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Heredia

Known for Churches, Hiking and Cathedrals

Check out popular sights like Plaza Real Cariari as you discover the local area in Heredia.

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Check out popular sights like Plaza Real Cariari as you discover the local area in Heredia.

Things to do in Heredia

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Poas Volcano National Park, a popular green space in Toro Amarillo. Discover the area's volcano viewpoints and waterfalls.

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Leave the city of San Jose behind to explore Costa Rica’s stunning natural surroundings and smaller townships. Visit the impressive basilica in Cartago, gaze down into the steaming crater of the Irazu Volcano, and feel rejuvenated with a dip in Orosi's refreshing hot springs.

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Soak up the laid-back vibe and lifestyle of the ticos (natives of Costa Rica) in San Jose—Costa Rica’s friendly capital city, called “Chepe” by the locals. Explore the city's historic architecture, quirky neighborhoods, and emerging art scene during a half-day guided tour.

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Step aboard a boat at Puntarenas for a scenic cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya. Hop off at Tortuga Island for an afternoon swimming, snorkeling, and lounging on the white sands of this exotic destination, and enjoy a delicious Costa Rican lunch prepared by your crew.

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Explore the outdoor wonders near San Jose with a full-day excursion to Poas National Park's blackened crater, an award-winning coffee plantation, and the towering 121-foot (37-m) La Paz Waterfall. Led by knowledgeable guides, discover the area's unspoiled natural beauty.

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Combine a litany of daring rainforest eco-adventures into one experience—ziplining, crossing a hanging bridge, riding the aerial canopy tram, and going for a guided nature walk to see the butterfly and frogs garden.

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Feel your worries float away in the breeze during a guided cruise across the Gulf of Nicoya to Isla Tortuga. This full-day getaway invites you to relax on the beach and snorkel or participate in an exhilarating banana boat ride before indulging in a 4-course lunch with fresh fruit and soft drinks.