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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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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US$36.00
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

3-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: Hanging Bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall & Volcano Hike

Spend a full day exploring Costa Rica’s notoriously active crater on this 3-in-1 Arenal combo adventure. Hike through the jungle surrounding Arenal Volcano on a series of nature trails and hanging bridges, and trek down to the base of La Fortuna Waterfall to appreciate the height and power of the cascade and swim in a natural pool. Finish with a majestic perspective as you explore the lava fields of former eruptions and look for native wildlife along the trails of Arenal Volcano National Park.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$185.00
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

Get a taste of authentic Costa Rican life and cuisine as you join a local family for a cooking class and home-style meal. Along with a guide, visit the home of your hosts outside of La Fortuna and learn about household customs and cooking techniques. Join in the preparation of a typical meal, and then savor the fruits of your labor alongside new friends.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$44.10
US$49.00
US$4.90 savings
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

3-in-1 Arenal Volcano Combo Tour: River Safari Float with La Fortuna Waterfall and Volcano Hike

This three-in-one tour highlights the best of Costa Rica, including a river safari float and volcano hike that's sure to make for a memorable journey. Kick off the day at Penas Blancas River and take off over rushing waters on a two or three hour water safari. You'll see wildlife up close and gain a deeper understanding of Cost Rica's unique biological and environmental resources. Next, visit La Fortuna Waterfall before heading to a picturesque volcano hike. This popular tour is ideal for outdoor adventurers and travelers who prefer to be active on vacation.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Foodie Tour - Ancestral, Contemporary & Fusion Experience

During this foodie experience, you will taste selected recipes specially created for the tour at the best restaurants for each thematic or food concept. You will learn about Costa Rican culture through the gastronomy while walking at one of the trendiest neighborhoods in San Jose. Personalized service provided by staff and experienced foodie local guides. Not only you will save time on searching where to eat good quality local food, but also will get to try excellent choices in one night. (Ancestral food from our indigenous, traditional homemade food from our grandma's, and contemporary-modern, Costa Rican food)100% local, slow food and sustainable-responsible practices.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$115.00
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Chocolate and Coffee Tour

-Tour of the CoffeeWe will know the complete history and importance of coffee for Costa Rica; In addition, we will know the complete process of elaboration; from planting the seed to tasting a cup of 100% pure Costa Rican coffee.  -Tour of the ChocolateWe will return to the past to know its origin, history and 100% traditional process in honor of our ancestors. We will be able to see their different stages and varieties of cocoa.- Both tours include tastings; In addition, we teach the process and history of sugarcane in the traditional Costa Rican way and its derivatives
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  • 1 to 2 hours
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  • 1 to 2 hours

2-in-1 Arenal Combo Tour: River Safari Float and La Fortuna Waterfall

Go deep into the rainforest surrounding the Arenal volcano with a 2-in-1 combo tour that includes a safari float, canopy walk and the scenic La Fortuna waterfall. Watch for monkeys, sloths, iguanas and caimans while navigating a gentle river, then get a bird’s-eye view of the forest as you walk between tree tops on a series of narrow suspension bridges. Continue to a jungle waterfall, slip into clear water fringed with lush foliage, then enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch and locally grown coffee before returning to your hotel.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$140.00
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Eden Chocolate Tasting Experience

A chocolate tasting flight is included on this chocolate tour in La Fortuna. Sample artisanal chocolates fresh from the source as your guide shares information about the chocolate-marking process from bean to bar—one of Costa Rica’s biggest businesses. Plus, try special treats like caramelized cocoa seed that’s hard to find anywhere else.
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  • 30 to 45 minutes
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  • 30 to 45 minutes

Eden Coffee Workshop Experience

Costa Rican coffee is renowned all around the world and this tour takes you back to the origins. Take a walking tour of an organic coffee plantation; learn how the coffee is grown, harvested, and processed; and get hands-on as you grind the beans and make the perfect coffee. Finally, sit down to enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee.
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  • 45 to 60 minutes
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  • 45 to 60 minutes

Traditional Costa Rican Dinner & Show

Twice a week the Mirador Ram Luna Restaurant is decked out with marimba and cimarrona music, traditional Costa Rican folk dancing and clowns, in the midst of typical Costa Rican cuisine including the delicious recipes of our grandparents.At Ram Luna, you immediately see that the restaurant is brimming with memorabilia of Costa Rican tradition, live music, and authentic folklore where the most beautiful memories of times now past can be relived.You will have the opportunity to savor a variety of traditional Costa Rican dishes and not to mention, our delicious traditional desserts that will tempt any dieter. Tierra Tica is presented with pleasure and spontaneity. It is a journey through the most representative stages of Costa Rican folklore concluding with the Cimarrona which is the jubilant dance of the giants, which takes place outside the restaurant overlooking the city.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$80.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

