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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food, History and Sightseeing Tour

Explore San Jose on Foot: Food, History and Sightseeing 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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USD38.00
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Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica

Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica

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Take advantage of some of northern Costa Rica’s best white-water rafting on this full-day, guided tour with traditional lunch included. Paddle through the rainforest and over the rapids of the Balsa River stopping along to swim and rest in nature. After your adventure is done enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

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Connect with the waters of Costa Rica by paddling down class II and III white waters of the Balsa River. This half-day, guided, white-water rafting tour includes equipment, instruction, safety briefing and ends with a delicious lunch served in a local restaurant. Feel the thrill and excitement as you glide six miles (10 kilometers) down the river flanked by lush the jungle filled with monkeys, tropical birds, and sloths.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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San José By Night: Food,Culture and Gourmet Dinner with Wines

San José By Night: Food,Culture and Gourmet Dinner with Wines

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Take the stress out of eating and drinking at night in a new city with this fun-filled dinner and nightlife experience. Explore markets, check out neighborhoods you might otherwise miss, and indulge in a delicious three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings. Learn about local food and culture from your guide throughout the evening.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD68.00
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Full day: Arenal Mundo Aventura

Full day: Arenal Mundo Aventura

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A combination tour is a great way to experience Costa Rica’s thrills in just one day. On this La Fortuna tour, you zipline, rappel, and hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall—it’s the perfect adventure-filled day in the rain forest. Lunch, entrance fees, and transportation are included, too, so you don’t have any unexpected expenses.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD150.12
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Explore San Jose By Night: Walking Food and Culture Tour

Explore San Jose By Night: Walking Food and Culture 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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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
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USD40.00
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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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USD51.20
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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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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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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD31.20
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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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Sample a wide variety of Costa Rican flavors while learning about the country's cultural heritage with this San Jose walking tour. You'll shop for fruits and veggies at the Mercado Central and the Mercado Borbón, visit the National Theater and La Laguna Plaza, and try all sorts of local treats along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.00
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD199.00
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USD199.00
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Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura Zip Line+Hike+Waterfall Tour & Maleku Villa

Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura Zip Line+Hike+Waterfall Tour & Maleku Villa

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Experience the adventurous side of La Fortuna on a tour that includes a waterfall hike or rappel, zipline course, and a return trip by tractor or on horseback. Combining some of La Fortuna’s top activities into one high-energy day means you can explore even more of the rainforest: get wet, soar through the air, learn about indigenous Maleku culture, and watch for wildlife in the lush rainforest canopy.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD124.20
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Tour 4 in 1 (Rappel, zipline, pool jumping & hike) with lunch and transportation

Tour 4 in 1 (Rappel, zipline, pool jumping & hike) with lunch and transportation

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We have 4 descents, 2 canopy lines, 3 jumps to natural pools, lockers, showers and trails. We maintain the protocols required by the Ministry of Health
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.00
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Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch

Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch

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The 230-foot (70-meter) high La Fortuna Waterfall, surrounded by verdant wet forest, is one of the region’s most photographed attractions. On this half-day tour, take the scenic route as you float down the river on a raft, then cool off with a swim beneath the falls. Along the way, look out for exotic birds, howler monkeys, and sloths; visit a traditional Costa Rican family home; and tuck into a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD144.00
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Pure Trek Canyoning and Club Rio Adventures

Pure Trek Canyoning and Club Rio Adventures

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This multi-tour adventure will take you to the majestic Pure Trek canyon and Club Rio, an adventure activity center located in a local five-star hotel. You will get to go waterfall rappelling at Pure Trek and choose TWO activities (horseback riding, river tubing, animal sanctuary visit, rock climbing) at Club Rio plus use their hot springs. Between activities you will be provided a delicious, Costa Rican style lunch.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD216.00
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USD216.00

Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

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Discover Costa Rica’s historic sites, natural wonders, and native wildlife on this full-day tour from San Jose. Learn more about Costa Rica’s former capital at the Cartago ruins, admire views of Irazú Volcano, spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Sarapiquí River, and take in the highlights of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and all activities.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD154.00
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SHOW AND DINNER Folk Show

