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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 BorbĂłn, 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

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike

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Combine three adventurous activities in a single tour: a hike to Arental Volcano, visit to the Hanging Bridges, and exploration of La Fortuna Waterfall. This full-day tour from La Fortuna, perfect for nature lovers, includes hiking and swimming amidst Costa Rica's beautiful natural scenery. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD162.70
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings

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Discover the natural beauty of the La Fortuna region on an action-packed full-day tour that is ideal for people who enjoy outdoors activities. Go on hikes through lush rain forest; visit a butterfly garden and Maleku Indian village; take a dip at La Fortuna waterfall; look for wildlife; and view the Arenal Volcano. Top off the day with a cocktail and a relaxing soak in a natural hot water river.
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  • 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD89.00
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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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USD39.30
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

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Chocolate lovers flock to this incredible tour from La Fortuna that includes the sweetest rainforest experience and unearths the hidden secretes of local chocolate production. Visit a farm where cocoa is grown, processed and produced. This hands-on experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about history, culture and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD30.00
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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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USD49.24

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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Explore the Costa Rican capital’s rich history, landmark buildings, and modern culture on a combo bus and walking tour of San Jose. Get a great introduction to city highlights like the National Theater and Art Museum, and stop to walk through bustling markets and public plazas to feel the pulse of this modern Central American metropolis. Get an extra boost of Costa Rican culture by listening to traditional folkloric music onboard the bus.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD72.00
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USD72.00

Skip the Line: Mineral Hot Springs Full Day Ticket w/ Optional Lunch or Dinner

Skip the Line: Mineral Hot Springs Full Day Ticket w/ Optional Lunch or Dinner

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Slip into a natural thermal pool with a full day pass to La Fortuna’s hot springs, with the option for an onsite lunch or dinner. Explore a lush tropical garden between visits to the steaming pools and waterfalls, relax in a shady private hut or try a luxurious hydro-massage. Enjoy clean, well-appointed facilities and a full range of body treatments, and take in stunning views of the Arenal volcano while you relax in this tropical haven.
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  • 1 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD38.00
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Best Zip Line for small groups in Arenal

Best Zip Line for small groups in Arenal

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Zipline through Costa Rican rain forest on a canopy tour that goes over the spectacular La Fortuna Waterfall—an opportunity not offered on similar excursions. Between cables, take in views of Arenal Volcano and Cerro Chato and talk to your guides about the La Fortuna area. Your tour ends with a trip to the Maleku Cultural Resource Center for a chance to wind down before hotel drop-off.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD79.67
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USD79.67

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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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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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose
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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose

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See more of the Arenal Volcano region with the convenience of a full-day tour from San Jose. Take a scenic route to Arenal with views of farms, rain forest, and small towns, and stop at a coffee plantation where you can sample coffee and traditional snacks. Stop at a waterfall, look for wildlife, then have the afternoon to soak in hot springs set in a lush garden near the Arenal Volcano.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD149.00
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USD149.00

San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Food Tour and visit Gold Museum

San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Food Tour and visit Gold Museum

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Visiting San Jose’s markets with a guide turns an everyday scene into a rich cultural experience as your guide tells you the stories behind the markets’ offerings and takes the guesswork out of deciding what’s worth a try. After visiting top San Jose markets, head to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum to take a look at the city’s early history. Highlights: Discover the secrets behind handicrafts, herbal remedies, and fresh produce at Borbon and San Jose Central Market Visit top markets to learn about local culture through food Lots of fruits, empanada, ceviche and coffee tastings included, plus museum entrance Good way for first-time visitors to learn about San Jose history and culture
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD60.00
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs

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Discover the beautiful natural attractions of Costa Rica on this all-day tour from San Jose. Fly over the rainforest canopy via a zipline course and rappel down 150 feet (50 meters) at an adventure park. Visit two waterfalls and admire the local wildlife including iguanas. Stop at a coffee plantation where you'll learn how it's cultivated and harvested. Finally, relax in thermal mineral hot springs at the base of Arenal Volcano.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD169.00
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USD169.00

Night tour La Fortuna

Night tour La Fortuna

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See how La Fortuna transforms after sunset with this guided walking tour. Your guide will take you and your party into a natural area, where you'll learn about local crepuscular and nocturnal creatures and maybe see some yourself, such as owls, snakes, and colorful frogs—if you’re lucky, you may even spot a red-eyed tree frog.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD56.67
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USD56.67

