Exciting Things to Do in San Jose for Thrill Seekers

THE 10 BEST Extreme Activities & Thrilling Things to Do in San Jose

Exciting Things to Do in San Jose for Thrill Seekers

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  • Shelly D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used ILT to go from Tamarindo to Tabacon and from there to San Jose airport. Booking was easy on line, they were quick to respond to any communications, arrived on time and had friendly, professional, knowledgeable drivers, who went out of their way to meet our needs and requests. Also they were a little less expensive than some of the other companies we called. I would definitely recommend this company and will use them again if I get back to CR
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • 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
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  • A Midlife Adventure
    Dursley, UK2,656 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
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  • misssparky
    England, UK1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A truly outstanding service was provided by Coco and his drivers. I’d give 6 stars if I could! The drivers we had all spoke excellent English and were prompt, helpful and kind. The standard of the cars was exceptional. It felt like luxury travel at a competitive price. Do not hesitate to use Coco - the speed and helpfulness of his communication via WhatsApp is above and beyond and made our trip to Costa Rica very stress free. I travelled with my husband and three small kids from the UK and never write online reviews but felt that I had to for this small company. They are great. A special shout out to our driver Jorge too - he did two long journeys to and from La Fortuna and was a great driver and good company for our group. Thank you Coco and Eco Drivers!
    Written April 17, 2024
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  • Ghénesis P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to learn about indigenous cultures of Costa Rica. The people at the store were able to answer all my questions regarding about the crafts and cultures.
    Written January 22, 2024
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  • Aileen G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We used their services 2 times during our stay in Costa Rica. Tamarindo to Manuel Antonio and then to San Jose. A big shout out to J.P. and "Michael" to making our transport so easy and enjoyable! Great conversations, learned so much about their beautiful country, and they showed us interesting sites along the way. Best team and highly recommend.
    Written January 4, 2024
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  • Kara R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was my first experience booking with a travel group. Because this was our first international trip with young kids I wanted the trip to run smoothly. I was impressed from the planning stages all the way through our vacation. Emilie was amazing...answering all of my questions, rearranging our itinerary, giving suggestions and planning a perfect trip for our outdoorsy/nature loving family. Every activity was top-notch and the two resorts were some of the best I have ever stayed in. I would recommend Costa Rican Vacations to anyone!
    Written May 17, 2024
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  • Michael A
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    David at Biotrans was great to work with from start to finish. All drivers were very safe drivers, knowledgeable, prompt and friendly. The prices were reasonable and I would recommend to all looking for transportation around Costa Rica.
    Written February 27, 2023
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  • Jen J
    Houston, TX2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Esteban was a perfect guide through the whole trip. On the drive explaining wonderful things about Costa Rica and Liberia area. At the start of the trail for the La Leona waterfall he made sure we had put away any items that couldn’t get wet and off we went. I felt safe and our other guide was so helpful as well! The waterfall was just beautiful too! I’ve dreamt of doing an adventure like this and was glad it happened with such great support team. After, we got to eat lunch at a beautiful restaurant that had such amazing food! And the owner there treated us so wonderfully as well. This tour was perfect from start to finish! Thank you Esteban and team!
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Reshma J
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Working with Jason to plan our first trip to Costa Rica was a fantastic experience. He was incredibly patient, accommodating all our requests, and showed genuine care in ensuring we were satisfied with every detail. We've just booked our trip and look forward to experiencing their excellent service during our vacation. We're hoping for an unforgettable time in Costa Rica!
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • Allison365
    Binghamton, NY1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had such a fabulous time in Costa Rica, thanks to CR Expeditions! I visited Tortguero, Fortuna, and Montverde and all were spectacular! The views were awesome and so many unique and beautiful animals. They designed the trip to match my interests. I was especially impressed with the guides and drivers. The accommodations were wonderful, each one more impressive than the last. My favorite was the Monteverde Lodge. When I return to CR, I plan on contacting CR Expeditions to plan another fantastic vacation!
    Written May 16, 2024
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  • Fredrik S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very well organized trip, all timings worked perfectly and we saw so many amazing things. Had a great time with accommodation and excursions and everything felt safe and good
    Written April 8, 2024
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  • NSang
    Washington DC, DC7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were 2 families traveling to CR. We absolutely loved Danny and the van he had us touring in. Danny did an excellent job of describing all the spots, his Van was top notch with extremely comfortable seating, well cooling AC for the hot days and smooth driving on hilly roads.
    Danny is an experienced driver and navigated challenging roads safely and made us feel super comfortable.
    He was wonderful with our teens, figuring out what they’d like to eat and recommended stops for local fruits, ice creams, coconut water, smoothies and even restaurants and all the places were amazing! He kept us engaged with local anecdotes, history, and useful information. Took us to the best chocolate shops, and souvenir shopping!
    He drove us from San Jose to Chachagua to La Fortuna to Poás to Irazu, La Paz and we thoroughly enjoyed every bit of being in Costa Rica, it felt like he was a part of our family!
    We cannot recommend Danny enough, one of the best out there!
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • dakini9
    Bristol, UK13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No need to go to a long and expensive tour like Manuel Antonio. We saw at least 3 sloths on the University campus and lots of colourful birds. our guide Sarah was lovely and knowledgeable.
    Written January 29, 2024
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  • Pat W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were four mature ladies. We decided to hire Costa Rica Drivers to take us from the San Jose Airport to La Fortuna and then to Manual Antionia and back to San Jose Airport at the end of our weeks stay.
    The Drivers were accomadating making stops when needed or requested. And vey imformative about the countries history, work force, education and diverse country side. The Management was prompt to answer our inquiries about time and costs. This company made our visit to Costa Rica easy and worry free as well exciting and imformative.
    Written May 10, 2024
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