One Day Tours from San José Costa Rica – San José is the perfect Hub for your Vacations in Costa Rica. Besides its vibrating Gay-night life, world’s standard restaurants, shopping centres, museums; you can discover a whole world of adventures and breath-taking sceneries within a couple of hours driving.
We have selected for you the top one day tours destinations. From the once in the life experience rafting down the Pacuare River to chilling out on a Yacht in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Our tours run from Wednesday to Sunday, one unique experience per day. Tours are operated with a minimum of two guests.
Operational Season: Year Round
Departures: Every Day
- Day 1: Greet & meet at the Airport. Transfer to San José
- Day 2: Air transfer to Osa Península. Boat & ground transfer to Corcovado area.
- Day 3: Corcovado National Park excursion
- Day 4: Caño Island Snorkelling
- Day 5: Air transfer to Quepos
- Day 6: Horseback riding & Rafting tour
- Day 7: Transfer to San José
- Day 8: Transfer to the International Airport
- Departs and finishes every day
- Discover one of the world’s mots biologically intense place on earth
- Combination of active and easy excursions
- Starts in San José. Transfers included
- Ask to Start in Liberia (not included)
- Accommodation and transfers based on your budget
Eight days tour visiting the last remaining Pacific lowland rainforest of sustainable size in Central America, and has been called “the most biologically intense place on earth” by no less an authority than the National Geographic Society. Here among Costa Rica’s largest trees can be found Central America’s densest populations of tapir, jaguar and scarlet macaws.
Doka Coffee Plantation, Poas Volcano & La Paz Waterfall
Take an exciting break during your trip to your next vacation destination. Enjoy an interesting tour at the famous Doka coffee plantation where you will learn about the history and importance of coffee in Costa Rican culture. Then head to the Poas Volcano where you will get to see gorgeous Costa Rican views and the massive crater filled with a bright blue sulfurous lake. Finish the day off by hiking to the breathtaking La Paz waterfall where lots of birds, butterflies, monkeys, and sloths have been spotted. Then enjoy a delicious traditional Costa Rican lunch before being transported to your new vacation destination just in time for sunset
07:30 Pick up at your Hotel in San José. Drive towards Doka Estate Coffee Plantation.
08:30 Visit Doka Coffe Plantation
10:00 Arrival to Poas Volcano
12:00 Arrival to La Paz Waterfall. Lunch.
13:00 Visit to the Gardens and Waterfalls
15:00 Return to San Jose
Rate per person
Tortuga Island Tour
In the Gulf of Nicoya, there is a heavenly archipelago of several islands with lush natural beauty and a sanctuary that is home to seabirds, white sandy beaches, and the flora and fauna of our Central Pacific region. Tortuga Island is located in this beautiful archipelago. Situated 12 nautical miles from Puntarenas, Tortuga Island (called by local indigenous people “Tolinga”) has an area of 120 hectares and is maintained as a protected forest, which has been awarded the Ecological Blue Flag for more than five years. This distinction is awarded to beaches in our country that have pollution-free waters. Due to its geographical features, Tortuga Island’s waters are clear turquoise, which are optimal for swimming.
6:00 a.m.: Pick up passengers in San José
7:00 a.m.: Breakfast snack served on bus.
8:30 a.m.: Arrive in Puntarenas.
10:30 a.m.: Arrive to Tortuga Island.
1:00 p.m.: Lunch served on the Island.
4:00 p.m.: Depart from Tortuga Island.
6:00 p.m.: Arrive to Puntarenas.
8:30 p.m.: Arrive back in San José.
Rate per person
Green Season Special
US$ 105,00 per person
Valid until 15.11.15
Make your tour an all-inclusive with these packages:
Package 1: $25 per person
5 drink´s (cocktails, beers and liquor with their respective drink for mix)
Package 2: $50 per person
10 drink´s (cocktails, beers and liquor with their respective drink for mix)
Ground transportation: San José-Puntarenas-San José, from hotels in the San José metropolitan area, Jacó, Guanacaste and other parts of the country.
Specialized bilingual guide throughout the journey, ENGLISH / SPANISH. (Other languages please inquire.)
Breakfast snack served on the bus.
