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Enjoy your stay at San Jose\'s El Presidente All rooms offer a unique retreat for any traveler to Costa Rica Suite options are available for families or groups Discover natural beauty in the Rain Forest Spa Feel Hotel Presidente\'s natural elegance as soon as you step into the lobby La Cafeteria is part of the dynamic culinary adventure to be found in San Jose The hotel offers on site dining, extensive local options, and 24 hr room service Toast to your dining adventure on your Costa Rican tour The Fitness Center offers an extensive array of equipment Spacious suites feature separate living areas and modern amenities In-room bath amenities Grand Spa suites invite you to a life of luxury and relaxation Spa Rooms include lavish bathrooms with two-person jacuzzi tubs
An iconic landmark in San Jose, Costa Rica, Hotel Presidente is a contemporary urban retreat in the heart of downtown San Jose. With its vibrant ambiance, modern décor and great service, this 4-star upscale hotel is the symbol of hospitality and the cultural soul of Costa Rica's capital city. Celebrated for their eco-friendly tourism practices, Hotel Presidente is a window into Costa Rica's land, people and heritage. Experience an unforgettable adventure or getaway at Hotel Presidente... the place to relax, connect, inspire, dine, and explore Costa Rica!

Hotel Services
The heart of hospitality in San Jose's Financial District, Hotel Presidente is a landmark hotel destination and vacation retreat in downtown San José, Costa Rica, where everything is at your fingertips. From the moment you walk into the vibrant, open lobby feel relaxed, delighted and inspired.

With its contemporary urban vibe, natural elegance, and modern décor this iconic San Jose hotel is the place to stay, see, connect, celebrate, dine and explore the Costa Rican capital. Passionate hospitality is delivered with earth-friendly sustainable practices that celebrate the land and culture of Costa Rica.
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- Bar/Lounge
- Breakfast Included
- Access to computers, Printer, Fax, Copier
- Casino
- Concierge & Tour Desk
- Currency Exchange and Traveler's Checks
- Doorman
- Dry Cleaning
- Express Check-out
- Fitness Center
- Free Newspapers in Lobby
- Free Wireless Internet Access in Public Areas
- Luggage Storage
- Rain Forest Spa
- Room Service
Wake-Up Service

Additional Hotel Amenities
Fitness Center
Get energized in our bright, state-of-the-art Fitness Center overlooking San Jose's lively cityscape. Located on the 7th Floor, the Fitness Room features cardio, fitness and weight training equipment, including a treadmills, elliptical, rowing machine, recumbent bike, and strength system, as well as Swiss balls, jump ropes and abdominal equipment for a total body workout. Enjoy a soothing soak in the rooftop hot tub under the San Jose stars.

Business Services
All travelers stay connected and productive in San Jose's high-tech business and event destination. The hotel offers a comfortable business space with computers, free internet access, and personal assistants who can provide you with printing services, laptops, computers, routers, DVD players, and video projectors.

Rain Forest Spa
Relax and rejuvenate with holistic spa treatments and rituals at the Rain Forest Spa. Enjoy an exclusive collection of spa and body treatments in a harmonious atmosphere where you transcend into bliss. Certified massage therapists practice the art of healing touch that energize and promote health, balance and calm. Organic marine and plant extracts and essential aromatherapy oils evitalize your body and spirit.

Entertainment and Nightlife
Enjoy exciting entertainment at the Fiesta Casino, featuring 150 modern gaming machines. While you play, attentive staff delivers complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres with excellent service. Experience the fun and excitement of San Jose every day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 a.m.

Hotel Accommodations
Surrounded by the energy and culture of Costa Rica's capital city, Hotel Presidente offers contemporary boutique accommodations in downtown San Jose, Costa Rica. Relax in 91 beautifully appointed rooms and spacious suites designed with chic décor, and comfortable furnishings and modern amenities. Casually elegant San Jose accommodations offer stylish living and entertainment space, a complimentary full breakfast buffet and many rooms with views of the city action and mountain horizons. Standard rooms, Spa rooms and Suites vary in size from 215 sq ft to 650 sq ft, and all include LCD TV with premium channels, spacious bathrooms with luxury amenities, laptop sized safes, Wi-Fi, premium mattresses and high thread count linens.

Dining Opportunities
With flavorful cuisine and a colorful culture, San Jose, Costa Rica is a food lover's adventure. A melting pot of food, flavor and fun, San Jose, Costa Rica boasts wonderful restaurants, cafes, patios, bars, and wine tasting rooms that will intoxicate your senses. From Costa Rican specialties to fresh Pacific seafood, the restaurants of San Jose, Costa Rica offer a taste of the land and a feel for the people. Located on bustling Central Avenue, Hotel Presidente is steps from San Jose's most celebrated restaurants and dining spots. Indulge in the unique spices, flavors and aromas of San Jose and take a bite out of life!

