This excursion starts by passing through Alajuela City, the second largest city of Costa Rica, and cradle of our National Hero Juan Santamaria. Also, known as the city of mangoes and the city of the nicknames.
Once we leave the city you could see the contrast of the busy city life with the tranquility of the rural life, dedicated to agriculture, mainly to the coffee plantation, although as we ascend you will see ferns, flowers, strawberry and dairy farms.
Once we arrive to the centenary Doka Estate Coffee Plantation, we will have a Costa Rican typical breakfast and then we will start our coffee tour, where we will learn about learn the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. The careful process involved in the cultivation, harvesting and roasting of the Golden Bean will then be illustrated, very hands-on, and then we will savor the delectable end product.
After the coffee tour we will continue on our way to the Poás Volcano where we will not only admire the impressive main crater and trails, we you can learn about the different ecosystems in this unique and protected national park. Then we will head back down back to your hotel. We estimate to be by the airport around 13.30hrs and San Jose by 14:00hrs approximately.
Departure from San José: 8:00 a.m.
Return to San José: 02:30 p.m.
(0 – 2 years old): $20.00
(3 -10 years old): 25% off discount
– Bilingual guide (English/Spanish)
– Entrance fee to Poás Volcano National Park
– Entrance fee to Coffee Tour
– Walking shoes
– Insect repellent