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Two kilometers east of Paraíso on the road to Turrialba is Finca Cristina , an organic coffee farm...
The road to Tucurrique forks off the main lake loop toward Escalada Cachí, a sport-climbing spot with routes of varying difficulty...
One of the most affordable Spanish-language schools in the country; check the website for current prices and schedule.
Operated by the charming Luis, who served as a guide for the venerable Río Tropicales rafting company for years, this small outfit can organize short, local rafting expeditions (US$40), tours of neighboring coffee fi...
Just east of the rotunda in San Pedro, the 1970s are alive and well at Salón Los Patines, a throwback roller rink.
This reputable agency organizes half-day walking tours of the city, along with travel throughout Costa Rica.
In addition to Spanish, they offer cooking and dance.
If you’re interested in knocking down some pins, Boliche Dent in Los Yoses is an old-school bowling alley that looks straight out of 1969 (when it was built).
Booking office for the Rainforest Aerial Tram .
Organizes day tours of San José or any number of Central Valley sights.
This long-standing agency offers a three-hour walking tour of San José that hits all the key sites.
This park has a variety of sporting facilities, including tennis courts, volleyball, basketball and baseball areas, jogging paths and soccer pitches...
Manages programs devoted to everything from animal rescue to women’s education. In San José, there are opportunities to work in educational settings or with the elderly.
Offers a variety of educational programs, as well as volunteer placements and medical Spanish.
Golfers can hit the greens at the Parque Valle del Sol in the nearby suburb of Santa Ana.
Adrenaline junkies can opt to take the plunge with one of the daily bungee jumps off the 80m-tall Río Colorado Bridge in Grecia organized by Tropical Bungee.
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