Because of its opportune geographical location in the center of Costa Rica, San José offers a wide array of daily activities, from outdoor walks in beautiful gardens to incredible adventure tours.
Lancaster Garden, natural attraction
Among the colorful open garden beds and a cool shady forest, enjoy the countless varieties of orchids, bromeliads, cacti and palms that are grown here for botanical study as well as your viewing.
The InBio Parque, a private project to categorize Costa Rica´s diverse insect and plant life, as well as educate and entertain visitors.
Café Britt / the Coffee Tour
Caffe Britt Coffee Farm is located at the heart of a Coffee Plantation area near Heredia province. It features a multimedia show about coffee growing. Entertaining live actors walk with you around some growing coffee bushes. A Coffee-tasting lesson is then held.
60 minutes away from San Jose downtown, the Poas Volcano becomes one of the most visited Costa Rica´s destinations. Its crater, filled with turquoise water, is over a mile across and is said to be the second-largest active volcano crater in the world. Occasionally, the crater still boils and shoots steam geysers. Poas Volcano is situated in a protected National Park of the same name that offer visitors and information center, a colorful slide show about the volcano, and is the starting point for several well-market trails around the moonscape crater´s rim.
La Paz Waterfalls
La Paz Waterfalls is a pleasant natural wonder on the slopes of the Poas Volcano. It offers the orchid garden that attracts scores of hummingbirds.
White Water Raftings
In the beautiful town of Turrialba is located one of the best rivers in the world for rafting: The Pacuare River. Nothing means adventure more than rafting in Costa Rica. Challenging curls and whirls of whitewater – rolling, roiling rapids – are enjoy in six-to-eight-person self-bailing rafts. These raft trips – offered by a safety tour operator – are good for everyone, from late pre-teens to dexterous senior citizens.
The Canopy Tour
Most of the rain forest´s life dwells in the canopy, high above ground. In the popular versions you slide from tree platform to tree platform, safely attached in a harness, on a thick cable. It is thrilling to zip across the forest like a high-tech Tarzan, and kids love it.