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Adventure Rappel Tour and Transfer to Arenal from San Jose

Adventure Rappel Tour and Transfer to Arenal from San Jose

Enjoy a drive with a difference with this adventure transfer from San Jose to Arenal. After leaving your San Jose hotel, travel to the mountains to leap off canyon walls into pools of water, rappel down a gushing waterfall and hike through the rainforest. When you’re done, relax with a traditional Costa Rican meal, and then finish with a hotel drop-off in Arenal.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$250.00
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$250.00

San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

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Get to know the city through the eyes of a passionate local. With no set itinerary, you can customize the tour or leave it up to the local for an insightful introduction to the city. Make travel about the people you meet not just the places you see. With our walking tours, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay.
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  • 2 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$31.17
Price varies by group size
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$31.17
Price varies by group size
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Ecogarden Arenal Night Walk

Ecogarden Arenal Night Walk

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Ecogarden Arenal it is a Ecological Park standing for education of the people about the emviroment, wildlife and nature.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$45.00
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$45.00

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Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

Rainforest Night Walk and Authentic Costa Rican Dinner from La Fortuna

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Discover the sounds and sights of the rainforest after dark with a 4-hour night hike and dinner tour from La Fortuna, and visit a  frog sanctuary in the Costa Rican countryside. Follow your guide along an easy trail, and watch for the bats, nocturnal birds and mammals that rustle through the treetops and on the forest floor. Search for red-eyed tree frogs and glass frogs in their natural habitats, then enjoy a traditional dinner prepared on a wood burning stove before returning to your hotel in La Fortuna.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$88.32
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$88.32
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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience

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As one of Costa Rica's biggest exports, coffee plays a big role in Costa Rica's economy—and its culture, too. Learn about artisanal Costa Rican coffee from bean to cup complete with harvesting, roasting, and grinding on this tour of a family-owned coffee farm near Arenal Volcano. As a bonus, try other favorite Costa Rican crops such as chocolate and sugar cane.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$40.00
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$40.00
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Cougar refuge and Nacazcolo beach, Guanacaste!

Cougar refuge and Nacazcolo beach, Guanacaste!

Help the refuge to support these animals that have been found in different places in Costa Rica, have been abandoned and mistreated, with your help we can continue to contribute to this place, to gradually release these animals to their natural habitat. Taking advantage of the visit to Guanacaste, we will know one of the beautiful beaches of our country. Our service of more than 9 years makes us support all these initiatives with national and international tourism, with the best customer service on board and offering more than a one-day tour. We stop for photographs, fruits, among other things that our clients want to observe, during the tour we will know more than what we can describe here.
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  • 12 to 15 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$181.00
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$181.00
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Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

Lonely Planet Experiences: San Jose Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

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Enjoy an insider’s perspective of San Jose on this half-day city walking tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll get a sense of daily life in the Costa Rican capital as you ride public transportation, stop by a beautiful local park and visit the artisan workshop of a third-generation craftsman. Taste local flavors while you browse stalls at the historic Central Market, savor a traditional lunch at an 80-year-old inn and learn to make tortillas.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$65.00
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$65.00
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San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

San Jose Beer Tasting Tour

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Tap into Costa Rica’s emerging craft beer movement with this 4-hour beer tour in San Jose. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll explore the Barrio Escalante, the heart of San Jose’s pub culture and home to many brewpubs. Taste 10 different varieties of beer, accompanied by traditional tapas — the Costa Rican version of bar snacks. You’ll also have a chance to pick up a few souvenirs at the Artesanos Market. A small group size helps create a more personalized tour experience.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$75.00
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$75.00
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Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum Visit

Total San Jose Tour: Bites and Sights Including Columbian Gold Museum Visit

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Visiting San Jose’s markets with a guide turns an everyday scene into a rich cultural experience as your guide tells you the stories behind the markets’ offerings and takes the guesswork out of deciding what’s worth a try. After visiting top San Jose markets, head to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum to take a look at the city’s early history.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.00
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$54.00
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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

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Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Wander through a maze of vendor stalls and to learn about staples of local cooking at the Central Market, and see the opulent National Theater and other architectural highlights on a twilight walking tour. Drive to the ritzy Paseo de la Luz the east side of San Jose well known for its gastronomy. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$74.00
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$74.00
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$38.00
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$38.00
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Bites and Sight with Gold Museum From San José

Bites and Sight with Gold Museum From San José

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Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market Become a mixologist of natural Costa Rican drinks and an expert on more than 30 local exotic fruits and vegetables Savor several tasty seasonal samplings of Costa Rica as well as its famous organic coffee See a side of San Jose known only by locals and not found in guidebooks.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$52.00
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$52.00
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Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience From San José

Costa Rica Pura Vida Experience From San José

Discover a tale of two cities, exploring the real Costa Rica in San Jose and Escazu, the “City of Witches” Walk the spiritual route of churches and learn the rich local history of Catholicism Experience the lively atmosphere of the Central Market, and ride like a local about public transport Visit a legendary masquerade family, renowned for their traditional Costa Rican masks Feast on authentic local cuisine in a 100-year-old restaurant Enjoy a sample of traditional chicha as well as a coffee tasting
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$68.00
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$68.00
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Britt Coffee Tour From San José

