Coffee tours

Learn the finer points of coffee-tasting – and the whole coffee-making process – on an insightful plantation tour.

Villa Blanca Cloudforest Hotel & Nature Reserve

Relax by the fireplace in your luxury casita on the edge of the misty cloudforest alive with butterflies and echoing with birdsong.

Poás and Irazú

Two very different showstoppers: take in smoke-shrouded craters at Volcán Poás or unforgettable views from the mighty Volcán Irazú.

Orosí

Soak in riverside hot springs or brush up on your Spanish in this beguiling village, that is home to Costa Rica’s oldest working church, and is set amid the cool, coffee-studded hills of the Valle Orosí.

White-water rafting

Tackle the churning white waters of the Reventazón and Pacuaré rivers, near Turrialba.

CATIE

Hands-on tours of the excellent Jardín Botánico are just one of the draws at this unique research station.

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