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Puntarenas San Jose Sightseeing and Cultural Excursion

Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Excursion ID S2847)

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  • Duration
    8 hours
  • Activity Level
  • Minimum Age
    6 Years Old
  • Languages
    EN | ES


  • Round trip transportation from your Puntarenas Costa Rica cruise ship terminal!
  • Air-conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
  • English speaking certified shore excursion guide!
  • Scenic drive through San Jose City to see all the best sights and highlights!
  • Visit to the National Museum and famed National Theater!
  • Delicious Costa Rican lunch included!

This is a great option for those looking to see as much as possible on their Puntarenas shore excursion! See the most important highlights and spend the day sightseeing the best of the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose City. 

Your Puntarenas cruise excursion guide will meet you outside the cruise ship pier terminal to start your adventure. The adventure begins with a relaxing 90 minute drive on Costa Rica's most scenic road, National Route 27; driving by lush valleys, green pasture lands, coffee plantations and several small towns.  Your sightseeing excursion guide will be with you the entire time giving you lots of interesting bits of information about Costa Rica.

As you arrive in San Jose, your scenic drive takes you to The Metropolitan Cathedral, one of the most important and symbolic buildings. The Cathedral was built with the objective of spreading the Christian religion in Costa Rica; and has now become the epicenter of the Christian faith in Costa Rica. There is also, The National Theater (Teatro Nacional), considered the point of reference of Costa Rican Fine Arts and Performing Arts.

Next visit the National Museum, which was once a fortress and now houses a vast collection of archeological and historical artifacts. Your drive will also take you through the Rohrmoser district, La Sabana Park and National Stadium. 

Before heading back to your Puntarenas Cruise Terminal you will be treated to a delicious Costa Rican Lunch. After lunch, it's time to head back to your Puntarenas cruise ship pier. Your guide and driver will drop you off at the entrance of the cruise terminal and make sure to have you back in plenty of time, so no worries, just relax and enjoy your day!

Note: The places visited may vary in sequence to avoid crowds. On Sundays the National Theater is closed and access is not allowed; therefore, the Golden Museum is substituted. 

This excursion is available starting October 1st, if you are interested in doing it before please contact us.

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Come experience and enjoy a great sightseeing shore excursion around the city of San Jose. Visit the National Theater, Metropolitan Cathedral and more! The best of Costa Rica!


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Victoria CA
Pretty beach
     5/5  (Visited on July 2019)
Nice pretty and clean beach, but the resort staff was amazing, we loved it cant wait to go back!
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Galveston TX
Overall experience was good
     4/5  (Visited on June 2019)
The overall experience was good, the beach, the service, the views, everything. There is something for everyone I would recommend doing this to everyone. Croc's pool is one of the best features about the resort. LOVED it!
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