Despite of what you may know from your vacation in Jaco, Costa Rica is so much more than surf, sun and sand. Escape the beaches of Jaco for the day and head up into the Central Valley and the heart of Costa Rica on our Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour! Trust us when we say, "If you only take one cultural excursion in Jaco, THIS is the tour you should take!"
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Tour Highlights:
Pan American Highway: Drive to Costa Rica´s famed Central Valley on the Pan American Highway, enjoying the lush, tropical landscape, villages & vibrant agricultural fields to Alajuela, the City of Mangoes.
Alajuela: Fulfil the required historical & cultural quota of visiting a foreign country as the tour makes a brief sojourn at Alajuela, to view the Agricultural Monument and Monument of Juan Santa Maria, Costa Rica´s national hero. Enjoy a leisurely promenade around Mango Park and enjoy the quaint architectural vestiges of the colonial era.
Doka Coffee Plantation: Visit a tropical coffee plantation on the slopes of an active volcano on the Doka Estate Farm & Coffee Tour. Enjoy breakfast with a fresh cup of java that required just 3 generations of devoted farmers and millennia of geological volcanic activity to produce.
Learn about the history & production of one of the world´s most valued crops, the coffee bean! Learn just enough about Costa Rica coffee to become an insufferable coffee snob to talk knowledgeably on the superiority of level of volcanic ash in the soil for ideal coffee production. Impress your friends & family for years to come by comments that all other coffee tastes like swill compared to the heavenly brew you enjoyed on your fabulous trip to Costa Rica that time.
Poas Volcano National Park: Fortified on full stomachs and caffeine courage from the Doka Coffee Plantation, the tour continues the ascent up the volcano to Poás National Park. After a short trek through a tree canopied cloud forest (bring a sweater!), you will experience the thrill of viewing an active volcano up close! From the safe distance of the overlook, appreciate the panoramic view of the larger crater of the Poas Volcano which is both massive & impressive. Feel the energy as you gaze into the crater spewing out sulphuric gases, steam & geysers of the crater-lake with energetic regularity. Don´t forget your cameras because the second and smaller crater, Laguna Botos, features an acidic, teal blue lake which is also remarkably photogenic. Wander along the well-kept hiking trails between the craters, guided by a local naturalist, knowledgeable on the fascinating biodiversity & geological wonders of the region.
Only a 30 minute drive from Poas National Park, the commute to La Paz Waterfall Gardens will give you an opportunity to catch your breath and marvel at the majestic beauty of nature... as well as filter, edit & post all your selfies & photos to your social media of course.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens: A stunning wildlife sanctuary & conservation park, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens is as close to the Garden of Eden as you will get in the 21st century. The park has been carefully conserved as a natural habitat while featuring easy to navigate trails that lead you through the enchanting landscape between 5 stunning waterfalls and botanical exhibits populated by reptiles, butterflies & frogs, as well as numerous species of domestic wildlife.
As you meander through the La Paz Waterfall Gardens you will see many tropical birds such as macaws, toucans & teeny-tiny hummingbirds as well as larger tree dwelling mammals like monkeys, sloths and even wild cats! You may even have the opportunity of feeding & petting some of these animals as well. Just when you think the day just cannot get any better, we will top it of with a well deserved buffet lunch at the Colibries Restaurant. With something to please the whole family, the buffet offers a selection of both traditional Costa Rican cuisine and American fare including pizza, garlic bread, salad bar & more...Yummy!
The Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens tour combo is a full day excursion you won´t soon forget. So add this adventure to your Costa Rica bucket list and book your discounted sightseeing tours in Jaco with The Real Deal Tours today!
- * Round trip transportation
- * Bilingual guide
- * Insect repellent
- * Entrance fee to Poas Volcano National Park
- * Entrance fee to Doka Coffee Plantation
- * Entrance Fee to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- * Lunch
Departures: 6:00 AM.
Length: 10 Hours.
- * Comfortable clothing
- * Insect repellent
- * Bio-degradable sunscreen
- * Sunglasses
- * Binoculars
- * Raincoat
- * Camera
- * Cash for tour balance, souvenirs and tips.
Children: Minimum age is 3 and children ages 11 and up pay the same price as an adult.
*Cruise Ship Passengers!!! This tour can be booked as a shore excursion from Puntarenas or Caldera cruise ports. Avoid the crowded bus tours and come with the best guides in Jaco! The price for transportation from the Puntarenas or Caldera cruise ship pier is $160 round trip in your own private vehicle up to 12 passengers which is less than $15 per person if you have a big group! If you have more than 12 people in your group just let us know and we can provide you with a private quote.
Reserve Your Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens Now
The Real Deal: $167.00
The Real Deal: $116.00
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Plantation & La Paz Waterfall Gardens deposit is $30.00 per Adult and $20.00 per Child.
(The balance of $137.00 per Adult and $96.00 per Child in cash must be paid the day of the tour)
This tour departs at 6:00 AM.