Puerto Caldera: Doka Coffee Tour & Oxcart Workshop with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Culture | Essentials Collection | Sightseeing | Refreshments
This tour represents the most remarkable and pure coffee and oxcart tradition and history in Costa Rica. The tradition of the oxcarts is linked to the coffee production and harvest in the early years of the country. Despite modern means of production and transit, oxcarts are still symbols of prosperity and wealth. You will travel by bus to a coffee plantation. The property is surrounded by 640 acres of a prime coffee plantation, where the secrets of a real good cup of coffee are carefully held. From the plantation entrance, your tour guide will explain how organic coffee is grown, harvested, and processed to produce some of the world’s finest coffee beans. You will learn about Costa Rican history and have the opportunity to taste a freshly roasted cup of coffee. After this visit you will travel 1.5 hours to the town of Sarchi, known as the Cradle of Costa Rican Artisans because of its fine workshops. Here you will have time to observe the work of the local artisans as they create their famous oxcarts. There will be time for you to shop for souvenirs prior to the 1.5 hour drive back to your hotel.
Please note: Bring water, sunscreen, bug spray and an umbrella.