Sloth Sanctuary, Botanical Garden, Oxcart Factory & Lunch

7.5 hours | Puntarenas | P A 4 - 2 3 0
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Points of Interest

  • Costa Rica Animal Center
  • Sarchi
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

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

What you Visit:

Costa Rica Animal Rescue Center
A nonprofit organization tirelessly dedicate to the protection of Costa Rica's endangered wildlife harmed by humans or other life-threatening situations. Abuse, deforestation and abandonment are just some of the causes that can bring monkeys, sloths and other animals to the center. Shelter, food and medical attention offer the animals new opportunities in life with hope that they will be rehabilitated and released back into the wild. The center, located in the quaint town of Turrucares, relies heavily on compassionate and hardworking volunteers dedicated to caring for these vulnerable creatures.

La Garita
This magnificent botanical garden boasts an impressive array of exotic orchids, nestled on the site of a former coffee plantation. La Garita is a colorful outdoor oasis featuring a greenhouse, ponds and water gardens, stocked with koi fish and turtles, plant nurseries and a bird area where the endangered scarlet macaw, blue and gold macaws, and cockatoos are on display. A botanical expert escorts guests through some of the amazing species of orchids and other exotic flowers detailing the garden's efforts on conservation and preservation of its delicate blooms.

Sarchi/Oxcart Factory
Situated on the outskirts of San Jose, Sarchi is known as the birthplace of Costa Rica's craftsmen. The quaint artisan town is famous for producing Costa Rica's traditional hand-painted oxcarts. At the Oxcart Factory, skilled artisans produce handmade oxcarts, whose intricate painted sides and wheels are Costa Rican folk art extraordinario! The painted of the oxcart is a Costa Rican tradition passed from generation to generation.

What you will see along the way:
A relaxing drive through the countryside is an opportunity to learn the history of Costa Rica and to admire its exotic flora and fauna, mango, sugar and citrus plantations, colorful fruit stands, rural farming communities and miles of pristine landscapes.

Lunch:
A wonderful traditional Costa Rica lunch refreshes during the day.

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Transfer from Pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30

Visit Sloth Sanctuary

Time at site:
01:10

Drive to Botanical Garden

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Visit Botanical Garden

Time at site:
01:00

Drive to Sarchi

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
00:30

Lunch

Time at site:
00:50

Free time to shop in Sarchi

Time at site:
00:30

Transfer back to Pier

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Travel time:
01:30