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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD66.00
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USD66.00

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

Explore 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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USD74.00
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USD74.00
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Private Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit from San Jose

Private Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit from San Jose

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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
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USD90.00
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USD90.00
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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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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD66.00
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San Jose ART Walking Tour - small groups, creative experience

San Jose ART Walking Tour - small groups, creative experience

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Whether you’re an art collector or enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this tour that explores the contemporary Costa Rican art scene. Visit galleries featuring indigenous works, fashion, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and more, and possibly meet the artists. Along the way, you’ll also catch sight of the local graffiti and learn about the history of the city and its current events.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.00
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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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USD165.00
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food, History and Architecture Small Group Tour
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food, History and Architecture Small Group Tour

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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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USD38.00
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

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Discover the beautiful natural attractions of Costa Rica on this all-day tour from San Jose. Fly over the rainforest canopy via a zipline course and rappel down 150 feet (50 meters) at an adventure park. Visit two waterfalls and admire the local wildlife including iguanas. Stop at a coffee plantation where you'll learn how it's cultivated and harvested. Finally, relax in thermal mineral hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD165.00
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3-Days Arenal Volcano Tabacon Resort - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
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3-Days Arenal Volcano Tabacon Resort - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio

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See the vast diversity of Costa Rica on a 3-day tour that includes hiking at Arenal Volcano, exploring the Monteverde cloud forest, and enjoying the tropical white-sand beaches of Manuel Antonio National Park. This expertly organized all-inclusive tour covers all of your transportation and accommodations, so busy travelers can maximize their time and not worry about any of the logistics.
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  • 3 days
  • Free Cancellation
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USD645.00
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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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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 forest, and small towns, and stop at a coffee plantation where you can sample coffee and traditional snacks. Stop at a waterfall, look for wildlife, then have the afternoon to soak in hot springs set in a lush garden near the Arenal Volcano.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD145.00
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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IrazĂş Volcano -Half Day Trip from San Jose

IrazĂş Volcano -Half Day Trip from San Jose

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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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USD75.00
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USD75.00

Rio Celeste Hike and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose

Rio Celeste Hike and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose

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Spend the day away from bustling San Jose and see the majestic Rio Celeste, one of the top attractions in Costa Rica. Located inside the Tenorio Volcano National Park, the deep turquoise waters of the river can be explored via a trail, which includes a waterfall, a suspended bridge, and a section of hot springs
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD148.00
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USD148.00

IrazĂş Volcano National Park (Half Day).

IrazĂş Volcano National Park (Half Day).

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Visit the Irazú Volcano National Park in just half a day with this excursion from San José. Your driver will pick you up early in the morning and take you to the volcano, where you can see the crater and learn about the history of the area from a local guide. Next, you'll head to the Los Angeles Basilica, a church and museum with a holy water source.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD99.00
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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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USD55.00
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USD55.00

Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table Essential

Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table Essential

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Taste how Costa Rican chefs are incorporating farm-to-table concepts on a food tour through San Jose’s vibrant Escalante neighborhood. Take a seat at restaurants and cafes hand-picked for their fresh, innovative cuisine, sampling the best of menus featuring local, seasonal, and organic ingredients. A foodie guide introduces you to chefs and owners for a more personal tasting experience.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD120.00
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USD120.00

San Jose City Tour with lunch. Private Tour

San Jose City Tour with lunch. Private Tour

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD135.00
Price varies by group size
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USD135.00
Price varies by group size

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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USD90.00
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USD90.00
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San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

San Jose Sightseeing City Tour

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Explore San Jose on this guided half-day sightseeing tour. Great for first-time visitors to the city, the tour includes stops at historic and cultural sites such as the Costa Rican Art Museum in La Sabana, the city center, the National Theater, the University of Costa Rica, and the arts and crafts market. Plus, enjoy lunch at a local Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD90.00
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USD90.00
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Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table - Premium

Food Tour Costa Rican Farm to Table - Premium

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Take a half-day food and walking tour in San Jose that highlights innovative chefs who are updating traditional Costa Rican recipes with a modern twist. Stroll between four locations in the Escalante district to enjoy a 6-course tasting menu, seven drinks, Costa Rican coffee tastings, and a cocktail mixing demonstration with locally made liquor. Your guide shares insightful commentary along the way on a tour that can be scheduled for lunch or dinner.
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  • 4 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD142.46
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USD142.46

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
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USD30.00
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San Jose City Tour Half Day

San Jose City Tour Half Day

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.00
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USD70.00

Arrival Private Transfer San Jose Airport SJO to San Jose City by Minivan

Arrival Private Transfer San Jose Airport SJO to San Jose City by Minivan

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Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from  San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO  International Airport to your hotel in San Jose City Center by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
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  • 27 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD31.24
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USD31.24
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Dinner + Typical Show in the best viewpoint of the City

