Transfer to La Fortuna from San Jose, with unique experiences on the way! The best way to make a transfer enjoyable is to do touring along the trail. After pick up at your hotel in San Jose, you will first make a stop close to La Paz Waterfall, to take incredible pictures. Continue to an artisanal coffee plantation and cooperative, ending with a typical lunch and coffee tasting. Then visit an ecological reserve where you will spot a diversity of plants,?amphibians, mammals, reptiles, insects, among others. At the end of the tour arrive at your hotel in La Fortuna!
What You Can Expect
Pick up at your hotel in San Jose (list of selected hotels) around 7.30am. Transfer to La Fortuna in the most original and interesting way; instead of a long and boring transfer, make stops on the way and enjoy the ride! First, you will stop near la Paz waterfalls for about 15 minutes, to take pictures of beautiful pictures. Then continue to a coffee plantation, it is an artesanal farm where (mostly women) work in growing coffee, harvest, processing. Unlike large, often transnational factories, this is a local cooperative with over 130 associates, all small coffee producers from the area. Live an unforgettable experience, you will learn about the life of the Costa Rican coffee grower, you can also see coffee plantations produced in harmony with nature, where you will be part of the Costa Rican culture, you can see the process since the seed starts its germination, until its final phase, where you can taste a delicious cup of coffee, cappuccino, espresso. You can buy first quality coffee in whole grain or ground in the souvenir shop and some crafts made by special education students, children of associates and female heads of household but this is not all! This coffee tour also offers an ecological educational walk in the forest where you can appreciate a beauty of the exuberant and colorful landscape of the surrounding mountains, its slopes, an imposing majesty of the cliffs of the Sarapiqu? and Mar?a Aguilar Rivers. You will observe a great diversity of flora and fauna native to the area, trails, and viewpoints. After touring the plantations and the local processing plant (“Beneficio”), enjoy a delicious typical lunch and end with a cup of coffee from the farm! Tour including lunch takes about 2.5 hours. Then continue towards la Fortuna, before you arrive make another stop at a private ecological reserve where programs for conservation, training, environmental education, and sustainable production are developed.?Through the trails can be observed in their natural habitat wide variety of plants?and wildlife, there is a natural water spring of national importance for nesting and the observation of aquatic birds and we also have a butterflies farm.?Reproduction of native tree species is one of the main objectives here, as well as the?conservation and rescue of indigenous culture Maleku who exhibit their?crafts, provide information to visitors about their culture and perform their ceremonies within the Ecological Reserve. Tour takes about 1.5 hours and is conducted by naturalists local guides with great experience and an extensive knowledge in the natural and cultural history of the most outstanding species.?The project has been awarded for several consecutive years with the Blue Flag in the category of Protected Natural Areas and is a center of education and training for schools and organized community groups. After this stop, arrive in La Fortuna, drop off in your hotel around 5:00 pm, in good time to take a few pictures and enjoy the sunset!
Hotel pick up from selected hotels
Drop off at the hotel in La Fortuna
Transportation in a/c vehicles from San Jose to La Fortuna
Entrance to coffee tour
Entrance to Ecological reserve
- Gratuities (optional)
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
- Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Infant meals not included
- Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
- A maximum of 15 people per booking
- A moderate amount of walking is involved
- Not wheelchair accessible
You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.
Local operator information
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Schedule and Pricing
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Hotel in San Jose
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
8 hours (approx.)
Hotels in la Fortuna