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San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

1. San José: Guided City Bus Tour With Lunch & Welcome Drink

Get to know Costa Rica’s bustling capital San José on a bus tour with a local guide. Make stops at La Sabana Metropolitan Park, the Museum of Costa Rican Art, the National Theater, and more. Round off your fun-packed day with lunch at a local restaurant, then get taken back to your hotel. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel. Hop on board the double decker bus to the sound of live folk music and enjoy a refreshing welcome cocktail. Sit back and let yourself be entertained by your charming guides, who will begin with a short history of the city. Make your first stop La Sabana Metropolitan Park, where you will be able to take a quick stroll as well as have a look inside the Museum of Costa Rican Art. Hop back on the bus and head to the outdoor Central Market. Take in the atmosphere and buy local goods and food (not included in the price). Next, visit the city’s Central Park to witness the National Monument, a bronze statue of five women. Listen to your guide tell you about the meaning behind the statue and the history of Central American resistance to colonization. Continue on to the National Theater. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. After another short bus ride, stop at the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the impressive gold collection. At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch, and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, allow the bus to drop you off at your hotel.

La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

2. La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

3. Rincón de la Vieja: One-Day Nature Tour

Experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica on a one-day nature tour in Rincon de la Vieja National Park. Hike the Las Pailas Trail in the park to discover the raw nature and amazing wildlife. With a bilingual naturalist guide, walk the 3.5-kilometer, circular path through the tropical forest to enjoy the best views of the volcano. Walk to the mirador to see the Rincón de la Vieja and Santa María Volcanoes, and beyond to the Pacific Ocean. Trek to a stunning waterfall that descends into a beautiful sky-blue pool. Stop here for a cooling swim, or to enjoy the lovely surroundings.  Afterwards, rejuvenate yourself in the Rio Negro Hot Springs and Mud Baths. Smother your skin in heated volcanic clay, then wash it off in the cold river before jumping back in the hot pools. End your tour with a delicious buffet lunch at La Hacienda Restaurant.

Monteverde: Half-Day Nature Experience

4. Monteverde: Half-Day Nature Experience

Treat yourself to a fun-filled day exploring all the very best of Monteverde Cloud Forest. Tour the Butterfly Garden and the Sloth Sanctuary alongside an expert guide. Walk the impressive self-guided suspension bridges at your own pace. For those who want to enjoy the wonderful variety of vegetation and unusual bird life that the area has to offer while appreciating the splendor of the canopy at their own pace, the Tree Top pathway is the best way to experience the cloud forest. One of the biggest on the continent is the magnificent butterfly garden in Monteverde. The garden, which is 300 feet long and 90 feet wide with a massive 50-foot dome ceiling, is home to 50 different butterfly species. Learn about the life cycle, distinctive behaviors, and evolutionary history of these extraordinary species on a guided tour of the live exhibit. Visitors can view many species of colorful birds here, which will awe you with their breathtaking flying tricks. Visit these magnificent facilities and learn about Costa Rica's flora and fauna while accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. At the Sloth Sanctuary, take the opportunity to observe different species of sloths. A natural exhibition has been developed where sloths can move freely along specially made trails.

San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Half-Day Tour

5. San José: La Paz Waterfall Gardens Half-Day Tour

Begin the day with hotel pickup from the city of San José. Head off through the beautiful landscapes of Vara Blanca before reaching the Waterfall Gardens. La Paz Waterfall Gardens is a natural park, crisscrossed by paths that lead to the spectacular White Magic waterfall. Enjoy a stroll through the beautiful gardens and take the special opportunity to interact with many of the wild animals, including jaguars, pumas, monkeys, sloths, and more. The park is equipped with facilities with restaurants, flower, butterfly, and hummingbird gardens, an aviary, a rescued animal zoo, a serpentarium, a live frog exhibit, and an orchid exhibit, all surrounded by cloud forests.  Learn about the region's history and the ancestors who lived in the old 19th-century located on the grounds. To conclude the experience, continue toward the falls where you will have the opportunity to snap some beautiful photos. Before returning to San José, enjoy a delicious buffet lunch.

Mega Mix Adventure Tour

6. Mega Mix Adventure Tour

This all-in-one combination of pure adrenaline is perfect for all thrill-seekers. After you had been equipped with all necessary equipment you will enjoy a short walk through the jungle to the starting point. All activities happen on site and will be lead by experienced guides. You can test your balance and try to overcome gravity during a high ropes course with 17 elements. Multiple logs, poles, and structures are waiting for you to overcome them. Then, fly like a bird on 8 zip line cables and enjoy panoramic mountain views. The route will take your breath away. You will also be able to have a go on a rappel and swing like Tarzan through the jungle. Finally, fly like Superman for 750m over the tree tops and admire unique views over the Gulf of Nicoya. Once you complete your scenic tour you will return to the company grounds where you can enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch at the restaurant.

