Outdoor activities in San Jose

Top Outdoor Activities in San Jose, Costa Rica

Outdoor Activities in San Jose

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6+ hours
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₱9,441.85
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6+ hours
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₱8,939.03
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6+ hours
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₱8,994.90
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6+ hours
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₱8,324.47
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Adventure Tours
3 days
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₱24,414.17
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₱7,821.65
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6+ hours
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₱7,262.96
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3 hours
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₱2,865.52
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Skip the line Tickets
4 hours
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₱6,145.58
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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Bus Tours
6+ hours
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₱13,590.12
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Car Tours
6 hours
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₱5,531.03
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Full-day Tours
12–13 hours
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₱5,028.21
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6+ hours
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₱7,262.96
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Bus Tours
12–15 hours
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₱5,866.24
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6+ hours
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₱6,033.85
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6+ hours
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₱10,158.09
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Adventure Tours
9–10 hours
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₱12,849.86
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  • Elizabeth P
    Oakville, Canada1 contribution
    This excursion was amazing. The tour guide was amazing he took really good care of us. The zip lining staff were so helpful and made sure we were safe and reassured us we would be ok when we were afraid. The meals were delicious.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Alyssa P
    3 contributions
    Olman (our driver) and Adonis (our guide) were excellent. They created a warm group environment and Adonis was very knowledgeable. We learned so much along the drive and at each site. The coffee tour was the least exciting part, didn’t get to see the true workings of the plantation, just some coffee plants, but honestly we booked this tour for the other two attractions anyway. Was overcast at the volcano but our time at La Paz made up for that. Would highly recommend for adults or families with older children. Keep in mind you will be doing a lot of walking and a lot of stairs to see the waterfalls.
    Written 5 February 2023
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  • Susan S
    1 contribution
    Coffee plantation was an unexpected highlight. Fabulous facility and an exceptionally well informed and interesting explanation of the whole process by our guide Donal. Visit to Poas was a hair raising drive, but always felt safe with a clearly experienced driver. Cloud cover over the actual Poas crater was a slight dissapointment, but just walking up in the cloud forest was memorable and serene. La Paz is an otherworldly beautiful garden and rainforest. The animals are rescued wildlife, interesting, although caged. But we certainly never expected to see monkeys or toucans or jaguars in the wild, and this was a reasonably humane lush garden setting. The living jungle rainforest pathway and waterfalls were, simply, sublime.
    Written 4 February 2023
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  • Louis R
    1 contribution
    It was an amazing experience, Thanks Keneth and Mauricio. They make our trip a great experience. Mauricio is a great driver and Keneth it’s great explaining all the details.
    Written 27 January 2023
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  • WAYNE E
    3 contributions
    Remote, secluded, basic, with lots of bird and animal viewings. Very nice experience. Highly recommended.
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • louise w
    4 contributions
    Would highly recommend this trip! Early start and first stop was coffee estate for an amazing breakfast and sampling the coffee before walking through the preocss and plant. Stunning place. Then straight to see the crater (which may or may not be visible) and then on to the waterfall gardens. Had no expectations for La Paz waterfall gardens but wow!! The gardens are beautifully laid out, our guide had great facts whilst walking around. It was amazing to see the variety of animals that’s had been rescued. The lunch here was great. We then went to the waterfalls themselves and was really impressed by the walkways created to see all the falls. Unreal day and could not recommend this trip enough. Felt it was great value for money.
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Brian O
    2 contributions
    Waterfalls were impressive. Older travelers should note that significant exertion is required to ascend steps to observation areas
    Written 28 January 2023
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  • Briana B
    2 contributions
    Amazing tour and tour guides! Max was a very knowledgeable tour guide and the meals included were well worth the price as well. Everything included was worth the price. Also, if you do want a massage, be sure to schedule that ahead of time with the spa and also you have to pay separately for the massage.
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • Cory M
    1 contribution
    Very nice tour guide. Lots of wildlife. Sloths. Monkeys. Hermit crabs. The ocean. Wish we had a bit more time, but we was definitely worth it.
    Written 16 January 2023
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  • Elisabeth M
    1 contribution
    Super. If you love zip lining, this is the place to go.
    If you plan at eating at the restaurant, call ahead and make sure it is open. It was closed when I arrived.
    Wear some good shoes and bug spray. The hike to the top of the mountain is paved with stepping stones and you will need to take a couple of breaks before you get to the top. Like my guide said,”it is not a race and take your time.”
    We had some great views and even saw a sloth!!
    They were very security conscious. They harness you in, explain the rules and give you tips for a better experience. At one point my blood sugar level dropped (I am not diabetic) and they were very understanding and prepared. I still had a great experience.
    Next time I will bring my family!
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • Sheri G
    2 contributions
    Ronny was the greatest guide ever. Coming during the off season provided us with as about as personalized experience as you can probably get. We saw a ton of wildlife and beautiful views. It was a fantastic day.
    Written 9 October 2022
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  • Zahra M
    Kitchener, Canada14 contributions
    Poas volcano was fantastic! Great scenery! We didn't booked the full day at first but then we decided to join the group for the rest of the day to visit the Lapaz Waterfall garden! It was really fun seeing all those animals! We had a great lunch at the restaurant in the garden with a great view! The tour leaders, Edgar and Arturo were so kind and caring. We are really happy that we stayed for the full day!
    Written 26 December 2022
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  • Christian G
    7 contributions
    We were extremely lucky to have seen the Volcán clear sky’s!
    The Lunch buffet was amazing and location as well
    Written 24 January 2023
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  • Alexandra M
    2 contributions
    Alejandro was incredible!! The driver and Alejandro arrived at our hotel early ready for a great day! He brought us to a cute cafe to get us breakfast, and had us try the empanadas! They were awesome!! Then we went to the Waterfall where he became our personal photographer and showed us all the cool areas. We traveled to the hanging bridges park, where he pointed out cool exotic animals and even found a snake! He was very positive and said the volcano was going to come out of the fog. It did! He was very positive and friendly. We ate a wonderful lunch and engaged in great conversation. He was very accommodating to our every need! He really made our trip! 100% recommend this trip with ALEJANDRO! Thanks so much! We will be back!
    Written 5 November 2022
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  • Mi Mi
    8 contributions
    I planned on doing the tour on short notice and the team around Oldemar (one of the few tour companies that has offers for solo-travelers) replied swiftly and worked on my booking. However, my plans changed and even then I was met with understanding and excellent customer service. Thank you again for your understanding!
    Written 5 January 2022
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