SHOW AND DINNER Folk Show

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Dinner Menu Beverages 1 natural or carbonated drink. 1 beer. 1 glass of wine. Tickets Cream of the day The creams are made with the best selection of tubers and vegetables of the season. Roasted heart of palm salad A light salad prepared with freshly grilled heart of palm, lettuce, tomato, cabbage and mixed with crispy patacón. Main dishes peasant tenderloin Juicy cut of tenderloin, served with fried yucca, ripe plantain and Creole salad. Chicken in Caribbean sauce Exquisite wood-fired chicken combined with a delicious homemade Caribbean sauce and accompanied with mashed yucca, fried plantain and vegetables. Baked pork rib One of the house specialties, pork ribs baked in a wood oven, fried plantains, salad and ripe plantain. Dessert To choose: House recipe for fruit in syrup with ice cream. Squash or coconut flan.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.00
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USD79.00

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD135.88
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Private Cooking Class in San José with a Local Chef

Private Cooking Class in San José with a Local Chef

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Our cooking lesson is done on a 150 year old property which has an amazing charm and gives a unique spirit to the evening. The owners of the house will be on site and will be part of the activity which makes it very personalized and local. Our chef has been cooking for Private families for the past 15 years and has experience on mouth-watering recipes and all types of food. The activity is very dynamic, interactive, immersive, fun and with great Instagram moments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD240.00
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USD240.00
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The Authentic Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

The Authentic Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

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Costa Rica’s most beloved river has many tales to tell—and soon one could be yours. Departing San Jose, you’ll head for the waters of the Pacuare River, deep into the country’s wild, natural heart. Soon enough, you’re trained up and hitting Class II–IV rapids, navigating through canyons, gorges, and even past waterfalls, floating through second-growth forest, and experiencing one of the most biodiverse spots on the planet.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD195.00
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Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel Antonio

Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel Antonio

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Experience ‘la pura vida’ (the good life) while gliding along one of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastlines on a Manuel Antonio catamaran cruise. Leave the city behind for the Pacific coast, spending several hours soaking up the tropical sun on a luxury vessel with amenities like dining, unlimited drinks, and live music to keep the party going. Cool down by snorkeling right off the side of the boat, and look for dolphins and other marine life during the laid-back voyage.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD184.94
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Arenal Volcano Lava Trail and Baldi Hot Springs with Dinner

Arenal Volcano Lava Trail and Baldi Hot Springs with Dinner

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Learn about the wildlife that makes the Arenal area famous on this 6-hour tour from La Fortuna. Hike for 2.5 hours down the Arenal 1968 Trail, learning about local wildlife and the infamous 20th-century eruption as you go, and then relax in natural pools at the Baldi Hot Springs. This tour includes a guide with extensive knowledge about local wildlife and culture, round-trip transportation from your hotel, and a buffet dinner.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD120.00
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USD120.00

Xandari Experience - Day Pass

Xandari Experience - Day Pass

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After a guided morning hike to a jungle waterfall, return to the spa. There, you will be ushered to your private Jacuzzi bath. Enjoy incredible views of the Central Valley as you feel the stress fade away. A light lunch is served after your soak.
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  • 7 hours
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USD110.00
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USD110.00

