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Tortuga Island Cruise from San JoseDay Cruises

Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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Sail away to the tropical paradise of Tortuga Island on this full-day trip from San Jose. Enjoy a cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya to the white sandy beaches and aquamarine waters of this postcard-perfect island. Soak up the sun on the beach, snorkel among tropical fish, or explore the island’s forested trails for a memorable escape. Savor a tasty beachside lunch buffet and relax on the round-trip ride from your San Jose hotel.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$138.00
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$138.00
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Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San JoseDay Trips

Calypso's Tortuga Island Day Trip from San Jose

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Sail to Tortuga Island aboard a catamaran for on this full-day trip from San Jose. Go swimming and snorkeling, then refuel with a 4-course gourmet lunch. There is plenty of time to relax on the island before heading back. Use of all equipment is included, as is round-trip transportation from your hotel and a hot breakfast before departure.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.07
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$135.07

Isla Tortuga - From San JoseDay Cruises

Isla Tortuga - From San Jose

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Isla Tortuga is an icon of the tourism industry in Costa Rica with its majestic turquoise waters, white sand and other attractions make this island a place to enjoy a day of relaxation just two hours from San José. Tortuga Island is one of the twenty-three islands located in the Gulf of Nicoya, which is unique in being a Virgin Island, as it does not have any buildings, which makes it unique.
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  • 12 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.00
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$135.00

Tortuguero One Day TourSailing

Tortuguero One Day Tour

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Tortuguero national park, a beatifull park with exuberant nature. To get to Totuguero you will ride on motor boats through canals, lagoons and rivers, while you can admire the spectacular vegetation and wildlife.This park is well known because of the green turtles nesting time from July to September, every year.
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  • 13 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.00
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$124.00
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San JoseDay Cruises

Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

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Discover Costa Rica’s historic sites, natural wonders, and native wildlife on this full-day tour from San Jose. Learn more about Costa Rica’s former capital at the Cartago ruins, admire views of Irazú Volcano, spot crocodiles as you cruise down the Sarapiquí River, and take in the highlights of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. Tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and all activities.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$152.00
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$152.00

Private Sailing & Snorkeling Experience: Morning TourSailing

Private Sailing & Snorkeling Experience: Morning Tour

The best tour for enjoying the Pacific Ocean, swimming in the ocean, sailing in a small and classic sailing boat, go snorkeling, practice your abilities on a paddle board or just relax on the sun deck while navigating  the peaceful waters of the Pacific Ocean. Come with us and enjoy our exclusive and totally unique private tour with a professional naturalist tour guide and expert captain. Your breathtaking adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive through the wonderful Costa Rican countryside on an air-conditioned transportation and recent model deluxe vehicle or mini bus. After 90 minutes’ drive from San Jose, you will arrive at Playa Herradura, where a “Panga” or water taxi will take you out to The Reliant for a safe and pleasant journey along the beautiful coast of Herradura Bay.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
Price varies by group size
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$450.00
Price varies by group size
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Lake crossing to Monteverde or ArenalDay Cruises

Lake crossing to Monteverde or Arenal

Travel from Arenal to the Monteverde cloud forest the scenic way on a boat ride across Lake Arenal. You and your luggage get picked up at your La Fortuna hotel and transferred to the shores of the picturesque reservoir, where a pontoon boat awaits to shuttle you across to the town of Rio Chiquito and onward to Monteverde. Watch for migratory birds during the ride and learn about the lake’s important function as a hydroelectric dam.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$47.00
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$47.00

Bay Island’s Cruise to Tortuga IslandDay Cruises

Bay Island’s Cruise to Tortuga Island

You will experience a day full of beautiful skies, great ocean views and live music. On board the yacht tropical fruits and natural drinks will be served and at the island there will be time to explore the surroundings, sunbathe, swim, take an optional tour like kayaking and snorkeling and banana boat and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the crew.
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  • 10 hours
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$235.90
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$235.90

Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel AntonioDay Trips

Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel Antonio

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Experience ‘la pura vida’ (the good life) while gliding along one of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastlines on a Manuel Antonio catamaran cruise. Leave the city behind for the Pacific coast, spending several hours soaking up the tropical sun on a luxury vessel with amenities like dining, unlimited drinks, and live music to keep the party going. Cool down by snorkeling right off the side of the boat, and look for dolphins and other marine life during the laid-back voyage.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$184.94
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$184.94

