Outdoor activities in San Jose

Top Outdoor Activities in San Jose, Costa Rica

Outdoor Activities in San Jose

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹14,119.97
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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₹13,368.02
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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₹13,451.57
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹12,448.97
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Adventure Tours
3 days
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₹36,510.56
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹11,697.02
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹10,861.51
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3 hours
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₹4,285.29
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹10,861.51
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Skip the line Tickets
4 hours
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₹9,190.51
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹20,323.56
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Car Tours
6 hours
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₹8,271.46
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Full-day Tours
12–13 hours
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₹7,519.51
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Bus Tours
12–15 hours
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₹8,772.76
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₹15,191.08
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  • Sebastian B
    1 contribution
    Everything was amazing! The tour guy Kenneth and the driver Mauricio did the job! He translated all in English for our friend (fluent), and above all they were really fun! I’ll learned a lot and I felt local! Thanks for this beautiful experience and time!
    Written 29 January 2023
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  • Sheri H
    2 contributions
    This was our favorite tour during our visit to Costa Rica! They day was packed with interesting and beautiful places, yet we never felt rushed. Olman is a real treasure. He is personable and very knowledgeable and curious and made our experience extra special. He is a wonderful guide and I hope to take another tour with him next time.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Dave G
    Los Angeles, CA15 contributions
    Gary was our guide and he provided a wealth of knowledge re: the Doka Estate coffee plantation! I learned so much about coffee production and cultivation! It was very interesting to learn how integral coffee has been for Costa Rica’s history!
    Then we headed to Poás Volcano National Park. Weather and clouds kept us from actually viewing the crater of this active beast, but it was exciting to be in this environment! There were these prehistoric plants called Poor Man’s Umbrellas that made me feel like I was in Jurassic Park!
    Then we made it to La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Peace Lodge. So many waterfalls! I definitely got my fix. During lunch, the breathtaking views overlooking the lush jungle were so serene. It was great getting to finally see some big jungle cats and some monkeys/toucans/sloths/reptiles up close.
    Written 18 January 2023
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  • Louis R
    1 contribution
    It was an amazing experience, Thanks Keneth and Mauricio. They make our trip a great experience. Mauricio is a great driver and Keneth it’s great explaining all the details.
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • CharlyMoragaCA
    Moraga CA16 contributions
    What a great experience! On the drive to Tortuguero we saw a sloth hanging on a utility wire, and because the bus was up high, we were right at the level of the sloth. Amazing! Francisco was our guide on the bus, and he is very knowledgeable. While in Tortuguero Marco was our guide. He was extremely knowledgeable, also. He made it fun, and he was very supportive and helpful. We stayed at Pachira Lodge. Our room was very simple, without glass in the windows, which sounds weird--but was actually lovely and quite comfortable with the breeze blowing in and the ceiling fan at work. Being in the middle of the rainforest was an amazing experience. To be honest, we were hoping to see more animals while in Tortuguero than we did, but perhaps January isn't the best time of year to view them? The food at the lodge was edible, but I would not recommend the experience for the food.
    Written 13 January 2023
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  • louise w
    4 contributions
    Would highly recommend this trip! Early start and first stop was coffee estate for an amazing breakfast and sampling the coffee before walking through the preocss and plant. Stunning place. Then straight to see the crater (which may or may not be visible) and then on to the waterfall gardens. Had no expectations for La Paz waterfall gardens but wow!! The gardens are beautifully laid out, our guide had great facts whilst walking around. It was amazing to see the variety of animals that’s had been rescued. The lunch here was great. We then went to the waterfalls themselves and was really impressed by the walkways created to see all the falls. Unreal day and could not recommend this trip enough. Felt it was great value for money.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Cherise T
    Seattle, WA77 contributions
    I really enjoyed the tour, it’s a huge time commitment in getting there and back. Baldi Hot Springs was truly amazing, highly recommend adding on a massage from the spa and making your way to the very top with the hottest pool.

    Tour guide wasn’t very personable, he had many stops to keep us on track which could have made him stressed out.

    Lunch was good, dinner at Baldi was terrible. Given so many restaurants nearby in Fortuna wish they would choose a better option.

    Great value for an entire day of activities and meals.
    Written 12 December 2022
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  • Brian O
    2 contributions
    Waterfalls were impressive. Older travelers should note that significant exertion is required to ascend steps to observation areas
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Cory M
    1 contribution
    Very nice tour guide. Lots of wildlife. Sloths. Monkeys. Hermit crabs. The ocean. Wish we had a bit more time, but we was definitely worth it.
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • Carlin G
    Richmond, VA3 contributions
    Wow! We took a taxi to the facility and found Diego walking around getting everything ready so dont panic if you don't see anyone immediately. I have never been ziplining before and i had an amazing time. Both Diego and Dilan were great! They took photos and videos for us and were very knowledgeable of the mountains and other information in the forest. Our group got to taste a lemon that is sweet 🙌🏿. We had a small group of 6 people and they even said that was the best zipling experience ever and all of them have ziplined before. Go give them a try and definitely tip them in the end because they are worth it!
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Sheri G
    2 contributions
    Ronny was the greatest guide ever. Coming during the off season provided us with as about as personalized experience as you can probably get. We saw a ton of wildlife and beautiful views. It was a fantastic day.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Christian G
    7 contributions
    We were extremely lucky to have seen the Volcán clear sky’s!
    The Lunch buffet was amazing and location as well
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Zahra M
    Kitchener, Canada14 contributions
    Poas volcano was fantastic! Great scenery! We didn't booked the full day at first but then we decided to join the group for the rest of the day to visit the Lapaz Waterfall garden! It was really fun seeing all those animals! We had a great lunch at the restaurant in the garden with a great view! The tour leaders, Edgar and Arturo were so kind and caring. We are really happy that we stayed for the full day!
    Written 26 December 2022
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  • Mi Mi
    8 contributions
    I planned on doing the tour on short notice and the team around Oldemar (one of the few tour companies that has offers for solo-travelers) replied swiftly and worked on my booking. However, my plans changed and even then I was met with understanding and excellent customer service. Thank you again for your understanding!
    Written 5 January 2022
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  • Alexandra M
    2 contributions
    Alejandro was incredible!! The driver and Alejandro arrived at our hotel early ready for a great day! He brought us to a cute cafe to get us breakfast, and had us try the empanadas! They were awesome!! Then we went to the Waterfall where he became our personal photographer and showed us all the cool areas. We traveled to the hanging bridges park, where he pointed out cool exotic animals and even found a snake! He was very positive and said the volcano was going to come out of the fog. It did! He was very positive and friendly. We ate a wonderful lunch and engaged in great conversation. He was very accommodating to our every need! He really made our trip! 100% recommend this trip with ALEJANDRO! Thanks so much! We will be back!
    Written 5 November 2022
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