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Foodie Tour - Ancestral, Contemporary & Fusion Experience

Foodie Tour - Ancestral, Contemporary & Fusion Experience

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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$130.00
Price varies by group size
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US$130.00
Price varies by group size

Costa Rican Specialty Coffee Tasting & Workshop

Costa Rican Specialty Coffee Tasting & Workshop

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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
From
US$35.90
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US$35.90

Costa Rica Adventure Combo Tour

Costa Rica Adventure Combo Tour

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Do several adventure activities in one day on this Costa Rica Adventure Combo Tour. Fly over the rainforest canopy on a 9 cables zip lining course; rappel down to the Arenal River on a 50 meter-high rappelling line and participate of an indigenous tribe presentation performed by real native people from a local tribe. Go on a white water tubing tour and experience lots of adrenaline on the rapids of the Arenal River. Ride a horse at the base of the impressive Arenal Volcano and relax at the end of your tour in thermal mineral waters of the Arenal Hot Springs.
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  • 14 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$172.00
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US$172.00
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San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

San Jose Walking Tour: Food, History and Architecture

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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US$38.00
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US$38.00
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Xandari Experience - Day Pass

Xandari Experience - Day Pass

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After a guided morning hike to a jungle waterfall, return to the spa. There, you will be ushered to your private herbal Jacuzzi bath, which is infused with herbs like rosemary, mint, and basil that are grown on-site. Enjoy incredible views of the Central Valley as you feel the stress fade away. A light lunch is served after your soak.
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  • 8 hours
From
US$110.00
From
US$110.00

Jaco Adventure Combo from San José

Jaco Adventure Combo from San José

You don’t need to travel far from San Jose to have an adventure in the wilderness of Costa Rica. This tour takes you from your San Jose hotel straight to a selection of exciting outdoor adventures. Check out the beach, see crocodiles in the wild, take a zipline canopy tour through the rain forest, and then round out your trip with an ATV tour or horseback ride to a waterfall.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$176.00
From
US$176.00
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Tortuga Island by Cruise From San Jose

Tortuga Island by Cruise From San Jose

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A wonderful day at the beautiful white sand beach of Tortuga Island, riding on the world class yacht catamaran Manta Raya, enjoying gourmet dining featured in Gourmet Magazine; our passengers get to enjoy a cruising experience unique to Calypso Cruises. In the afternoon, Calypso's Captain will cruise past many of the islands in the Gulf of Nicoya taking a different route back to port; important to not only foreign travelers to see and learn more of Costa Rica's history but also for national tourism and those who want to see up close, maybe for the first time, the beautiful and protected uninhabited islands and bird sanctuaries in the Gulf of Nicoya accessible only by water. After passing the now closed famous prison Island San Lucas you will witness a beautiful sunset. This makes Calypso unique, combining the Tortuga Island Cruise with a Gulf Islands Tour and finally ending a perfect day with a beautiful Sunset Tour for a complete One-Day-Vacation.
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  • 14 hours
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$158.35
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US$158.35
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The Art of Craft Beer From San José

The Art of Craft Beer From San José

Explore San Jose’s Barrio Escalante and its collection of awesome local pubs Experience the Costa Rica craft beer revolution first-hand Sample some of San Jose’s best local craft beers in the microbreweries where they’re made Dive head first into local pub culture, discovering which watering holes are most beloved by locals Indulge in perfectly paired Costa Rican tapas dishes
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$77.00
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US$77.00
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Dinner Show Ram Luna From San José

Dinner Show Ram Luna From San José

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Take in aerial views of San Jose and the central valley while you dine and enjoy a traditional show during this dinner and a show tour with transportation included. Sitting high in the mountains at Ram Luna restaurant, watch the vibrant performances while dining on your favorite Costa Rican foods from the buffet. Learn about local folklore through traditional dances performed by artists and musicians.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$71.00
From
US$71.00
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Full day Catamaran Cruises from San Jose to Quepos Manuel Antonio

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
From
US$184.94
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US$184.94

Traditional Costa Rican Dinner & Show

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
From
US$85.00
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US$85.00

Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

Pacuare River Costa Rica Rafting Tour

The Real Pacuare River Rafting Tour. We really go to the heart of the Pacuare River, we navigate its rapids. The Pacuare River is one of the best choices for your adventure treks in Costa Rica. No other trip in the country exists that offers you a perfect blend of wilderness exposure and excitement, all in one day. The rapids here are “Terciopelo snake”, “Double drop”, “Upper and Lower Huacas”, “Pin ball” toname a few. You will also see the Huacas watefall, a 150 foot dramatic drop into the river. After the gorge (rapid) the rivers opens up to a 5 mile stretch on the Valle del Pacuare, where the river has a different character. It is wide open, which gives you the opportunity to rest a bit and take the opportunity to do some wildlife spotting. The main rapids here are “Cimarrones”, “The Play Hole”, “El Indio” and “Magnetic Rock”. The forest remains just as lush, and the rapids just as fun.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$155.85
From
US$155.85
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Tortuga Island Cruise from San Jose

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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US$125.00
From
US$125.00
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San José Dinner, Live Music, and Traditional Dance

San José Dinner, Live Music, and Traditional Dance

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Enjoy a festive evening of traditional Costa Rican dance and scrumptious dinner. Admire panoramic views of the Central Valley and the glittering lights of San Jose from a renowned hilltop restaurant. Savor a buffet dinner of authentic Costa Rican cuisine and watch dancers in traditional costume perform to live music. A celebratory fireworks show will cap off an unforgettable night.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$70.00
From
US$70.00
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Rafting Orosi & Canopy Sibo

Rafting Orosi & Canopy Sibo

Exciting Adventure in Orosi Rafting and Canopy Combination
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$100.00
From
US$100.00
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ATV & Canopy from San Jose

ATV & Canopy from San Jose

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Let the ATV do the hiking for you on this full-day, guided tour through the rainforest trails. Learn to use your ATV and take a few practice laps before heading out to the muddy trails traversing rivers and paths taking in vegetation and tropical wildlife along the way. Stop for a swim along the way at Herradura Beach and enjoy lunch when you return.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$160.00
From
US$160.00
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Private Cooking Class in San José with a Local Chef

Private Cooking Class in San José with a Local Chef

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Our cooking lesson is done on a 150 year old property which has an amazing charm and gives a unique spirit to the evening. The owners of the house will be on site and will be part of the activity which makes it very personalized and local. Our chef has been cooking for Private families for the past 15 years and has experience on mouth-watering recipes and all types of food. The activity is very dynamic, interactive, immersive, fun and with great Instagram moments.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$240.00
Price varies by group size
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US$240.00
Price varies by group size
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ChocoTour Chocolate Tour Costa Rica Chocolate in amazing ways

ChocoTour Chocolate Tour Costa Rica Chocolate in amazing ways

The ChocoTour Chocolate tour is a unique experience that cove many topics on Cacao that are not known to the public in general. Not only do you do your own pieces of chocolate with ingredients of your choosing but you learn about the history of the chocolate bars and how Cacao was used by ancient cultures like the Olmec or the Toltec. Cacao was a drink, and you will sample 4 ancient cacao drinks. We finish the experience by tasting different surprises from the chef´s staff kitchen . There are many chocolate tours in Costa Rica but ChocoTour has features that make it unique. A real clonal garden with many kinds of theobroma cacao trees, as well as dozens of edible and medical plants from the forest to show. The ChocoTour is lead by a chef trainer who is also passionate about mesoamerican cultures, so you get professional perspective on both the historical and the gastronomical aspects of Cacao and Chocolate. Book now for a life-changing experience. Chocolate in Amazing ways
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$40.00
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US$40.00

Tropical Cooking Classes

Tropical Cooking Classes

Experience cooking alongside our creative chefs. Visit and cultivate from our garden. Great times created through experiences here at Casa Turire.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$52.00
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US$52.00

Top chefs recommendations and table reservations

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
From
US$25.65
per group
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US$25.65
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Tica Night Dinner Show

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
From
US$57.70
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US$57.70

Dinner Show Night Tica Restaurant Mirador Ram Luna

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
From
US$57.70
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US$57.70

Safari float, Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch

Safari float, Fortuna Waterfall, Typical lunch

You do not have much time and you want to see the most attractions Eat typical food Know how a Costa Rican family lives in the rural area Travel through the calm waters of a river and enjoy the monkeys Jump into the crystal clear waters of a waterfall over 150 feet high Eat the best lunch in the area with a delicious coffee
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$133.34
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US$133.34
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Full-day Cartago Ruins, Irazú Volcano and Sarapiquí River Cruise From San Jose

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
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$161.00
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US$161.00
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