Tours with guides provided by Costa Rican families – only $15 per person!
Las Vueltas Waterfall & Trapiche TourA local guide will take you on an informative walking tour to the remote Las Vueltas waterfall. It is a one hour hike from the farm. You guide is bilingual and is well-versed in the native culture, flora and fauna of Costa Rica. He is extremely knowledgeable of medicinal plants and remedies. Take your own snacks or a lunch to have a picnic by the falls. The tour is 3.5 to 4 hours.
Visit our Costa Rican neighbors, Maria and Lello, and tour their hillside farm covered with coffee, fruit and vegetables. They also grow cacao, and the seeds of the cacao are processed into cocoa powder. Maria will show you the steps involved in taking the process from pod to delicious dark chocolate. You will assist her in this traditional method of processing cacao. A light lunch is included, including instruction on how to make authentic Costa Rican corn tortillas. You will take home a sample of Maria’s 100% organic chocolate. The entire tour is 2.5 to 3 hours.
Pacuare White Water Rafting – $72 includes lunch
There are a number of local rafting companies that will take you on raft trips down Rio Pejibaye or Rio Pacquare. Select your level of adventure– from category II to category IV rapids–and select a one day or two day trip. The Pacuare trip is $72 and includes lunch. Approximate tour time 6 hours. We will put you in touch with the rafting companies once here.
La Marta Wildlife Refuge – Only 8km from the farm, La Marta features great trails for hiking, and observation towers that look over vast hectares of wilderness. Visit their website at www.lamarta.org.
A private guided tour of Lamarta are available. Please contact us for details.
Volcan Irazu National Park – The visit to Irazu is a nice day trip. A bus from Cartago will take you right to the top of this 3400 meter volcano. Here is the park’s online brochure.