Discover the Pura Vida Lifestyle
Have a wonderful day exploring the charming towns of Naranjo and Sarchí. Located north-east of Puntarenas, right on the edge of the Central Valley, these towns preserve the essence of the Costa Rican culture.
The route we will take is indeed a great introduction to Costa Rica's different ecosystems. Tropical dry forest, cloud forest patches, coffee fields, pastures, mountains and view of the volcanoes are part of what you will see along the way.
Our first stop is at the amazing (94 year old, eco friendly) Traditional Oxcart Factory and souvenir shop in the town of Sarchi, known for being the "crib of Costa Rican Folk Art".
There will be time for lunch before our next visit to a beautiful coffee hacienda in Naranjo. 460 acres of grown-shade Arabica coffee where you will learn everything of this fascinating world from the seed to the steaming cup.
We return to your cruise ship after an easy and fun day.
Pick up at your hotel in Puntarenas or cruise ship terminal and drive though beautiful views and picturesque towns along the route.
We head to a traditional coffee hacienda where you will learn everything about this product and its cultural importance for the town of Naranjo and Costa Rica. At the end of the tour enjoy a coffee tasting to discover the different hints and notes of the coffee varieties grown here.
Afterwards, we go to the colorful town of Sarchi, where you will visit the original oxcart factory and souvenir workshop where you can appreciate the artisans and buy their original creations.
Finally, we return to your hotel or specified drop-off location.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Pick up from cruise ship terminals (Puntarenas or Caldera) and your hotel in Puntarenas (Central Area).
End location: Drop off at your cruise ship terminal or at your hotel. If a different end location is required details should be provided in advance.
Duration: 8 hours
Tour duration is an approximate. It may slightly vary.
For shore excursion visitors: a minimum of 9-10 hours gap is recommended to do this tour. Please double check available in-land time with your cruise line.
Modern van (Hyundai H1)
10 passengers capacity
Bilingual professional guide
Oxcart Factory visit
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 American Dollars - An estimate cost for lunch at the local restaurant.
Lunch and souvenirs
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Wonderful tour with Jorge. He was personable and very knowledgeable of the area. He took us for a private tour of a coffee plantation where we had coffee at the end with the owner with local cheeses and breads. What an experience. We also went to a local market for lunch and got to see such wonderful vibrant fruits and veggies. We felt like locals amidst the hustle and bustle of the daily trading . Jorge has a beautiful clean bus with air conditioning. We highly recommend this tour.