The Art of Craft Beer From San José

Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its collection of awesome local pubsExperience the Costa Rica craft beer revolution first-handSample some of San Jose’s best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they’re madeDive head first into local pub culture, discovering which watering holes are most beloved by localsIndulge in perfectly paired Costa Rican tapas dishes
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  • 5 hours
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US$78.00
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  • 5 hours

Costa Rican Specialty Coffee Tasting & Workshop

You will learn from a professional barista all the necessary aspects to prepare specialty coffee by using different filtered methods.You will learn essential information about Costa Rican coffee, coffee regions, coffee beans, and everything related to Specialty Coffee.The coffee shops that we choose for these workshops are using organic, local, homemade and artisanal products to prepare their delicious food. Also, are known for offering the best quality coffee in the area.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$35.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Dinner Show Night Tica Restaurant Mirador Ram Luna

The Dinner-Show consists of:- Unlimited buffet dinner service with specialties of the gastronomy, desserts and typical Costa Rican drinks, prepared in its entirety in the kitchen of the Restaurant that holds the category 5 forks granted by the ICT.-Open Bar service with national liquors throughout the show- Show with a Professional Group of folkloric dances with choreographies from the Colonial Central Valley and the Province of Guanacaste.Live music by professional musicians with marimba and saxophone. Our show does not use recorded tracks.-Animation live and bilingual Spanish-English.-Space for taking pictures with the cast of the show, dancers and musicians of the folkloric group.-Celebration of birthdays and anniversaries with a personal quequito of the house, courtesy of Ram Luna.-Exhibition and sale of crafts made 100% by hand by artisans of the area, at cheaper prices to be a support of the tour to local artisans.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$50.62
US$56.25
US$5.63 savings
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Tica Night Dinner Show

The Dinner-Show consists of:- Unlimited buffet dinner service with specialties of the gastronomy, desserts and typical Costa Rican drinks, prepared in its entirety in the kitchen of the Restaurant that holds the category 5 forks granted by the ICT.-Open Bar service with national liquors throughout the show- Show with a Professional Group of folkloric dances with choreographies from the Colonial Central Valley and the Province of Guanacaste.Live music by professional musicians with marimba and saxophone. Our show does not use recorded tracks.-Animation live and bilingual Spanish-English.-Space for taking pictures with the cast of the show, dancers and musicians of the folkloric group.-Celebration of birthdays and anniversaries with a personal quequito of the house, courtesy of Ram Luna.-Exhibition and sale of crafts made 100% by hand by artisans of the area, at cheaper prices to be a support of the tour to local artisans.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$56.25
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Chocolate Experience in a Real Factory

Our experience is teach you about different variety of Cacao plants, fermetations process, Mythologies of Gods, factory process wherr you`ll have a great idea how to make different chocolates also we are true producers of cacao.Also Our experience of tour includes a chocolate tempering demonstration and you can make your own chocolate bar at the end.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$25.00
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

KAYAK LESSON

KAYAKING  LESSONS This is one of the most adventures tours you can find in Costa Rica but it requiere EXPERIENCE if not they can not doit because the level is 2-3 and you need EXPERIENCE to do it.Includes: Transportations. lunch, walk in a organic farm, coffee, dessert and the equipment like kayak, life Jacket.....taxes are included.Departure: everyday at  09:00 Return: 14:00 NO included: gratuities...Driving time: 45 to 1 hour Duration on the river: 2 hours Note: to do this adventure you require.So please if you have any doubt you can always call or write us any question you have -  We are here to help you and remember this is going to be the biggest adventure in your vacations.Thank you and Pura Vida,
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation

Queveri Horseback Riding Tours

The tour consists of an experiential activity in Finca Agropecuaria Queveri. It consists of going to the paddocks of the farm, and herding the cattle (with the support of Queveri staff) all the way to the old dairy. While doing it, you can enjoy the views and learn about the importance of the place. If the weather let us do so, the tour is going be completed with a visit to the viewpoint, where you can see the volcanic mountain range of Costa Rica (Poás Volcano, Barva Volcano, Irazú Volcano, and Turrialba Volcano) and Tapanti National Park. At the viewpoint, you can visit the Piedras del Alto and mark them with your name to remember that you were there.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$55.00
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Top chefs recommendations and table reservations

Let us recommend you the best restaurants and chefs that San José has to offer. No reservation? Don´t worry, we know the best places and can manage that for you. Fine dining, street food or the local flavor... let us know what`s your whim and we´ll take care of you. A private transfer to your location is optional and possible.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours


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