Bus tours in San Jose

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Bus Tours in San Jose

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  • Michele B
    2 contributions
    My son only had one day to experience Costa Rica and this was a great choice. We were picked up from our hotel and dropped off at the end. Coffee and breakfast w a tour, plenty of time at the volcano to take a side hike at the top for about an hour, and the LaPaz waterfalls were a safe comfortable cliffside walk surrounded by forest on an easy path although lots of stairs. Amazing! Good lunch there buffet. Worth the cost.
    Written November 19, 2022
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  • Brian B
    Pittsburgh, PA2 contributions
    This was a fun day trip from San Jose. It was about 14 hours total from the time we got picked up at our hotel to the time that we got back to our hotel. The drive was beautiful through the Costa Rican countryside and the bus was comfortable/ air conditioned. We stopped for breakfast (not included) at a nice restaurant in the morning before continuing onto the dock in the small fishing town of Puntarena. We boarded a speedboat for a trip that was about 25 minutes across the water (there were other boats that took an hour because they were single engine). The ride was fun (a bit choppy here and there) - we saw a bunch of dolphins surfacing on all sides of the boat and the captain slowed down for us to take pictures and videos. We then dropped off some folks who didn't want to snorkel on the island and went to a big rock formation in the sea, where we did half an hour of snorkeling with some amazing marine life (multiple fish species and even sea urchins). When we returned to the island, we had 5 hours to relax with a decent lunch included. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase on the island. FYI: Costs $1/use for the bathroom on the island. Then we rode back the way we came. The guide was very friendly and told us a bit about the local customs and culture. It was not a luxury experience, but it was definitely worth the price and included a lot of cool activities in one day and allowed us to experience the beach without actually having to stay there.
    Written November 20, 2022
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  • S S
    Atlanta, GA32 contributions
    This trip involved so many more stops than they advertise. We were pleasantly surprised!! Even though you leave very early the time goes by fast because of all the stops and things to do. Harlem is so passionate and informative and fun!! And our driver Christian was a boss - handling those Costa Rican roads like a pro!
    Written November 26, 2022
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  • Ali J
    6 contributions
    The tour was wonderful, we cannot recommend enough. Oliver took care of us and made sure we were where we needed to be at the right times. It is very well organized, the food was great and plenty. We did the Tortuguero National Park Tour which is stunning, we saw monkeys, sloths, many birds and also cayman. The guides really take their time to help locate the wildlife for viewing.

    We did the turtles which I recommend as a once in a lifetime thing. We were very lucky and saw babies running to the sea and a mama laying her eggs and burying them and another mama going back out to sea after she was done , it was magical! It’s a separate tour that you book at the hotel when you are there.

    We stayed at Pachira Lodge which is beautiful. I was most impressed by how all the tour companies and the hotels worked together . The windows of the huts are only screened, they are small and close together. So not much privacy if that’s your thing . Very cute and well designed which is what I noticed ! No air conditioning as you are really in the rain forest, but it felt fine it’s an adventure! Lots of wildlife around the hotel grounds which is part of the tour also. There was a large sloth 2 huts down which was a treat!

    All was wonderful ♥️🇨🇷

    October 22
    Written October 7, 2022
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  • Craig G
    4 contributions
    Fascinating & FUN! Arenal, and Baldí together offer many options for recreation, and are so beautiful as well! I will want to return with friends soon - YES!
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • janehollingsworth
    2 contributions
    Guide was excellent and day was packed with lots of interesting adventure. I recommend it to anyone looking to experience the coffee, volcano and waterfall experience which was absolutely beautiful
    Written November 21, 2022
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  • Dottye R
    1 contribution
    It was all just excellent. Arrived ri a cloudt poas volcano but clouds cleared and excellent views. Ilman was a great guide thru both la pas and poas. Highly recommend.
    Written November 28, 2022
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  • biancat492022
    Hamburg, Germany1 contribution
    I had a wonderfull day , travelling alone (49years old, female). Very save arrangement from hotel pick-up to coffee Plantage, and waterfalls. Nice small group of 8 people. And absolute warm- heart guides: thanks to Ronny stopping the car when seeing in nature Living sloths❤️🦥. I recommend this Tour 100%. I booked four weeks in advance from Germany. All very easy.
    Written October 31, 2022
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  • harol w
    1 contribution
    I usually travel to many places for work and in my free time I do quick sightseeing, since I found this guide jean, I always wait for recommendations of his tours and they are all excellent, punctual and attentive.
    This last trip I enjoyed the waterfalls and the coffee tours, excellent.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • texican_in_DC
    Washington DC, DC3 contributions
    A colleague and I were in Costa Rica for work and had a free afternoon/evening, so we booked the dinner version of this half-day trip. I really liked this whirlwind trip through San Jose. It covered a HUGE amount of stuff in a very short time and I learned a ton about the history of Costa Rica. Our guide Sergio was awesome, and the singer on our bus had a beautiful voice.

    Someone in another review was cranky about the first stop at the old airport but it was great. It's a national gallery now and had some amazing art from Costa Rican artist, really interesting variety of paintings particularly. I loved it.

    The jewelry place was a little odd, but the video they showed about how the indigenous people used to cast gold was really interesting and, again, there was lots of great art for sale done by local artists. Beautiful paintings, carvings, sculptures, and if I'd been willing to pay for shipping stuff back to the US, I would have purchased art there.

    The trip through the market was great, so much to see and do. The Cathedral was really beautiful, and the National Theater was as well. It would have been nice to have been able to go inside the theater auditorium itself, but we were unable to.

    Finally, they took us to a cute little restaurant for dinner, which was very pleasant. All in all, a good afternoon and evening, despite the rain.
    Written October 15, 2019
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  • Marisol A
    Boca Raton, FL1 contribution
    This trip was absolutely beautiful and my family and I genuinely enjoyed the vacation. Costa Rica is such a beautiful country and this tour truly helps you experience and take in every bit of it. It was definitely worth it and was the best trip I have ever taken!
    Written September 8, 2022
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  • Julie N
    3 contributions
    The drive from San Jose to Puntarenas then the boat ride to Isla Tortuga was absolutely smooth. It was planned perfectly with enough time to soak up all the sunshine then leave when there was a storm in the late afternoon. Yosef was entertaining and checked in with everyone. The shuttle driver and crew that helped get us on and off the boat were all so impressive. I wish I brought cash to tip them all but I failed them, I hope my words will make the same impact. Truly such wonderful people filled with good company. I would do this tour again when I come back to Costa Rica! Thank you Yosef & entire crew!
    Written July 16, 2022
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  • Hayde Y
    2 contributions
    Our guide is called Alejandro and is one of the best, he knows very well the place, its history and all the places where you can go during this trip, although it is only half a day I enjoyed it too much, the place is cold but beautiful, it has a lot of vegetation of course it is a volcano.
    They took us to eat at a place where you can leave a souvenir, on a piece of paper saying where you visit, the one I left says Costa Rica is the best traveler HY1897! if you find it I will give you 5 dollars ..... jijijijijijiji.
    Written November 18, 2022
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