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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour
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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. 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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$74.00
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Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.00
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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
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$38.00
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Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

Aerial Tram in Braulio Carrillo National Park From San José

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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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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups

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See the best of San Jose on this incredible walking tour that takes travelers through more than 40 different sites, including galleries, parks, art houses and iconic buildings. Whether you're a first time visitor or returning to this beautiful city this two-hour tour is the perfect way to hit all of the highlights.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Zip Line La Carpintera. Half day Tour ZipLine+ Rappel +hiking

Zip Line La Carpintera. Half day Tour ZipLine+ Rappel +hiking

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Only 20 minutes from San José Downtown, enjoy the majesty of the Rain Forest at the Carpintera Hills, gliding between trees hanging from steel cables . All along the travel through the forest reserve you will be able to watch sloths, birds and an exuberant flora . You will also be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the Central Valley, Poás Volcano and Irazú Volcano, and the Tres Marías Hills. The Canopy Tour includes 3 acivities: a short hike (15 minutes), 19 platforms, 13 cables, the longest cable has a length of aprox. 1500 ft (500 meters), and 2 rappels (40 & 10 meters).
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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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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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose Night City Tour

San Jose Night City Tour

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San Jose is filled with amazing attractions to see such as the National Theater of Costa Rica and the Metropolitan Cathedral, but if you’re not familiar with San Jose, it could take you ages to see everything on your list. Take this San Jose nighttime city tour and travel with a guide who knows their way around under the city lights. Plus, dinner and round-trip transport are both included.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.00
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One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose

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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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  • 10 hours
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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner

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In just one day, it’s possible to visit top Costa Rica attractions like Arenal Volcano, La Paz Waterfall, and Arenal Hot Springs when you book this guided tour from San Jose. All-inclusive private transport smooths over otherwise tricky transportation logistics, and your guide keeps you well entertained and informed as you explore. This tour includes all entrance fees plus two meals, adding up to a great value.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$160.00
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Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$68.00
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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
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$150.00
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Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose

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Explore the Arenal Volcano area on this guided all-day private tour from San Jose. Take a nature walk through the biological reserve of Mistico Park on a system of hanging bridges and catch views of the volcano, which looms over the green hillside. Also take some time for yourself at Baldi Hot Springs in La Fortuna, where you’ll have free time to relax in the resort’s multiple thermal pools.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$245.00
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Doka Estate Coffee Tour with Butterfly Garden and Bonsai Garden

Doka Estate Coffee Tour with Butterfly Garden and Bonsai Garden

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Get the inside scoop on a pair of Costa Rica's most famous exports on a combo tour of the Doka Estate coffee plantation. Learn how coffee beans are grown, harvested, and roasted to perfection, and then follow the sticky-sweet journey of sugar cane at a working sugar mill. Finish the flavorful visit with a tour of the estate’s inedible natural treasures, including hundreds of miniature bonsai trees, colorful orchids, and butterflies.
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  • 1 hour 24 minutes
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6 in 1 Tour: Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo

6 in 1 Tour: Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo

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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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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Amazing Mega Zipline (25 lines) over 11 Waterfalls

Amazing Mega Zipline (25 lines) over 11 Waterfalls

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Feel the adrenaline rush of soaring over 11 different waterfalls on this small-group canopy tour at Adventure Park Costa Rica. Enjoy breathtaking views over the ocean, mountains, and rainforest on 25 zipline cables, the longest in Costa Rica. Led by a professional guide, this tour emphasizes safety and provides all the necessary equipment. Lunch and bottled water are included. Transportation to and from this Costa Rica zip line tour is an available option. Participants must be at least seven years old and weigh less than 280 pounds (127 kg).
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose

Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose

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Monteverde is a Mecca for nature lovers, and this full day trip won’t disappoint. On the way there, stop at the largest fruit stand in the country and sample a variety of tropical fruits. Once at the destination, ride the Sky Tram over the cloud forest canopy, then proceed on a guided hike along trails and hanging bridges suspended among the treetops.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$172.00
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San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

