Outdoor activities in San Jose

Top Outdoor Activities in San Jose, Costa Rica

Outdoor Activities in San Jose

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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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C$216.38
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Full-day Tours
6+ hours
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C$194.09
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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C$190.15
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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C$170.48
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3 hours
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C$67.26
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Car Tours
6+ hours
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C$299.76
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Cable Car Tours
6+ hours
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C$225.56
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Car Tours
6 hours
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C$129.83
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  • Celine S
    1 contribution
    Juan was great and informative . Was able to see the local activity along with seeing different parts of the country . Would use Juan again for different tours
    Written May 21, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Ashley G
    4 contributions
    Amazing experience and our tour guide Max was great! Super knowledgeable, friendly and funny. Although you prepare for a long day, does not feel like a long tour.
    Written April 23, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Mike K
    Montgomery, AL8 contributions
    Excellent day with Kenneth and Luis, highly recommend this trip and GO Tours, Costa Rica- everything was on time, informative- lots of laughs and good times for sure- don't miss this trip
    Written May 22, 2022
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  • BoardingPass800270
    1 contribution
    I did a last minute solo trip to costa rica to and this was an amazing experience and would definitely do it again. If you’re doing a solo trip and are trying to do some relaxing this is definitely for you! The volcano view is amazing and the hot spring were so relaxing and to die for. Victoria was so helpful when it came down to time and place where I would get picked up. Danielle the driver was amazing, very informative and high energy. Danielle went out he’s way to make sure we were all comfortable and he made sure to give us as many stops as needed to use the restroom since it’s a pretty long trip. Overall the people we met on the way were so beautiful and sweet.
    Written May 16, 2022
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  • Charles T
    Payson, AZ5 contributions
    Due to the fact that my girlfriend and I were the only ones taking the tour that day, we were picked up in a personal vehicle and given our own private guided tour by Daniel. Daniel was extremely friendly, informative, and accommodating. While in the park, he spoke with the park guides for directions and assistance finding the animals so that we didn’t miss out on any wildlife. He watched our personal items while we swam at the beach and did an overall excellent job. The tour itself was also quite enjoyable, we saw sloths, monkeys, frogs, iguanas, crocodile, and several species of birds. Of all the tours we took in Costa Rica, this was my favorite one and Daniel definitely did an amazing job.
    Written January 29, 2022
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  • Zenjaia McFarland
    1 contribution
    Wow! What an experience! This was incredible. The customer service was superb and everything was so organized. The included food was delicious and I will recommend this to everyone I know!
    Written February 23, 2022
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  • Terry T
    Nashville, TN404 contributions
    This was so much fun! The tour guides were awesome! The rain forrest was beautiful! Zip lining was safe for all! Wow, what a vie2! Definitely recommend doing this.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Zsandra S
    1 contribution
    I never imagined that so much could be done in one day.
    A very well organized trip that delivers as promised.
    Excellent and attentive guide and you can tell he knows the area as he knows how to explain every part of the tour.
    Written April 2, 2022
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  • Jenna M
    1 contribution
    We had a great day! Everything was lovely and the ATV ride was so much fun. The leader was really patient with us newbys, and he was great. Overall I definitely recommend
    Written September 20, 2021
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  • Vicki L
    Nederland, CO9 contributions
    We had the good fortune to be the only ones signed up for this trip, so we got a private tour with Ricardo. He was so informative & spoke excellent English. We learned a lot about Costa Rican, history, botany, agriculture, and yes, the volcano.
    Poas itself was enveloped in clouds, which we knew was a possibility before we went. We got only a couple of glimpses of the turquoise lagoon in the crater. However, the drive up was beautiful, & Ricardo made an unexpected stop at a coffee plantation, where we got to sample rich Costa Rican coffee (I bought 3 bags).
    A final note about the wonderful staff at Poas. There is a Red Cross station there, & one of the volunteers noted my 73 year old husband walking slowly. He offered to drive us to the crater & back, even tho it’s less than half a mile. My husband was very appreciative of his kindness.
    Written January 25, 2022
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  • GERALD J.
    Spring, TX348 contributions
    Very professional and safe tour. It’s a long drive, but worth it to raft the world famous Rio Pacuare. Meal was typical Costarican food and was yummy. Van and rafting equipment top notch. Come dressed in your bathing suit under your clothes. Bring a change clothes, heavy duty wet socks/shoes, and a towel to shower with if you wish. If you only do one exhilarating excursion, do this one. Thank you Roy at Destination Services for planning my trip. Highly recommend.
    Written December 13, 2021
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  • Emily D
    1 contribution
    When I decided to go to this place I had my doubts about everything they offer, but they really give you what they offer and something that has no price.... the satisfying opportunity to meet such special people...
    it rains a lot but that's part of the place.
    I will recommend it to my friends and family.
    Written April 24, 2022
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  • Jimful13
    Wetumpka, AL5 contributions
    I cannot recommend this tour enough. It far exceeded our expectations and it by far the best tour for the money I have ever booked.
    Oscar was phenomenal as a driver and guide. He was knowledgeable, professional, kind, and generous. He made this trip better than I could have ever imagined. Do yourself a favor and request Oscar for your tours here.
    Daniel was our guide for the hanging bridges. He also was great and pointed out all sorts of flora and fauna we would have missed and gave information that was very interesting.
    I highly recommend this excursion.
    Written May 19, 2022
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  • Robin S
    Toronto, Canada23 contributions
    This was a very interesting experience. Lisette was our guide and she was extremely knowledgeable about all the flora and fauna of the rainforest. We were lucky to see a particular type of wild orchid blooming everywhere because it only blooms for twelve hours each cycle. I am not a bug lover, but we saw several parades of leaf cutter ants and with Lisette’s fascinating explanation, I developed an appreciation for the genius of these insects! A butterfly enclosure was interesting, and although we saw footprints of the resident tapir mother and baby, we didn’t see the animals themselves. But being a nature preserve, there is no guarantee any animals will make an appearance for our convenience!

    The tram itself was a lovely way to see the forest. It was quiet and peaceful and Lisette was able to explain wonderful details about all the trees and flowers.

    If you are looking for action, take the zip line. But if you are interested in learning about the minutiae of the forest, this is a fascinating outing.
    Written February 13, 2020
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