San Jose Tours and Trips 2020/2021

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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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+ years old
hours04 From US$ 135
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  • Dec 03
  • Dec 04
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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
  • Activities Hiking & Hot springs +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 215
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  • Dec 05
  • Dec 06
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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 +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range1+ years old
hours12 From US$ 139
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  • Dec 03
  • Dec 04
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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 & Safari
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours12 From US$ 120
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  • Dec 03
  • Dec 04
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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
  • Activities Eco tours & Volcanoes +3 more
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours09 From US$ 175
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  • Dec 05
  • Dec 06
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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+ years old
hours08 From US$ 187
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  • Dec 05
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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 Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours & City sightseeing
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range6+ yrs
hours04 From US$ 74
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  • Dec 05 10+ seats left
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Private Arenal Volcano Hanging Bridges & Hot Springs

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Tour was amazing, safe driving, learned so much, it was so fun. Very professional but relaxed!
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  • Dec 05
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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
hours09 From US$ 195
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  • Dec 05
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Arenal Volcano & Monteverde Cloud Forest

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  • Tour Type Private Tour
  • Operator Green World Adventures Active 11 minutes ago Superior This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.0 on average.
  • Activities Nature and bush walks & Natural landmarks sightseeing +5 more
  • Accommodation Hotel & Resort
  • Transport Boat & Jeep
  • Age Range2+ years old
days05 From US$ 805 US$ 724
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  • Dec 05
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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 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 Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Food tours
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
hours03 From US$ 38
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Rafting from San Jose to Arenal

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10 hour adventure trip in San Jose. Read More
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Costa Rica Green Adventures
  • Activities Adventure & Rafting
  • Accommodation No Accommodation
  • Age Range5+ years old
hours10 From US$ 125
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  • Dec 05
  • Dec 06
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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
  • Tour Type Group Tour
  • Operator Bamba Premier This operator is consistently delivering tours which receive customer ratings above 4.5 on average.
  • Activities Explorer
  • Accommodation Lodge & Eco Lodge
  • Transport Boat
  • Age Range18+ years old
days02 From US$ 250
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San Jose Tour Reviews

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Great! Reviewed Tour: Naturally Costa Rica
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  • Stephanie Wagner
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“Your website got everything right! Before the trip booking was easy and someone was always available to answer questions. When we arrived in CR we were immediately met by friendly helpful travel coordinators. Our transportation was there and ready. We receive a call from your local provider every couple of days to check in and make sure we were well. Each hotel was true to the descriptions offered. Our accommodations were lovely and this turned out to be a hassle free amazing trip! I will always use and recommend your website. This is my 2nd trip with them they are consistently great!”
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  • Deborah M
  • From USA
“The entire trip was expertly handled and resulted in an excellent vacation. Your local provider contacted us 3 times during the trip to inquire if everything was going smoothly, which was the first time I ever experienced this kind of attentiveness on a booked trip. What a fantastic experience with your website. I assume you also operate under European Destinations which we have used in the past and have only good reviews about our experience in Spain. Our friends have utilized European Destinations based on our recommendations, and we have already told several of our friends about the great experience we had with your webite and the ease with which we were able to book our visit to Costa Rica. You definitely will be a company we utilize for future trips.”
Great experience Reviewed Tour: Best of Costa Rica
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  • Dennis B
  • From USA
“My Costa Rica vacation was perfect. Loved each hotel. All tours were fun. Saw so much wildlife it was unbelievable, and had great, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guides. Every transfer was smooth with the driver either being on time or a bit early. Amazingly, each driver was almost like a tour guide, pointing out unique and interesting facts and even stopping for photos, while driving well and safely. It is refreshing to meet people who have such a love of their country. Planning the trip on your website was fun and easy. Would definitely recommend to anyone. I did run into a couple of parties who also booked through your website and they were having a great experience, too.”

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.