San Jose Water & Amusement Parks

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San Jose Water & Amusement Parks

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  • Stefano B
    Cartago, Costa Rica847 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A wonderful place to have a great time with family, friends or business colleagues. We had a great time in a dinner activity organized by the company for which I work for. Live entertainment, good typical food and a beautiful scenario at Pueblo Antiguo.
    Written June 3, 2018
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • vmv205
    San Jose, Costa Rica38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is an adventure park with a purpose. The park's motto is "healthy children help sick children". Costa Rica´s Children´s Hospital is financed by the profits of this park. So if you visit, you enjoy and leave a bit of your money for this excellent institution.
    Written March 4, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, UK2,660 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were staying in Sarapiqui and so we joined up with an existing group of tourists who had begun their day in San Jose purely to do the boat trip and have lunch.
    We arrived at the starting point of the boat trip slightly early but Pedro made us very welcome offering us fresh fruit. He didn’t speak English and for the first time on our holiday I felt awful that I couldn’t communicate with him as he seemed such a friendly man.
    Once Jorge turned up with his group of six we were underway with Pedro navigating the boat through the low water levels of the river and spitting wildlife whilst Jorge gave excellent commentary in English. We found the trip relaxing and informative. We were lucky to get to photograph a troop of howler monkeys complete with babies, crocodiles that seemed to approach the boat with interest, a line up of black vultures on a riverside log along with many other birds and the odd iguana.
    We then moored at a local finca where a late lunch was served. Traditional buffet style but a lot fresher than we had seen elsewhere and we also got to have a stroll with Jorge around the garden to see some of the many fruits and flowers etc being grown there.
    We had to return to our starting point by mini bus as the river level is so low it would have been dangerous for Pedro to take us back on the boat.
    Jorge was courteous enough to wait for our transport to arrive before leaving with the group for San Jose which impressed us.
    Overall a lovely afternoon out.
    Written February 14, 2019
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
  • Britt S
    Kilmarnock, VA1 contribution
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Being a young family, it's rare my husband and I can afford to go on vacation. Finally able to take some time off I was looking for cheap vacations when I saw this gem. It even had family rates, so we were able to take the kids! Considering both of them are in the "dinosaur obsession" phase, it was just perfect.

    Be aware if you live on the east coast travel is a nightmare. I know this isn't the company's fault, but toting screaming toddlers and a fuming man through 4 airports and 2 layovers is not my idea of a fun time. But oh, when you get off that plane and the Costa Rican sun shines down, it makes it all worth it. And the cruise over... if you go, do yourself a favor and order a mango daiquiri from Mona!

    The island was plagued with weekend traffic, but that wasn't a big deal. It wasn't like anyone needed to get anywhere in a hurry! Our room was small, but well kept. The AC was awesome, not always something you can count on.

    After dropping out bags in the room we went off to explore. The museum's interactive holograms really bring history alive. I could have spent all day exploring the exibits. Afterwards we had a quick bite over at the Nom-asaur before heading out to the rides.

    Now for the cons: we hadn't had a chance to go to more than the petting zoo and pterodactyl pterror before there was an announcement played over the intercom: the rides were shutting down due to some malfunction. The boys were disappointed to say the least, but we managed to save the afternoon by poking in the gift shops that line the main street. As people started pouring in from all the park though, it got too crowded and warm for my tastes. Remembering the coolness of our room I managed to coax the family back inside. Once there the long trip finally hit us, and we all passed out.

    I woke up about half an hour later to screaming in the park. There must be some event that goes on late afternoon. With all the rides shut down they must have had more participation than usual. Whatever, rolled over and went back to sleep.

    Things started really going downhill when we got up at 6 in the evening. Having been sleeping, we decided to just order room service. I called down to the front desk, but no one answered the phone! After trying several times (and everyone hungry and irritable) we decided to just get food ourselves. We walked around, but nothing was open! Last I checked this wasn't a way to make money! Finally after finding no one to help us we decide to go to customer service, located near the ferry.

    I found the staff-all helping with shine sort of group!when I booked the vacation I hadn't seen anything about a group coming, but it seemed to consist of most of the resort. It was no wonder we couldn't get any service, they all seemed more interested in the group than the regular guests! This especially proved true when we finally tracked down the hotel manager, and he just stared blank -faced at us as we explained our issues. Rude!

    The only bright side was the group in question was very welcoming. Also talk about being in character! Shout out to José, who taught the kids field medic training! I don't know how they were able to teach tourniquets without there being injury but there you go, they're professionals.

    Finding no help from the staff we decided to cut our trip short, and get on the ferry back that night.

    TL;DR it would have been a great trip if the resort was more open about groups it is hosting. The staff also needs to realize there are guests traveling by themselves too.

    Maybe we'll visit in 23 years.
    Written June 26, 2016
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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