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(Sightseeing Tours, Walking Tours, Biking Tours, Market & Food Tours in San Jose & Sightseeing Day Trips From San Jose Costa Rica)


San Jose is not only the capital of Costa Rica, but the very heart of Costa Rica culture. SJO is the most popular international airport, so this is the starting point for so many when planning their Costa Rica vacation. There are a variety of sightseeing tours in San Jose to choose from. You can explore the city of San Jose and all of its historical landmarks. Most of which are within walking distance. Or, you can explore several other popular destinations such as Volcanoes, hot springs & waterfalls all within reach on any one of our day trips from San Jose. We have selected the best of the best San Jose Sightseeing & Cultural Tours in Costa Rica for you to choose from. Better yet, we offer you the best deals on all the best Costa Rica tours too!

Sightseeing in San Jose Costa Rica

San Jose has not one, but 2 pedestrian-only streets that run the length of the city center. It is no wonder why our clients say our San Jose Walking Tours are among some of their favorite sightseeing tours in Costa Rica. Then lots to forget about the luscious park system throughout the city. And the newly reclaimed green system right in the heart of the historical district. Oh, and the eclectic historical monuments and cultural sites that dot the city. And the food! Costa Rica's central market is among the some of best markets in Central America. So don't just jump to explore the rest of Costa Rica's most famous destinations. Get to know the heart of the country on one of our sightseeing tours in San Jose.

Day Trips From San Jose Costa Rica

Sightseeing in San Jose is great, but don't miss out on the opportunity to explore the Central Valley too. The Central Valley of Costa Rica is also the center of culture in Costa Rica. Many things you probably associate with Costa Rica, such as coffee, painted ox carts and volcanoes are all within a few hours drive the San Jose. So we have gathered a collection of all the best day trips from San Jose for you to choose from.


At The Real Deal Tours you can book knowing you are getting the best deals in Costa Rica on the best sightseeing tours in San Jose. Browse through our list of San Jose sightseeing and cultural tours in Costa Rica below and choose your favorite adventure below.



Sightseeing Tours in San Jose, Costa Rica

Local Hideaways & Central Market Tour

Private San Jose, Costa Rica Walking Tour - Local Hideaways & Central Market Tour

Discover all the favorite local hangouts, hideaways, parks, the best markets and historical landmarks in San Jose, Costa Rica with your own private guide. Become a local “Chepe” in just one day! This private San Jose walking tour is the best way to start to any Costa Rica vacation.

Adult (From 2 to 3 Pax):

Retail: $52.00

The Real Deal: $46.00

Adult (From 4 to 9 Pax):

Retail: $52.00

The Real Deal: $42.00

Highlights of San Jose City Tour

San Jose City Tour Afternoon

When you think of Costa Rica, beaches, volcanoes, rainforest, rivers and sustainable tourism all come to mind. But what about the heart of Costa Rica, its people and its culture that have allowed all that is beautiful in this country to flourish? We bring you to San Jose and its historic district.

Adult:

Retail: $71.00

The Real Deal: $63.00

Child:

Retail: $53.00

The Real Deal: $50.00

San Jose Nature Walk in the Heart of the City

 San Jose Nature Walk in the Heart of the City

Sightseeing in San Jose is not just about culture & history; it is surrounded by nature too! Just on the edge of the most historical neighborhoods of Barrios Amon & Otoya is a greenbelt just waiting to be explored. Join us as we stroll through nature seeking out sloths and butterflies on this lovely waking tour in San Jose.

Adult (From 2 to 3 Pax):

Retail: $52.00

The Real Deal: $46.00

Adult (From 4 to 9 Pax):

Retail: $52.00

The Real Deal: $37.00

San Jose Bike Tour

San Jose Bike Tour

Looking to take your San Jose sightseeing tour up a notch? Why not peddle your way through the heart of Costa Rica on this super fun bike tour in San Jose! Your own private guided sightseeing tour in Costa Rica on two wheels!

Adult:

Retail: $50.00

The Real Deal: $45.00

 

 

 

Ram Luna Dinner Show & Cultural Show

Ram Luna Dinner Show & Cultural Fiesta

Treat yourself to a delicious dinner accompanied by a cultural show, with an open bar and great company. Ram Luna cultural fiesta and dinner show includes all this with an impossibly divine view from the top of the world….ok well the top Costa Rica´s central valley anyway but spectacular none the less.

Adult:

Retail: $70.00

The Real Deal: $62.00

Child:

Retail: $53.00

The Real Deal: $49.00

San Jose Cantina Crawl

 San Jose Cantina Crawl

There is no better way to get to know the heart of any Latin American city than a visit to its local cantinas. Wander the less traveled streets and back alleys and discover the hidden gems of San Jose on our San Jose Cantina Crawl.

Adult:

Retail: $00.00

The Real Deal: $00.00

 

 

 

Sightseeing Day Trips From San Jose Costa Rica

Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia & Sarchi Oxcarts

Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia & Sarchi Oxcarts

The Doka Coffee Plantation is located on the fertile slopes of the Alajuela Poas Volcano. The rich soil and ideal altitude and climate have made them famous for their outstanding coffee. The main objective of this Costa Rica Coffee Tour in Costa Rica is to educate and inform local and international visitors about the entire coffee production process.!

