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San Jose: City Tour by Night

1. 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.

From San Jose: Airport to La Fortuna Private Transfer

2. From San Jose: Airport to La Fortuna Private Transfer

Forget about the hassle of looking for a last-minute transfer or waiting in line for a taxi after a long flight. Secure your private ride to La Fortuna and meet your driver upon arrival at the San Jose Airport. Sit back and enjoy the view as you ride in an air-conditioned vehicle. Look for your English-speaking driver right outside the airport and allow them to help with your luggage. Reach the modern van and let go of your worries by riding safely toward your accommodation. Drive out of the Central Valley to La Fortuna with a convenient bathroom stop halfway through. Purchase a snack or simply stretch your legs before hopping back in the car for the last portion of your trip. Take in the mesmerizing views as you reach the northern plains of Costa Rica. Finally, get dropped off at your accommodation in La Fortuna downtown.

Welcome to San Jose: Private Tour with a Local Host

3. Welcome to San Jose: Private Tour with a Local Host

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel or Airbnb accommodation in San Jose city center, and then discover the best places to eat and buy groceries in your local neighborhood. Alternatively, meet at a central landmark to start your walking tour with a local host. Get tips about the easiest ways to get around, learn where to find hidden gems and more. After booking, a local representative will contact you to ask questions and discuss your needs to select the right host based on your interests. Get a completely customized itinerary, created exclusive to you and your group. Avail of the inside knowledge of a San Jose resident who is passionate about where they live and loves to meet travelers to share what they love the most. Learn what it’s like to live in the city, chat about cultural differences, hear about local events and much more. Feel more comfortable navigating the city on your own, confident that you have all the information you need by the end of your experience.

San José: Guided Craft Beer and Food Samples Experience

4. San José: Guided Craft Beer and Food Samples Experience

Tap into Costa Rica's emerging craft beer movement with this walking tour in San Jose. Visit 4 bars and pubs in Barrio Otoya, Barrio Escalante, and Barrio La California for beer tastings. Hear about the beer revolution in Costa Rica while you learn how to pair the drink with food. Start your tour from the entrance of the Aurola Holiday Inn hotel and get to see The Music Temple at Parque Morazan, one of the biggest landmarks of San Jose. Meet your certified tour guide, a beer connoisseur, and, most importantly, a San Jose local. Head to Barrio Escalante where the majority of San Jose’s brewpubs are clustered. See the city buildings illuminated at night along the way. With 4 stops on the itinerary, get ready to sample a new style of craft beer at each pub, paired with Costa Rican appetizers to enhance the beer experience. Learn about the history of beer and its production, its 4 basic ingredients, and the difference between industrialized and craft beer from your local guide. Finish your pub crawl at Craic Irish Pub in La California, a great location to continue your evening.

San Jose: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

5. San Jose: City Highlights Walking Tour with Local Guide

San Jose offers you the chance to discover a secluded location in the Central Valley of Costa Rica with its skyline dominated by the majestic Talamanca Mountains, hugging the city to the south, and a volcano ridge to the north. Why Costa Rica is a trendy destination for ecotourism and adventure travel? Is that true that San Jose have not street addresses? Which is the Costa Rican influence at The National Theater? What means Pura Vida? Gaze at San Jose’s local architecture which reflects strong Spanish colonial influence manifested in places like Catedral Metropolitana in Calle Central, and the neoclassical National Theater presiding over downtown’s Plaza de la Cultura. Get ready to experience Costa Rica from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about San Jose. Pura Vida!

San José: Transfer between Hotels & Juan Santamaría Airport

6. San José: Transfer between Hotels & Juan Santamaría Airport

Enjoy a stress-free transfer between Juan Santamaría International Airport and your hotel. Choose from either a hotel to airport transfer or an airport to hotel transfer depending on whether you are departing or arriving in the city. Relax on a private airport-hotel transfer and enjoy quality service. Take advantage of private service between Juan Santamaría International Airport and your San José hotel. Experience a relaxing transfer where transport units are authorized to load and unload passengers at the airport with proper tourism permits, and modern transport units. Take comfort in the provided insurance policy in case of an accident for the transfer of tourists. Be met at the airport or your hotel by a driver with extensive experience and a sign with his name to better locate you, and then proceed to your destination. Provide flight details for arrival or departure upon booking to ensure the transfer is properly scheduled to arrive on time.

