Coffee Plantation, Botanical Garden & Lunch

8 hours | Puntarenas | P A 4 - 2 0 5
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  • Coffee Plantation
Includes meal, Easy activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

This culturally rich and fun day out is designed for guests who prefer the minimum of walking but who are still keen to explore this fascinating country. Your excursion begins when you are greeted at the port by your knowledgeable guide, before climbing on to your air conditioned transportation for a relaxing drive through this rich countryside. Along the way, your guide will provide you with fascinating information regarding Costa Rica´s culture and history, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Your first stop of the day is Palmares, which means palm grove, located on the west part of the Central Valley in the province of Alajuela. The town's 19th century church is truly a remarkable feat of engineering, having been partially built from crushed eggshells, and your stop here includes a chance to look inside this amazing structure.

Back on your transportation you will head to the stunning Doka estate coffee plantation which sits 4,500-ft above sea level and has been declared a 'Historical and Architectural Heritage Site' by the Costa Rican Government. Belonging to the Costa Rican Vargas Ruiz family, coffee production pioneers of more than 70 years, you will learn about the entire coffee making process.

Later, at the estate's delightful La Cajuela restaurant surrounded by the beautiful gardens and mountain views, you will enjoy a traditional Costa Rican buffet lunch. You will also have plenty of time to visit their souvenir shops and take home many special coffee products, before boarding your transportation for your last stop of the day.

La Garita, a magnificent botanical garden, is a colorful outdoor oasis featuring a greenhouse, ponds, plant nurseries and a bird area where you will be able to view the endangered Scarlet Macaw, plus blue & gold macaws and cockatoos. A botanical expert will talk you through some of the amazing species of orchids and other exotic flowers before you board the transportation for the return journey to port, through more picturesque countryside.

Special Notes:

Tour sequence may vary.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a photo stop for El Jardín

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Walking distance:
11
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Guided tour of Palmares Church

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
28
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided tour and buffet lunch at Doka Estate Coffee Plantation

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:05
Time at site:
01:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
547
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Guided tour of the Botanical Garden

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:50
Time at site:
00:35
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
219
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Re-board your transportation and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Transportation
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:00