Day trip

San José: Guided Volcano, Waterfall & Coffee Farm Day Trip

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Activity provider: Costa Rica Tours

San José: Guided Volcano, Waterfall & Coffee Farm Day Trip

Activity provider: Costa Rica Tours

From US$ 139 per person

Discover the majestic Poás Volcano and visit La Paz Waterfall on a day trip from San José. Enjoy lunch along the way and stop at the Hacienda Alsacia Coffee Farm before heading back to San José.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in San José.


  • Marvel at the diverse landscapes of Costa Rica on a day trip from San José
  • Take fantastic photos while viewing the cascading La Paz Waterfall
  • Savor a delicious lunch at a local restaurant after visiting the volcano
  • Wander through thick, luscious rainforest and reach the La Paz Waterfall
  • See the majestic Poás Volcano and admire its expansive main crater
  • Explore the Hacienda Alsacia coffee farm and learn about coffee production
Full description

Visit the Poás Volcano, the picturesque La Paz outdoor waterfall, and the one-and-only Starbucks coffee farm on a day trip from San José, Costa Rica. A wonderful choice for coffee aficionados and nature lovers alike, this tour includes a hotel pickup and lunch at a local restaurant.

Enjoy a convenient pickup directly from your accommodation in San Jose and make your way to your first stop for the day, the Poás Volcano. Travel in an air-conditioned van and admire coffee plantations as well as flower and strawberry farms along the way.

Poás is one of Costa Rica's most active volcanoes and last erupted in April 2017. The volcano and the surrounding park were closed for close to 17 months and a safety perimeter of nearly 2.5 kilometers was established around the erupting crater.

At the volcano, you'll have time to enjoy the impressive main crater with its sulfur fumaroles. Then, follow a trail to the Botos Lagoon, a crater lake located inside the Poás Volcano National Park. As you hike, learn about the different ecosystems in the park.

After your trek, refuel with a delicious lunch of local fare at one of the restaurants in the area. Then, head out to your next destination, the La Paz Waterfall.

Discover La Paz waterfall as you stroll along paved trails through cloud forests and rainforests. Make the most of excellent photo opportunities as you visit these falls and see them from different vantage points

Then, head to your final stop for the day, the Hacienda Alsacia coffee farm, the first and only Starbucks coffee farm. See the visitor center and learn what Starbucks is doing to empower farmers, promote sustainable practices, and develop the next generation of coffee.

At the end of your Costa Rica adventure, enjoy a convenient transfer back to your hotel in San José.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Poás Volcano National Park entry fee
  • Lunch
  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens entry fee
  • Visit to the Hacienda Alsacia coffee farm
  • Tips (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors
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great walk beautiful craters beautiful walk magnificent gardens and waterfalls guide Hermich extra

September 1, 2022

Transportation vehicle was terrible. It was very uncomfortable and wanted to go back during the trip. Crater was very beautiful, waterful was disappointing and Starbucks coffee farm was average. Lunch was a disappointing as well. The only thing was the Crater and the driver

October 24, 2022

- a nice driver and guide - lunch was modest

November 29, 2022

Product ID: 428226