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 of the heart of Costa Rica's central valley.
Visit the Juan Santamaria Monument in Alajuela
Departing San Jose, we will head out on the Pan American Highway towards the Poas Volcano National Park. To break up the drive, we will make a quick stop in the city of Mangos (Alajuela) and stretch our legs a bit. You will get the opportunity to visit the Agriculture Monument, the Monument of Juan Santamaria (Costa Rica's national hero), and stroll through Mango Park.
Doka Coffee Tour
Back on the highway as we gain in elevation, you will notice that the lush green picturesque agriculture evolves into a cool damp cloud forest climate. A bit further up the highway where the conditions are perfect, we will stop at the Doka Estate Coffee Plantation where you have the opportunity to learn about one of Costa Rica's treasured crops….coffee beans! Here you will enjoy a delicious breakfast with the main star being the freshest cup of Costa Rica coffee you have ever experienced.
Poas Volcano National Park
After the Doka Costa Rica Coffee Tour, we continue to the Poás Volcano National Park. At the Volcano, you'll have time to meander the easy to navigate trails and enjoy the impressive main crater as it spews steam while our naturalist guides teach you about the different ecosystems and species that reside in the Poas National Park.
Want to know more before you go? Check out our blog
on the Poas Volcano, one of the 7 natural wonders of Costa Rica.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
Following the Poas Volcano visit, we continue on to the famous La Paz Water Fall Gardens. The waterfall gardens are spectacularly landscaped with easy to moderate trails leading you from one exhibit to another, and one majestic waterfall after another. However, waterfalls are not the only attraction here. Inside this Costa Rica natural reserve, you will have the opportunity to meet up with some of Costa Rica's famous creatures in their natural habitat. You can even pet or feed them in some cases!
Just a few of many friends you may encounter at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens include:
- 2 Toed Sloths
- Colorful Toucans
- Playful Monkeys
- Jungle Reptiles
- Beautiful Butterflies
- Costa Rica's Famous Frogs
- Hummingbird Garden
- Wild Cats
- Macaws and more!!!
After a day of taking in all the culture, breathtaking nature, and wondrous trails through the waterfalls, we are sure you will be ready for the grand lunch buffet of typical Costa Rica food served with many choices to please the entire family.
Experience the very best of Costa Rica outside its capital city of San Jose. The Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour combo is a full-day excursion you´ll remember for a lifetime! Book your discounted sightseeing tours in San Jose with The Real Deal Tours today!
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Costa Rica Tour Details
Poas, Doka & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour Combo Includes:
- * Round trip transportation from San Jose hotels
- * Bilingual tour guide
- * Visit the Juan Santamaria monument in Alajuela
- * Costa Rica coffee tour & typical breakfast at the Doka Coffee Estate
- * 1 Hour tour of the Poas Volcano National Park
- * Entrance fee to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens & Peace Lodge Nature Reserve
- * Approximately 3 hours to explore the nature trails, nature reserve & exhibits at the park
- * Buffet lunch
Departures: Departs daily at 6:00am from most San Jose hotels. The exact meeting time & instructions will be provided on your confirmation voucher.
Length: Approx. 11 hours including transportation.
Poas, Doka & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour Combo Recommendations:
- * Comfortable layered clothing
- * Comfortable walking shoes
- * Eco-friendly bug repellent
- * Sun protection
- * Rain poncho (this is the rain forest after all)
- * Camera
- * Binoculars if you have them
- * Cash for tour balance, souvenirs, extra food and beverages, and tips for your guides
Children: All ages welcome!! Children ages 3 - 10 pay a discounted rate. Car seat rentals for babies up to age 2 are $14. Please note in the special instructions
Restrictions: Poas Volcano National Park is at a very high altitude. Due to the altitude and hiking activity of the Poás Volcano, this tour is not recommended for people with heart conditions, high blood pressure, people who have had recent surgery, or pregnant women.
Insider Tip: Hands down this is one of the best things to do in Costa Rica from San Jose, especially if you just have one day. This is definitely one of our most popular one-day excursions in San Jose for those traveling on business. So don't just take our word on it. You also may want to check out our team's experience on our blog.
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The Real Deal: $132.00
The Real Deal: $99.00
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour Super Combo deposit is $20.00 per Adult and $15.00 per Child.
(The balance of $112.00 per Adult and $84.00 per Child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs at 7:30 AM.