Maritime transport on board of the GREAT BAY‘S PRINCESS CATAMARAN or BAY´S PRINCESS YACHT, sailing the Gulf of Nicoya for an hour and 30 minutes, seeing beautiful landscapes.
Tropical fruits, fish ceviche, natural drinks, farewell cocktail and snacks.
Professional entertainment throughout the tour.
Gulf Islands Tour
Every Saturday we have a special tour to the Tortuga Island & San Lucas Island. We invites you to experience one of the best and most exclusive sea voyages you can experience in a day in Costa Rica.
Price all year – Min 15 people to operate the tour
From 01 December 2014 to 30 November 2015
Childrens (3-11 años) $105
Pacuare River One day Tour
If you dream about rafting on a wild tropical river with warm water, the celadon-colored Pacuare is a dream come true! Rated one of the top rivers in the world, you’ll experience the intimate nature of the rainforest as you raft right through it on 19 miles of Class III-IV white water. The warm water, cascading waterfalls, and opulently lush rainforest with its brilliantly colored plants, animals, and birds indulge your senses on every level.
Located on Costa Rica’s Caribbean slope, the Pacuare River borders the Talamanca Mountain Range, home to native Cabecar Indians and an incredible variety of wildlife, including parrots, toucans, deer, jaguars, ocelots, monkeys, butterflies, and more. Add in the exciting Class III-IV white water rapids and you have a tropical adventure packed with rich experiences that last long after you’ve returned home.
06:30 Pick-up at your Hotel
08:00 Breakfast en Route
10:30 Arrival to the rafting’s Put-in Place and safety breafing.
11:00 The Adventure start
13:30 Arrival to the Operations centre and lunch
14:00 Return to San José
Rate per Person
US$99 per person
Professional Bilingual Guides
Breakfast and Hot Lunch
Changing Room and Showers
Transportation (Drop off in Arenal and/or Puerto Viejo available free of charge)
Green Season Special
US$ 89,00 per person
Groups 15 o more
US$ 80,00 per person
Transportation from San José, Arenal or Puerto Viejo.
San Jose Brew Pub Crawl
The interest of Craft or homemade beer in Costa Rica has grown over the years thanks to the influence of the international beer market. With so many types of beer from light beers and Lagers to Pilsners and dark beers, this tour is ideal for those who want to get a taste of a variety of different kinds – Costa Rica style! Luckily for us, most of Costa Rica’s microbreweries and craft beer pubs are based in downtown San Jose. On this tour, we’ll visit a number of pubs and sample ten different beers, while learning about the brewing process, eating deliciously-paired “tapas” or as we say in Costa Rica: “bocas,” and meeting friendly local folk. Our meeting point is one of the best souvenir shops in Costa Rica located in the lively San José neighborhood of Barrio Escalante, where you will see handmade goods and fun things to bring home and share with friends. Start with the first pub stop that brews their own beer and you will get to try three different types of their delicious home brew. From there, you’ll travel around San Jose on foot, taking time to stop into a bunch of beer-focused pubs to try their house cerveza paired with some yummy local food options. The tour will finish up in a lovely local pub which is the perfect place to grab dinner (if you’re still hungry after taste-testing Costa Rican “bocas” along the way) or stay for a few more beers! This is a walking tour and we cover almost 2 to 4 kilometers on this tour, stopping along the way and learning a lot.
Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, camera, hat, sunglasses, a little extra spending money in case you want to buy souvenirs or dinner, a taste for good beer.
Please don’t take valuables on this tour. It’s best to bring a light backpack as we will be going in and out of local pubs.
For anyone with enough energy there’ll be, after the tour, a Night Out Visit to explore San Jose’s nightlife, visiting the most popular gay disco on Sunday of the San Jose area, La Avispa.
Rate per person
- 14:00 Meeting point in Barrio Escalante 14:00
- 14:00 – 18:00 Travel around San Jose on foot, taking time to stop into a bunch of beer-focused pubs
- 18:00 Return to the meeting point.
- 18:00 For those interested in to visit “La Avispa” pick-up at the meeting point and transfer to the disco.
- Bilingual guide
- Ten small beer samples (approx. 4 oz each)
- Light snack “boca”
- A fun and educational tour