Hello, I’m Giulia and I would like to speak about my most awesome one day trip from San José.
San José, in the Central valley makes it easy for travelers to experience the various highlights of Costa Rica. You don’t need to drive all day to explore the rain forests, volcanoes and beaches of the country, in fact you can spend a whole week enjoying something different every single day! That’s one of the best things about Costa Rica, because it’s a small country, so you can go from city to beach in just one hour. If you are worried you won’t be able to fly through the forest, experience the magical jungles or lay out on a beautiful beach, put those worries aside. All San José day tours are within a couple hours driving!
• If you love coffee, you have to take a coffee tour to learn about how Costa Rica grows and processes their coffee. If you want to see the whole coffee procedure, the best months are september- january. I did the Britt Coffee Tour and it was amazing. You can buy coffee at the factory which is fresher and cheaper than the supermarket.
• If you are in the mood for adventure, do a rafting tour at Rio Pacuare,one of the best rivers in the world! Since the river is not too far from San José, many tour companies pick up travelers in the city to go in a rafting tour. It’s about 2 hour drive from San José to the river and it’s an incredibly fun all day activity.
• Another most awesome day trip from San José is the Arenal Volcano and the hot springs. Take and Arenal Volcano one day trip from San José to see the majestic volcano and relax in the hot springs. Day tours usually consist of breakfast/lunch, an Arenal Volcano hike and Arenal hot springs. It’s a long day (3.5 hours drive one way) but totally worth it if you don’t have time to stay in Arenal.
• Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park is an eco-adventure park located in the Central Pacific, 5 minutes north of Jacó Beach, and 5 minutes from Los Sueños Resort and Marina and they offer a variety of activities such as ziplining, horseback riding, ATV and the new Tarzan Swing. This is the most awesome day trip from San José. This is a full day activity that starts from 7:00am to 8:00 am depending on your hotel location. They will pick you up from the hotel and they will bring you to the park where you will be able to do 2 hours zip line tour and then choose between the horseback riding tour and the ATV tour with the option to see the waterfalls. This full day activity includes also a typical costa rican lunch and some tropical fruits and water at the end of each tour. This is a great place for wildlife lovers because you have the opportunity to also see sloths, tucans and macaws.
As you can see, staying in San José doesn’t mean it’s just city sightseeing. In fact, you can easily discover many gems of Costa Rica with these awesome day trips from San José and come back to the comforts of the city at night.
For info: “Vista Los Sueños Adventure Park” calling free from the USA at 1 800-406 6280 or sending a whatsapp from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, or you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.