Day Trip

    There are many things to do and see in the Central Valley either with a rent-a-car, a pre-arranged tour or a taxi. We are here to assist you with car rentals, english speaking taxi drivers, private vans, buses to the coast and more.  Need help planning your trip? Just email us at casalaurin@gmail.com for recommendations.

    Some idea of costs: A taxi ride costs you about $15 to $20 an hour, a 1/2 day guided bus tour costs $39 to $60 a person and a day trip (usually including EVERYTHING) is $80 to $160.

    Here are a few ideas on things you can do in and around our area – ask us for more:

    Last Minute Gifts

    Multi Plaza - Biggest most modern shopping mall in Costa Rica
    Souvenir shops in Escazu- Congo in Multi Plaza (walking or short cab ride), Nicoyate (walking distance )
    Souvenir shops  in San Jose – Central Market where you will also have an excellent sensory experience, La Casona and many other shops as well as Namu indigenous art gallery

    So many things to do, so little time

    Many first time guests learn just how much there is to do in Costa Rica and come on back the next year to peel away more layers of this onion.   There is more to see than one can catch at the first glance.  We are happy to help plan your visit of our beautiful central valley and we will be pleased to answer your questions in order to optimize the pleasure of your visit.  Casa Laurin is an excellent place to start your journey and plan the rest of your trip.  Many use us as their base camp to visit the Central Valley.

    Before we start with the trip ideas, here are some Driving Times. When driving in Costa Rica you can be assured of two things – it will always take longer and you will get lost. Do not worry because Costa Ricans love to be helpful and giving directions is a national pasttime.

    If you wake up to the sound of fireworks at 5am, it is either someone having a birthday or it could be a Festivals – why not book your trip to coincide with one of the many festivals and cultural events in Costa Rica?There are many things to do and see in the Central Valley either with a rent-a-car, a pre-arranged tour or a taxi. We are here to assist you with car rentals, english speaking taxi drivers, private vans, buses to the coast and more.  Need help planning your trip? Just email us at casalaurin@gmail.com for recommendations.

    Some idea of costs: A taxi ride costs you about $15 to $20 an hour, a 1/2 day guided bus tour costs $39 to $60 a person and a day trip (usually including EVERYTHING) is $80 to $160.

    Here are a few ideas on things you can do in and around our area – ask us for more:

    Last Minute Gifts

    Multi Plaza - Biggest most modern shopping mall in Costa Rica
    Souvenir shops in Escazu- Congo in Multi Plaza (walking or short cab ride), Nicoyate (walking distance )
    Souvenir shops  in San Jose – Central Market where you will also have an excellent sensory experience, La Casona and many other shops as well as Namu indigenous art gallery

    So many things to do, so little time

    Many first time guests learn just how much there is to do in Costa Rica and come on back the next year to peel away more layers of this onion.   There is more to see than one can catch at the first glance.  We are happy to help plan your visit of our beautiful central valley and we will be pleased to answer your questions in order to optimize the pleasure of your visit.  Casa Laurin is an excellent place to start your journey and plan the rest of your trip.  Many use us as their base camp to visit the Central Valley.

    Before we start with the trip ideas, here are some Driving Times. When driving in Costa Rica you can be assured of two things – it will always take longer and you will get lost. Do not worry because Costa Ricans love to be helpful and giving directions is a national pasttime.

    If you wake up to the sound of fireworks at 5am, it is either someone having a birthday or it could be a Festivals – why not book your trip to coincide with one of the many festivals and cultural events in Costa Rica?