San Jose Tours and Trips 2024/2025

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.

182 Trips in San Jose with 325 Reviews

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Eco Adventure Trip in Costa Rica

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I booked this trip for my daughter and me. She wanted action and adventure, every day, and this tri ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities Rafting & Natural landmarks sightseeing +7 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 2,020 View Tour
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  • Mar 04
  • Mar 05
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The Best Of Costa Rica

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10 day active and outdoor tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, Tortuguero and Arenal Volcano National Park. Read More
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Active and outdoor & Adventure
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range 10-99 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
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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
  • Operated in English
days05 From US$ 870 View Tour
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  • Feb 25
  • Feb 26
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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 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Costa Rica Adventure

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I loved this trip! Our tour leader Vicky was the best, very knowledgeable but also fun and joined ev ...
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Lodge, Hotel & Villa
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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  • Mar 13 Only 1 seat left
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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
  • Tour Type Small Group Tour
  • Activities Adventure & National parks +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge & Home-stay
  • Transport Boat, Bus, Private Vehicle & Taxi
  • Age Range 15-99 yrs
  • Operated in English
days15 From US$ 2,365 US$ 2,010
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Costa Rica Adventure

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Unbelievable, immaculately organised, stress free 10 days of pure adventure. You will not regret boo ...
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Activities Rainforest and jungle visits & Adventure +2 more
  • Accommodation Home-stay, Hotel, Hostel & Resort
  • Transport Private Vehicle, Ferry & Minibus
  • Age Range 18-40 yrs
  • Operated in English
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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 16-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
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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
  • Operated in English
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Costa Rica Five Star Experience

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Awesome Adventure!!
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • 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
  • Operated in English
days11 From US$ 5,780 View Tour
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  • Feb 25
  • Feb 26
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Best of Costa Rica

of 8 reviews
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Excelente servicio. El guía Rony excelente. La atención, la comida perfecta y más que suficient ...
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Volcanoes +3 more
  • Accommodation Hotel, Lodge, Eco Lodge & Resort
  • Transport Boat & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 6-79 yrs
  • Operated in English, Spanish
days13 From US$ 3,125 View Tour
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  • Feb 27
  • Feb 28
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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
  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Activities National parks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +10 more
  • Accommodation Hotel
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range 10-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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Four Days in Osa Peninsula: Corcovado National Park

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4 day trekking and hiking tour in Costa Rica, visiting Corcovado National Park, San Jose and Sierpe. Read More
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  • Activities Trekking and Hiking & Snorkeling +3 more
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  • Age Range 12-79 yrs
  • Operated in English
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  • Mar 25
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Costa Rica Quest

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9 day wildlife tour in Costa Rica, visiting San Jose, La Fortuna and Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Preserve. Read More
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  • Activities Wildlife & Cultural, religious and historic sites +2 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Lodge
  • Transport Boat, Bus & Private Vehicle
  • Age Range 12-95 yrs
  • Operated in English
days09 From US$ 1,499 US$ 1,124
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San Jose Tour Reviews

5 - Excellent
Based on 325 customer reviews
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5 - Excellent
  • Vaidyanathan Kasi
“Great trip run by professional tour operators. Our initial apprehensions about our first overseas trip post pandemic were put to rest by the excellent arrangements including day planning and lodging starting from receiving us at the airport. We felt at ease and relaxed throughout the trip. In short, the tour operator demonstrated how a professional tour needs to be operated. I recommend all to check them out if you are planning a trip to Costa Rica !”
Most amazing 10 days
5 - Excellent
  • Claudia Gendron
“I've had the most amazing 10 day experience in Costa Rica with this tour company. The tour was very well thought of, having a great balance of thrilling activities and rest moments. Our guide Manu was amazing from start to finish, making sure everyone was having a good time and finding the best restaurants and party spots in each city. Very beautiful country, mind blowing scenery and adrenaline packed activities, everything was there to make this trip unforgettable.”
Exceeded my expectations
5 - Excellent
  • Steven Baker
“I booked this trip for my daughter and me. She wanted action and adventure, every day, and this trip delivered. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the hotels. Much nicer than I expected, given the low cost of this to her. Most of the transportation was fairly high-quality as well. The bus too, and from the rafting was nothing fancy, but certainly nothing to worry about. Be prepared to spend a little more time than you might expect in transit. That's a function of Costa Rican infrastructure. Lots of one lane roads means travel between cities can be really slow. But the scenery is gorgeous. If you just consider it part of the adventure, and enjoy it, it's not a problem. I highly recommend this trip. It had everything we wanted.”

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.