Hotel Presidente's Cafeteria - San Jose Bistro
San Jose ticos, expats and tourists flock to the charming Cafe at the landmark Hotel Presidente. Overlooking San Jose, Costa Rica, this cozy cafeteria is one of San Jose`s most delightful restaurants and hangouts. Casual but stylish, the cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed atmosphere, and also the best capuccinos in town with high quality Costa Rican Coffee.

Start your day with a hearty breakfast or meet over an aromatic cup of Costa Rican coffee and tea served by friendly baristas. Grab a table and enjoy a fresh salad or soup, or indulge in a grilled steak or fish. Save room for tantalizing deserts and incredible wine selection. Hotel Presidente`s Café is the perfect place to enjoy the flavors and culture of downtown San Jose.

Hotel Presidente's Cafe Bar
Catch up with friends over drinks or enjoy delicious appetizers at the lively bar at Hotel Presidente`s Cafe. Relax and enjoy a wide selection of soft drinks, spirits, domestic and imported beers and wines. The famous coffee bar features the most aromatic Costa Rican coffee blends and signature coffee drinks. Swing by for a welcome "Sangria" from 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m., when locals and guests mix for cocktails and Pura Vida!
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Discover Costa Rica

9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft Class III-IV rapids
  • Bike through an agricultural center
  • Sample local foods from the field
  • Kayak to Ballena Island
Whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, biking through tropical plantations, hiking the cloud forest at the Savegre Reserve, strolling along the Pacific coastline - is there anything we forgot on this Costa Rica adventure? Experience the best of Costa Rica on this 9-day itinerary!
Activities: Beach Time, Biking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominical, Marino Ballena National Park, Pacuare River, San Jose, Savegre Valley, Turrialba
Tour Details
Day 8: rafting with Kenneth
$1,775
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Adventure Pacifica

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through the cloudforest
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
Spend 9 days in Costa Rica on this ultimate adventure vacation! Experience all that Costa Rica has to offer with opportunities to hike, raft, search for wildlife, zip line, and more. This is a great itinerary for travelers short on time but big on adventure!
Activities: Land, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose
Tour Details
Kayaking the Central Pacific coast in Costa Rica
$1,295
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Beaches & Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Snorkel a large coral reef system
  • Hike through the rainforest
Enjoy this active and varied Costa Rica vacation that is suitable for almost any age of traveler. Plunge down the whitewater of the Pacaure River, experience the jungle adventures of Selva Bananito Lodge, and end with a couple of relaxing days on a Caribbean beach.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, San Jose, Selva Bananito
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A baby sea turtle heads for the ocean
$1,575
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Turtles & Rainforest

8 Day Itinerary
Enjoy Costa Rica's incredible wildlife with a tour of Tortuguero National Park and visit one of the most important nesting sites for the green sea turtle in the western hemisphere. Follow that with a rainforest retreat to Selva Bananito Reserve. Finish this Costa Rica vacation with an exciting whitewater adventure down the Pacuare river!
Activities: Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, San Jose, Selva Bananito, Tortuguero
Tour Details
Agami Heron at nesting site in Pacuare Reserve
$1,250
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Wild Costa Rica Corcovado

8 Day Itinerary
  • Whitewater raft the Pacuare River
  • Search for the scarlet macaw
  • Camp on sandy beaches
  • Hike along paths in Corcovado
This 8-day Costa Rica travel itinerary immerses you in the wilds of this lush country! After an exhilarating two-day whitewater rafting trip, head toward the untamed Osa Peninsula and Corcovado National Park, where you can go horseback riding, hiking, kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, whale watching, or take the canopy tour.
Activities: Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Corcovado Tent Camp, Pacuare River, San Jose
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Cattleya hybrid at Monteverde Orchid Garden
$1,995
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Earth, Fire and Water

9 Day Itinerary
  • Learn about rainforest conservation
  • Horseback ride, fish, hike and surf
  • Watch for the Resplendant Quetzal
  • Hike the national park near Arenal
A naturalist's dream, this Costa Rica tour takes you into the rainforest, cloudforest, and to the foot of Costa Rica's most active volcano. The relaxed pace make it a perfect choice for those desiring to visit the Pacific Coast and enjoy Costa Rica travel at an easy tempo.
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose, Tiskita Jungle Lodge
Tour Details
Getting ready to take off on a zip line tour!
$1,650
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Beaches & Rainforest

