A tour in San Jose is not complete without a visit to the National Theatre.

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San Jose Food Tour: Farm to Table

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4 hour food tour in San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Foodie Tours Costa Rica
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range18 to 90 years old
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  • Dec 09
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Private Arenal Fortuna Waterfall & Hot Springs

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On this day trip you will visit Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna and San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 7 hours ago
  • Activities Hiking & Hot springs +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Cartago Bike & Train Tour

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6 hour bicycle tour through San Jose and Cartago. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Urban Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Bicycle tours & Sightseeing Tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
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  • Starts San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ends San Jose, Costa Rica

Costa Rica Voluntour 15D/14N

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15 day volunteering tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Montezuma and La Fortuna. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Bamba Active 3 hours ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Volunteering & Eco tours
  • Transport Private Vehicle
  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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Irazu Volcano National Park and Cartago City Highlights

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On this day trip you will visit San Jose, Cartago and Irazú Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours Active 7 hours ago
  • Activities Eco tours & Volcanoes +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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The Art of Craft Beer in San Jose

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Highly recommended. A great way to experience the city.
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Urban Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
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Private Cartago Highlights, Irazu Volcano & Hot Springs

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On this day trip you will visit San Jose, Cartago and Irazú Volcano. Read More
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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture

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This tour exceeded our expectations and was made most memorable by our guide Jurgen, and our driver, ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Urban Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
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Private Coffee Tour with Lunch

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5 hour food trip through San Jose and Heredia. Read More
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Full day in Manuel Antonio from San Jose

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On this day trip you will visit Manuel Antonio National Park, Punta Arenas and San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Costa Rica Itinerary
  • Activities Hiking & Wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range1 to 90 years old
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Tortuguero One Day Tour

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12 hour wildlife tour through San Jose and Tortuguero National Park. Read More
  • Operator Costa Rica Itinerary
  • Activities Wildlife
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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Poas Volcano - La Paz Waterfalls Private Tour

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On this day trip you will visit San Jose, La Paz Waterfall and Poas Volcano. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Costa Rica Green Adventures
  • Activities Sightseeing Tours & Adventure +2 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
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San Jose Bites and Sights Tour

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This was an excellent tour. We got our exercise plus a lot of good information on local San Jose sit ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Urban Adventures Active 1 day ago Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours
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Tropical Rainforest and Chocolate Adventure

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Excellente tour to Tirimbina -yummy chocolate tour to see and taste the production of chocolate from ...
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San Jose Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 248 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Explore Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
  • Mark
  • At 10 Dec 2019
“Great country bought to life by a legendary leader”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Explore Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
  • Diana
  • At 10 Dec 2019
“Our guide Juan Carlos made this trip.He was always with us and available for questions/concerns etc.
His attention to detail was amazing.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Highlights of Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
  • Edwina
  • At 10 Dec 2019
“I have travelled a few times with Explore and have always found them excellent Trip notes are detailed so you have a really good idea of how the trip will proceed. There is also flexibility and it has been my experience that leaders will do everything they can to ensure people do any extra activities they want to.”

San Jose - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

Holidays in San Jose are not something most people who visit Costa Rica get to experience. In fact, for most holidaymakers, the Costa Rican capital and its airport only serve as a transit point to the coast and the country’s famed beaches. However, a visit to San Jose can be incredibly rewarding because it offers a glimpse into everyday life in Costa Rica in a way you won’t be able to experience at the seaside resorts.

Tour Highlights

  • Teatro Nacional, or the National Theater, is an opulent building located at the central square called Plaza del Cultura. It hosts a variety of theater performances, concerts and other cultural events.
  • Jade Museum, located in a modern, architecturally distinct building, holds an impressive collection of pre-Columbian artefacts made using this semi-precious stone.
  • Situated in downtown San Jose, the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum treasures over a thousand gold, ceramic and stone artefacts made by various groups who have inhabited present-day Costa Rica.
  • La Sabana Metropolitan Park is a breathtaking urban green space that sprawls for 72 acres. It is the perfect place to unwind away from the capital’s hectic traffic.
  • San Jose is also a great starting destination for day trips in the wider region. Coffee plantations, historical cities and volcanos can be visited within an hour's drive from the main city center. 

Travel Tips

  • If you truly want to soak up the vibrant ambient of the Costa Rican capital, head over to the Barrio Amon, an area nestled north of Plaza Espana. In this historic neighborhood, you will have an opportunity to see picturesque mansions in various architectural styles, some of which in recent years have been converted into boutique shops, restaurants and hotels.
  • Even though downtown San Jose is best explored on foot, the chaotic traffic makes it hard for tourists to get around. Pedestrians generally do not have the right of way, so you should be careful when crossing the street and always watch out for reckless cars and scooters.
  • The Costa Rican capital enjoys warm temperatures year-round, however, if you want to experience the city without worrying about rain, plan your visit during the dry season, which lasts from mid-December to April.