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Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) Coffee Plantation Excursion Reviews

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You will see a real coffee plantation, walk through the process of growing and cultivating Costa Rican coffee beans and sample the crop on this fun excursion in Puntarenas.

CalUrsus

1 review

The port of Puntarenas is a bit grungy with some limited shops for tourists at the end of the pier, with spotty wi-fi available. Took a tour to a coffee plantation collective Espritu Santo in Naranjo. It was probably one of the closest destinations at 1 1/2 hours over Costa Rica's spotty main highway. One of the drawbacks of this port is that the lousy roads make bus trips to any of the other more scenic destinations extremely long. You might need the dramamine you didn't use on the cruise. The add-on of this and many tours to Sarchi where you are paraded past an early 1900s machine shop, see some folks painting colorful oxcarts, is interesting for about 10 minutes. Then you are kept in a ridiculously overpriced souvenir shop for about another half hour.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Eurovisionfan

1 review

Very long day - didn't like the ecopark at all - we were taken through a building with terantulas (I looked away and was glad to get to the other side), only to find out we were doing a u-turn and I had to come back the same way! Ugh! The Britt Coffee tour was humourous and entertaining.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

joew44

3 reviews

Coffee plantation excursion was great. Very friendly and informative guides at plantation and on bus. Learned a lot about coffee and Costa Rica. Also went to craft area and saw water wheel powering workshop. Good local food included with tour. Comfortable bus and good roads. The town of Puntarenas enjoyable for walking around. Nice beach area. Would like to go back to Costa Rica on another vacation. Great country and friendly people. Felt very safe and comfortable in Costa Rica

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

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