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
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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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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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Central American Journey

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17 day cultural, religious and historic sites tour through Antigua, Copan, Suchitoto and 7 other destinations in 5 different countries. Read More
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Costa Rica & Panama Discovery

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13 day explorer tour to San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca and 5 other destinations in Costa Rica, Panama and Argentina. Read More
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  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 3 hours ago
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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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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica (Best seller!)

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Rafting from San Jose to Arenal

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10 hour adventure tour in San Jose. Read More
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  • Operator Costa Rica Green Adventures
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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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  • Operator Urban Adventures Active 3 hours ago
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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
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  • Operator Greenway Nature Tours
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  • 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 ...
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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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Tortuguero National Park Tour – 4-Day Independent Adventure

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4 day explorer trip visiting San Jose and Tortuguero in Costa Rica. Read More
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Classic Costa Rica

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15 day adventure trip to San Jose, Tortuguero National Park and 5 other destinations travelling through Costa Rica and Panama. Read More
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San Jose Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 221 customer reviews
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Highlights of Costa Rica
5 - Excellent
  • Edwina
  • At 17 Oct 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.”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Explore Costa Rica
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  • Mark
  • At 17 Oct 2019
“Great country bought to life by a legendary leader”
Excellent Reviewed Tour: Explore Costa Rica
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  • Diana
  • At 17 Oct 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.”

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.