Calypso's One-Day-Adventure at Punta Coral Private Reserve from JacoDay Trips

Calypso's One-Day-Adventure at Punta Coral Private Reserve from Jaco

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Sustainable Tourism Punta Coral Private Reserve is located at the most eastern tip of the Peninsula of Nicoya, on the Pacific side of Costa Rica.  It consists of 30 acres of protected Tropical Dry Forest. There are no roads leading to the property and no electricity.  It is off the grid. For the last 37 years it has been privately owned and jealously protected from development. Punta Coral is surrounded three sides by water, and accessible only by boat.  This gives the property a feeling of being an island It is now open to the public with the idea to educate the guests of this delicate ecosystem. There is only 2% of the Tropical Dry Forest remaining in the world today. A minimum of 10 passengers is required to reserve.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.26
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$140.26

World Famous Calypso Tortuga Island with snorkeling & banana boat from San JoseDay Cruises

World Famous Calypso Tortuga Island with snorkeling & banana boat from San Jose

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Escape busy San Jose for a full day of beach fun at Tortuga Island. Travel by bus and luxury catamaran to the island, where you can choose from activities such as snorkeling, volleyball, and a banana boat ride, or simply relax in a hammock. Have a gourmet 4-course lunch, then take an afternoon sightseeing cruise on the Gulf of Nicoya before your return to San Jose in the evening.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.46
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$145.46

Private Sailboat & Snorkeling Tour. AfternoonSailing

Private Sailboat & Snorkeling Tour. Afternoon

The best tour for enjoying the Pacific Ocean, swimming in the ocean, sailing in a small and classic sailing boat, go snorkeling, practice your abilities on a paddle board or just relax on the sun deck while navigating the peaceful waters of the Pacific Ocean. Come with us and enjoy our exclusive and totally unique private tour with a professional naturalist tour guide and expert captain. Your breathtaking adventure begins with a pickup from your hotel and a relaxing private drive. After 90 minutes’ drive from San Jose, you will arrive at Playa Herradura, Our tour includes complimentary red and white wine, beer, sangria, soft drinks, bottled water and rum punch. There are always plenty of icy cold beverages aboard. A large variety of local fresh fruits are served as well as Chips with salsa and Sesame Sticks (Palitos de Sesame) and delicious cookies and or other local pastries. The boat is private and exclusive just for you
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$450.00
Price varies by group size
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$450.00
Price varies by group size
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3 day / 2 night tour in TortugueroNature and Wildlife

3 day / 2 night tour in Tortuguero

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Come to know one of the most important destinations in your visit to Costa Rica. This town without access by road will show you a natural paradise that will captivate you. In the early morning your guide will go to look for you at your hotel in San José. Along the way he will tell you about Costa Rica and Tortuguero. Halfway we will stop for breakfast before catching the boat to reach this peculiar town. Once everything is arranged in your room in the lodge at the edge of the canal, you can eat before leaving in the afternoon to visit the town with the guide. Dinner also at the lodge. The next day you will make 2 visits, one to the lodge reservation and another by boat through the Tortuguero canals (entrance to the National Park not included). Of course, all meals in the lodge between excursions. The third day after breakfast, you will return by boat to San José or if you prefer to Guápiles from where you can connect to another destination in Costa Rica.
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  • 3 days
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$361.03
Price varies by group size
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$361.03
Price varies by group size

Pacuare RiverDay Trips

Pacuare River

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Go river rafting on the Pacuare River on a full-day tour from Turrialba that showcases some of the gorgeous scenery in Costa Rica. Expect to spend about four hours on the river as you raft about 18 miles (29 km) on large and small rapids, with lunch provided during a break along the way. This whitewater river rafting experience is suitable for active people that enjoy an outdoor challenge.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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$80.00
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$80.00

Rain Forest Adventure 3 in 1Day Trips

Rain Forest Adventure 3 in 1

Drive to Sarapiquí area, through the extraordinary rain forest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves of Costa Rica.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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$187.02
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$187.02

Tarcoles River Crocodile and Wildlife River Trip from San JoseDay Cruises

Tarcoles River Crocodile and Wildlife River Trip from San Jose

Take a crocodile-watching trip along the Tarcoles River aboard a glass-bottom boat with this guided tour. Your driver will pick you up from your hotel in San Jose, Alajuela, or Heredia and take you out to the river, where your boat ride will begin. You're likely to see all sorts of wildlife along the way, from lizards to monkeys, but the real draw here is the American crocodiles who call the river home.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.14
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$130.14

