Points of Interest
- Coffee Plantation
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What you will visit:
Hacienda Alsacia Starbucks Coffee Farm
Located on a sprawling 240-hectare coffee farm, Hacienda Alsacia is the global research and development facility and farm for international coffee giant, Starbucks. At this innovative facility, visitors are able to experience first-hand sustainable coffee farming and take a guided tour that showcases the coffee bean's journey all the way from field to cup, including a working tree nursery, micro wet mill, drying patio, roaster, and tasting. At the café, sip freshly roasted brews and peruse the gift shop for an exclusive collection of souvenirs.
Situated on the outskirts of San Jose, Sarchi is known as the birthplace of Costa Rica's craftsmen. At the Oxcart Factory, skilled artisans produce handmade ox carts, whose intricate painted sides and wheels are Costa Rican folk art extraordinario!
What you will see along the way:
Beautiful Hacienda Alsacia is located in San Luis de Sabanilla de Alajuela, off the impressive slopes of the Poás Volcano, approximately 45 minutes from the Costa Rican capital of San Jose.
Dine at a lovely local restaurant, where you will be able to sample and savor some authentic Costa Rican dishes, including sweet plantains cooked in honey.
Sarchi is the arts and crafts capital of Costa Rica. At the Oxcart Factory, replicas can be purchased in all sizes, colors and price points. Look for beautiful plates and bowls carved from 'guanacaste' (Costa Rica's national tree), as well as coffee products, souvenirs and cultural apparel.
Special Notes:Please wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunglasses and sunscreen and bring a camera. Rain poncho and umbrella are suggested.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.