In San José and the Central Valley we offer every day of the year a large number of full- day tours. These tours usually start with one person, directly from the Posada. Also, there are a variety of tour options that you can do "on your own": Hiking tours, by public bus or with your rental car. Of course, some of the offered "organized day trips" can be performed with a rental car, but not all destinies are simple. Get in touch with us and we will advise you.
We offer tours for every king of taste: if you love full action, riding in the nature reserve of El Rodeo, rafting, volcano hikes and trekking tours or canopy, bird- and animal- watching, there are our Safaris, canoeing or kayaking.
For those who love to walk in nature, the Gree Mountains that boarder Santa Ana, can be found close to the Posada. It's only a short walk or a bus or taxi ride up the hill.
To explore San José, there are various options: only 200 meters from the Posada runs, every 10- minute intervals a bus to San Jose. This costs about 50 cents and you get almost to the center. For orientation, in San José, we provide a free map. Those who prefer the comfort can also reserve one of our guided tours of San José.
We have tabbed the tours:
- Nature, culture, relaxation or adventure
- Difficulty of the physical effort of 1 (very easy) to 5 (very difficult)
- on foot, bus, taxi, rental car or organized tour
Have fun exploring and experiencing.
This is our very special tour, an insider's tip for lovers of the cloud forest. The Barva volcano has been inactive for a long time. The volcano is part of the National Park Braulio Carrillo, the largest and most important national park in the central valley.
Join us for an exciting day in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose as we tour this handsome city. The journey will take you past La Sabana Park, the ambassadorial residences, the National Stadium, the National Theater and the Metropolitan Cathedral, with a brief stop for shopping. You can do your San José City Tour on your own or participate in an organized tour.
Just a few meters south-west of the Posada begins the Geen Mountains of the nature reserve "Cerros de Escazú." These, lush green mountains are very easy to explore on your own. Below on the map we have some recommended routes. But take care: if you enter from Santa Ana you have to climb from 900 m up to 1600 m.
The „Tortuguero National Park“is located in the northeast of Costa Rica in the province of Limón. To reach this extraordinary place it is necessary for all visitors to go by plane or by boat. Due to the intensive protection of this area, the national park offers a huge biodiversity.
The Arenal Volcano with Hot Springs tour is a very popular and exciting tour. Don´t miss this rare opportunity to experience the power of earth's constant growth by visiting the site of a live active volcano. Volcano Arenal is one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. This tour allows visitors to experience the amazement of the Arenal Volcano, and then go on to the thermal waters for an unforgettable experience that will rejuvenate the body, and soul.
Our Adventure Combo: white-water-rafting at Rio Sarapiquí and Canopy in one day. A great combination. Rio Sarapiquí offers an unforgettable adventure in one of the nicest landscapes in Costa Rica. You will be in tropical rainforests, a fantastic nature and will see a lot of wild animals in the land of the Cabecar.
Whitewater River Rafting on the „Río Pacuare” The Río Pacuare is a wonderful white-water river in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. The river has its source in the “Cordillera de Talamanca” and flows into the Caribbean Sea for a distance of 110 km. It passes through the unspoiled tropical rainforest and brings shelter to a large number of animal species as well as of numerous settlements of the Native American tribe Cabecar.
On a bendy road, passing by miscellaneously cultivated fields our transportation will take you up to the height of 3.432m above sea level to the crater of the “Volcano Irazú” volcano. An amazing view is guaranteed on days with clear sky over the main crater as well as over the Atlantic and Pacific Ocean.
Just don´t forget to take warm cloths because on the highest volcano of the country there might be an icy cold wind.
Horseback riding in the nature reserve el Rodeo- only half an hour from Santa Ana. Both riders and non riders alike have many attractive options to choose from and for those who prefer not to go trail riding in Costa Rica, the University for Peace is the close neighbor and offers beautiful hiking trails to pass the time while you wait for the horse tour to return to the fincas' stables.
Visit 5 major tourist attractions in only one day. One: Coffee Tour Doka, Two: Enjoy a relaxing drive to the “Poás Volcano” through the beautiful coffee plantations and mountains of Alajuela Province, which rises 8,884 feet above the sea level and is one of the most spectacular volcanoes in Costa Rica.
It is known as the biggest geyser in the world because of its plumiform eruptions.