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San Jose By Night:Culture Tour and Special Dinner with Wines & Cocktails Classes

San Jose By Night:Culture Tour and Special Dinner with Wines & Cocktails Classes

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Take the stress out of eating and drinking at night in a new city with this fun-filled dinner and nightlife experience. Explore markets, check out neighborhoods you might otherwise miss, and indulge in a delicious three-course gourmet dinner with wine pairings. Learn about local food and culture from your guide throughout the evening.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD74.00
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USD74.00

Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica

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Connect with the waters of Costa Rica by paddling down class II and III white waters of the Balsa River. This half-day, guided, white-water rafting tour includes equipment, instruction, safety briefing and ends with a delicious lunch served in a local restaurant. Feel the thrill and excitement as you glide six miles (10 kilometers) down the river flanked by lush the jungle filled with monkeys, tropical birds, and sloths.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD68.00
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USD68.00

Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica

Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica

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Take advantage of some of northern Costa Rica’s best white-water rafting on this full-day, guided tour with traditional lunch included. Paddle through the rainforest and over the rapids of the Balsa River stopping along to swim and rest in nature. After your adventure is done enjoy a Costa Rican style lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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USD85.00
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour

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Get a taste of San Jose’s culture and cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour. Explore Costa Rica’s capital accompanied by an expert guide and learn about the city’s history, architecture and flavor. Explore the produce stalls of two traditional markets and discover what makes Costa Rican coffee so delicious as you sample some local brews. The tour is capped at 12 people for a personalized small-group experience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD39.30
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Tour 4 in 1 (Rappel, zipline, pool jumping & hike) with lunch and transportation
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Tour 4 in 1 (Rappel, zipline, pool jumping & hike) with lunch and transportation

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We have 4 descents, 2 canopy lines, 3 jumps to natural pools, lockers, showers and trails. We maintain the protocols required by the Ministry of Health
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD80.00
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USD80.00

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner

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Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Get up close and personal with the nightlife in San Jose, starting with the Morazán Park where we will learn post-colonial Costa Rican history. From there, our appreciation for San Jose’s historical architecture continues, with a walk by the Metallic Building, then on to Spain Park for a fantastic view of the Yellow House (now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs). We’ll continue to charming Barrio Escalante, one of the oldest residential areas in San Jose. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine or beer pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD76.50
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USD76.50
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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience: North Fields Cafe

Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience: North Fields Cafe

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As one of Costa Rica's biggest exports, coffee plays a big role in Costa Rica's economy—and its culture, too. Learn about artisanal Costa Rican coffee from bean to cup complete with harvesting, roasting, and grinding on this tour of a family-owned coffee farm near Arenal Volcano. As a bonus, try other favorite Costa Rican crops such as chocolate and sugar cane.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD43.00
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USD43.00

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge

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Get a taste of Costa Rica’s famed biodiversity without straying too far from the city with this all-access day pass to La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park. Featuring hiking trails through the cloud forest, cascading waterfalls, a rescued jungle cats educational program, and numerous specialty wildlife exhibits, La Paz Waterfall Gardens guarantees good fun for the whole family. This pass can be redeemed anytime during the park’s normal operating hours and is good for accessing all of the exhibits.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD49.24
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Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe

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Experience San Jose’s party scene with a pub crawl through the heart of Costa Rica’s capital, and skip the line with an expert guide and a fun crew of fellow travelers. Learn about the city’s history as you walk alongside your guide, drink like a Tico as you tip back house shots at a series of four bars and clubs, then dance, drink and party the night away in the heart of the city.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.00
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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose

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Sample a wide variety of Costa Rican flavors while learning about the country's cultural heritage with this San Jose walking tour. You'll shop for fruits and veggies at the Mercado Central and the Mercado Borbón, visit the National Theater and La Laguna Plaza, and try all sorts of local treats along the way.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD32.00
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USD32.00

