One Day Tours From the Hotel
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VOLCAN POAS... / LA PAZ WATERFALLS AND GARDENS spectacular volcano with one of the world’s largest craters. Stand on the rim of this active volcano and watch the fumarole activity. Bring walking shoes and a windbreaker. Then at only 15 minutes you will find the number one attraction La Paz Waterfall and Gardens offers the Bigger's Butterfly Garden and thousand of humming birds walk for over one hour. Stop at El Trapiche, a sugar cane processing farm and restaurant. OPTION: You can also visit the volcano with ATV's (they will pick you up at the hotel and the tour starts in Grecia through the scenic back roads, lunch included.
Butterfly Farm and Bird Zoo ... The butterfly gardens contain over 70 species of Costa Rica’smost beautiful butterflies. In La Garita, ZooAve is famous for its extensive tropical bird collection only 14 kilometers from the inn.
Orchid Farm in Palmares ... Only a 35 minute drive to the town of Palmares, enjoy the stone church and the variety of roses in the park. Have lunch at the famous restaurant Tejas, then drive 3 km. to the orchid farm and enjoy 150+ varieties of wild orchids.
Grecia/Sarchí and San Ramón. El Cafetal Inn is located in the Central Valley Zona Cafetal a string of towns in a region where the principal product is coffee... Drive 20 minutes to the town of Grecia and its all metal church, then another 20 minutes to the town of Sarchí, famous for its typical Costa Rican wooden handicrafts. Watch as craftsmen paint their oxcarts and purchase some of the best souvenirs. Have lunch at El Mirador restaurant overlooking the Central Valley and then go on to Zarcero and its sculptured pine trees. Bring walking shoes.
Carara Biological Reserve ... Offers a huge variety of plants, birds, monkeys, marshes formed by seasonal flooding of the Grande de Tárcoles river. Rich in waterfowl, amphibians, and reptiles. Enjoy the jungle scenery and wildlife. Bring binoculars, walking shoes, insect repellent, sunscreen and long pants.
Jaco Beach (Playa Jacó) ... Take the beautiful, scenic mountain drive with breath-taking views and enjoy the famous Costa Rican beaches at Jaco, Punta Leona, and Doña Ana. Bring bathing suit and sunscreen.
San José City ... Drive/walk through Sabana Park and see the most exclusive residential areas. Visit the National Theater (closed Sundays), the National Museum (open Fri., Sat., Sun.), the Gold Museum and have lunch at the Gran Hotel Costa Rica. Bring walking shoes.
Island / Calypso ... Sail to a beautiful island in the Gulf of Nicoya, with its palm
trees, clear water, and white sand beaches, aboard the Calypso catamaran.
Enjoy a delicious beach lunch on the island. Boat leaves from Puntarenas.
Bring bathing suit and sunscreen.
Catuart Minas and Natural Pool ... Drive to Monte del Aguacate, stop at our own restaurant and souvenirs "Mirador del Cafetal". Bathing in a natural pool of clear water. Bring bathing suit and sunscreen and learn all about the old Gold mines and see their equipment and enter the mines.
Ride the traditional old fashioned train ... All day tour passing through pictoresque towns as orotina, the fruit town. You can board this train right here in Atenas. Price per person round trip $25, Saturdays and Sundays only. In addition to this tour once you arrive in Puerto Caldera.