Interesting agricultural tour for coffee drinkers and non-coffee drinkers alike.
I really enjoyed this tour. We stay in Arajuela and took a taxi to Doka Plantation. We was part of a tour group and we had breakfast there before anyone arrived in a beautiful setting. Then our tour guide walked us through the process of coffee making which was very interesting. Of course no tour is complete without a gift shop which had very reasonable prices for their coffee. I'm a Matcha drinker, soI do not even drink coffee and thought it was very enjoyable. My hubby enjoyed the tasting and chocolate little balls with coffee.
A one hour walking Tour
We love coffee and wanted to take this tour to see how coffee is made. Before the tour started, we waited in a beautiful, open-air restaurant on the grounds where they had a variety of coffees for us to sample. Breakfast was also available (at additional cost). There are beautiful flowers and plants everywhere. We were also able to walk through the butterfly garden where we saw lots of colorful butterflies and a colorful Bonsai Garden.
Our coffee tour had about 10 people in it and we were led by a very knowledgeable guide. He explained and showed us how coffee is grown and then prepared to sell. The coffee season was over, but she did a great job of explaining the process and showing us where it all takes place. There is some walking and going up and down stairs on the tour.
Afterwards, we were given samples of coffee, liquour and chocolate covered coffee beans. There is also a gift shop on site.
Sabanilla de Alajuela, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Best months to Visit Doka Estate
The best time to visit Costa Rica is from mid-December to April (the dry season). This peak tourist season boasts plenty of sunshine making it an ideal time for exploring rainforests and lounging on beaches. That said, the dry season is the most popular (and expensive) time to visit.