San Jose Walking Nature Tour: Sloths, Birds and Trees

San Jose Walking Nature Tour: Sloths, Birds and Trees

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You will absolutely love San José after this experience. Guided by young biologists you will discover nature hiding in the middle of Costa Rica's largest city. You will get to experience with all your senses, wildlife you wouldn't have imagined existed minutes away from downtown. We are an organization called Oropopo Experience, looking to change the way tourism is done in Costa Rica while supporting young scientists, researchers, and local entrepreneurs. Additional notes: ** From May to November we recommend booking the morning slot, however, afternoons are also great. • The only San Jose walking nature tour. • Explore one of the last green patches inside the city on foot with a local biologist. • See, smell, taste, touch, and listen to nature. • Find colorful birds, edible plants, and a wild sloth population. • A percentage of the earnings goes to Funga Conservation, a non-profit foundation. • Small-group tour with a maximum of 7 people ensures an intimate experience
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD28.00
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USD28.00
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San Jose ART Walking Tour - small groups, creative experience

San Jose ART Walking Tour - small groups, creative experience

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Whether you’re an art collector or enthusiast, you’ll enjoy this tour that explores the contemporary Costa Rican art scene. Visit galleries featuring indigenous works, fashion, paintings, sculptures, furniture, and more, and possibly meet the artists. Along the way, you’ll also catch sight of the local graffiti and learn about the history of the city and its current events.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD35.00
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USD35.00

Arenal Volcano Hike

Arenal Volcano Hike

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Hike Arenal Volcano National Park with a guided tour from La Fortuna, and discover lava formations, lush forests, and thriving wildlife. Watch for the monkeys and sloths that live within the park’s protected zone as you walk along the active, western edge of the volcano, then take a rainforest trail to Arenal’s most recent lava flow. Enjoy views of Arenal Lake and the rugged volcanic landscape, catch a glimpse of glowing fresh lava, then finish your day with an optional stop at a thermal hot spring (entrance fee not included).
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD70.20
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USD70.20

Sloth Watching Trail

Sloth Watching Trail

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You don’t need to venture deep into the rain forest to see Costa Rica’s spectacular wildlife on this guided nature walk in a La Fortuna nature center. On this tour, a guide accompanies you on an easy, kid-friendly walk through the forest, pointing out wildlife like sloths, birds, and tree frogs along the way.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD56.67
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USD56.67

Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffe Tour

Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffe Tour

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Learn all about the coffee growing and making process on this private tour of the Starbucks chain’s Hacienda Alsacia Coffee Farm. Explore the farm on a guided tour where you’ll visit the tree nursery, wet mill, drying patio, and roasting machine. Learn about sustainable farming practices, and about the people who produce the coffee you drink every day. An educational tour that travelers with a range of interests will enjoy.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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USD30.77
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Night Walk Around The Arenal Volcano

Night Walk Around The Arenal Volcano

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This activity will take you to discover the wonderful nocturnal secrets of the tropical rain forest accompanied by a guide certified by the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (I.C.T) with more than 15 years of experience. We will visit the trails of one of the best areas of La Fortuna for the observation of the local flora and fauna at the foot of the Arenal Volcano in the Mirador El Silencio. We will enter the forest in search of the hourglass frog, the Blue Jeans frog, the largest frog in the country, the “Rana Come Pollos” and the most beautiful in Costa Rica, the red-eyed tree frog. Also in this place it is possible to observe some species of leaf insects, stick insects, snakes, such as the eyelash viper, snails, Terciopelos, La Víbora Mano de Piedra and coral snakes, some mammals such as sloths, possums and anteaters.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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USD45.00
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Night Tour through the Tropical Forest in Tifakara

Night Tour through the Tropical Forest in Tifakara

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From La Fortuna, you'll meet at Tifakara Lodge then walk through a frog sanctuary with red-eyed frogs, and look for all the other species of amphibians and more as you make your way through the jungle at night with your guide. This will take a little over an hour. You'll see lots of surprises along the way, and at the end, enjoy a complimentary cocktail, beer, or wine.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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USD27.00
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Sky Tram- Sky Trek & Sky Walk From Arenal
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Sky Tram- Sky Trek & Sky Walk From Arenal

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Explore the rain forest of Arenal at three different speeds with a combo tour that has something for everyone. Get a good view of exotic birds and waterfalls on the Sky Walk suspended bridges, and glide up a mountain reserve on the Sky Tram gondola. There, the real fun begins as you fly back down on a thrilling Sky Trek zipline course. In between bursts of adrenaline, enjoy fantastic views over the treetops of Arenal Volcano and Lake.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD146.00
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Frog Watching Jungle Night Walk

