Owner's Choices and Recommendations
Espiritu Santo Coffee Plantation Tour, Naranjo, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Espíritu Santo Coffee Tour represents our most remarkable and pure coffee tradition and history in Costa Rica.
They are surrounded by 640 acres of a prime coffee plantation, where the secrets of a real coffee cup are carefully held. You can visit the Espiritu Santo website for more information about tours and location.
Doka Coffee Estate, Sabanilla, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Doka Estate coffee is one of Costa Ricas highest quality coffees. It is located on the slopes of the Poas Volcano and offers a great day tour as well as one of our favorite coffees. You can also find them on Foursquare for directions and location.
Bosque Nuboso El Cocora Butterfly Gardens, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Located only 6.5 miles from our house and in the heart of a cloud forest, this nature park offers easy hiking circuits, a hummingbird garden, a butterfly house, a walk on a small lake and a recreational fishery (tilapia) Picnic Area Restoration typical on site. Moons Gift Shop Hours Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Ideal for a break, on the road to Arenal Volcano. For more information, visit their Facebook page.
Volcan Poás, Poás, Alajuela, Costa Rica
(From Wikipedia) Poás Volcano National Park, in Spanish Parque Nacional Volcán Poás, is a National Park that covers an area of approximately 16,000 acres (65 km2); the summit is 8,900 feet (2,700 m). One of the attractive features about Poás is that you can get all the way to the edge of the crater. For their location, visit their Foursquare page.
Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Positioned within Costa Rica’s fertile northern lowlands, the Arenal Volcano is an unavoidable presence while traveling within this part of the country. It is tall and imposing and has a reputation that precedes itself. Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical shape makes it a sightseer’s dream, while its abundance of outdoor activities makes it an easy place to check things off your “must-do in Costa Rica” list. For their location, visit their Foursquare page.
We recommend Arenal Observatory Lodge for accommodations while visiting the Volcano and Eco Termales Hot Springs for a more relaxed atmosphere and to get away from the more touristy hot springs.
Dollar Rental Car, Costa Rica
We have always had very good luck with Dollar Rental Car.
They have a fleet of 350 vehicles and all are recent models. There are 4 locations in Costa Rica: In the Main Terminal of the Juan Santamaria International Airport, in San Antonio de Belen (off-airport), in Paseo Colon and in Liberia, Guanacaste. We always use the San Jose Airport branch and they are quick, courteous and have reasonable rates.
Cafe 1820, Costa Rica
1820 Coffee is easily found in most supermercados and is easily one of the most affordable of the local coffees grown in Costa Rica. 1820 is a balanced mixture of Café Oro, which uses coffees coming from the 7 coffee production zones in Costa Rica and is from the high altitude coffees harvested in volcanic soils rich in nutrients, located higher than 1000 meters above sea level.
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