This is a tour that combines three activities very different from each other which is the clue to a perfect day! Firstly you will be heading through the city of Alajuela, crossing the historic area with the Juan Santamaria Monument (a folk hero), the Agriculture Monument and the Mango Park, a favorite spot for visitors and locals.
As we ascend and get near to the Poás Volcano, you will see a difference in the vegetation surrounding the road and how the temperature starts to descend. We will start seeing coffee plantations, ferns, and ornamental fields as well as strawberry farms along the way, filling the landscape with a beautiful display of colors and textures.
On our way to the volcano, we will visit the Doka Coffee Estate where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast. After this we will be treated to a coffee tour through the plantation, here you will learn from your tour guide about the ancient techniques used by experts to produce one of the best coffee in Costa Rica and around the world. This is a place where you can learn about the whole process to get the perfect cup of coffee. Starting from all the techniques necessary for the cultivation, harvesting, and roasting of the famous Golden Bean will be explained on a hands-on activity with a delicious tasting of the final product as we end.
Right after our coffee tour, we will head to the Poás Volcano National Park. This an amazing location since you do not only have the chance to admire the impressive main crater with sulfur fumaroles, but also learn about the different kinds of ecosystems located in this unique and protected park.
Following our visit to the volcano, we will be headed to the La Paz Waterfall Gardens for a delicious lunch and tour. Once we arrive at La Paz, we will start our hiking through a trail immerse in the cloud forest that leads to a magnificent waterfall in the middle of the rainforest. This park apart of the beautiful waterfalls has other kinds of attractions which we will visit and get amazed by the hummingbird gallery, the reptile house, the birdhouse, the butterfly garden, and the frog exhibit.
This is a perfect tour option for all ages, it’s informative and filled with wonders.