Guanacaste: Diamante Eco Adventure Park Day Pass with Lunch

7. Guanacaste: Diamante Eco Adventure Park Day Pass with Lunch

Dive deep into the Costa Rican rainforest and enjoy fun ocean activities as you embark on a thrilling adventure. Discover the outstanding Diamante Eco Adventure Park in Guanacaste with a day pass, giving you access to the unique zipline course and a traditional buffet. Ride a nearly mile-long Superman-style zipline with incredible ocean views. Experience a 30-foot free fall jump and cross a hanging bridge over a crocodile pond. Share the fun with friends and family by riding the twin zipline. The modern carbon lines and braking system will keep you all safe. Access the park's animal sanctuary to learn about the local wildlife and visit the Traditional House, a recreation of a typical farmhouse from 100 years ago. Unwind at Hammock Beach after an exciting day or hop in the water for some paddleboarding, snorkeling, or kayaking. Once you start feeling hungry, head over to the oceanview restaurant to taste its renowned Costa Rican buffet.

Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

8. Papagayo Gulf: 2 Dives Half-Day Scuba Dive Tour

Experience the fascinating underwater world of the Gulf of Papagayo on a half-day adventure tour for certified divers. Starting at Playas del Coco, transfer to the Papagayo Gulf by comfortable dive boat. After a short briefing and equipment assembly, submerge into the beautiful waters with the bilingual dive masters, who will then guide you through the reefs to see eagle rays, sting rays, turtles, and even sharks. Thousands of fish will accompany you as you explore the diversity of species on offer. You will visit 2 different dive sites for 2 separate dives, with no time limits - except by your breathing! Back on the surface, drinks, fruits, and snacks will be served on the boat. Locate your encounters on the fish chart, or just relax on the boat ride to the next dive site. You will sail back to Playas del Coco by 13:00, where you can get a stamp for your log book.

Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

9. Guanacaste: Discover Scuba Dive Day in Papagayo Gulf

Start your journey to become a confident diver on a full-day Discover Scuba Dive program in the Gulf of Papagayo. Suitable for complete beginners, the dive program requires no previous experience and includes a training session in a controlled environment. Start with an introduction to diving techniques in confined water, and learn the basic skills and how to handle your scuba equipment. Then, travel by boat to 2 different dive sites in the Gulf. Here, your instructor will lead you safely around the reefs, where rays, turtles, jacks, and snappers are often seen. Each dive takes approximately 40 minutes, with only your breathing limiting the dive time. Dive to maximum depths of 12 meters (40 feet), and experience the extraordinary sensation of breathing underwater. During the break between dives, drinks, snacks, and fresh fruit will be served. The dive boats have lots of shade to shield you from the tropical sun, while a boarding ladder and swim platform makes getting in and out easy.

San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

10. San José: Guided Walking Tour With Lunch and Hotel Pickup

Get to know San José on a guided walking tour. Get picked up from your hotel in Alajuela, then head to the most popular attractions to learn about the city’s history and culture. Visit Central Park, the National Theater, and more. Round off your day with lunch at a local restaurant. Begin your tour by getting picked up directly from your hotel by your bilingual guide. Arrive at San José's outdoor Central Market, where the walking tour will start. Take in the atmosphere, buy local goods and food (not included in the price), and mingle with the locals. Next, wander over to Central Park. Witness the famous National Monument, a statue of five women that symbolizes the five Central American nations that resisted having their countries recolonized. Continue walking and pass by the National Museum as well as the Supreme Court. Head over to the National Theater and see San José's most impressive structures. Follow your guide around the lavish lobby in European design, which was constructed with money from taxes on coffee exports. Continue on to the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum, and marvel at the building from the outside. At the end of the tour, stop off at a nearby eatery for lunch and chow down on some traditional Costa Rican dishes. Use the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you may have about the city’s history and culture. Finally, hop back on the bus and get dropped back at your hotel.

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We had a wonderful time learning and cooking Costa Rican food. Our chef was great at answering any question our group had about certain parts of the dish and the impact it has on Costa Rican culture. The food was delicious and overall was a fun and relaxing activity, especially since the majority of our other activities were hiking related.

The chocolate tour was such a great experience to learn about the process of chocolate making and also how it is grown. The guide was very knowledgable on the history and production of chocolate and showed us every step of the process.

Muy interesante, los guías nos explicaron y constataron nuestras preguntas, nos encantó que el tour fuera interactivo. Definitivo una gran experiencia.

Loved this tour! We learned so much about how cacao becomes chocolate. Great cultural addition to our Costa Rican trip!

Jordan y el conductor son excelentes! El city tour es puravida!!