For those of you who have a day or two in San Jose and want to do some day tours, you’re in the right place. Although most people skip San Jose all together, it’s not a bad home base for a short trip to Costa Rica as the city’s central location makes it easy to see beautiful beaches, nature and wildlife.
San Jose Day Tours Partnership
With our partnership with one of the biggest tour operators in San Jose, you can save 7% on day tours like La Paz Waterfall Gardens + Poas Volcano and Doka Coffee, Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenal Volcano one day and much more!
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San Jose Day Tours discount FAQ
Is transportation included outside San Jose?
No. They only pick up at hotels in San Jose and the San Jose Airport area. They do not pick up at hotels in Alajuela, but we will let you know via email if your hotel is inside the free transportation zone. If it isn’t, you can get picked up at your hotel for an extra fee or you need to meet the group at the closest meeting point.
Additionally, if you’re staying at a regular house or unmapped Airbnb, you will need to go to the closest hotel for pick up and drop off as a meeting point.
Can they drop me off somewhere other than San Jose?
It depends. If you are doing a tour like Manuel Antonio National Park or Arenal, you can stay in the area after the tour as long as your hotel is on the route. If it isn’t, they can drop you off at a point but they can’t detour off their route.
There is no no discounted rate for not taking transportation back to San Jose and they can only drop you off along their route. Please let us know in the comments and we will help you arrange it.
Which tours do you recommend?
You can experience everything Costa Rica is known for from San Jose. See volcanoes, have a beach day or go on some fun outdoor adventure! The most popular tour guests book is the combination tour which includes Doka Coffee Tour, La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Poas Volcano National Park.
Another popular one is the Irazu Volcano, Orosi and Lankester.
Nature and wildlife: Authentic Rainforest Experience, La Paz, Poas, Arenal, Irazu Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, San Luis hanging bridges
Adventure: Canopy San Luis, ATV, Horseback Riding, Rafting (Adventure combo)
Sightseeing/culture: Lankester and Cartago, San Jose city tour, Doka coffee tour, Mirador Tiquicia, Irazu Volcano + Hacienda Orosi
I’m a solo traveler. Can I still get the discount?
Yes! But we do need to check availability because you can only join tours that are already open. If there are tours already running, then we can book you for it and give you the discount.
Hello, do you pick up at Studio Hotel in Santa Ana?
Hi Bert, yes, that hotel is included in the free transportation zone
How much of the tour time is spent picking up from different hotels?
It depends on how many people are on the tour and where they are staying so it can on average 30 minutes but if theres a lot of people staying spread out throughout San Jose it can be around an hour if traffic is bad
Molly L says
Do they pick up at the Hyatt Place San Jose/ Pinares?
Molly L says
Great! thank you! 🙂
Julie S. says
I am looking for a day trip from San Jose, but need to be back to my hotel (downtown) for a meeting in the late afternoon. If I need to be at my hotel by 5pm at the latest, what tours do you recommend that could accommodate that time restraint?
You could check out the San Luis canopy, Irazu Volcano (Half day), Doka Coffe and Poas Volcano (that one may be a bit tight but if theres no traffic its possible),
Do you know what time the tour would arrive at Paos? We would like to get there early (near opening) and are debating between driving ourselves and this tour
Which tour? (There are several to Poas)
Does Expediciones Tropicales pick up at Holiday Inn San Jose Escazu?
Hi! we are wanting to take our daughter on the coffee/volcano tour in a couple of weeks as she is coming to visit us for Christmas. We live in El Rosario. Do you pick up at the Courtyard by Marriott next to Walmart in Alajuela? If so, around what time would we have to be there as we would have to take a bus or get an uber. Thank you!!
Hi Tracey! They do pick up at Courtyard Marriott. Pick up is usually around 630 – 730 AM but the exact time will be given in the confirmation.
I’m the only one and wondered if the tour price showing included what? Also with entrance fee?
Hi, if you choose the tour you want, the description and what it includes will pop up below. Once you have submitted the form, I’ll check availability to see if the tour you want to do is available since they can’t run with just one person.
A group of classmates and I (we are studying abroad in San Jose) live in Curridabat. How far into San Jose do we need to go for pickup?
Hi Sage! The closest is Mall San Pedro for pick up and drop off.
Don Nicholson says
We want to zipline over the canopy. We are senior citizens but in good shape. Which would be best view of jungle, day trip from San Jose or day trip from Tamarindo? We are staying in both for several days.
Rainforest Adventures Atlantic has a great zipline with nice views of the rainforest from San Jose. In Tamarindo, Black Stallion has a fun zipline.
Maria W says
Do these tours pick up at hotels near the airport that aren’t technically in San Jose?
Hi Maria, yes they do! They can pick up around SJO Airport and the downtown San Jose area.