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Holidays in San Jose are not something most people on a Costa Rica tour get to experience. 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.

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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica (Best seller!)

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Best bang for your buck! It was amazing and everything was planned out perfectly. The hotels, the tr ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Rafting & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
days09 From US$ 1,430 View Tour
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Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

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The weather was great! Costa Rica is great! We got adventure and relaxation. Beyond my expectations ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
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Discover Costa Rica

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Beautiful Costa Rica tour with an amazing and passionate guide who expertly led us through the diffe ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Marine wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Villa
  • Transport Boat & Bus
  • Age Range 16-99 yrs
days15 From US$ 4,399 View Tour
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  • Oct 08 Only 7 seats left
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Safari
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 5-79 yrs
hours12 From US$ 129 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 Small Group Tour
  • Activities Hiking & Wildlife +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 1-90 yrs
hours12 From US$ 138 View Tour
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Classic Costa Rica

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15 day adventure tour to San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and 5 other destinations traveling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
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  • Activities Adventure & National parks +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Taxi
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
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Costa Rica Adventure

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16 day wildlife trip through San Jose, Quepos, Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve and 4 other destinations in Costa Rica. Read More
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  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel & Villa
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 1-99 yrs
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Costa Rica's Coastal Secrets

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This is a new option for prospective visitors to Costa Rica and one I would unreservedly recommend. ...
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  • Activities Marine wildlife & Wildlife +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Villa & Resort
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Minibus
  • Age Range 16-99 yrs
days15 From US$ 5,449 View Tour
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  • Oct 08 Only 2 seats left
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Costa Rica Experience

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9 day active and outdoor tour through San Jose, Santa Rosa De Pocosol, Arenal and 3 other destinations in Costa Rica. Read More
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  • Activities Active and outdoor & City sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay & Hotel
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Minibus
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
days09 From US$ 1,245 View Tour
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Costa Rica Five Star Experience

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Awesome Adventure!!
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  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Zip lining +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Bungalow & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Flight & 4WD Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
days11 From US$ 7,464 View Tour
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From the Caribbean Coast to the Pacific Side

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Its the second time in Costa Rica, the people are nice and its so beautiful here! Dont want to leave
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  • Activities National parks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +10 more
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  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
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Tortuguero National Park Adventure 2D/1N

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2 day national parks tour visiting Tortuguero National Park and San Jose in Costa Rica. Read More
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  • Activities National parks & Safari
  • Accommodation Lodge & Eco Lodge
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  • Age Range 18-99 yrs
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San Jose Food Tour: Farm to Table

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4 hour food trip in San Jose. Read More
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  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range 18-90 yrs
hours04 From US$ 135 View Tour
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Costa Rica Family Vacation

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Excellent guides, well planned, prompt and professionals
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  • Activities Volcanoes & National parks +6 more
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  • Transport Ferry & Boat
  • Age Range 2-79 yrs
days06 From US$ 1,445 View Tour
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San Jose Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 286 customer reviews
Perfection in Paradise
5 - Excellent
  • Smita Deshpande
“Great tour, planned to perfection by Oldemar at th last minute. We travelled to La Fortuna, Monteverde and Manuel Antonio over 12 days and feel that we needed at least 3 more days. Did a host of activites, all organised by the company such a zip lining, waterfall rapelling, whitewater rafting, bird watching, night safari, coffee tours, etc. Very happy.”
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5 - Excellent
“Exceeded our expectations, well-structured and narrated. Alberto was an enthusiastic guide and pointed out a lot of wildlife that our untrained eyes would have missed. The top-notch company never made us feel rushed and was very patient with questions. Would not hesitate to book with them again! We really enjoyed this week in Costa Rica with Greenway Tours.”
Greenway Tours provided us with a seamless experience!
5 - Excellent
  • Jane Justiz
“Everything was booked ahead of time, we didn't have to worry about hotels, transportation, or food (as some in our party were vegetarian)! Mario answered all of our questions and was very knowledgeable about everything Costa Rica. While driving to our excursions, Mario went above and beyond by pointing out toucans that flew in front of us as well as stopping to observe the howler monkeys, buffalos, and pineapple crops. Mario also helped us customize our trip by adding an extra day to our tour. At the end of our trip, Mario gifted us some local coffee and key chains as well!We went to Costa Rica June 2021 and were very impressed with the country's covid regulations (we had to wear masks and wash our hands before entering any establishment) which made us feel very safe.Overall, we would recommend Greenway Tours to anyone and happily book with them in the future. Pura Vida.”

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.