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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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134
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$74.00
From
$74.00
Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). We’ll continue to charming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas in San Jose. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine or beer pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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* A traveler said: "Gabo was great! Very knowledgeable and friendly, and even took the time out of his evening to escort another couple to an extra location after the end of the official tour."


San Jose City Tour Half Day

San Jose City Tour Half Day

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1
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$68.00
From
$68.00
Immerse yourself in Costa Rican culture and history on this guided tour of the capital city. Highlights include the National Theater, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court, and Central Market. A bilingual guide is on hand to answer questions and provide insight about what you see along the way.
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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183
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$38.00
From
$38.00
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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* A traveler said: "Alex the tour guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around! Fantastic tour! The food was declicious too!"


San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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91
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$66.00
From
$66.00
Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
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* A traveler said: "Sergio did an awesome job! I felt it was a great value for the $$ spent and a great way to spend a day in San Jose."


Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup

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21
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$66.00
From
$66.00
Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of San Jose on an evening bus tour. Starting from your hotel, a comfortable double-decker bus with onboard WiFi serves as your transportation for the evening. See over 25 of the city’s landmarks and stop for a bilingual guided tour at key locations, including the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum. Enjoy an included dinner of local cuisine, before drop-off at your hotel.
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* A traveler said: "The tour of downtown San José was enhanced with local music by a charming gentleman named Sergio. I thoroughly enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about San José and Costa Rican history. I highly recommend this tour."


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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9
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size
From
$150.00
Price varies by group size
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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* A traveler said: "A short drive from San Jose in a beautiful air conditioned van. The rescue center was very nice and the guide was passionate and knowledgeable. It’s a little pricey, but a great tour"


Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

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1
  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$105.68
From
$105.68
You will get into the Braulio Carrillo National Park, and discover the beauties of the Rain Forest. Enjoy of a hiking tour and the Aerial Tram, two activities that will put you in direct contact with nature, visitors divide into smaller groups for a 45 to 90 minute (optional) nature walk with a trained naturalist guide. The Open-sided cable-cars hold 5 passengers and a guide. The guides are quite knowledgeable about flora and fauna. They'll point out orchids and different species of trees and are quick to identify the calls of the many birds that inhabit this unique environment.
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One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

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4
  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$161.20
From
$161.20
This sampler adventure tour from San Jose fits the best of Costa Rica's beaches, rivers, and rain forests into one action-packed day. Catch some sun at popular Jaco Beach, one of the closest to the capital, and go croc-spotting at a famous overlook on the Tarcoles River. Then head into the lush jungle for a thrilling zipline canopy tour plus your choice of a horseback ride to tropical waterfalls or an ATV safari.
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* A traveler said: "It was me and my friends first time in Costa Rica and we saw this great package deal online , it was worth it ! We had an AMAZING time . Our atv instructor Gabriel was very helpful and kind , our zip line tour instructors Danny & two other guys ( if I’m remembering right ) lol , was very much helpful and when my rope got stuck they helped me & was patient , seen so much beautiful birds , monkeys & the food was good also !! I would deff come back again"


Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

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18
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$68.00
From
$68.00
Explore three levels of lush Costa Rican rain forest from the floor to the canopy on a guided tour tour of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Learn about local flora and fauna as you walk along nature trails, explore specialty gardens, and glide over treetops in an aerial tram, all narrated by a guide with extensive knowledge about the local ecosystem. Optional upgrade includes pickup and drop-off from your lodging in San Jose and a typical lunch.
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* A traveler said: "This was an amazing experience as we encountered the very first real rain forest we've ever been too. The ride and staff were very helpful and friendly ensuring we had a comfortable trip."


6 in 1 Tour: Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo

6 in 1 Tour: Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo

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50
  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$103.00
From
$103.00
Experience a fun-filled day in the jungle at the Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Atlantic eco-reserve. Your multi-pass gives you access to six different activities throughout the beautiful tropical park. Get a bird’s-eye view of the rainforest canopy with an aerial tram ride, encounter native critters at a butterfly and frog garden, cross a hanging bridge, and explore the jungle on a nature hike. Get your adrenaline pumping as you soar through the treetops on ziplines, including one of the longest and fastest in the country.
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* A traveler said: "The guides were amazing! Even though mudslides closed some roads and there were delays the guides took time to get us safely there and back rather than canceling. The activities were awesome!"


Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

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38
  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
$30.00
From
$30.00
Experience San Jose’s party scene with a pub crawl through the heart of Costa Rica’s capital, and skip the line with an expert guide and a fun crew of fellow travelers. Learn about the city’s history as you walk alongside your guide, drink like a Tico as you tip back house shots at a series of four bars and clubs, then dance, drink and party the night away in the heart of the city.
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* A traveler said: "Our tour guide was great. Very nice and friendly. He even helped my husband get a cab home. It was a great night out"


San Jose Craft Beer Walking Tour with food pairings by Carpe Chepe
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$55.00
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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* A traveler said: "We really enjoyed this tour. Great food and beer pairings at each stop. Iva, our guide, was very knowledgeable on the types of beers, the beer making process and the CR breweries. She keep the group engaged as well, since were the only non Costa Ricans on the tour. We picked the hotel pick up option as well which was nice. ."


