Are you travelling to Costa Rica for a short period of time but still want to experience and get to know as much as possible? Looking for that unique traditional experience? Well, we’ve got the answer for you! Experience all of Costa Rica’s folklore at the Don Juan Coffee Tour!
Located in Monteverde, this amazing 3-in-1 tour allows you to experience all of the country’s traditions and customs. Getting here is not hard as it only takes about 2-3 hours tops. However a 4x4 is usually recommended as dirt roads are not always in great conditions.
Throughout the Don Juan Tour you will get to experience the history, tradition and present-day production of coffee, chocolate and sugar cane. The tour lasts about 3 hours and involves about a half-kilometer walk.
The tour will start off with a full introduction of coffee’s importance in Costa Rica’s growth and development. You will be taken to an actual coffee plantation where you will be able to see the plant/fruit up close. You will be taught the art behind picking and preparing the coffee cherries for their roasting process.
What is so amazing about the Don Juan’s tour is that you will literally get to see everything from the picking of the coffee, to the washing, separating, drying and storing. Guides will go over beans, roasting and aging processes so that you can learn everything there is about choosing the right coffee for you!
Once you are done with the coffee part of the tour, you will be taken to the chocolate processing center. And yes – you will literally want to east EVERYTHING on this part of the tour! Here you will learn the process of turning the cocoa beans into the luscious chocolate we all love so much. And yes, you will get some delicious free samples!
Lastly, you will be taken to the sugar cane portion of the tour. Here, a guide will help you extract sugar cane so that you can drink a delightful glass of pure sugar cane juice!
Don Juan’s tour is really amazing as it gives you a swift but through understanding of much of Costa Rica’s folklore. If you are planning to come on this marvelous tour, make sure you bring comfortable clothes, a camera, lots of sunscreen and insect repellent!
If you’re looking for car hire services in Monteverde, contact us at Rent a Car Costa Rica for information on our rates and services.
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