Frog Watching Jungle Night Walk

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Hear the sounds of the rainforest at night during this short, small-group, guided walking tour in Arenal’s wild frog sanctuary. See what nocturnal animals do while the rest of the world sleeps and visit with some of the 28 species of frog who live here. Learn how this private nature reserve is cared for by the Rojas Bonilla family as you hike the trails to chorus of noisy frogs.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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USD54.00
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Bites and Sights: Walking Food Tour in San Jose
"Daniel was wonderful! He took us the the local markets to try different local fruits and other traditional foods. We were also able to see some of the popular tourist sites. He was very knowledgeable and friendly."..."
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Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch and Arenal Volcano Hike
"Amazing trip in a small group. Our guide Juan Carlos and driver Oldemar were excellent. Hanging bridges were my favorite part and Juan Carlos shared so many information about this amazing forest during our walk. Great experience!"..."
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Full day Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna Waterfall and Hotsprings
"Upbeat warm funny tour guide who made sure we were safe on this journey. He was knowledgeable and really helpful kind and respectful"..."
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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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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
"This was even cooler than I expected. Our guide gave use some history and science of the cacao and chocolate plant. Then walked us through the process of how everything was prepared. Then they let us try some freshly made chocolate (which was amazing). If you like dark chocolate you will not be disappointed."..."
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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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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour
"Excellent, informative tour. Sergio and staff are very professional Informative, courteous, helpful and fun tour for all to enjoy. Definitely recommend."..."
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Skip the Line: Mineral Hot Springs Full Day Ticket w/ Optional Lunch or Dinner
"Great experience! You won’t be disappointed! We had an amazing and relaxing time. If you are visiting the La Fortuna area, please make this one of your stops."..."
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Best Zip Line for small groups in Arenal
"The guides with Arenal Munro Aventura were wonderful. This was a first time for two of us and they were so helpful and fun. Especially Warren and Eric!"..."
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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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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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Arenal Volcano Experience Full-Day Tour from San Jose
"We had a great day with our tour guide, Juan! We were impressed by his knowledge and friendliness and ability to make our trip smooth and timely. He went out of his way to show animals and create wonderful memories"..."
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San Jose Bites and Sights Walking Food Tour and visit Gold Museum
"Gladys took us to the market in San Jose and that was awesome. She really knows her way around and introduced us to some interesting local items. She was awsome!"..."
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Costa Rica Full Day Combo Tour - Zip lining, Waterfalls, Volcano & Hot Springs
"We had a good time on this tour. Our tour guide Harlem has great knowledge on Costa Rica and made sure we were taken care of. We saw sloths. Hummingbirds and toucans, and leaned coffee plants. The highlight of the tour is the canopy zip lining, an unforgettable experience!"..."
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Night tour La Fortuna
"We did the night walk and it was a really unique experience. We got to see lots of frogs and sloths. Well worth it!"..."
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San Jose Walking Nature Tour: Sloths, Birds and Trees
"I absolutely enjoyed the guide he was very informative and helpful. I saw and learned so much in a small amount of time. I had fun learning about Costa Rican flora, fauna and sloths. Great tour and worth it."..."
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San Jose ART Walking Tour - small groups, creative experience
"This tour was so much fun, and I learned so many things about San Jose’s history and culture! I can’t say enough good things about our guide Alejandro. His in-depth knowledge and enthusiasm made this a memorable event."..."
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Arenal Volcano Hike
"Good long hike. Moderate level of difficulty at times. Hiking stick made available at the start of the hike is a must for the hike, especially when climbing down. The guide was knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Very enjoyable experience with spectacular volcano and lake views. Recommend doing it in the morning."..."
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Sloth Watching Trail
"This was the best tour our guide Sergio was amazing he found many sloths and made sure to help get photos and videos with the scope for really upclose shots. They used a laser light to point out exactly where to look so you would not miss the sloth."..."
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Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffe Tour
"There is an amazing place, you can know more about this amazing company. My fiancé and me enjoyed the tour!"..."
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Sky Tram- Sky Trek & Sky Walk From Arenal
"Great experience! The guides make you feel safe and relaxed! The hiking was fun but I wish we could of seen more animals but no one control that! Overall fun experience!"..."
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Frog Watching Jungle Night Walk
"Guide was great, informative & helpful lots of frogs and snakes. Be careful thir everywhere. I took pictures of frogs didn't see snake until I went through photos. It was hidden from view under plants. Guide carries snake, pole moves plants so you get a better look at animals. I have done a couple of night tours this was the best"..."
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