La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José

La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José

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13
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$105.00
From
$105.00
La Paz Waterfall Gardens showcases Costa Rican wilderness at its most picturesque, with lush tropical rain forest, thundering cascades, white rivers, and a rich variety of wildlife. This tour provides round-trip transportation from San José and allows you to see the highlights of La Paz in a single day. Your guide navigates through the park’s many trails and takes you to White Magic Waterfall, the butterfly observatory, and other attractions.
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* A traveler said: "Incredible views and sights. The driver Edwin and the guide, Fila, I believe his name was, were top notch. Guide was funny, passionate, and took time ro get to know you. Be aware the steps are pretty challenging. Just pace yourself and you'll be fine."


Private ATV Tour from San Jose Enjoy jungle, Beach, River Paths and Ocean Views

Private ATV Tour from San Jose Enjoy jungle, Beach, River Paths and Ocean Views

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1
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$175.00
From
$175.00
With its sandy shores, lush rainforest, and mountain backdrop, Jaco Beach is a scenic destination for a road trip. On this tour, travel from San Jose in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan, look out for crocodiles along the Tarcoles River, then set out to explore on a 4x4 quad bike (ATV). Drive along forest trails, hop off to visit a natural waterfall and ocean viewpoints, and stroll along the beach.
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* A traveler said: "Albert our guide/driver was excellent! Albert was very pleasant, friendly, patient, and helpful. Our ATV tour at Riders ATV was very good - a lot of fun! Everyone, (at the restaurant and the horseback riding location), throughout the day was welcoming and very kind."


Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica - Class II-III

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58
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$57.00
Price varies by group size
From
$57.00
Price varies by group size
Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe

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43
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$40.00
From
$40.00
Discover historical monuments and the latest San Jose hangout spots during this small-group walking tour in the capital of Costa Rica. Your local guide shows you important landmarks and shares the inside scoop on the city’s best cafes, eateries, and shops. Meet downtown at The National Theater, or upgrade for hotel pickup and drop-off.
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* A traveler said: "We have a very pleasant city tour with Ama this week. He was extremely friendly, funny, knowledgeable and very well versed on history on every corner. Stopped to have local ice cream unique to San Jose, and really enjoyed the history coffee shop Don Juanito. His special ability to animate the narrative made the tour a wonderful morning and early afternoon."


Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group

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39
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$32.00
From
$32.00
Unmask the beauty and culture of contemporary Costa Rican life on this San Jose walking tour that takes you through the streets, bustling markets, and tranquil parks. Discover a side to this city only heard from the mouths of locals, while indulging in typical cuisine and one of Costa Rica’s most delectable exports .. Discover the secrets behind herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market. San Jose tour you’ll get up close and personal with Costa Rican life, through local food, history, and even the herbal remedies of folk medicine. Enjoy a hands-on lesson on exotic plants, fruits, vegetables, and the smoothies they can create in the midst of the vibrant city markets. Nothing could get you closer to authentic San Jose than strolling through the streets with a local as they show you the ins and outs of daily life. Take a wander through the city with us on this tour that takes typical San Jose and turns it into a local experience you’ll never forget.
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* A traveler said: "Gladys and Ernesto provided tons of cultural and historical context for all the sites we visited in the city core. Great tour of the thriving markets, pedestrian shopping area and significant buildings. At the end of the tour they led us to a great craft brewery-Stieffel - which was a special interest of ours. Highly recommend this tour!"


Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe
Visit the Central Market in San Jose on this guided tour and learn about its 136-year history. There, sample regional staples like tropical seasonal fruit, tortillas, ice cream, Costa Rican coffee, and other local specialities. Plus, find out how and why San Jose became the capital city of Costa Rica.
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* A traveler said: "Wow, we loved this tour. Our guide, Ivannia, was wonderful. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was much more comprehensive than we expected it to be, as we got to see some of the main buildings in downtown San Jose as well as going through Central Market and sampling some of the food and drinks. I highly recommend this tour!"


ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose

ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose

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17
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$149.00
Price varies by group size
From
$149.00
Price varies by group size
Get your heart racing and make the most of your trip to Costa Rica on this jam-packed adventure tour. Traverse rugged mountains and jungle trails on an ATV until you reach a beach, where you can stop and relax. Then head to a crocodile hotspot, the Tarcoles River bridge, and safely observe these reptiles that call the area home.
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* A traveler said: "Riders atv company was absolutely amazing! Super nice and helpful. Enrique was the best tour guid and definitely made the tour a lot more exciting. I’ve been atv in different places of the world and I have to say by far this was the best experience I’ve ever had"


Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

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15
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$99.00
From
$99.00
The tour is ideal for people who only have half a day to go on an excursion, since you can take the tour and ask us to drop you off at the international airport. This excursion takes us to one of the most active volcanoes in Costa Rica, listed as one of the most beautiful and impressive, just one hour from downtown San José. We will be able to walk through the main crater, and after the tour we go to the highest point of the National Park, then we descend from the volcano to visit the most important church in Costa Rica, we know a little about the architecture and the different constructions that the structure has had. In addition, the church is famous for its pilgrimage and for the history of the Virgin of the Angels, in addition the facilities have a small museum and the holy water fountain.
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* A traveler said: "A very nice tour. Our guide was friendly, and on time. It is really nice up there on the volcano. The airport drop off was also very convenient."


Horseback our Hacienda - 4 hours Coffee Tour

Horseback our Hacienda - 4 hours Coffee Tour

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11
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$52.31
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$52.31
Horseback Riding feels different when surrounded by deep greenery, abundant wildlife and the sights and sounds of a vibrant community. On this day, our Hacienda is yours to discover! Come to Aquiares and learn all about coffee, from the seed to your cup! We provide authentic, unique and personalized tours. You can come with your entire family because we have options for everyone! /!\ PLEASE MAKE A RESERVATION BEFORE COMING /!\
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* A traveler said: "This tour was worth every penny! It's based in a small town of approximately 1,800 residents. The horseback riding lasted between 3 and 4 hours, with stops along the way to swim in a waterfall (bring a swimsuit, we forgot!), to visit a viewpoint above the village, and to tour the coffee mill downtown. At the coffee mill, we really got to see the process up close. They process coffee beans in 3 ways there, and we were guided through the greenhouses and machineries of each. We ended the horseback ride at the house of the owners of the farm, where they gave us coffee and snacks (sandwiches and fresh fruit). Overall, the tour was an incredible way to see a beautiful Costa Rican coffee farm, and the guides shared lots of information and answered all of our questions along the way. Perhaps most importantly, the horses are clearly well cared for. My friend who went with me has horses, and she could tell that they were well trained, well groomed, and well fed. They do have personalities, though! Mine would often stop to eat, which required some control to curb. Because of that and because of the amount of time spent riding, I think people who are already comfortable on horses will enjoy this tour the most, but the guides are definitely equipped and ready to help guests of any experience level."


Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour

Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour

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7
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$71.80
Price varies by group size
From
$71.80
Price varies by group size
An off of the beaten path activity, the exploration of Hacienda Ébano, a Natural Reserve and Ranch. The customer will experience a 1km / 0.6 mile short hike through the rainforest, 2 gorgeous waterfalls with natural pools, also stunning mountains and ocean views. In the trip, the client will have the opportunity to see wildlife such as birds, frogs, and monkeys, also many types of plants, flowers, and trees. The transportation is in a comfortable and safe 4x4 Safari style Truck - the best tool to travel the 10km / 6.2 miles through the big mountains. The perfect end is to refresh us and swim in the Jade Waterfall, also enjoy next to the river, a Costa Rican authentic lunch wrapped in banana leaf. All in a small group, with the company of local experienced guides committed with client service. Please remember to bring: • Hiking shoes, tennis or water-shoes (do not use flip flops) • Swimsuit • Insect Repellent
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San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

San Jose Costa Rica City Tour. Private Tour with Lunch

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6
  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$135.00
Price varies by group size
From
$135.00
Price varies by group size
San Jose is the cultural capital of Costa Rica and boasts a rich and varied history. Get acquainted with the city’s charms on a private tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
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La Paz Waterfalls Gardens (Half day).

La Paz Waterfalls Gardens (Half day).

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6
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$129.88
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$129.88
Upon arriving at the Waterfalls Gardens, we walk a path, which leads to different attractions of the park including the aviary, the largest butterfly observatory in the country, the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the frog, monkey and cat exhibition In addition to the 5 highest waterfalls in Costa Rica, with several very impressive views.
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* A traveler said: "The Garden was a memorable experience. We enjoyed a comfortable and informative automobile drive from San Jose to La Paz (and back) with our tour guide Jean (Jon). There was a steady fresh rain that fell while we walked about in La Paz Waterfalls Garden which provided a true feeling of being present in the rain forest . Standing among the Humming birds was a highlight. The Falls were incredible as was all the beautiful flora and fauna throughout. Jon guided us through the gardens and was able to answer all our questions and point things out that we otherwise would have missed. The buffet was wonderful. Our guide employed a smart travel strategy by starting the day early and getting back to San Jose before the traffic rush period. As a consequence we had time in the afternoon to enjoy the fabulous National Museum in San Jose which our guide was kind enough to drop us off at."


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