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"Ecoscape Nature Tour" Alajuela Things to Do Tip by Suzanne123

Alajuela Things to Do: 16 reviews and 47 photos

There are numerous companies offering tours of the central valley. Some combine various excursions i.e horseback riding, sarapiqui river boat tirp, Poas Volcano, Selve Verde jungle lodge etc... The one I took was the Highlights tour and included the following visits: coffe plantation, poas volcano, hummingbird centre, La Paz waterfall, lunch at Selve Verde Jungle lodge, boat trip down the Sarapiqui River, and a drive thru Braulio Carrillo National Park. The whole tour was wonderful and included a very informative guide. We drove by many of the industries in this Mountainous fern growing operations, strawberries, dairy cattle and more. I booked this tour over the internet and
I did not hear back from them despite my email requests for confirmation. I contacted them by phone once in Costa Rica and had no problems dealing with them that way. It is 1,000 colones/$2.00 for a cab ride from Alajuela to the Hampton inn across from the airport. The tour bus can pick you up there. Don't let the person talk you out of a differant drop-off location, unless you want. The guide offered to drop me off at the San Jose bus depot and I would not do that at all. Cost $79.00 US per person. A bargain. This is something you will not regret participating in.

Address: Hampton Inn

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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