Best of Costa Rica Tour from San Jose


From £57.00
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Rating: based on 32 reviews

If you don’t have a great deal of time in Costa Rica, but want to see it all, this full day guided tour including breakfast and lunch is perfect. Some of the highlights include a visit to Poas Volcano, viewing the amazing waterfalls at La Paz Waterfall Gardens and a visit to Doka Estate’s coffee plantation. All these attractions are accessible from San Jose!


  • Tour by air-conditioned bus/coach
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All entrance fees included
  • Certified professional local guide
  • Breakfast included
  • Lunch included

Your journey begins as you drive from San Jose to enjoy an authentic cup of Costa Rican coffee, along with a delicious local breakfast. Burn off breakfast with an exhilarating mountain hike before travelling to Doka Estate. Surrounded by rolling hills, you’ll be introduced to Costa Rican coffee in this magnificent 350-acre coffee plantation.

On your next stop, you’ll venture to Poas Volcano National Park. Towering at 8,884 feet high and resembling a natural amphitheatre, marvel at this active crater from the Volcano’s rim.

Escape into a world of splendid gardens amongst La Paz Waterfalls. You’ll venture to the Butterfly Observatory and the Hummingbird Gallery and enjoy riverside hikes through the rainforest, before a scrumptious lunch is served.

Your tour includes entrance fees and concludes with return hotel transfers in San Jose.


Departure Point: Tour departs from all major hotels in San Jose, Costa Rica

Departure Time: Hotel pickup at approximately 7:30am

Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:00pm

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This tour was well worth the money! Donald was an awesome tour guide with 15 years of experience. He knows so much about the process at the coffee plantation, the volcanoes and the waterfalls. He taught us a little Costa Rican, as well as telling us about the country while on the bus.

Even though we are huge coffee lovers, we had no idea what the process involved. I only have more of an appreciation for coffee farmers now. The breakfast was excellent too!

It happened to be cloudy at the Poas volcano, so we didn’t see much. Instead we hiked up 160 feet to the other crater and saw the lake. Some of our group stayed at the original crater long enough to see the clouds part for a good view of the crater. We regret missing that a little. Note to people on the tour – when the guide says meet at a certain time, be there. Don’t make him come looking for you because you made everyone wait 20 minutes!

The waterfall area was serene. It started with several “houses” of wildlife in which you could get up close to a variety of native wildlife. An excellent lunch buffet was next, offering traditional CR dishes as well as pizza, hot dogs and salad. The tour ended with the falls, which were gorgeous. Donald knew the tour so well, that he could tell us how many steps we would descend and ascend.

In addition to Donald’s great tour guide skills, our driver was amazing – some of the roads were narrow, on a cliffside and full of potholes. I never once felt scared or unsafe.

Reviewed by: Kelly L



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