ChocoTour Chocolate Tour Costa Rica Chocolate in amazing ways

ChocoTour Chocolate Tour Costa Rica Chocolate in amazing ways

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The ChocoTour Chocolate tour is a unique experience that cove many topics on Cacao that are not known to the public in general. Not only do you do your own pieces of chocolate with ingredients of your choosing but you learn about the history of the chocolate bars and how Cacao was used by ancient cultures like the Olmec or the Toltec. Cacao was a drink, and you will sample 4 ancient cacao drinks. We finish the experience by tasting different surprises from the chef´s staff kitchen . There are many chocolate tours in Costa Rica but ChocoTour has features that make it unique. A real clonal garden with many kinds of theobroma cacao trees, as well as dozens of edible and medical plants from the forest to show. The ChocoTour is lead by a chef trainer who is also passionate about mesoamerican cultures, so you get professional perspective on both the historical and the gastronomical aspects of Cacao and Chocolate. Book now for a life-changing experience. Chocolate in Amazing ways
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food, History and Sightseeing Tour
"Saw several historic buildings and monuments then a wonderful tour of the Fresh Market where we had a taste of several different fruits, juices and local foods. Learned the history of the city and the people. Fabulous day."..."
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Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica
"Being experienced rafters you never know what you’re going to get when you do a excursion but I have to say this one was awesome. If you can go with Alex he is the Abello of the group but he is awesome"..."
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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica
"Had a great time with Alex who was our guide and coordinator. He helped us with other details and took great care of our rafting group!!"..."
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San José By Night: Food,Culture and Gourmet Dinner with Wines
"The dinner was one of the best parts, after walking the city we enjoyed a pleasantly different meal and the market we visited had so many souvenirs and history behind them"..."
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Full day: Arenal Mundo Aventura
"This tour was excellent. The zip lines are so fun and our tour guides were knowledgeable, friendly and fun."..."
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Explore San Jose By Night: Walking Food and Culture Tour
"Wow what an amazing tour of the city, saw some incredible sights and learned more of the history of the country and the people. Jorge was a fantastic guide his passion for his country is contagious. Lover every minute."..."
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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience
"Very informative and lots of fun! Two hours very well spent. Great job combining the cocoa and coffee and sugar all into one journey!!"..."
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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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Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe
"Our tour guide was great. Very nice and friendly. He even helped my husband get a cab home. It was a great night out"..."
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Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group
"Her tour guide was excellent. She did a great job explaining the history and was very informative. We had the best time with her!!! Would definitely recommend!"..."
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour
"My wife and I were the only passengers. However the guide and driver gave us the entire package. They were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job."..."
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Tour 4 in 1 (Rappel, zipline, pool jumping & hike) with lunch and transportation
"My 15 year old daughter and myself shared this experience together and it was great! It was so fun and thrilling! Guides were great - felt very cared for… thanks a million!"..."
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Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch
"Tour was fantastic. Recommend this tour. Saw lots animals, birds, monkeys. River was beautiful. Guides were perfect."..."
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose
"Excellent tour guide and itinerary. While this does not stated it explicitly, the tour group is small so the guide was able to attend to each participant. Totally recommend."..."
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Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
"This was an excellent all day trip from our hotel in San Jose (Marriott Hacienda Belen). We were picked up at 5:45am and brought back to the hotel by 8:30pm. The coach bus was comfortable. 2 hour trip to the coast. 2 hour boat ride to the island. Same coming back. The breakfast was good; though light, so I recommend you bring something to supplement. Drinks on the boat bar were good. The island is stunning and we were on there for 5 hours. Did the snorkeling and banana boat activities (for extra fee). Both were fun and worth the nominal fee. Gift shop with shirts, sundries, and sunscreen was on the island. They accepted credit cards. Paid for a wifi password and it was worth it. Lunch (included) was more than expected: salad, potato salad, rice, chicken, and fish. Tasted good and did not leave us hungry. Cash bar on the island was good too (nice that you could start a tab on the boat in the morning, continue it to the island, and then continue it on the boat back!). The ONLY downside to the trip was the location of the volleyball court. It was literally right in front of our beach chairs (chairs provided by our tour). I can't tell you how many times the ball hit people trying to relax. Other than that it was really a perfect trip. Bring your own towel. There were some street vendors selling kabobs and a small convenience store selling snacks before we got back on the bus home. I entertained 9 co-workers and 14 clients. I would recommend again!"..."
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Xandari Experience - Day Pass
"This tour was the most incredible experience I could have asked for in San Jose. I did not know what to expect but upon the tour's start I knew I was in for a treat. I was treated to an incredible and descriptive hike in which I was able to view all the biodiversity and experience the magical waterfall from multiple views. There is a great view of the mountains during the hike so bring a camera! After the hike, I experienced the private hot spring which was relaxing and therapeutic."..."
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