San Jose Bike & Bites Ride

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San José is characterized by its Spanish colonial buildings, Victorian mansions, and rich historical sites. This zero-emission bike tour allows you to see the city up close, avoid car traffic, and cruise through San José’s vibrant neighborhoods—past notable buildings, parks, and squares. Your guide navigates through the city and provides useful background information as you stop to appreciate local highlights.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Canopy Zipline Eco-Adventure Tour Braulio Carrillo

Canopy Zipline Eco-Adventure Tour Braulio Carrillo

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Experience a high-flying adventure on a rain forest zipline course near San Jose. Journey from the Costa Rican capital to a private ecotourism reserve, where you’ll soar through the lush jungle canopy and above the rushing Molinete River. Glide across 10 different zipline cables, including the 2,297-foot (700-meter) Adrena-Line, and walk across a hanging bridge. Expert adventure guides will accompany you throughout the day to ensure your safety and help you spot native rain forest critters.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Irazú Volcano -Half Day Trip

Irazú Volcano -Half Day Trip

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Climbing the tallest volcano in Costa Rica need not be daunting; keep it easy with this guided tour to Irazu Volcano from San Jose. Join this guided tour to the summit of the volcano, an easy hike after the scenic drive, and take your time at the top admiring the views. This tour includes round-trip transportation from San Jose as well as all entrance fees.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.00
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Half-Day Hiking in Pico Blanco Itzkatzú Trail

Half-Day Hiking in Pico Blanco Itzkatzú Trail

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This hike is ideal for those adventurers who are in downtown and want to get to know some of most famous San José mountains. These mountains belong to the Protective Zone of Escazú and are part of the Cordillera de Talamanca. The best known hills are: • Monkey Trail Hill 2,428 m.a.s.l. • Cedral Hill 2,420 m.a.s.l. • Pico Alto Hill 2,353 m.a.s.l. • The most famous Pico Blanco 2,271 m.a.s.l. Its name refers to its rockier side which can be seen from miles away. Come join me to hike these unknown but spectacular hillsides! Join me on these spectacular hikes off the beaten path! Distance: 5 - 7 km approx. (A shorter or longer distance can be arranged if previously requested, as long as it is within the same time schedule) Duration: 4 - 5 hours Difficulty: Medium / High Departure: 8:00 a.m. Note: The terrain on this hike features dirt roads, mountain trails through rain forest paths
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.00
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Canyoneering and Canopy Tour in Turrialba

Canyoneering and Canopy Tour in Turrialba

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With Explornatura, you’ll have a unique experience, combining waterfall rappelling, ziplining, hanging bridges and a small wall for scaling. For us It’s very important to always follow the safety rules. We provide specialized equipment and guides and a delicious lunch!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour

Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.80
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Tabacon Resort Hot Springs and Hiking in Arenal Volcano from San José.

Tabacon Resort Hot Springs and Hiking in Arenal Volcano from San José.

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Hike in one of the most spectacular destinations in Costa Rica, the Arenal Volcano! As the most active volcano in the country, don't be surprised if you hear a crackling noise or smoke coming out of its mouth.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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What people are saying about On the Ground in San Jose

