Activities & Sightseeing

     FREE TOUR BOOKING!

    We arrange door-to-door sightseeing tours

    You can choose from the options described below or ask for the full list of excursions.

    We are delighted to plan your sightseeing adventures!


    IF YOU HAVE HALF A DAY:
    Tour of San José
    Casa Laurin is located only minutes from San José. You can walk through the tourism district of downtown San Jose, visit museums (National, or, jade, science, children, etc ) or visit the municipal zoo. You can walk along Central Avenue and visit the well known Central Market and many souvenir shops. If you prefer, our taxi driver and take you there or you can take a guided 1/2day City Tour (AM or PM) – 39 $.
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    Coffee Plantation 
    You will learn the secrets of Café Britt during a presentation describing the processing of coffee from the plantation to your cup – a nice way to learn while having fun! tasse. Or you can choose to visit DOKA Coffee Estate located at the foot of the Poas volcano.  You can visit the plantation where you will see coffee during the transformation process.

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    Zoo AVE
    This is not only a bird zoo!  Zoo Ave is a rescue center and presents more than 100 bird species, 20 species of mammals and 15 of reptiles.  If  you wish to add to your trip…”Snakes World” is located a little further on the way to Grecia.   You can hire our English speaking taxi driver ($20/hour).  The full visit is likely to last 5-6 hours and you will get a commented tour of the country side on the way there.  Entrance fee to Zoo AVE is $15.

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    Butterfly farm
    It’s best to visit the farm when it is sunny (mornings in the rainy season). The Butterfly Farm of La Guacima opened in 1983 and was the first commercial butterfly farm in Latin America. They export butterflies all over the world.  Their are experts in their field.  Learn more about the magical Morpho butterfly.  Combo tour with Butterfly Farm AND Cafe Britt including lunch is also available.
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    Poas Volcano
    Bus tour or private transportation.  Poas is a strato volcano that soars 2,708 meters above sea level and is one of the most spectacular volcanoes in Costa Rica.  Tours can include Poas volcano only or more sites on the way.  Prices will vary from $89 to $100 depending on the number of additional activities.
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    Grecia/Sarchi/Zarcero
    See the “metal” church in Grecia and visit Sarchi, the perfect place to find those gifts for family and friends. Travel a little further northwest and you will run into one of the great curiosities of Costa Rica – the special work of our own Edward Scissorhands at the Zarcero church. You can hire our private taxi and stop for lunch along the way for some inexpensive “comida typica”. About $20/hour for the service of our bilingual driver and his minibus- the great Eduardo!
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    IF YOU HAVE A WHOLE DAY TO SPEND:

    Irazu Volcano and vicinity – An excellent day trip!
    Irazu Volcano and the city of Cartago, former capital of Costa Rica (cathedral & ruins), the Orosi valley, the Lankester Gardens – A great tour by taxi or tour operator. $75 – $100 depending on how much FUN you choose to include in your day.
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    Rainforest Aerial Tram
    NUMBER ONE treetop experience!  The Rain Forest Aerial Tram allows visitors to fly through the forest, viewing the canopy and its hanging gardens, usually hidden in the forest treetops; an unknown world of incredible beauty and extraordinary biological diversity.  Includes a 45-minute walking tour with a trained Nature Guide.

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     Canopy Tour- Zip Lines
    100% adrenaline!!! “Fly” above the tree tops, an exhilarating mean of transportation.  Also try the X-Press cable – glide on a cable of 1150 meters long! A unique experience for extreme sports lovers.  For more quiet adventure at the park, enjoy a horse ride along the mango and orange plantations. Experience the Sky Ride, the most modern sky ride in the country.

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    White River Rafting
    An adrenaline-packed day!!! After an early morning pickup, you will drive by private, comfortable bus and have a typical Costa Rican breakfast. Once at the river, you’ll raft 16 miles deep in the heart of densely vegetated gorges, past gushing waterfalls, serene pools and pounding rapids, in one of Costa Rica’s most impressive primary rainforests.  Includes breakfast & lunch.
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    Catamaran Cruise to Isla Tortuga
    Don’t miss the boat!  World famous “Calypso Catamaran Cruise” to Tortuga Island is one of Costa Rica’s great experiences, combining blue water, white sand and green mountains. Glide past more than seven islands in the Gulf of Nicoya, spend time on the beach and enjoy snorkeling!  Transportation from San Jose with bilingual guide takes you from 5000 ft. to sea level, to the pacific port of Puntarenas.  Includes lunch.
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    IF YOU HAVE TWO DAYS:

    Tortuguero – overnight tripThe Tortuguero National Park is especially famous for the summer turtle hatching. Tortuguero is the place where the four turtle species of the world come to nest – the giant Leatherback, the Green turtle, Hawksbill and Loggerhead turtles (threatened around the world due to the value of its shell used to produce crafts). This area contains approximately 50% of the birds and reptiles species of Costa Rica. Transportation, lodging and meals. tortuguero
    Arenal Overnight
    Arenal volcano, a perfect cone of 1633 meters of altitude (5.307 Ft), in constant activity that offers the visitor a fireworks spectacle with eruptions and lava (but ONLY if the clouds permit it).  Food, lodging and entrance fees included.
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    AND ONLY MINUTES AWAY, you can walk or take a taxi to:                

     

    The Escazu or Santa Ana Farmers Markets
    Biesanz Woodworks (fine Woodworking)

    Souvenir Shopping at local shop or MultiPlaza, the largest and most modern shopping center in Costa Rica