Dinner + Typical Show in the best viewpoint of the City

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Spend an evening enjoying a delicious dinner while taking in panoramic views of San José. As you dine, enjoy typical Costa Rican entertainment, including a folkloric dance and comedy show, and learn about the country's history and culture. The buffet-style dinner includes two alcoholic beverages, such as wine or beer.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD88.32
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What people are saying about City Tours in Central Valley

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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"A varied and well organised tour of some of San José’s highlights. Jordan ( our guide) was brilliant"..."
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Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour
"It has been a different experience touring the city while raining but our tour guide was so professional and still made the tour fun and exciting."..."
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Private Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit from San Jose
"Gladys, the tour guide, was just fantastic. Personable, professional and knowledgable. I was very happy her English was excellent, since my Spanish is not. The tour content was varied and interesting. Lunch was good and the coffee stop was great. I really enjoyed it. Worth the fee for over a half day of entertainment/sightseeing."..."
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Half-Day San Jose Evening Bus Tour with Dinner and Pickup
"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."..."
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San Jose ART Walking Tour - small groups, creative experience
"This tour was so much fun, and I learned so many things about San Jose’s history and culture! I can’t say enough good things about our guide Alejandro. His in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm made this a memorable event."..."
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Arenal Volcano Full-Day Combo Tour with Lunch and Dinner
"We had an amazing tour with Francisco and Luis. They were fun, thoughtful, and informative. We definitely got more than our moneys worth! This was a fun and a knowledgeable day... we saw so much on this tour and would definitely recommend. (We saw/experienced sloths, waterfalls, local culture/cuisine, volcano, hot springs, and more…)"..."
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food, History and Architecture Small Group Tour
"Great experience with a wonderful guide, the tour was exactly as described. Would recommend to anyone."..."
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs
"Best trip ever! Our guide was amazing and so was this experience! Zip lining was my favorite part! Recommending to everyone!"..."
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3-Days Arenal Volcano Tabacon Resort - Monteverde - Manuel Antonio
"Amazing tour, Yancy and Cucu were absolutely brilliant, they did their best to keep us entertained and happy. Lovely places. We absolutely loved it. Totally recommended. Muchas gracias. Pura Vida!!!"..."
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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose
"Our guide Fernando was excellent! Very knowledgeable and kind. Safe driver. Lots of Cost Rica history. Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge
"This was I had always imagined Costa Rica to be. Every aspect of this place is heaven on earth. A MUST place to visit when you come!"..."
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IrazĂş Volcano -Half Day Trip from San Jose
"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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Rio Celeste Hike and Sloth Watching Tour From San Jose
"This tour was amazing! The view of the river was stunning and our tour guide Yancy took us to an area where we could see the gradient of the colour changing which looked spectacular. We also saw a range of animals including monkeys. On our way back our tour guide stopped along the road to show us some sloths - definitely one of the highlights of our trip!! I would highly recommend this tour and also requesting Yancy."..."
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IrazĂş Volcano National Park (Half Day).
"What a wonderful and memorable experience!! This is a MUST do! Alex was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and friendly."..."
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San Jose Craft Beer Walking Tour with food pairings by Carpe Chepe
"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. ."..."
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San Jose City Tour with lunch. Private Tour
"My husband and I had the best experience learning about San Jose's culture, food, locals and educational system. Luis was extremely knowledgeable and polite. He had the most friendly and passion when describing his country. I will definitely return and will recommend this tour. The National Theater, museum, park and restaurant was amazing!"..."
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San Jose Night City Tour
"Filander was an excellent guide! We wanted to see some of San Jose, but didn't leave much time for it. He had so much knowledge to share about the city. After so many days spent hiking in beautiful Costa Rica, it was a very relaxing tour, hitting all of the highlights of the city. A perfect end to our trip!"..."
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San Jose Sightseeing City Tour
"We were able to customize the trip and spend time based on our preferences. The food was also amazing."..."
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San Jose Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
"Mauricio did a very good tour through San Jose with us, he showed as the key sights including the central market and explained very well."..."
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San Jose City Tour Half Day
"This was a great way to see the city and learn the history of Costa Rica. Our guide, Mario, (aka Bubba), was friendly, kind-hearted, and knowledgeable. He gave us options as we went along to ensure we got the most out of our experience."..."
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Arrival Private Transfer San Jose Airport SJO to San Jose City by Minivan
"Very easy to find driver. Friendly, clean, and helpful. Didn’t have any disappointments or concerns."..."
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Dinner + Typical Show in the best viewpoint of the City
"We had such a great time on this tour. The dance portion was canceled due to COVID so instead we were given a very informative coffee farm tour. We took great pictures of the amazing views and had the best service by the owner of the restaurant. He was very accommodating and the food and drinks were delicious. Our tour guide Hayro was also very personable and helpful. We would highly recommend him and this tour to others."..."

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