Costa Rica is famous for its coffee and has become part of the Costa Rican identity. Costa Rica has a large variety of microclimates and altitudes within short distances, so there are a variety of coffee tours available.
On our coffee tours, visitors will learn about the production from seed to cup. We'll cover planting, harvesting and roasting of the plants and beans. You will get to experience the art and science of tasting with your own cup of java as well the during the process.
Visitors will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate. Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.
Dance several types of typical dance of the Caribbean area with a professional dancer of Costa Rica or one of their students, follow the story of the Caribbean by dancing Calipso, the rhythm of soca, salsa, merengue, African, Hip-up Hop and Dance Hall today. Be ready to sweat!
The class includes instruction and of course you get to eat the food you prepare! Using fruits and veggies typical to Coastal Talamanca, you will learn to cook in the traditional Caribbean way. This is also an opportunity to spend some time with one of the mothers from our community, Puerto Viejo. Here the Afro-Caribbean folks speak what some call Patios some call a local dialect of English, some call this language Make.
San José City Tour
San Jose is the Capital City of Costa Rica and economic center of the nation. It is currently undergoing a renaissance, with modern high rise buildings emerging, a brand new national stadium, and a new Chinatown section being built. Yet it still retains much of its past multicultural heritage in restored elegant old buildings, museums, historic statues and parks. The Walking City Tour is an intimate and authentic perspective of our capital city and contemporary Costa Rica.
One of our most exclusives experiences! Visitors can experience a real Costa Rican homemade meal, in the home of our hosts and live a truly unique local experience. Also is a great opportunity to learn how people live and get involved in the local culture.
The farmers’ market, known in Costa Rica as the feria, is a celebrated Costa Rican tradition. Each week farmers sell their freshest produce, offering fruits, vegetables, poultry, meat, fish, cheese, sour cream, and eggs. Medicinal herbs, teas, flowers and jewelry can also be found. Foreigners are sure to receive a warm welcome from the friendly vendors.