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Transfers and Excursions

The Barceló San José hotel offers transfer and excursion services that you can request when you make your hotel reservation through Barcelo.com and you may pay upon arrival. All prices per person per day.

Barceló San José Counter: Office in Costa Rica.Ed. San José Palacio. Robledal, La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica
Contact Person: Ricardo Cedeño
Tel.: +506 2220 2034 - Ext. 729
Fax: (506) 2296 - 3188


City tour
This tour will take you on a journey through Costa Rican culture and its history. You will discover some of San José’s most important historical sites. It includes a visit to the National Theater and/or a museum. An on-site shopping stop for purchases of local goods.

Duration: Half Day 
Price: US$45

Arenal Volcano and Tabacón Hot Springs

One of the most famous tours! The Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. As if this weren’t enough, just opposite this majestic volcano and close enough so that you can feel the booming sounds it emits, you can see the stunning gardens with hot thermal springs which round-up a perfect night among nature’s most fascinating charms.

Duration: Full Day (lunch and dinner) 
Price: US$130

La Carpintera Canopy Tour
A once in a lifetime experience. It consists of sliding from one platform to the next, giving you the feeling of flying through the canopy. The La Carpintera canopy offers 19,375 feet of cable between 10 platforms, abseiling and a small trek though the forest trail.



Schedule: Daily from 8 am to noon and from noon to 5 pm
Duration: Half Day (lunch)
Price: US$75

Poás Volcano
We’ll take the Pan-American Highway to the city of Alajuela, where you can see the Monument to the Farmer, the Monument to Juan Santamaría, and the famous Parque de los Mangos. The ascent to the volcano goes through coffee, fern, flower and strawberry plantations. There will be enough time at the volcano to observe the impressive main crater, with its sulfur fumaroles. We will then go on a trek down the trail as far as the beautiful Botos Lagoon, which will enable us to find out about the reserve’s different ecosystems.


· Admission
· Transportation

Does not include:

· Food

Schedule: from 8 am to 1 pm.
Duration: Half Day
Price: US$55

Tortuguero National Park
Early morning departure from your hotel in San José to the mountains of the Braulio Carrillo National Park. On the way, we will stop so you can enjoy a typical Costa Rican breakfast. We will visit a banana plantation. A motor boat will wait to take us through the canals of the Caribbean. After lunch, we will go on a trek through the rainforest, followed by a boat trip through the canals of the Tortuguero National Park, where we will be able to see many animals and birds.

Times: Daily from 5:40 am to 6 pm
Duration: Full Day (breakfast and lunch)
Price: US$99

Cable car
Explore the gardens of the rainforest. The cable car offers a fantastic journey through one of the world’s most diverse canopies. It is only 60 minutes from San José. Located in a private nature reserve, adjoining the Braulio Carrillo National Park, this is one of the rainforests with the greatest biodiversity.

Duration: Full Day (lunch)
Price: US$106

Tour of Café Britt
Come with us and discover the secrets of coffee; go on a journey through our organic coffee plantations, tropical gardens and roasting factory, where you will learn everything about our golden bean from its plantation to the coffee mug.

Times: 10 am to 2 pm
Duration: Half Day (lunch)
Price: US$58

Turtle Island
Costa Rica is famous for its romantic day cruises that visit the exotic Gulf of Nicoya islands. Our destination is Tortuga Island, which is renowned for its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters that will allow us to enjoy a wide range of activities.


· Transportation

Duration: Full Day (breakfast and lunch)
Price: US$139

Rainforest Adventure (3 in 1)
The trip begins with a trip to the extraordinary rainforest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important reserves of Costa Rica. Once we reach Sarapiqui, we'll embark on a relaxing journey down the Sarapiqui River. After the boat journey, we'll continue with a walk down private paths to the Selva Verde Lodge. After a delicious lunch and on the way back to San José, we'll visit the famous airtram in the rainforest, where we'll observe the tress and nature aboard a gondola accompanied by a nature guide.


· Transportation

Duration: Full Day (Lunch) Daily.
Price: US$119

Pacuare IV River Rapids
This is considered the most scenic and untamed river in Latin America. The mysterious and remote scenery have led to the classification of the Pacuare River as a protected area. The river is globally renowned as one of the best to practice this sport. There are also 2-day excursions available (including a night in the jungle).

Duration: Full Day (breakfast and lunch)
Price: US$100

Combo Tour
Discover the Poás Volcano National Park, the Doka grounds and coffee plantation, and the Cataratas La Paz gardens. Take the Pan-American Highway to the city of Alajuela, and see the Monument to the Farmer, the Monument to Juan Santamaría and the famous Parque de los Mangos. During the climb to the volcano, we'll take a brief stop to listen to the explanation around the grains of gold and coffee, continuing on through fields of ferns, flowers and strawberries. In the park, you'll also visit butterfly and bird observatories, in addition to an impressive collection of hummingbirds, the aviary, and old house and a frog pond and snake pond. Once the walk is complete, you'll enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before starting the return to San José.


· Breakfast
· Lunch
· Transportation

Hours: 6:40 am to 5:00 pm
Price: US$111

We recommend a hat, light jacket, comfortable shoes, insect repellent, binoculars, and a camera.

Ram Luna Lookout
The Tierra Tica Ram Luna is high up in the mountains that encircle the central valley, from where you can admire the panoramic views during the sunset, contemplating the capital from another perspective. You'll also enjoy a display of Costa Rican folklore, through the joy of its dances and marimba music, while enjoying a delicious dinner buffet, with a menu that reflects the typical food of the region. During the visit, local artists will display their beautiful masterpieces. The evening will culminate with the traditional masquerade and a show of fireworks. Don't miss out this unforgettable experience!


· Roundtrip transportation
· Typical buffet dinner
· Typical show
· Open bar for 3 hrs.

Times: Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 pm to 10 pm
Price: US$70