Alajuela Province

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Our most recommended Alajuela Province Tickets

La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

1. La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

San Jose: Doka Estate Coffee & La Paz Waterfalls Garden Tour

2. San Jose: Doka Estate Coffee & La Paz Waterfalls Garden Tour

Immerse yourself in Costa Rican coffee, nature, and wildlife on a guided tour to Doka Estate coffee plantation and La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup and a relaxing private drive through the Costa Rican countryside. Pass by coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Your guide will point out these sights of interest to you. After a 45-minute drive to Alajuela Province, enter the grand Doka Estate. Explore the lush surroundings before commencing the coffee tour. Learn about the step-by-step development process of plants up to the final point of grain collection. Find out about the estate’s history, its owners, the plant varieties, and the area’s geography. Get an insight into the ancient techniques used by the experts to produce some of the best-tasting coffee. Continue to your next destination, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens, which is a short drive away. This scenic nature park is home to more than 100 species of animals. Your naturalist tour guide will take you through trails that lead to 5 waterfalls. Appreciate the flowing white rivers, birds, butterflies, monkeys, and hummingbirds. Stop at educational animal exhibits. Visit a traditional house with a petting zoo and ox cart. Admire the flora and fauna of the tropical rainforest, complete with an orchid and heliconia exhibit. After building up an appetite in the ecological park, make a stop for a delicious buffet lunch. The spread includes multiple selections of traditional Costa Rican dishes, salad bar, pizza, french fries, fresh fruits, rice pudding. Enjoy this gastronomic experience with unlimited fresh fruit juice, coffee, and tea. Conclude your trip by mid-afternoon with a full belly. Take in the picturesque landscape before heading back to your hotel in San José.

San Jose: Costa Rican Wildlife Zoo Visit

3. San Jose: Costa Rican Wildlife Zoo Visit

Get picked up by your driver from your hotel in the morning and leave for a guided tour to explore a unique and interesting Zoo & Wildlife Rescue Center in Costa Rica. Travel on this perfect journey to explore the wild world of animals at ZooAve. Walkthrough diverse terrains to experience the amazing wildlife and get introduced to the most common animals living in highly naturalized habitats. Registered as a non-profit organization the rescue center prioritizes conservation, animal welfare, and environmental education. Situated on 36 acres of natural forest, ZooAve is home to more than 125 species of animals. Stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens and see popular zoo animals. The zoo contains an immense diversity of fauna and flora. Be amused by a world where jaguars, sloths, and ocelots live in their natural habitat. Watch the tapirs, pumas, coyotes, and monkeys as well as a wide variety of birds, small mammals, reptiles. Experience nature through the paved walking trails and visit the exotic animal sanctuary where you can see ostriches, emus, peacocks, colorful pheasants, and many species of exotic birds. Learn more about many local wildlife species and their importance in the ecosystem from your naturalist tour guide. Savor a delicious snack before heading back to your hotel. Relax and enjoy a pleasant and colorful drive along the countryside.


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What people are saying about Alajuela Province

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 52 reviews

Our chef was personable and talented in the culinary arts. The food she taught us to prepare was so tasty. Our driver was just as wonderful as he too was a part of our experience. Love, though unexpected, Costa Rican food. Unfortunately I forgot to give our chef my email address so I don’t have the recipes she used. All in all a great experience.

Excellent experience! Katherine and Patricia were knowledgeable and wonderful. Location was perfect. I’d definitely recommend.

It was very fun. Unlimited chocolate and very interesting to learn. Make sure to bring bug spray!

Well prepared and interesting! Thank you for a wonderful experience

Learnt a lot and had a lot of fun! What more to ask