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Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San Jose

Sloths Experience and Indigenous Tribe Half Day Tour from San Jose

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Learn about Sloths and other Rainforest Animals of Costa Rica on this Half-Day Trip from San Jose. Visit an Animal Sanctuary specialized in rehabilitating injured sloths and learn everything about these amazing animals. Observe other Wild Animal Species of Costa Rica that are also treated at the Sanctuary, like monkeys, toucans, kinkajous, coatis, macaws, and others. Travel to the Mountains of San Jose, visit a Native Tribe, and learn about the indigenous culture of Costa Rica. Discover the traditions and way of living of the “Huetar” Ethnic Group at the Quitirrisi Indigenous Reserve.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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USD85.00

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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USD38.00
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III

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

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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River

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Travel along the Peñas Blancas River on this relaxed rafting tour. Along the way, spot a variety of flora and fauna such as sloths and monkeys in the surrounding forest that's located in the northern region of Costa Rica. Plus, visit a local farm where you’ll be able to learn about farming practices and enjoy a snack.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD56.16
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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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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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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD40.00
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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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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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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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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD159.00
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USD159.00
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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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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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USD48.00
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USD48.00

Irazú Volcano National Park (Half Day).

Irazú 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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USD99.00

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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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD41.56
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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

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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USD71.80
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USD71.80
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José

La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José

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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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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD107.00
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Half Day Adventure from La Fortuna- 2 tours in 1, 4 options to choose!

Half Day Adventure from La Fortuna- 2 tours in 1, 4 options to choose!

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Make the most of limited time and visit two Arenal Volcano area highlights—La Fortuna Waterfall and another attraction of your choosing—during a half-day excursion from La Fortuna. Opt for a rain forest hike with hanging bridges, a volcano tour on old lava flows, or a safari river float, and customize your itinerary to your preferences. Plus, lunch and hotel pickup and drop-off are included for a seamless experience.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD116.48
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Arenal Hanging Bridges - Tour with Naturalist Guide

Arenal Hanging Bridges - Tour with Naturalist Guide

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Connect with nature and discover the behavior of the Tropical Forest from the 6 Hanging Bridges of Arenal. With this tour you will travel a comfortable 3 km asphalt path, where you will experience the adventure of walking above the trees from the Hanging Bridges. In the company of a certified Naturalist guide, you will be able to observe monkeys, a diversity of birds, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, as well as learn about the behavior of the tropical forest, with magnificent views of the Arenal Volcano. This tour is recommended for all travelers, and its level of difficulty is slight.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.20
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Horseback our Hacienda - 4 hours Coffee Tour

Horseback our Hacienda - 4 hours Coffee Tour

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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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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD59.00
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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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Nocturnal Walk in the Hanging Bridges

Nocturnal Walk in the Hanging Bridges

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One of the most popular activities in La Fortuna, a guided hanging bridges tour is a fool-proof way to spot wildlife and learn more about the Costa Rican rain forest. This nighttime hanging bridges tour in Mistico Park puts a twist on the classic excursion by introducing you to the forest's nocturnal residents, such as honey bears, barn owls, and over 4,500 species of nocturnal butterflies (twice the number of daytime butterflies!). This tour includes pickup and drop-off from some centrally located La Fortuna hotels.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD55.00
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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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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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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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Bites and Sights - Walking Food Tour in San Jose Small Group
"A tour you need to take while you are in San Jose- Costa Rica. Great learning historical info about Costa Rica. The tour exceed my expectations about the culture and food wise. We really enjoyed the food experience. Make sure you don’t eat before you take the tour because you get lot of food. Overall great great experience."..."
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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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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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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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Best Whitewater Rafting Sarapiqui River, Costa Rica, Class II-III
"It was a very fun and wonderful experience! It was knowledgeable as well, and in my opinion you get more than what you pay for!"..."
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Safari Float by Inflatable Raft in Peñas Blancas River
"A great experience floating down the river. Extremely nice & knowledgeable guides and a fun trip. We saw monkeys, bats, toucan, crocodiles & herons. Our teenage kids thoroughly enjoyed it, as did younger kids in the wider group. It was with a quality tour company."..."
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San Jose Small Group Walking Tour by Carpe Chepe
"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."..."
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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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ATV River, Beach, Jungle Adventure and Crocodiles Hotspot from San Jose
"The experience was great had a grand time , would love to do this again. The experience was once in a lifetime"..."
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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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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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Irazú 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 Bike & Bites Ride
"This tour was perfect for us. We were comfortable biking in a city and around cars. there were some narrow spots, cobblestones, and these precipitous gutters at some points but if you're used to riding in a city around cars you will be fine. The bikes were in good shape, brakes and gears worked well and they gave us all helmets. The best part of this tour was how much of the city you got to see and the tasty street food near the hall of justice. The guide was fantastic! Really knowledgeable and nice. He really loved showing the city to all of us and we saw so much more of it than we would have walking. We even got the privilege of seeing a sloth in the city, which was a real TREAT! Do not hesitate, if you like bike tours this is the one for you."..."
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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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Ebano Waterfalls and Rainforest Safari Tour
"A wonderful tour through the preserve with Cesar telling us about his finca. Very comfortable and beautiful. A great lunch served by the side of the waterfall."..."
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La Paz Waterfall Gardens From San José
"It's about a 8 hour trip in all. You see some nice waterfalls and have lunch in a nature centre with all types of birds, big cats, etc. Very helpful and knowledgeable guide."..."
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Half Day Adventure from La Fortuna- 2 tours in 1, 4 options to choose!
"This is a fun combo tour. Going to the hanging bridges with a guide was really nice. He found and showed us wildlife we would have normally missed. The waterfall is definitely worth checking out - just be ready for some COLD water! The included lunch and dessert were delicious. I would definitely recommend this tour!"..."
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Horseback our Hacienda - 4 hours Coffee Tour
"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."..."

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