Doka Coffee Estates, Poás Volcano, & La Paz Waterfall Gardens


Costa Rica is world-renowned for its superb coffee, and this is your chance to visit a real working coffee plantation to witness the full bean-to-beverage growing and production process. The Doka Estate, set in rolling green countryside just north of the capital, is Costa Rica's largest coffee estate and a great place to learn about this hugely important crop. 

Next, you'll head to Poás Volcano National Park for a guided walk while observing the main crater. Poás is a stratovolcano with a crater that’s 1,050 feet (320 m) deep. A short 10-minute hike will take you to the crater, where you can walk around and explore.  

Lastly, you'll stop at one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, the lush La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The plunging La Paz River, crashing impressively through an opening in the dense jungle, forms the waterfall alongside the road that leads from San José to Costa Rica's northern plains. It's a short path to the waterfall and then, unusually, behind the cascade to a small shrine. Upstream from the waterfall is La Paz Waterfall Gardens, a park, where you will be able to observe many different species of local wildlife.

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Itineraries with Doka Coffee Estates, Poás Volcano, & La Paz Waterfall Gardens

Multi-Sport Adventure in Costa Rica: Arenal, Monteverde, & Jaco Beach — 10 Days

Costa Rica is a well-known adventure destination, and this 10-day itinerary makes time for all the highlights. You'll go whitewater rafting on the Pacuare River, ride a horse through the misty cloud forest, zip from tree to tree in Monteverde, and stand up paddle in the Pacific Ocean. This trip makes time for cultural highlights, too: a visit to a traditional coffee plantation, the National Theater, and Jaco's nightlife round out the trip.