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Canopy Tours of Costa Rica

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 36 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It’s possible to wiz through the rain forest on a high-flying zip line, but slightly less-thrilling—though equally scenic—canopy tours offer travelers a calmer way to experience the wonder of the ...  Read more

San Jose Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 275 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Bustling big city or nature’s haven? Whichever way you see it, San Jose offers plenty of excitement for the first time and returning visitor alike. In fact, its obvious architecture of tall ...  Read more

Best Day Trips From San Jose

By Viator, June 2014

Tours & Tickets

San José makes an excellent base for exploring Costa Rica. For first-time visitors, the best way to make the most of these day-long excursions to take a guided tour, though some are doable on ...  Read more

Volcanoes and National Parks

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 157 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

San Jose in Costa Rica is many things to many people. Looming skyscrapers, glitzy malls, busy businessmen and a fast-paced lifestyle is perhaps the more obvious appearance to those visiting on ...  Read more

What to Do in San Jose, Costa Rica

By Paige , Nicaragua, May 2012

There’s a joke, in tourism circles at least, that says, “San Jose: It’s only 45 minutes from Costa Rica!” The bustling, modern metro area of almost 2 million people is indeed a far cry from the ...  Read more

Elton John Coming to Costa Rica

By Paige , Nicaragua, January 2012

On February 3, superstar Elton John will be performing in San Jose , Costa Rica , with a very special opening act: Minister of Culture and Youth Manuel Obregon . Appointed to the position by ...  Read more

Fiestas de Zapote

By Paige , Nicaragua, December 2011

This isn’t say, however, that the Costa Rican capital doesn’t celebrate the season in style. The second-largest party in the country begins the day after Christmas in San Jose, Las Fiestas de ...  Read more

Jade Museum

By David J , March 2013

This small museum in central San Jose, Costa Rica, holds the world’s largest collection of American jade, containing a vast array of jewelry and artifacts, as well as an exhibit that offers a ...  Read more

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