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour

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Learn about the chocolate industry in Costa Rica on this private 7-hour tour from San Jose. You'll visit Tirimbina, a private biological reserve in the rain forest and take a guided hike across a suspension bridge to a cacao plantation. Get an intimate look at the chocolate-making process, from fruit to chocolate bar. Lunch is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD199.00
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USD199.00
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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

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Get a taste of authentic Costa Rican life and cuisine as you join a local family for a cooking class and home-style meal. Along with a guide, visit the home of your hosts outside of La Fortuna and learn about household customs and cooking techniques. Join in the preparation of a typical meal, and then savor the fruits of your labor alongside new friends.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD49.00
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USD49.00

SHOW & DINNER Folklore show

SHOW & DINNER Folklore show

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Saturday 21- 2023 No available show. The only show of its kind in the country. You can not lose this. Dinner menu 1 natural or carbonated drink. 1 beer. 1 glass of wine. Tickets Cream of the day The creams are made with the best selection of tubers and vegetables of the season. Roasted heart of palm salad A light salad prepared with freshly grilled hearts of palm, lettuce, tomato, cabbage and mixed with crispy plantains. Main dishes peasant tenderloin Juicy cut of tenderloin, served with fried yucca, ripe plantain and Creole salad. Chicken in Caribbean sauce Exquisite wood-fired chicken combined with a delicious homemade Caribbean sauce and accompanied with cassava puree, plantains and vegetables. Baked pork rib One of the house specialties, pork ribs baked in a wood-fired oven, patacones, salad and sweet plantains. Dessert To choose: House recipe for fruit in syrup with ice cream.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 25 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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USD60.00

Hanging Bridges Twilight Walk in Arenal Volcano

Hanging Bridges Twilight Walk in Arenal Volcano

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Experience Costa Rica’s famous rainforest during the magic hour of twilight on this sunset hanging bridges walk near Arenal Volcano. See the changing colors of the sky wash across the volcanic landscape, and then get a new perspective on the Mystic Reserve while crossing six suspended walkways. A nature guide helps spot wildlife that can be tricky to see on your own, including many species that only emerge at dusk.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD65.00
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USD65.00

Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura Zip Line, Rappel, Hike & Maleku Villa

Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura Zip Line, Rappel, Hike & Maleku Villa

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Experience the adventurous side of La Fortuna on a tour that includes a waterfall hike or rappel, zipline course, and a return trip by tractor or on horseback. Combining some of La Fortuna’s top activities into one high-energy day means you can explore even more of the rainforest: get wet, soar through the air, learn about indigenous Maleku culture, and watch for wildlife in the lush rainforest canopy.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD125.28
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USD125.28

Show + Dinner V.i.p ... Folk show ... Latin show.

Show + Dinner V.i.p ... Folk show ... Latin show.

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Saturday 21- 2023 No available show. Show and dinner takes place in La Fortuna center Buy V.I.P Show and Dinner at $120 and get a free $50 massage at Spa Luz de Luna. Welcome glass of Champagne. Dinner 7:00 p.m. Show 8:00 p.m. End of show 9:20 p.m. Time for photos with the dancers. We will have a photographer and Photos are courtesy. If you want the photos, you can request them by email CasaLuisaTeatro@gmail.com
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  • 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD120.00
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USD120.00

Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch

Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch

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The 230-foot (70-meter) high La Fortuna Waterfall, surrounded by verdant wet forest, is one of the region’s most photographed attractions. On this half-day tour, take the scenic route as you float down the river on a raft, then cool off with a swim beneath the falls. Along the way, look out for exotic birds, howler monkeys, and sloths; visit a traditional Costa Rican family home; and tuck into a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD144.00
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USD144.00

Foodie Tour - Ancestral, Contemporary & Fusion Experience

Foodie Tour - Ancestral, Contemporary & Fusion Experience

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During this foodie experience, you will taste selected recipes specially created for the tour at the best restaurants for each thematic or food concept. You will learn about Costa Rican culture through the gastronomy while walking at one of the trendiest neighborhoods in San Jose. Personalized service provided by staff and experienced foodie local guides. Not only you will save time on searching where to eat good quality local food, but also will get to try excellent choices in one night. (Ancestral food from our indigenous, traditional homemade food from our grandma's, and contemporary-modern, Costa Rican food) 100% local, slow food and sustainable-responsible practices.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD130.00
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USD130.00
Price varies by group size

