Tours

It is possible to book several different tours via Dos Palmas. With these tours you will be picked up here at the hotel and dropped off afterwards.

Arenal Volcano, Grecia, Sarchí and Baldi Hot Springs

  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 10pm (22:00)

The tour starts in the North of the province Alajuela and will head towards the spectacular Arenal Volcano where you will see the most active volcano in Costa Rica. Here you will also have the opportunity to relax in the natural hot springs in the Baldi Hot Springs Resort while looking at the volcano.

This tour will also pay a visit to the town Grecia, known for its Metallic Parish, and the city of Sarchi, the town known for its craft wood furniture and decorations. Along the way, a regional lunch served before the journey continues to the San Carlos Region, a region known for its agriculture and large farms.

Then the next stop will be at La Fortuna, the city closest to the Arenal volcano. Here you can relax the rest of the afternoon in the hot springs at the bottom of the volcano. The tour finishes with a delicious dinner that is included in the tour.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, access to the hot springs, lunch and dinner.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.
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Irazú Volcano, Los Angeles Basilica Cartago and Orosi valley Tour

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 4pm (16:00)

 

The Irazú Volcano, also known as the "mountain of thunder and earthquakes", is the highest volcano in the Central Volcanic Range of Costa Rica. During this fascinating tour you will witness spectacular views and discover very nice spots. This tour also passes the city Cartago, the place of the Costa Rican Catholics. After this, the tour will continue to the scenic Orosi Valley, a beautiful area with an amazing view of coffee plantations and the rivers coming from the tropical forests that cover the hills.

A tasty lunch will be served in one of the area's best restaurants, specialized in local foods, before the journey heads back to San Jose.

Included with this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, access to the volcano and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.
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City Tour San Jose, shopping and lunch

City Tour San Jose
City Tour San Jose
City Tour San Jose
City Tour San Jose
  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 12am (12:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 4pm (16:00)

 

This city tour goes to the capital of Costa Rica, San José. The tour starts with a presentation of the tourist centre "El Pueblo", where will be a stop for a lunch to eat the oh so famous and local "El Casado". After this break the tour will continue to the Eastern part of San José. After a visit to the nicest sites of the city, the tour will move on to the also interesting city Moravië. This city is known for its shops that sell local crafts, specialised in wooden decorations such as the famous and very colorful oxcarts and wheelbarrows, rocking chairs, leather bags and many more.

After having explored the Eastern side, the tour will continue heading West, where the Metropolitan Park La Sabana, the new National Stadium and the Museum of Costa Rican Arts can be found.

Included in this tour:

  • Transport, a guided tour and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

Beach day Jacó

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

 

This tour starts with heading to its final destination Hotel Balcón del Mar (Balcony of the sea) in Jacó. Here you will be able to enjoy the day close to the beach and is it possible to use the hotel swimming pools. After a tasty lunch there will be the possibility to relax under the palm trees or to take a walk through the commercial center of the small town. 

Jacó is located just 1 hour and 30 minutes away from San José. This town is one of the better known destinations in Costa Rica and is very loved by the surfing community.

 

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Tour Jaco Beach
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Crocodile tour

  • Time period: 10 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated departure time from hotel: 8am (08:00)
  • Estimated return time at hotel: 6pm (18:00)

 

During this crocodile safari that lasts about two hours, we will take a comfortable and safe boat over the Grande de Tarcoles river. From these boats it is possible to see the reptiles from a close distance. You will be guided by the boat's captain and a tour guide who both have a lot of knowledge about the river and the animals in it.
 
Normally this excursion happens in combination with a visit to Jaco Beach, so at the and of the Crocodile Safari we will head in the direction of Jaco Beach to relax on the sand and enjoy a nice lunch in Hotel Balcón del Mar.

Included in this tour:

  • Transport, tourguide, lunch
  • Special food for kids aged below 2 years old is not included.

Quad tour

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 3pm (15:00)

After a short explanation and doing some test driving, you will head out on the quads into the streets of the Jacó Beach area. Experienced guides will show you all the exotic resorts and beautiful sites in the area. You will be driving through mud, small creeks, steep roads and of course the tropical jungle.

During the entire trip you will see impressive panoramic views, including one of the best of the Central Pacific where you can see as far as the peninsula of Nicoya. With a bit of luck you will also be able to see some tucans and macaws, which are very common in this area.

Included in this tour:

  • Transport, a guided tour and a lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Duration: 13 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 8am (08:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 9pm (21:00)

Manuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is part of the province Puntarenas. In 2011 the park is mentioned by Forbes as one of the 12 most beautiful parks of the world.

