours
Ticos River Adventures is a family company, pioneers in the activity of the area and years of experience make our company provide a quality service accompanied by the Costa Rican being.

Coffee Experience, Poas Volcano and La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Duration: 12 hours
The best TOP Ranked tour from San Jose 3 destinations in one day. Coffee Experience, Unique Poas Volcano Crater and one most beautiful nature park and waterfalls. We will visit the Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast. Then we will be treated to a coffee tour in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world.
we will continue to Poas Volcano National Park, where there is a noticeable change in temperature and exuberant vegetation of the cloud forest.
At La Paz Waterfall Gardens we will go through walking trails surrounded by lush tropical rain forest. Here we will appreciate flowing white rivers, spectacular waterfalls, birds, butterflies, monkeys, and hummingbirds. There are also, educational animal exhibits to enjoy such as the Aviary, the Butterfly Observatory, Hummingbird Garden, Serpentarium, Jungle Cats Exhibit, and the Frog Exhibit

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

Duration: 4 hours
Delicious Costa Rican food and drink.Oh, we need to say more?
Alright, well, there’s also a ton of culture and history, a tasty local dinner, and the chance to experience San Jose’s nightlife with a local. Best. Night. Ever.

Rafting Pacuare River One Day from Turrialba

Duration: 6 hours
Turrialba is known for some amazing cultural experiences, unique rainforest as well as being home to some of the most pristine rivers in Costa Rica!

The Pacuare River is rated as the 4th best river in the world for white water rafting. A unique experience for any visitor to Costa Rica & the Turrialba area!
You will be taken deep into the rainforest where you will experience 29km of the majestic river!
Our experienced & certified guides will take all the precautions and provide the appropriate instructions before you embark on this adventure!
During the trip, you will see the primary rainforest, pristine waterfalls & unique landscapes only accessible by the river!
At the end of the trip, we will have a typical Costarrican lunch waiting for you!

San Jose: Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Day Tour

Duration: 12 hours
Discover the lush cloud forest of Costa Rica on this Monteverde Tour. Ride on the Sky Tram and hike on the Sky Walk Hanging Bridges. Stop in a place where monkeys are normally observed and in a look-out point to take pictures of the beautiful Nicoya Gulf.