Britt Coffee Tour From San José

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Visit a coffee farm located in Barva de Heredia and learn about Costa Rican coffee on this guided tour. Along the way, see how the beans are grown, processed, and roasted, and find out why Costa Rica’s climate and diverse landscape provide ideal growing conditions for gourmet coffee beans. At the end of the tour, enjoy a buffet lunch with local ingredients and visit the coffee bar.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$54.50
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$54.50
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Celeste river waterfall and volcano guided rainforest hike and exuberant wildlife watching tour at Arenal in La Fortuna

Celeste river waterfall and volcano guided rainforest hike and exuberant wildlife watching tour at Arenal in La Fortuna

Without a private car, it’s difficult to visit Tenorio Volcano National Park from La Fortuna. This guided tour not only provides hassle-free transportation between the two destinations, but also includes a guide to lead you to the Rio Celeste Waterfall, the color-changing rivers of Los Tenideros, and on a moderately challenging 4- to 6-hour hike through the lush rain forest.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$141.03
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$141.03

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

Britt Coffee Tour and Chocolate Tasting from San Jose

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Treat your taste buds to a sampling of Costa Rica’s famed coffee paired with gourmet chocolate on this half-day tour of the Café Britt coffee plantation. See firsthand how this sustainable, gourmet producer grows, harvests, and roasts coffee beans to create the perfect aromatic cup. Visit the on-site coffee bar to taste several of Café Britt’s different roasts, accompanied by chocolate. Round out the day with a farm-fresh buffet lunch of traditional Costa Rican cuisine at the plantation restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$57.00
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$57.00
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Chocolate Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

Chocolate Tour & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

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An exclusive private tour that includes a visit to the rainforest, a cocoa plantation, artisan chocolate farm for learn about the chocolate history, plantation, processing and elaboration of chocolate drink and bars. Later enjoy a great relaxing time at Baldi Hot Springs, the best Thermal Pools complex in Arenal Volcano Area
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.00
Price varies by group size
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$275.00
Price varies by group size
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Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose with lunch. Private Tour

Britt Coffee Tour from San Jose with lunch. Private Tour

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Coffee lovers, get your fix on a tour of the Café Britt plantation including private transfers from your San Jose hotel. Learn the history of this famous Costa Rican export, and see firsthand how coffee beans are cultivated, roasted, and transformed into fragrant elixir with a behind-the-scenes look at the farm and processing facilities. Browse products at the Britt factory store, order a freshly brewed drink from the coffee bar, and enjoy a buffet lunch from the plantation’s own restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$155.00
Price varies by group size
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$155.00
Price varies by group size
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Folkloric Night at Mirador Ram Luna

Folkloric Night at Mirador Ram Luna

Home to the Tierra Tica show. Ram Luna is perched high above the mountains overlooking the Central Valley. From this unique vantage point you can admire the auspicious panoramic views at dusk, and then take in the brilliance of the lights emanating from the capital.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.00
Price varies by group size
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$89.00
Price varies by group size
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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center

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Get out of the city and experience Costa Rica’s rich wildlife heritage with this half day private tour to the Toucan Rescue Ranch. What started out as a rescue facility for toucans has expanded to include other charismatic species such as sloths, monkeys, parrots, and owls. Learn all about them from the dedicated staff committed to their care.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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$150.00
Price varies by group size
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Sloth Rescue Center Turrucares

Sloth Rescue Center Turrucares

Our tour is a unique tour, with this tour you will learn some fun information about animals, also information about Costa Rica. We will tell the stories behind our rescued animals and also inform about the animals that are scheduled to be released.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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$86.67
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$86.67

Safari Float + Chocolate Tasting

Safari Float + Chocolate Tasting

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You will truly appreciate the wonders of Peñas Blancas river and the surrounding rainforest as we travel down the river without a motor, this way you will enjoy the journey quietly rowing and taking photos. You will also learn and participate in the whole production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, the fermentation, drying and grinding of the seed, to the point where you obtain a delicious chocolate -free from chemicals- and of course, you can taste the traditional drink of our ancestors and the best handmade organic chocolate from the seed to the bar considered as the "Gift of the Gods". In our tour, you will have the best part of your visit to Costa Rica. Come and enjoy this sweet experience!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.00
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$67.00

San José Chocolate Tour

San José Chocolate Tour

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Uncover the history of chocolate from the indigenous Mesoamericans cocoa culture to the European experimentation with cocoa and chocolate. Sample each step of the process until we get to the chocolate as we know it today. We are hunters of local, fresh, tropical and organic pairings. This in an invitation to a culinary adventure. We offer the tour Thursday to Sunday at 3:00pm.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.49
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$39.49

San Jose Craft Beer Walking Tour with food pairings by Carpe Chepe

San Jose Craft Beer Walking Tour with food pairings by Carpe Chepe

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Sample what’s on tap at local breweries on this pub crawl tour in San Jose. Hear about the beer revolution in Costa Rica while you learn about the brewing process and how to pair beer with certain foods. Plus, as you travel between pubs, discover the city's streets at night on this walking tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$55.00
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$55.00