Discover the Pura Vida Lifestyle
Have a wonderful day exploring the picturesque 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 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. A plantation on the mountains where you will learn about arabica coffee as well as taste de flavors of tradition and quality.
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 small towns along the route.
We head towards the colorful town of Sarchi, where we will visit the original oxcart factory and souvenir workshop where you can appreciate the artisans and buy their original creations.
Afterwards, 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.
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)
7 passengers capacity
Bilingual professional guide
Oxcart Factory visit
Estimated Local Cash Needed
10 American Dollars - An estimate cost for lunch at the local restaurant.
Lunch and souvenirs
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Jorge was great. Easy to spend time with, flexible and happy to accommodate, very knowledgeable about the history of Costa Rica and San Jose, well-known and liked by the owners of the coffee and chocolate tours. Two good local meals as well. It was an easy and very enjoyable two days.