If you are looking for an authentic Costa Rica experience, the Doka Coffe Plantation, Grecia & Sarchi tour combo should be at the top of your list of things to do in Costa Rica!
The Doka Coffee Plantation is located on the fertile slopes of the Alajuela Poas Volcano. The rich soil and ideal altitude and climate have made them famous for their outstanding coffee. The main objective of this Costa Rica Coffee Tour in Costa Rica is to educate and inform local and international visitors about the entire coffee production process. This tour takes place on the Doka Estate where you´ll learn how to produce, harvest and process the plant and then how to roast the grain. Yum!
Next you´ll visit the picturesque town of Grecia, known as one of the cleanest towns in all of Central America. Grecia is an important tourist destination mainly due to its unique metal church, which is a deep dark red color. The Cathedral de la Mercedes is a gothic style church made from metal pieces that were imported from Belgium in the 1890´s. The church is as beautiful from the inside as it is impressive from the outside. Besides the church, the Grecia Regional Museum is also worth a visit as well as the insect and butterfly museums located on the north end of the central park. It is home to over 50,000 different insects and butterflies.
However, perhaps the biggest reason why tourists flock to Grecia is because of the World of Snakes “serpentarium”, which houses more than 50 species of snakes.
Next, you´ll tour the fascinating folk art studios of Sarchi, where they build the famous oxcarts of Costa Rica. The gigantic oxcart in Sarchi you´ll see firsthand is recorded in the Guinness Book as the largest oxcart in the world!
Sarchi is best known for the extraordinarily vibrant oxcarts that are handcrafted here and sold all over the country. A national symbol of Costa Rica, the oxcart plays a key role in the country´s history, as they were used to transport coffee beans to nearby and faraway markets. Highly ornate, these oxcarts are elegantly carved and painted with bright colors. The largest and oldest oxcart factory is also found in Sarchi. The Joaquin Chaverri Oxcart Factory was built in 1902 and considered the birthplace of oxcarts in Costa Rica.
Besides the beautiful handcrafts, another reason to visit the charming town of Sarchi is to see the unusually colored pink and blue church. Built in the 1950s, this two-towered church sits on a hill overlooking the town which makes it a great place to take pictures!
Revel in Costa Rica culture in this incredible full-day tour. We offer tour discounts in Costa Rica on nearly all the activities we offer, so book your Doka, Grecia & Sarchi combo tour with The Real Deal Tours today and save money!
Departures: 10:00 AM approx.
Length: 6 Hours.
Children: Minimum age is 3 and children ages 11 and up pay the same price as an adult.
Note: Not suitable for Cruise Ship passengers, because schedules are not compatible.
The Real Deal: $54.00
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