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 trip in San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range18 to 90 years old
From US$ 135 04 hours View Tour
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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
  • Activities Hiking & Wildlife +3 more
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  • Age Range1 to 90 years old
From US$ 139 12 hours View Tour
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  • Apr 03
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Tortuguero One Day Tour

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12 hour wildlife trip through San Jose and Tortuguero National Park. Read More
  • Activities Wildlife & Safari
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 120 12 hours View Tour
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  • Apr 03
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Cartago Bike & Train Tour

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6 hour bicycle tour through San Jose and Cartago. Read More
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From US$ 69 06 hours View Tour
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  • May 04 Only 10 seats left
  • May 05 10+ seats left
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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.
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  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
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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
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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, ...
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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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Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

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Would go back again.
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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 ...
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  • Activities Food tours
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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica (Best seller!)

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Great activities, pickups were punctual and accommodations were nice
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  • Apr 05
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Rafting from San Jose to Arenal

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10 hour adventure tour in San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure & Rafting
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5 to 79 years old
From US$ 125 10 hours View Tour
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  • Apr 05
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Tortuguero National Park Adventure 2D/1N

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2 day explorer trip visiting Tortuguero National Park and San Jose in Costa Rica. Read More
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  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Lodge
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  • Age Range18 to 99 years old
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Central American Journey

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17 day cultural, religious and historic sites trip through Antigua, Copan, Suchitoto and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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San Jose Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 226 customer reviews
Very Good Reviewed Tour: Explore Costa Rica
4 - Very Good
  • Susie
“Learnt a lot! Thanks to Ron. Some of the accommodation could be a bit more upmarket, it would have been nice to finish especially with better hotel. ”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Family Costa Rica Rainforest and Wildlife Adventure
5 - Excellent
  • Rob
“It is a wonderful trip but I would suggest spend a bit less time doing the city trips and a bit more time at the wildlife areas as they were the star and the city trips were much less interesting.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Explore Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
  • Keith
“Our first trip with Explore was to South Africa for our honeymoon and it was fantastic. Out of the many trips we have taken it remains our favourite.
Costa Rica is well up there with a couple of others in second place. A wonderful experience.”

San Jose - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

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.