Rafting III-IV in Pacuare RiverDay Trips

Rafting III-IV in Pacuare River

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Rafting day in one of the best rivers to practice this sport, the Pacuare. Valid for any level, if you have not done it before, you will learn and if you have already done so you will enjoy it again. Departures from any hotel in San José. Includes breakfast and picnic lunch on the river. We will pick you up at your hotel in San José to travel to the Pacuare River. Upon arriving at the operations center we will wait for you with a delicious breakfast to gain strength. Once equipped and after the safety talk, we will launch in 6-person rafts for 4 hours along the river sailing class III and IV rapids. Halfway we will have a picnic to eat and continue to the operations center again. Once finished, we can change before returning to San José, we will leave you again in your hotel
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$95.00
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$95.00

One Day Whale Watching From San JoseDay Trips

One Day Whale Watching From San Jose

We invite you to enjoy one of the most beautiful whale sightings of our Pacific coast. We start our tour very early, between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. We carry out the respective Pick Ups in the hotels in our luxury transports. We take route 27 towards the Pacific coast of our country, where we will travel about an hour to make our first travel stop in the city of Orotina to have breakfast buffet style. we will continue along route number 34, passing through the cities of Jaco Beach, Parrita and Quepos, crossing the entire coast of our country for two more hours, we will arrive at our destination, Dominicalito Beach, Uvita.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.00
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$200.00
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Safari Float Sarapiqui River From San JoseNature and Wildlife

Safari Float Sarapiqui River From San Jose

Experience the scenic beauty and wildlife of Costa Rica’s Sarapiqui River on this half-day excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, get outfitted with all the necessary equipment and begin paddling through lush rainforest. Learn about the region’s biodiversity from a knowledgeable local guide while searching for amphibians, birds, otters, sloths, and other native animals. Enjoy a delicious complimentary lunch before returning to your hotel.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$79.50
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$79.50
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Rafting in The Sarapiqui River Class III - IVHalf-day Tours

Rafting in The Sarapiqui River Class III - IV

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Prepare to get wet and wild as you tackle the class III and IV rapids of the Sarapiqui River on this half- or full-day white-water rafting adventure from La Virgen. Marvel over the dramatic scenery and lush rainforest of the Sarapiqui canyon as you hurtle downstream, then re-fuel with lunch (full-day tour only) or refreshments by the waterfront. Best of all: the rapids are suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 14 can give it a go!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$80.00
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$80.00
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White Water Rafting Reventazon River From San JoséDay Trips

White Water Rafting Reventazon River From San José

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Experience a thrilling white-water adventure on a guided rafting trip along the Reventazón River. After a convenient hotel pickup, head to the river’s “El Carmen” area: a 10-mile (16-kilometer) run divided into two sections, one with intense rapids and one with mellow waters and scenic jungle views. Enjoy a picnic lunch on a riverside beach included in the tour price.
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  • 11 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$95.00
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$95.00
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Rio Celeste +TUBING (4 People minimum): Wild Life,Lunch,Active Volcano,WaterfallHiking

Rio Celeste +TUBING (4 People minimum): Wild Life,Lunch,Active Volcano,Waterfall

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In this approximately two hours day Trip the Rain Forest in the National Park and magnificent waterfall awaits us. On the way, it's possible to see three active volcanoes in line and we will go through three different types of forests and we will have brief stop to admire the Tree of Peace which is more than 500 years old. We'll continue on to cool off in the Celeste River:For an hour and half we will tube down the river stopping at 5 places for swimming and snacking on fresh regional fruits. After tubing,we will have Local Style Lunch and we will return along the best route to see Wild Life (Such as Sloths,Colored Frogs, Butterfly Garden and Exotic Birds) IMPORTANT: 4 PEOPLE MINIMUM.
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  • 8 to 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.00
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$130.00

Costa Rica Sarapiqui Rafting - Class II-III Enjoy the river!Half-day Tours

Costa Rica Sarapiqui Rafting - Class II-III Enjoy the river!

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Appease your appetite for adventure during an exhilarating 3-hour rafting session on the Sarapiqui River from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui . With an experienced guide, conquer the Class II and III rapids on the river’s most intense section and feel your adrenaline levels surge. During calmer periods, marvel at the abundance of exotic wildlife on the banks of the Sarapiqui River and listen to fascinating commentary from your guide. All rafting equipment and round-trip transportation from Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is included on this tour.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.54
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$69.54
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Safari Float in The Sarapiqui RiverTubing

Safari Float in The Sarapiqui River

Soak up the scenery of the Sarapiqui River without facing the fury of the white-water rapids with a relaxing safari float. Wind your way downstream along the gentlest part of the river and soak up the scenery of the Sarapiqui canyon along the way. The leisurely pace is ideal for wildlife spotting so keep a look out for howler monkeys, iguanas, sloths and hummingbirds as you drift through the rainforest. Best of all: this rafting tour is suitable for all abilities, including complete beginners, and anyone over 4 years old can take part!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$69.54
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