Best of Costa Rica

Costa Rica Tour
Price: $89.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 7 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided A lunch of fresh meats, vegetables, and fruits is included.
Recommended Dress Comfortable light casual clothing and closed toe shoes are recommended.
Restrictions Guests must be able to step in and out of the vehicle and pontoon boat.

Best of Costa Rica

See the best of Costa Rica on this informative and cultural tour. This adventure will take you around town trying out local bites, getting up close and personal with wildlife, doing some shopping, and much more. If you want the full Costa Rica experience, this is it.

Your tour starts with an introduction to the local creatures. Upon arriving at a private wildlife area, you'll get to see the white-faced monkeys that call Costa Rica home. This is nature at its purest form. Expect to see these creatures jump around, play, and otherwise interact with one another.

From there, you'll make your way to the local "fruit towns," which live up to their name. Here, there are plenty of tropical fruits to taste and you'll receive them directly from the hands of the farmers. Afterward, you'll hop on a pontoon boat and do some exploration down the Tarcoles River, where there are crocodiles, herons, and other critters all around you.

Experiencing all of these activities may make you hungry. At this point of the tour, you will take a break for lunch before finishing your tour with a little bit of shopping at various stores including a Costa Rican supermarket; make sure to pick up some coffee before you leave. Once you're done shopping, the tour proceeds to Puntarenas. It's here that you'll meet with your cruise ship, bringing your journey to an end.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  25 ReviewsReview This Tour
Excellent Tour
March 29, 2020
Would recommend this tour. The boat trip was great. Our guide was VERY knowledgeable. His explanations of birds, animals, and history, were great. Liked the very good lunch of native dishes too.
Reviewer: Lloyd Reinhard
5 Stars
Tour review
March 04, 2020
This was one of the best excursions we have been on. Jesus, our tour guide, was absolutely excellent. He was very knowledgeable and created memorable moments. The inclusion of a bus and boat ride was perfect. And the lunch was delicious!
Reviewer: Debbie Sargent
5 Stars
Excellent shore excursion
January 15, 2020
Jesus was an excellent guide, and Jose was a wonderful driver. The tour included a bus ride where we had an opportunity to stop and see the native monkeys. Then we took a boat ride on the Tarcoles River where we saw amazing birds, crocs, observed the tides and took lots of pictures. We continued to a buffet lunch in an atrium of a lovely hotel. It was an absolutely wonderful day!
Reviewer: Ellen Newman
5 Stars
Great overview of Costa Rica
January 01, 2020
This was a great day exploring the high lights of Costa Rica. Viewing wild monkeys near the road, and up close in our boat with large crocodiles, seeing many species of wild birds, we had far more experiences with wildlife than I had imagined. Our tour bus and guide were a surprise too. Nice day, punctuated with a nice local lunch.
Reviewer: Gary T Williamson
5 Stars
Tour comments
December 19, 2019
Great tour guides. Jungle boat excursion fabulous.great lunch.Amazing bus ride up into the rainforest.All around ...super day.
Reviewer: B Jennings
5 Stars
Best of Costa Rica
December 17, 2019
a great tour guide
Reviewer: Byron Jonk
5 Stars