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5 Day - San Jose My Home Base

5 Day - San Jose My Home Base

5 Days | 4 Nights - From $850 USD* per person

Make San Jose your home base to explore Costa Rica taking one day tours to attractions that are within 1.5 – 3.5 hours away. Walk to the rim of Poas Volcano, chase waterfalls in the Waterfall Gardens, discover the underground gardens of Tortuga Island and bask in the sun in its white sand beaches, fly through the rainforest in a gondola looking out the different foliage, and explore San Jose in a double decker VIP City Bus.


  • 4-night standard accommodation on standard hotels
  • 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches per person
  • Round-trip transportation from/to airport to/from hotel
  • Attraction's Entrance Fees As Per Itinerary

Activities Included

  • Double-decker VIP City Bus
  • Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Farm & Waterfall Gardens
  • One of the following tours: Tortuga Island Catamaran, Manuel Antonio National Park Hike and Swim, or White Sand Beach Fun


Day 1 - Arrival and Spend the Night in San Jose

Meet your bilingual driver at Juan Santamaria Airport (SJO) near San Jose and jump in a private van that will whisk you away on a 30-to-45-minute ride through the central valley to your hotel in San Jose. Check in your hotel!

Overnight: San Jose
Meals: None

Day 2 – Discover San Jose on a Double Decker City Bus

Experience the magical sights and sound of San Jose in comfort and safety aboard a double-decker bus and inspire yourself from Costa Rican folk music traditions and performing artists.

Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – Try Your Luck taking a Glimpse to Poas Volcano and Chase Waterfalls

Ascend to Poas Volcano, to the rim of its main water-vapor sulfuric-gas pluming crater, traversing its widest dormant crater feathered with wiry, wind-swept trees, cloud forest, stunted forest and barren scrub lands.

Hidden in the rolling clouds of the cloud forest and the mist of the rain forest, five picturesque waterfalls cascade over the course of La Paz River trimmed with a one-third of a mile hiking trail along gorges and the bottom of a canyon.

Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 – Choose Your Beach Day:

Glide to Tortuga Island on a Catamaran

Bask in the sun and sea breeze as your class yacht catamaran romps through the Pacific waters, navigating away from the coconut-covered coastline of Puntarenas toward the silhouettes of the famous Tortuga Islands, passing through small islands and crossing the Nicoya Gulf.


Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk

Grab a towel, a pair of binoculars and some hiking shoes and discover Manuel Antonio National Park on a guided nature walk and end it playing in the waves; you'll want to cover as much ground as you can to explore the park's beaches, secondary and primary rainforests, mangroves, marshlands and rocky islands. Manuel Antonio Beach, the park's most popular destination, is a stunning tropical cove featuring white sands, and crystal blue waters.


White Sand Beach Fun

Stroll the white sands of Playa Blanca and enjoy the facilities of a beach resort. Play in the waves make this, your best beach day!

Overnight: San Jose
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5- Airport Transfer to San Jose Airport

Enjoy those last few hours of relaxation with a private shuttle transfer back to the Juan Santamaria Airport near San Jose for your journey back to the real world.

Meals: Breakfast

* Price is for reference only, subject to availability and the confirmation at the time of booking.

All prices are per person (8 years old & above) based on double occupancy in standard rooms & traveling during a year except on Easter Week, the last two weeks of December and first two weeks of January.

Prices do not include airfare, fuel surcharges, airport taxes and fees, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks.

Tours are subject to a two-passenger minimum (or management discretion), weather conditions and age limit. reserves the right to suspend a tour based on non-complying conditions and provide an alternative tour.

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