Full day: Arenal Mundo Aventura

Full day: Arenal Mundo Aventura

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A combination tour is a great way to experience Costa Rica’s thrills in just one day. On this La Fortuna tour, you zipline, rappel, and hike to the La Fortuna Waterfall—it’s the perfect adventure-filled day in the rain forest. Lunch, entrance fees, and transportation are included, too, so you don’t have any unexpected expenses.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD182.52
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USD182.52

Tropical Cooking Classes

Tropical Cooking Classes

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Experience cooking alongside our creative chefs. Visit and cultivate from our garden. Great times created through experiences here at Casa Turire.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD52.00
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USD52.00

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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Leave behind the urban bustle of San Jose for the clear, aquamarine waters and unspoiled beauty of Tortuga Island on this full-day sailing adventure. Cruise on a yacht or catamaran through the Gulf of Nicoya to Tortuga and the surrounding archipelago, where protected forests, white-sand beaches, and pollution-free waters house an amazing array of plant and animal species. Enjoy a fresh lunch on board, sip tropical cocktails, and sway to live music as you sail through this picturesque island paradise.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD145.00
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USD145.00

Xandari Experience - Day Pass

Xandari Experience - Day Pass

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After a guided morning hike to a jungle waterfall, return to the spa. There, you will be ushered to your private Jacuzzi bath. Enjoy incredible views of the Central Valley as you feel the stress fade away. A light lunch is served after your soak.
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  • 7 hours
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USD110.00
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USD110.00

Arenal Volcano Lava Trail and Baldi Hot Springs with Dinner

Arenal Volcano Lava Trail and Baldi Hot Springs with Dinner

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Learn about the wildlife that makes the Arenal area famous on this 6-hour tour from La Fortuna. Hike for 2.5 hours down the Arenal 1968 Trail, learning about local wildlife and the infamous 20th-century eruption as you go, and then relax in natural pools at the Baldi Hot Springs. This tour includes a guide with extensive knowledge about local wildlife and culture, round-trip transportation from your hotel, and a buffet dinner.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD120.00
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USD120.00

