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San Jose By Night: Food and Culture Small Group Tour

Discover San Jose’s hidden delights with this unique evening tour of the Costa Rican capital. Wander through a maze of vendor stalls and to learn about staples of local cooking at the Central Market, and see the opulent National Theater and other architectural highlights on a twilight walking tour. Drive to the ritzy Paseo de la Luz the east side of San Jose well known for its gastronomy. Finish the night with a 3-course meal and wine pairings at a gourmet Costa Rican restaurant.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose: Pura Vida Experience Tour: Tapas, Traditional Masks and Escazu Visit

Enjoy an insider’s perspective of San Jose on this half-day city walking tour. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll get a sense of daily life in the Costa Rican capital as you ride public transportation, stop by a beautiful local park and visit the artisan workshop of a third-generation craftsman. Taste local flavors while you browse stalls at the historic Central Market, savor a traditional lunch at an 80-year-old inn and learn to make tortillas.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Craft Beer Pub Crawl

Sample what’s on tap at local breweries on this pub crawl tour in San Jose. Hear about the beer revolution in Costa Rica while you learn about the brewing process and how to pair beer with certain foods. Plus, as you travel between pubs, discover the city's streets at night on this walking tour.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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San Jose Walking and Bus City Tour

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.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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VIP Private San Jose City Tour with Lunch. Bus & Walking Experience

San Jose is the cultural capital of Costa Rica and boasts a rich and varied history. Get acquainted with the city’s charms on a private 5-hour tour, featuring a customizable itinerary of must-see attractions and private transportation through the city’s maze of trafficked avenues.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 hours
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San Jose City Sightseeing Tour

Discover highlights of Costa Rican history and culture on this city tour of downtown San Jose. Visit the city’s architectural treasures, including the historic National Theater. Take a spin through the galleries of an art museum to admire pre-Columbian treasures, and enjoy the lush landscaping of one of San Jose’s beloved emerald parks.
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Bird's Nest: 2-hour San Jose City Highlights Walking Tour

See the best of San Jose on this incredible walking tour that takes travelers through more than 40 different sites, including galleries, parks, art houses and iconic buildings. Whether you're a first time visitor or returning to this beautiful city this two-hour tour is the perfect way to hit all of the highlights.
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Half-Day San Jose City Tour

Discover the vibrant history and culture of the Costa Rican capital on a half-day San José city tour. Soak up the green oasis of La Sabana Metropolitan Park, explore diverse neighborhoods like Rohrmoser and Otoya, and visit stately landmarks including the National Library and Casa Amarilla. Featuring admission to the majestic National Theater and the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, plus a combination of walking and minivan touring, it’s a great way to experience the city’s highlights in a single afternoon.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Whale watching (Avistamiento de Ballenas) One Day from San Jose

Peek into the world of Costa Rica’s marine life on this whale-watching tour from San José. Following a pickup at your San José accommodation, transfer to Playa Dominicalito on the Pacific coast and take to the water with your guide. Cruise through the Marino Ballena National Park, and spot dolphins, humpback whales, manta rays, and turtles in their natural habitat. You’ll also have free time to relax on the soft-sand beach.
  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 14 hours
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San Jose Private Walking City Tour

Ideal for first-time visitors to San Jose, this private half-day walking tour offers a look at the Costa Rican city’s history, architecture, gastronomy, sights, and local hotspots. Wander around the city's central area and pass by significant buildings like the National Museum and the Blue Castello. Stroll through San Jose’s trendy neighborhood on the east side, which boasts plenty of cafes and restaurants.
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 to 4 hours
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Discover Costa Rica's Capital City and Museums

Experience San Jose's historical and cultural offerings on a walking tour of Costa Rica's vibrant capital city. Begin at Parque Central to take in the city's main attractions. Explore its Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, Costa Rica Art Museum and National Theater in the company of a local guide. Marvel at the Beaux-Arts-style Melico Salazar Theatre and stop by Churrería Manolo’s to sample its iconic cream-filled churros. This comprehensive city walk includes all entrance fees, along with a delicious lunch.
  • Duration: 5 hours
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  • Duration: 5 hours
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Artist Bird - San Jose Creative Side Walking Tour

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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  • Duration: 2 hours
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Full day personalized

The whole experience will be tailored to your Agenda, taste, interest, and desire.I personally will company you throughout the day explaining details and answering questions, as well Will certainly suggest cultural and contemporary points of general interest
  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours
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  • Duration: 3 to 6 hours
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Arrival Private Transfer from San Jose Airport SJO to Monteverde by Minivan

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from  San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO  International Airport to your hotel in Monteverde by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
  • Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
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  • Duration: 2 hours 25 minutes
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Arrival Private Transfer: San Jose Airport SJO to Puntarenas by Minivan

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO  International Airport to your hotel in Puntarenas by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 hour 20 minutes
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Private Transfer Pto Viejo Limón, Cocles or Manzanillo to SJO Airport by Minivan

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your hotel in Puerto Viejo Limón, Punta Cocles or Manzanillo  to San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO International Airport by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Transfer: Montezuma, Malpaís or Santa Teresa to SJO Airport by Minivan

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from your hotel in Montezuma, Malpaís or Santa Teresa to San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO International Airport by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
  • Duration: 270 to 300 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 270 to 300 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Arrival Private Transfer San Jose Airport SJO to Arenal or La Fortuna by Minivan

Why spend your precious time waiting in long shuttle or taxi lines. Avoid the language barrier and currency exchange. Travel in style from San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO  International Airport to your hotel in Arenal or La Fortuna by private vehicle, and reach your final destination relaxed and refreshed.
  • Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 40 minutes
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Private Transfer: Manuel Antonio or Quepos to San Jose SJO Airport by Minivan

Take away the stress of waiting in long taxi or bus lines by planning a stress-free transfer in advance. Benefit from the convenience of having a driver arrive at a set time, and a meet and greet service. This one-way transfer between Manuel Antonio or Quepos, and San Jose Juan Santarmaría SJO International Airport includes bottled water so you’ll travel comfortably and stay hydrated too.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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