Manuel Antonio: Transfer to Alajuela or SJO Airport

7. Manuel Antonio: Transfer to Alajuela or SJO Airport

Enjoy the convenience of a pre-booked, one-way transfer from your hotel in Manuel Antonio to your accommodation in Alajuela or the Juan Santamaría International Airport (SJO). Relax as your local driver takes care of navigation and traffic for you.  Select a shared shuttle or a private transportation option. Shared shuttle routes operate daily and they include at least one stop along the way where passengers can stretch, pose for photographs, and buy food. Shared shuttles offer door-to-door service within the hotel zone of each city.  Pick the private transportation option and schedule your transfer for anytime you wish and from any airport, hotel, private home, or identifiable landmark in Manuel Antonio. Get one hour of free waiting time for your journey with the private option where you can stop for pictures or to get a meal.  Be entertained with the complimentary Wi-Fi inside the vehicles and keep hydrated with the included bottle of water. Have a driver who is eager to help your group move safely around the country.

SJO Airport: Transfer to/from Jaco or Playa Herradura

8. SJO Airport: Transfer to/from Jaco or Playa Herradura

Enjoy a private transfer between San José Airport and Jaco or Playa Herradura. Choose from either a hotel-to-airport transfer or an airport-to-hotel transfer. Your driver will be waiting for you at the airport. Experience a comfortable journey in an air-conditioned vehicle. Let your driver navigate you through the traffic smoothly. Travel conveniently without having to worry about pre-booking or last-minute searching.

Alajuela or SJO Airport: Transfer to La Fortuna de Arenal

9. Alajuela or SJO Airport: Transfer to La Fortuna de Arenal

Enjoy a safe and reliable private or shared transfer from Alajuela to your accommodation in Arenal or La Fortuna. Benefit from a 1-way door-to-door service with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, and local drivers. Save yourself from having to carry heavy bags and navigate the public transportation system and take comfort in knowing that all vehicles are regularly maintained to high-quality standards. Make use of the Wi-Fi provided to share your adventure with loved ones. Your local driver will collect you from the door of your hotel and ensure your journey to La Fortuna is comfortable and air-conditioned. Keep hydrated with the bottled water provided. Shared shuttle routes operate daily with at least one stop along the way to stretch your legs, pose for photographs, use the facilities, and get food. Private transportation can be scheduled anytime you wish and from anywhere in Alajuela. The private option includes a 1-hour stop at the location of your choice for photos, lunch, or some sightseeing.

Sensational Bar Hopping of San José

10. Sensational Bar Hopping of San José

Spending just one night in San José? Wondering what to do and which places to visit for night time entertainment? Searching for a fun and safe way to party in the Capital? Looking to meet more people during your trip and see the places we locals go for fun? This is the right tour for you. San Jose City Striders will take you to experience an overview of San Jose's nightlife on this Bar Hopping Tour. We will visit four of the most popular and entertaining places of San José, including a cool contemporary bar, located in a nice old building where one of the traditional Cantinas of San José used to be, where you will have a welcome free shot; a Craft Beer specialized Pub, where we will have a courtesy beer; the nicest "dive bar" of the party district of San José, original home of the most famous shot in Costa Rica, chiliguaro, which we would complimentarily try and let's finish at one of the most popular dancing clubs in the city, where we will enjoy free cover fee and skip the line policy (which will prove to be one of the greatest values of this tour), where you can spend the rest of the night dancing and experiencing the pura vida nightlife of San José. While we walk from place to place we will share interesting and fun facts about our beloved Capital's history, culture and architecture

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What people are saying about San José, Costa Rica

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4.7 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Our guide was outstanding. It was Sunday in San Jose, therefore our tour options were somewhat limited but he found great things for us to do and he was an absolute pleasure to be with for four hours.

super informative 100% recommended! Paul delivered a personalised tour based on our custom brief and the content was super useful must-do tour

I love and enjoyed the tour. We all had so much fun. It was very informative and the they are very knowledgeable.

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

Very comfortable, quick and easy. I highly recommend!