Private Twilight Tortilla Class and Frogs Watching Experience

Private Twilight Tortilla Class and Frogs Watching Experience

Twilight rainforest experience visiting a Costarrican family kitchen, joining a Tortilla or Patacones class, and ending with a frog watching.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD85.00
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San Jose By Night:Culture Tour and Special Dinner with Wines & Cocktails Classes
"Daniel was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the city! The dinner and drinks were delicious as well. Highly recommend if visiting San Jose!"..."
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Balsa River White Water Rafting class 2/3 in Costa Rica
"The guide was amazing , he had so much information about wildlife on the river and the rapids were very fun! A challenge but not daunting!"..."
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Upper Balsa River White Water Rafting Class 3/4 in Costa Rica
"Do it!!!! Such a memorable experience! Colon & Joder were the best guides and we had so much fun! I would pick this excursion again and again!"..."
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Explore San Jose on Foot: Food Delights and Sights Walking Tour
"Fabulous tour with Luz, our fabulous guide who taught us so much about the history of San Jose and Costa Rica! She took us into the markets where we sampled gorgeous tropical fruits and then tamales and coffee! Would thoroughly recommend this tour. Luz was very generous with her time also as we had so many questions!"..."
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Tour 4 in 1 (Rappel, zipline, pool jumping & hike) with lunch and transportation
"What a beautiful location! Fun and very exciting! We were well cared for. The perfect combo adventure and priced well."..."
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Explore San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Tour with Local Dinner
"Exploring San Jose in the evening by walking showed us a different side of the city. Luz was very knowledgeable and passionate about her country and culture. We learned an incredible amount and appreciate the great introduction to Costa Rica!"..."
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Costa Rican Coffee and Chocolate Crafting Experience: North Fields Cafe
"Amazing experience. David our guide was very knowledgeable. Excellent coffee and chocolate. I don’t like coffee but this converted me."..."
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Skip the Line:Day Ticket-La Paz Waterfall Gardens Nature Park & Wildlife Refuge
"We saw a lot of animals that you don’t see a lot and they were beautiful ! We can hold butterflies and the waterfall were beautiful !"..."
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Pub Crawl Costa Rica with FREE cocktails & Skip-the-Line Entrance by Carpe Chepe
"Our tour guide was great. Very nice and friendly. He even helped my husband get a cab home. It was a great night out"..."
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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose
"Highly recommended. Daniel was amazing & you will eat well while seeing many sights & learning history"..."
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Chocolate Tour in the Rainforest & Hanging Bridge. Private Tour
"My wife and I were the only passengers. However the guide and driver gave us the entire package. They were very knowledgeable and did an excellent job."..."
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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"
"Great experience! lots of fun! Highly recommend. Well organized, good value for the money. Our whole family enjoyed doing it!"..."
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Hanging Bridges Twilight Walk in Arenal Volcano
"This was the most incredible tour! There are lots of tours of the hanging bridges, but to be able to do it at twilight with a guide who brings a high powered telescope is unbeatable. Plus, the park was empty as most yours are mornings or afternoons so we had the park to ourselves. Our guide would find the animals, use our phones thru his telescope lens & capture the most incredible photos & videos - things there’s no way we could find or capture on our own or part of a large tour group. The bridges were incredible & as night started to fall, the jungle came alive with sounds! Truly incredible tour!"..."
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Combo Adrenaline Mundo Aventura Zip Line, Rappel, Hike & Maleku Villa
"Alonso and Johnny were awesome guides, the rápele was one of the coolest things I’ve done, definitely recommend this activity!"..."
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Safari Float, Fortuna Waterfall and Typical lunch
"Tour was fantastic. Recommend this tour. Saw lots animals, birds, monkeys. River was beautiful. Guides were perfect."..."
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Foodie Tour - Ancestral, Contemporary & Fusion Experience
"Very unique tour, enjoyed learning about local customs and authentic native cuisine. Guide very nice and knowledgeable."..."
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Full day: Arenal Mundo Aventura
"This tour was excellent. The zip lines are so fun and our tour guides were knowledgeable, friendly and fun."..."
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Full-Day Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose
"This was an excellent all day trip from our hotel in San Jose (Marriott Hacienda Belen). We were picked up at 5:45am and brought back to the hotel by 8:30pm. The coach bus was comfortable. 2 hour trip to the coast. 2 hour boat ride to the island. Same coming back. The breakfast was good; though light, so I recommend you bring something to supplement. Drinks on the boat bar were good. The island is stunning and we were on there for 5 hours. Did the snorkeling and banana boat activities (for extra fee). Both were fun and worth the nominal fee. Gift shop with shirts, sundries, and sunscreen was on the island. They accepted credit cards. Paid for a wifi password and it was worth it. Lunch (included) was more than expected: salad, potato salad, rice, chicken, and fish. Tasted good and did not leave us hungry. Cash bar on the island was good too (nice that you could start a tab on the boat in the morning, continue it to the island, and then continue it on the boat back!). The ONLY downside to the trip was the location of the volleyball court. It was literally right in front of our beach chairs (chairs provided by our tour). I can't tell you how many times the ball hit people trying to relax. Other than that it was really a perfect trip. Bring your own towel. There were some street vendors selling kabobs and a small convenience store selling snacks before we got back on the bus home. I entertained 9 co-workers and 14 clients. I would recommend again!"..."
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Xandari Experience - Day Pass
"This tour was the most incredible experience I could have asked for in San Jose. I did not know what to expect but upon the tour's start I knew I was in for a treat. I was treated to an incredible and descriptive hike in which I was able to view all the biodiversity and experience the magical waterfall from multiple views. There is a great view of the mountains during the hike so bring a camera! After the hike, I experienced the private hot spring which was relaxing and therapeutic."..."
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