Adult:

Retail: $67.00

The Real Deal: $60.00

Child:

Retail: $50.00

The Real Deal: $48.00

Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens

Orosi Lankester

We will begin this excursion with a trip to the Province of Cartago, which until 1823 was the original capital of Costa Rica. Here we pay a visit to the Basilica of our Lady of the Angels, home to the Patron Saint of Costa Rica and a holy pilgrimage site for many believers.

Adult:

Retail: $112.00

The Real Deal: $99.00

Child:

Retail: $84.00

The Real Deal: $73.00

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee, Grecia & Sarchi Oxcarts

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee, Grecia & Sarchi Oxcarts

Don't want to miss a single detail in Costa Rica's central valley? This super combo tour departing San Jose packs in the infamous Costa Rica coffee, the historical town of Grecia, Costa Rica's icon the painted oxcarts of Sarchi and finally the quintessential Costa Rica experience; a visit to the crater at the Poas Volcano National Park.

Adult:

Retail: $103.00

The Real Deal: $93.00

Child:

Retail: $77.00

The Real Deal: $68.00

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens

Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens

If you only have one day in San Jose and you want to pack in the most quintessential Costa Rica sightseeing experience, our Irazu Volcano, Orosi Valley & Lankester Gardens combo tour is one of your best bets! On a clear day on the summit of Irazu Volcano, you have the chance of seeing both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans...amazing!!

Adult:

Retail: $147.00

The Real Deal: $130.00

Child:

Retail: $110.00

The Real Deal: $98.00

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour

Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour Super Combo

Only have one day in San Jose and want to make the best of your Costa Rica experience? We suggest our best-selling sightseeing tour in San Jose, the Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour. There is no better sightseeing tour in Costa Rica that offers you a most complete experience.

Adult:

Retail: $149.00

The Real Deal: $132.00

Child:

Retail: $112.00

The Real Deal: $99.00

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park

Staying in San Jose but want to escape to the beaches for the day? It is said that Manuel Antonio National Park is one of THE most beautiful of the beautiful and vibrant parks Costa Rica offers, making Manuel Antonio National Park an absolute “must see” on your Costa Rica vacation itinerary!

Adult:

Retail: $135.00

The Real Deal: $120.00

Child:

Retail: $101.00

The Real Deal: $91.00

Rio Celeste Waterfalls From San Jose One Day Tour

Rio Celeste Waterfalls From San Jose One Day Tour

Sightseeing in San Jose is great. We love the city. But if you want to discover the true magic of Costa Rica, we recommend this day tour from San Jose to Rio Celeste waterfalls. Simply a magical destination truly unique to Costa Rica. Don’t forget your cameras. The photo ops here are family Christmas card worthy for sure.

Adult:

Retail: $165.00

The Real Deal: $146.00

Child (3-6):

Retail: $122.00

The Real Deal: $105.00

Monteverde One Day Tour from San Jose

Monteverde One Day Tour from San Jose

If you are visiting Costa Rica, sightseeing Costa Rica's 7 Natural Wonders should top your bucket list. Explore the cloud forest canopy on a circuit of 8 hanging bridges, then learn about the importance of the Santa Elena region to Costa Rica's culture. All in one awesome San Jose day trip to Monteverde!

Adult:

Retail: $239.00

The Real Deal: $197.00

Child:

Retail: $215.00

The Real Deal: $181.00

African Safari + Nacazcolo Beach Guanacaste From San Jose

African Safari + Nacazcolo Beach Guanacaste From San Jose

Looking for a unique adventure in Costa Rica? The African Safari and Nacazcolo Beach combo is perfect. Where else in Costa Rica are you going to find zebras and giraffes roaming free? Trade the concrete jungle of San Jose and book your African Safari & Nacazcolo Beach tour today!

Adult:

Retail: $160.00

The Real Deal: $142.00

Child (3-6):

Retail: $138.00

The Real Deal: $122.00

San Jose Overnight Sightseeing Tours Costa Rica

Tortuguero Costa Rica 2 Day Expedition

Tortuguero Costa Rica 2 Day Expedition

(Departing From San Jose, Arenal, Puerto Viejo and South Caribbean Coast)
Formally a chain of volcanic islands, the Tortuguero National Park is a perfect location for green and leatherback turtles to nest and for baby turtles to make their first trek into the ocean. No roads to Tortuguero means it is only accessible by boat, and the remote location keeps the rainforest virtually untouched.

Economic Package (2 Days):

Retail: $159.00

The Real Deal: $148.00

Economic Package (3 Days):

Retail: $199.00

The Real Deal: $185.00

Tortuga Island Tour and Monteverde Overnight

Tortuga Island Tour and Monteverde Overnight

Are you a beach lover? Can´t decide which destination in Costa Rica to settle on? Get the best of both worlds on our overnight Tortuga Island Tour and Monteverde Tour combo. Take a catamaran boat cruise though the Golf of Nicoya, sink your toes in the white sand beaches of Tortuga Island then experience the Cloud Forest in Monteverde!

Standard Package:

Retail: $348.00

The Real Deal: $310.00

Premium Package:

Retail: $369.00

The Real Deal: $330.00

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