9 Day Itinerary
  • Climb a giant kapok tree
  • Relax on white sand beaches
  • Snorkel and kayak in the Caribbean
  • Raft the Pacuare River
Enjoy this active and varied Costa Rica vacation that is suitable for almost any age of traveler. Plunge down the whitewater of the Pacaure River, experience the jungle adventures of Selva Bananito Lodge, and end with a couple relaxing days on a Caribbean beach.
Activities: Beach Time, Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, San Jose, Selva Bananito
Tour Details
Holding a baby sea turtle
$1,890
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Turtles & Rainforest Pacuare Reserve

8 Day Itinerary
  • Assist biologists on turtle rounds
  • Learn about rain forest ecology
  • Ride horseback through family farms
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
This itinerary combines Pacuare Nature Reserve with a Rainforest Retreat! Start your journey off by joining biologists to study giant leatherback turtles for two nights at Pacuare Nature Reserve. Then head to Selva Bananito Lodge for a rainforest adventure.
Activities: Horseback Riding, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Trekking & Hiking, Volunteering, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare Nature Reserve, Pacuare River, San Jose, Selva Bananito
Tour Details
Rafting the Pacuare River in Costa Rica
$1,450
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Wild Costa Rica

8 Day Itinerary
  • Spend two days rafting the Pacuare
  • Camp along the river
  • Tour the jungle with a naturalist
  • Take a night walk to see wildlife
Immerse yourself in the wilds of this lush country! After an exhilarating two-day whitewater rafting trip, we head toward the untamed Playa Nicuesa region - one of the only places in Costa Rica where large groups of the endangered scarlet macaw still color the sky.
Activities: Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Pacuare River, Playa Nicuesa Rainforest Lodge, San Jose
Tour Details
White water rafting on the Pacaure River
$1,365
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Costa Rica Quest

8 Day Itinerary
  • Observe nesting sea turtles
  • Hike in the rain forest at night
  • Raft the Sarapiqui River
  • Explore nearby Arenal Volcano
Enjoy Costa Rica's incredible wildlife with an 8-day tour of Tortuguero National Park and visit one of the most important nesting sites for the green sea turtle in the western hemisphere. Then raft down the beautiful Sarapiqui River. Finish this Costa Rica vacation with a visit to Arenal, one of the world's most active volcanoes!
Activities: Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, San Jose, Sarapiqui, Tortuguero
Tour Details
Arenal and flowers
$1,615
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Adventure Pacifica Express

9 Day Itinerary
  • Hike near Arenal Volcano
  • Zipline through cloud forest.
  • Raft the Rio Savegre
  • Explore Manuel Antonio's beaches
Enjoy this independent version of our classic Adventure Pacifica tour. Experience all that COsta Rica has to offer with opportunities to hike, raft, search for wildlife, zip line and more. This is a great itinerary for travelers short on time but big on adventure.
Activities: Land, Local Market, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Manuel Antonio, Monteverde Cloud Forest, San Jose, Savegre Valley
Tour Details
Snorkel the reef
$2,725
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Caribbean Adventure

9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Hike into the jungle for a swim
  • Marvel at the Panama Canal
  • Snorkel, kayak, hike, or relax
A great combination of Costa Rica travel and Panama travel highlights! Whitewater excitement and rainforest exploration in Costa Rica combine with relaxation amidst the turquoise waters of Panama for a perfectly paced vacation. Climb into the rainforest canopy, bask in the sunshine of Bocas del Toro, and fall into the rhythm of the Caribbean!
Activities: Beach Time, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Bocas del Toro, Panama Canal, Panama City, San Jose, Selva Bananito, Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge
Tour Details
Kayaking at the Hatillo Mangroves
$2,045
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Costa Rica Multisport

9 Day Itinerary
  • Raft the Pacuare River
  • Hike through the cloudforest
  • Zip line through the rainforest
  • Kayak and snorkel around Ballena
This active 9-day vacation leaves no rock unturned while you travel through Costa Rica. Raft, hike, zip line, and kayak from the cloudforest all the way to the coastal beaches. This jam-packed itinerary is designed for those big on adventure!
Activities: Hiking, Kayaking, Land, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Chirripo National Park, Marino Ballena National Park, Pacuare River, San Jose
Tour Details
$1,250
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Pura Vida

