Tours

Hostel Casa del Parque offers unlimited travel advice and travel packages so you can experience the incredible and abundant natural beauty of Costa Rica. From pristine beaches, lush rainforest, volcanoes and hot springs to mountain trekking, there’s something for the adventurer or the indulgent traveller. If you are interested in some Costa Rica tours, look no further than the helpful and knowledgeable administrative staff at Hostel Casa del Parque. We can provide tips, answer your questions and directly book tours for you to anywhere in the country.

All tours include pick-up and drop-off directly to and from our door and a bilingual guide.

 
 
 Arenal Volcano. Taken by  Shmuel Spiegelman .

Arenal Volcano. Taken by Shmuel Spiegelman.

Arenal Volcano and Tabacon Hot Springs

Rate: $146.00 Adult • Children 25% off discount (3 to 10 years old)

The Arenal Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in the Americas. From our observation point, weather permitting, you may feel the ground tremble and see the night sky explode with ash and lava in a natural display of fireworks. Next, we will visit the hot springs of the volcano, where you can relax in the soothing waters and be caressed by the cool night air while observing the stars and the incredible night sky above the volcano. At a convenient time after your arrival, we will treat you to a splendid dinner.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation

  • Lunch

  • Dinner
  • Bilingual Guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fee to Tabacon Hot Springs

Recommendations:

  • Swimsuit

  • Sandals

  • Change of clothing
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Sun block
  • Towel
  • Insect repellent
 
 Poás Volcano crater

Combo Tour: Poás Volcano National Park / Doka Coffee Tour / La Paz Waterfall Garden

Rate: $132.00 ADULTS • Children 25% off discount(3 to 11 years old)

To get to the different attractions included during this excursion we will drive by the city of Alajuela passing by the Agriculture Monument, the Monument to Juan Santamaria and the famous Mango Park. As we ascend towards the Poás Volcano we will notice the change in temperature and vegetation; we will see coffee plantations as well as fern, flower and strawberry farms along the way, creating a beautiful landscape.

On the way to the volcano we will visit Doka Coffee Estate for a delicious breakfast and a coffee tour, in an actual coffee plantation where we will learn about the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce one of the best coffees in Costa Rica. Learn about the careful process involved on the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean.After the coffee tour we will continue to Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different ecosystems in this beautiful national park. Following the visit to the volcano we will continue to La Paz Water Fall Garden for lunch and tour. On arrival to the La Paz, we will walk through a trail, leading to a spectacular waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. Inside the park we will also visit the hummingbird gallery, the serpentarium, the bird house, the butterfly garden and the frog’s exhibit.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation

  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Entrance fee to Poás Volcano National Park
  • Entrance fee to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • Entrance fee to Coffee Tour
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Recommendations:

  • Hat

  • Jacket

  • Walking shoes
  • Insect repellent
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Raincoat
 
 Trail with trees

Rain Forest Adventure 3 in 1

Rate: $136.00 adults • Children 25% off discount (3 to 11 years old)

Drive to Sarapiquí, through the extraordinary rain forest of the Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important rainforest reserves of Costa Rica. On arrival to Sarapiqui, a beautiful area known for its impressive natural richness, you will board a boat for a relaxing ride on the Sarapiqui River where you will feel in close contact with nature and admire the inspiring surroundings.

After the boat ride you will continue with a walk on Selva Verde Eco Lodge’s private trails which are a heaven for nature enthusiasts, hikers, bird and wildlife watchers. Following lunch and on route to San Jose, a visit to the famous Rainforest Aerial Tram is included, for a ride on a gondola through the tree canopy in company of a naturalist guide that will talk to you about the wonderful rainforest.

The Rain Forest Aerial Tram – Atlantic is a 475-hectares (1,200-acre) private reserve that shares a 10 km border with Braulio Carrillo National Park, constituting a buffer zone between the park and farming lands.

Tour includes:

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
  • Boat ride on the Sarapiqui River
  • Guided walk on Selva Verde Trails
  • Rain Forest Aerial Tram Tour
  • Lunch

Recommendations:

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes

  • Hat

  • Sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
 
 Rafting at the Pacuare by  Chadica

Rafting at the Pacuare by Chadica

White Water Rafting Pacuare

Rate: Class IV Pascua and Pacuare $99.00 ADULTS • Children 25% off discount (8 to 10 years old)

Experience the full explosion of excitement which is the thrill of white water rafting!. The scenery while rafting is just marvelous. The vegetation that will surround you plus the power of the waters will transport you into a great wild adventure. The equipment will be given, and a specialized guide will instruct you on how to manage yourself into the strong currents of the river.

Tour includes:

  • Breakfast and lunch

Recommendations:

  • Camera

  • Sandals

  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Extra clothing
 
 Tortuguero river

Tortuguero National Park One Day Tour

Rate: $110.00 ADULTs • Children 25% off discount (3 to 10 years old) 

(NOTE: Turtle nesting tour not available for One Day Tour)

Covering 29000 hectares, Tortuguero is one of the most important nesting sites of Chelonia Midas, the green sea turtle. Tortuguero’s forests and waterways are home for many endangered mammals such as sloths, monkeys, agoutis, coatimundis and manatees. There are also abundant birds, such as toucans, trogons, egrets, herons and aninghas, as well as crocodiles, turtles and countless colorful butterflies, including the blue morpho.

Tour includes:

  • Breakfast and lunch

Not included:

  • Alcoholic beverages and tipping, soft drinks.

Recommendations:

  • Hat

  • Light clothes and covered shoes
  • Rain gear, mosquito repellent, for the walk only.
  • Do not forget your camera and film.

For the better enjoyment of the tour we will change itinerary in case of bad weather, road or river conditions.