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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour
"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."..."
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Explore the Central Market's History and Food with a Local Expert by Carpe Chepe
"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!"..."
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture
"Alex the tour guide was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to be around! Fantastic tour! The food was declicious too!"..."
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San Jose: Insider Spots, City Highlights - small groups
"It was a great history learning experience to get to know San Jose. Lorena is very friendly a d for me snacks during the tour and provided great city sightseeing advice too. Highly recommended."..."
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Zip Line La Carpintera. Half day Tour ZipLine+ Rappel +hiking
"First time zip lining and I must say Alejandro, Ricardo, and Dani made it an unforgettable one. It was great from beginning to end. They made you feel comfortable and had lots of patience. Definitely would recommend them to anyone coming to Costa Rica."..."
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Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group
"I’m so glad we did this tour!! It was a last minute decision but boy was it amazing! Our guide Angel was so knowledgeable! He took us to beautiful landmarks and we ate a great deal of local fruits, snacks and drinks. He was a total delight! I would highly recommend anyone book this tour. I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Thank you, Angel!!"..."
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San Jose Night City Tour
"My tour guides was very knowledgeable of San Jose. I got to learn more about the country's and city's history. It was a pleasant experience to see the see city. They took me to a "no frill" restaurant that specializes in authentic Costa Rican cuisine. It better than food from the restaurant in the hotel I stayed at."..."
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One Day Adventure Tour from San Jose
"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"..."
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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner
"Our host Fernando moss was exceptional ! He was very knowledgeable and friendly he treated us very well and made accommodations for myself and my friends. This tour was way more than we expected and highly recommended."..."
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Rainforest Adventures Aerial Tram Tour Braulio Carrillo
"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."..."
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Day Trip from San Jose to Sloths & other wildlife Rescue Center
"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"..."
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Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Baldi Hot Springs. Private Tour from San Jose
"Luis from Greenway Tours was nothing short of exceptional! He arrived on time with snacks/waters on board & confirmed our tour plans via WhatsApp the day before. Super knowledgeable about the area, giving us different historical info about many areas of Costa Rica that only a local would know. Weather was near perfect with GREAT views of the Volcano from the bridges and Bladi Hot Springs was just what we needed after hiking through the jungle. The buffet lunch had fruit & pasta options so veggies have food options. If possible, bring your own towel; rental is $10USD for a Towel but they return it once you bring the towel back. I normally take small group tours for the pricing, but if you are a couple or have a small group, take this tour and ask for Luis. Be prepared for 6hrs of travel (3hrs each way) but I wasn't even bothered by the drive because Luis was so informative. Great job, Greenway Tours and Viator!"..."
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6 in 1 Tour: Rainforest Adventures Costa Rica Braulio Carrillo
"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!"..."
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Amazing Mega Zipline (25 lines) over 11 Waterfalls
"Flying through the jungle on the zip lines, seeing howler monkeys in the trees, rappelling down the waterfall cliffs, and the amazing views in the jungle."..."
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Monteverde Sky Tram & Hanging Bridges Cloud Forest Tour from San Jose
"Great tour. Enjoyed the monkeys, coffee tour and food. The hanging bridges was exciting. Our tour guide, Juan was a great driver and company."..."
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San Jose Bike & Bites Ride
"Malo was my guide and he was not only a lot of fun, but very knowledgeable. We ended the tour at an amazing coffee shop (which unfortunately I can’t remember the name of) and they explained their coffee process. The coffee was delicate and floral with hints of blueberries. A perfect end to a wonderful tour."..."
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Canopy Zipline Eco-Adventure Tour Braulio Carrillo
"My husband and I did this zipline tour and it was an absolute blast. They had amazing customer service, they always responded back quickly, and the tourist guides were engaging, nice and fun! They kept us laughing and smiling the whole day. The ziplines were all very safe and I never felt scared or unsafe. The views are amazing and we even got to see a sloth while we were there! We did the package that included transportation and lunch which was awesome. The transportation was right on time. We were a little worried about getting back since we had some place else to be that evening, but they got us back right at the time we were told which helped us a ton. I would HIGHLY recommend booking with them. I would do it again if we ever went back!"..."
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Irazú Volcano -Half Day Trip
"This was a great tour, the tourguide Donald was great and explained all that would happen throughout the trip and gave great information. We had great weather and it was really interesting to see the greenish lake inside the volcano. Nice tour for half a day. Worth it!"..."
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Tabacon Resort Hot Springs and Hiking in Arenal Volcano from San José.
"Juan José (our driver) and Jordan (our guide) are INCREDIBLE PEOPLE. We had an amazing time with them and they were the best we had during our stay in Costa Rica! THANK YOU BOTH! ☆☆☆☆☆ This tour is amazing, full of wonderful experiences and memories for a lifetime! Nature and adventure, great food and a relaxing time at the Tabacon hot springs. A quick tip for the company regarding the time spent at Tabacon: please make sure that the 3 hours are fully respected, as it is a very important part of this trip. We had only about 2 hours and 15 min to enjoy the springs and we would have loved to get the whole 3 hour experience! All in all, a 5☆ tour. Thank you Juan José and Jordan, thank you A y E Travel!"..."

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