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San Jose: Walking Nature Tour with Sloths, Birds, and Trees

1. San Jose: Walking Nature Tour with Sloths, Birds, and Trees

Departing from the nearby meeting point, visit the University of Costa Rica campus, home to some of the largest patches of forest in San Jose. Guided by young biologists, discover the nature hiding in the middle of Costa Rica's largest city. Experience wildlife you wouldn't have imagined existed minutes away from downtown.   On the first stop, you’ll look for resident and migratory birds, lots of incredible insects and amazing flowers. Then, see the largest indigenous stone sphere in San Jose, thought to derive from the extinct Diquis culture. Lastly, visit the main campus to seek out the friendly sloths climbing freely. The goal of this tour is to change the way tourism is done in Costa Rica, while supporting young scientists, researchers, and local entrepreneurs.

San Jose: City Tour by Night

2. San Jose: City Tour by Night

Learn about the rich culture and history of Costa Rica on a guided tour of the city of San Jose by night. Start the tour with pickup from your hotel and travel to La Sabana Park where you will meet your guide. Here, get an overview of the history of Costa Rica's capital city. Learn about the history and current political climate of Costa Rica as you wander through the city with your guide. Stop outside sites of historical interest such as the National Theater, a monument built in 1897 known as "the Jewel of San Jose." See the Costa Rican Gold Museum, several national embassies, the National Stadium, and the University of Costa Rica. At the end of the tour, enjoy a delicious traditional dinner in one of the most fashionable areas of the city.

San José: Guided City Tour

3. San José: Guided City Tour

Explore San José on a guided full-day tour. Travel around the capital city in an air-conditioned bus and learn about its culture and history from your guide. Along the way, see popular attractions like La Sabana Park, the National Theater, and much more. Start your tour with a convenient pickup from your hotel and set out to discover the cosmopolitan urban center in the heart of Costa Rica. Begin with a drive through La Sabana Metropolitan Park. Considered the lungs of the city, this park is the largest and most significant urban park in Costa Rica. From here, you'll travel to the National Theater of Costa Rica. Embark on a walking tour of this sight, one of the most beautiful buildings in the country. Completed in 1897, the theater is a masterpiece in art and architecture and boasts exquisite interiors with lavish furnishings. Next, visit the Gold Museum before heading to the San José Central Market. Spend some time exploring the bustling market and wandering up and down its narrow lanes before heading to your next stop, the Metropolitan Cathedral of San José. Other highlights of this city tour include the University of Costa Rica, the Supreme Court of Justice, and other popular attractions. Enjoy a complimentary snack as you travel and feel free to purchase something to eat at one of the stops along the tour. Before your tour comes to an end, make one last stop at a wonderful store filled with Costa Rican art and crafts, the ideal spot to purchase a souvenir of your visit to San José. 

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What people are saying about University Of Costa Rica

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4.1 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Had a great tour guide, very informative. You get a choice of where to eat and we chose the first option, the food was okay. otherwise it's something nice to do as a relaxing night in between all of the adventure stuff.

My driver was excellent felt safe and git to view a few hidden gems and have my first authentic Costa Rican meal!

In general, he guides very well, only that we were not lucky with the weather, it rained and rained...

Tour guides were very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the tour and definitely recommend them.

Unfortunately, the "participation in a sales event" was a real pause :-(