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Botanical Orchid Garden

Located nearby, in the Garita, this is a unique garden where you will be able to appreciate a vast collection of and the life of orchids in completely natural surroundings. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Adults: $12. Children 0 to 5: $6.Information website: www.orchidgardencr.com

Amazing Zoo Ave!

  An extensive park, conservation and rescue centre for wild animals. At Zoo Ave, you will be able to see so many species of birds and monkeys – a boa snake, turtles and much more… All the animals that can be observed here have been rescued and would have not survived in the wild, soContinue Reading

Visit la Feria – the fruit and vegetables market

Friday afternoon and Saturday morning why not enjoy a piece of Costa Rican life by visiting Alajuela’s official and largest fruit and vegetables market. You can easily take a bus, every 15 minutes, that passes right in front of the hotel and that will take you very close to the feria in no time. AtContinue Reading

Britt Coffee Tour

The famous, gourmet coffee brand in Costa Rica offers The Classic Coffee Tour, The Coffee Lovers Tour, The Nature and Coffee Tour blended together and the Perfect Combination Tour combining the coffee tour with a visit to the Butterfly Garden. Open Monday to Saturday, 7 am to 7 pm. Sundays 7 am to 2 pm.Continue Reading

Else Kientzler Botanical Garden

  This project started in 1998 in an old coffee plantation located near Sarchi’ in With time all the coffee plants have been slowly substituted for a variety of tropical plants. The process took 9 years of dedication. Now, it is a beautiful botanical garden where nature and plants lovers can enjoy a lovely, interestingContinue Reading

Doka, La Paz Waterfall Garden & Poás Volcano Combo Tour

A lovely all day tour that we highly recommend. So that you can make the most of your day, it starts early morning, around 6:30 am, and it includes the guided tour, transportation, breakfast, entrance fees, lunch and entrance to the Doka Coffee Estate, La Paz Waterfall Gardena and Poas Volcano. Starting our tour weContinue Reading

Doka Coffee Tour; A “must” in Costa Rica!

Doka Estate is an over 112 years old award winning coffee producer. Guided by an expert, visitors will receive extensive information, which will make this coffee tour an incomparable experience. The price includes the entry to the Doka Estate, guide, entry to the butterfly farm, and visit to a sugar cane plantation and chocolate, coffeeContinue Reading

La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Garden is an ecological attraction on the road to Poás Volcano. With 70 acres (28 hectares) of land, visitors can enjoy waterfalls, jungle cats, hummingbirds, monkeys, hiking trails with viewing platforms, a serpentarium, a butterfly observatory, a ranarium and the aviary. Buffet lunch available on site at the Colibries Restaurant. Explore Five MagnificentContinue Reading

Poás Volcano National Park

A unique and very special ecological attraction in Alajuela, At almost a mile in diameter (1.6 km), the crater’s rain-fed, sulfuric pool bubbles and emits smoke. Although the last major eruption was in 1910, the volcano remains steadily active to this day, and visitors can still see geysers exploding into the air, some reaching as highContinue Reading

About the City of Alajuela  (where we are located)

Founded in 1782, and also called the city of mangoes, Alajuela is the second largest city in Costa Rica, just 25 Km away from the capital city of San José. The city maintains a rural character with nearby coffee and sugar cane plantations. If you wish to stay with us for a few days to relax and get toContinue Reading

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La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Garden

La Paz Waterfall Garden is an ecological attraction on the road to Poás Volcano. With 70 acres (28 hectares) of land, visitors can enjoy waterfalls, jungle cats, hummingbirds, monkeys, hiking trails with viewing platforms, a serpentarium, a butterfly observatory, a ranarium and the aviary. Buffet lunch available on site at the Colibries Restaurant. Explore Five Magnificent…

Tortuga Island Cruise

Tortuga Island Cruise

Particularly enchanting for its beauty, Tortuga Island is known for its immaculate beach and turquoise waters, a perfect stop for swimming, snorkeling. It is a lovely day out.All day tour with rates starting from $119

Irazú Volcano

Irazú Volcano

The trip begins ascending the breathtaking summit of the Irazu Volcano for a view of the massive crater.On a clear day, you can actually see the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans! Visit to the historical city of Cartago, to the ruins of the old Parish and view the beautiful Basilica of our “Virgen de los Angeles”.This…

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