6 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Find wildlife in the rain forest
  • Explore the Arenal Volcano area
  • Hike along the old lava flows
Live the Costa Rican way, with a "Pura Vida" mindset. Enjoy this thrilling itinerary jam-packed with adventure! Focusing on rainforest activities you can whitewater raft, zip line, explore Arenal Volcano, and more! Get the most out of your quick getaway and enjoy life's simple pleasures
Activities: Land, Rainforest Exploration, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Rios Tropicales Lodge, San Jose
Tour Details
Kayak guide having some fun on the job!
$2,450
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Coast to Coast Multisport

10 Day Itinerary
  • Plunge through the Pacuare's rapids
  • Rappel down waterfalls
  • Kayak off the Pacific coast
  • Hike lowland tropical forest
Explore Costa Rica from coast to coast! This active 10-day itinerary has it all, from river rafting, snorkeling, kayaking, and canyoning to relaxation time. Enjoy all Costa Rica has to offer while seeking adventure and staying in sustainable lodges.
Activities: Beach Time, Kayaking, Land, Rainforest Exploration, Snorkeling, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Pacuare River, Puerto Viejo, Rafiki Safari Lodge, San Jose
Tour Details
Howler Monkey in the rainforest canopy
$2,295
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Corcovado Trekking

9 Day Itinerary
  • Spend two days rafting the Pacuare
  • Camp on the remote beaches
  • Hike trails in search of wildlife
  • Hike, snorkel, kayak or whale watch
Explore remote Corcovado National Park on this active hiking tour in Costa Rica. Spend two days on the premier whitewater of the Pacuare River and hike in the jungle of Corcovado. One of the most biodiverse regions on the planet, you will spot countless birds, reptiles and other rainforest mammals. An active Costa Rica trip for the avid explorer.
Activities: Beach Time, Land, Trekking & Hiking, Whitewater Rafting, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, La Leona Ecolodge, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, Pacuare River, San Jose
Tour Details
Horseback ride at Selva Bananito
$1,675
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Corcovado Lodge Adventure

6 Day Itinerary
Days 1-5 ,travel to the Osa Peninsula to explore the wildlife-rich Corcovado National Park, the most remote rainforest area in Costa Rica. Spend your days hiking the miles of nearby wildlife trails, horseback riding, scuba diving, snorkeling, whale watching, kayaking, and more.
Activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Land, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Casa Corcovado Jungle Lodge, Corcovado, San Jose
Tour Details
Rafting the Pacaure River in Costa Rica
$1,395
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Holiday 2016 Pura Vida

6 Day Itinerary
  • Raft down the Pacuare River
  • Find wildlife in the rain forest
  • Explore the Arenal Volcano area
  • Hike along the old lava flows
Enjoy Costa Rica's incredible wildlife with a 6-day tour focusing on the rainforest activities that put Costa Rica on the map. Enjoy a two day rafting trip down the beautiful and challenging Pacuare River. Next explore the active Arenal Volcano and the surrounding rainforest!
Activities: Land, Whitewater Rafting, Wildlife Viewing, Zip Line
Places: Central America & Mexico, Costa Rica, Arenal, Rios Tropicales Lodge, San Jose
Tour Details
Miraflores Locks, Panama Canal
$7,595
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Ultimate Costa Rica & Panama

16 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Snorkel, kayak and paddle board
  • Explore the Osa Conservation Area
  • Meet the Guna´s villagers
  • Enjoy Pearl Island beaches
  • Sail in search of vast marine life
Join the crew of the Safari Voyager on this unique 16-day adventure through Costa Rica and Panama. Sail along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and discover the crystalline waters and marine life of this unique region. Transit the 48-mile-long Panama Canal and enjoy superb bird watching on an exciting skiff exploration.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Urban Exploration, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Colon, Curu Reserve, Golfo Dulce, Granito De Oro Island, Gulf of Panama Islets, Manuel Antonio National Park, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, Panama City, Puerto Caldera, San Jose
Cruise Details
Scarlet Macaws seen during Costa Rica vacation
$4,195
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Unveiled Wonders: Costa Rica and Panama

9 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Voyager
  • Visit Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Explore the Curú National Refuge
  • Hike in a birder´s paradise
  • Cruise among the Gulf of Panama
Uncover the wonder of jungles, mangroves, national parks, preserves and the Panama Canal on this 9-day voyage through the Caribbean. Search for wildlife and discover Costa Rica´s vast flora and fauna diversity. Hike, snorkel, kayak, paddle board, and explore by skiff the wonders of this extraordinary region.
Activities: Expedition Cruises, Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Board, Wildlife Viewing
Places: Colon, Curu Reserve, Granito De Oro Island, Manuel Antonio National Park, Osa Peninsula - Golfo Dulce, Panama City, Puerto Caldera, San Jose
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