The trip starts with a drive to the mountains of the central valleys (route 27). We will make a stop to enjoy some typical Costa Rican breakfast. When we arrive at the park we will start to walk through the cloud forest. We will follow the natural trial which will lead us to the beach. Here you can enjoy a swim or a walk between all of the flora and fauna. The park is home to several ape species such as the titi monkey, the white-headed capuchin, the howling monkey. Other animals living in the park are raccoons, coatis, iguanas, sloths and several exotic birds. After we have visited the national park, we will return back to the restaurant where we can enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch we will return back to the hotel.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

Cahuita National Park

  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

After departure from San José, the tour will take you through the majestic scene of Braulia Carillo National Park. Cahuita National park is located on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica which is part of the province Limón.

The name Cahuita comes from the inhabitants of the place: the meaning of ‘’Cawi’’ is mahogany which is a tree that comes from that region and ‘’ta’’ means sharp. Enjoy the white beaches and the endless coconut trees in combination with the quietness, peace and clear water of the ocean. The ocean is rich of corals, close to the coastline.  

The most beautiful attraction of the park is the life in several aquatic systems, which contains a lot of corals. It is also possible to see many tropical fishes with beautiful bright colors, tiger sharks, manta rays and eels. All of this makes it a perfect place to dive.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

Tortuga island

  • Duration: 14 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 8pm (20:00)

The tour starts early in the morning with the departure from San José. We will drive to Puntarenas Harbor by bus (2 hours). The catamaran and its friendly staff will be ready to take you to the beautiful Tortuga island. The boat trip (1 ½ hour) will be very interesting and gives you the opportunity to enjoy the sun, listen to tropical music and enjoy some nice cocktails.

When we have arrived on the island you will be given some time to swim in the sea and enjoy a walk on the heavenly beaches. A delicious lunch will be served and the improvised bar is open during your whole stay. After lunch there will be time left to relax or to take a last walk around the island.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

3 IN 1- Rainforest train, Reserve and Sarapiqui river

  • Duration: 9 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 7.30am (07:30)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 4.30pm (16.30)

The tour starts with the extraordinary rainforest of Braulio Carrillo National Park, one of the most important reserves of Costa Rica. This is the natural demarcation between the Caribbean area and the Central Valley. After this we will visit the rainforest of Aerial Tram on board of a gondola that will go through the treetops, accompanied by a guide. After the Aerial Tram tour, we will go to Selva Verde for a walk and where you can enjoy the nature. You will get the opportunity to see  multi colored small frogs and a spectacular river flowing through this area. After lunch we will walk to the starting point of the Sarapiqui river, this area is known of its amazing nature. We will enjoy a boat trip on the river and on board you will be able to search for monkeys, several bird species, iguanas, sloths and more.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

3 IN 1 - Rainforest train

  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 7.30am (07:30)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 2.30pm (14.30)

The Rain Forest Aerial Tram – Caribbean area in a national park that counts 475 hectares.

The national park shares a boundary of 10 km with the Braulio Carillo National Park and functions as a buffer zone between the park and the production of agriculture. After arrival you will be welcomed by the staff and invited to watch a movie in the video hall. On your way to the video hall you will make a quick stop to enjoy the panoramic view from the wire bridge and the viewpoint of the Broccoli Tree.

After the presentation with a short video about the park you will be guided to the Aerial Tram Boarding. The main goal is to let the visitors enjoy the jungle on different levels.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included

Monteverde daytour

  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

Let yourself be enchanted by the Cloud Forest of Monteverde. Monteverde is seen as one of the most important destinations regarding ecotourism in Costa Rica. This area is famous because of its Forest Reserve and many other reserves.

We will start the tour by crossing mountains that surround the central valley.  While we are on the road we will enjoy a delicious breakfast. After that the tour will continue on a picturesque road to our destination. You will see several wire bridges and tours that will pass wire bridges and observation platforms.

This attraction is completely safe and trustworthy. Besides, the construction is adjusted to persons with a disability.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.

Quetzal expedition

  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Available throughout the year
  • Estimated time of departure from the hotel: 6am (06:00)
  • Estimated time of return at the hotel: 6pm (18:00)

If you want to escape the bustle of the city, we would like to invite you to join this expedition through the jungle searching for the exclusive, beautiful Quetzal. The Quetzal is known as the most spectacular bird in the world.

This excursion will take you over the picturesque roads of the Provence Cartago and the Cerro Bella Vista, until reaching the destination Mirador of Quetzals, which is located in the mountain range of Talamanca. Here we will make a hike across the paths of the jungle and here you can search for and admire the Quetzals. At the end of the expedition you will enjoy a delicious lunch before heading back to the hotel.

Included in this tour:

  • Transportation, a guided tour, breakfast and lunch.
  • Food for kids aged below 2 years is not included.