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Doka Estate Coffee Tour

Address: Sabanilla de Alajuela, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 2449 5152
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1 hour, 40 minutesDifficulty...
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
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Type: Walking tours, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1 hour, 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy (recommended for senior citizens and children)What to Bring: suntan lotion, hat, comfortable shoes and umbrella (rainy season)Tour Includes: Entrance fee, Butterfly Garden, Bonsai and Orchid Exhibition, Sugar Mill and Guided coffee tour, coffee tasting and coffee liqueurs, chocolates and treats. Additional Buffet Breakfast and Lunch.
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

After a very pleasant breakfast in beautiful surroundings, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Seeing coffee go from seed to cup was very interesting, and there were plenty of free samples on the go!! Would highly recommend for coffee lovers.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I visited Doka during my Costa Rican vacation 2 years ago, and I have been exclusively ordering their coffee since then. The flavor is sweet, that was my first impression of their brand. It's a beautiful estate, and well worth the drive. I had some difficulty finding it at first, but I am happy that I didn't give in to... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very well organised, and the tour guides were excellent. The Plantation is huge and very well looked after.The Coffee tasting was also good.

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Austin, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
17 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

After having read the negative reviews of this tour from folks who did the official lunch and tour, I’m glad that we arranged our own private tour through the Peace Lodge/La Paz Waterfall Gardens. Our driver/guide was super-friendly and knowledgeable. He took us to and from the coffee plantation and performed the official tour which included education on the origins... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

If you want to know about how coffee is harvested this is the tour. Nice people and learned all the steps, very interesting. A little pricey but worth it if you are interested.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Jose and Guillermo, with Viator, were amazing. So very nice and helpful. The stops were perfect and not drawn out. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

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Ridgewood, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

During one of the tours from Costa Rica Guides, we stopped at the Doka Coffee Estate for Breakfast and a tour of the estate. We left the bus and entered through the gates of the estate through a floral avenue to an open shed where the buffet breakfast was served. Best move on to the tour as the food was... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My tour was arranged through the Waterfall Peace Lodge. Our guide was John. The plantation itself is beautiful - the buildings, the landscaping, all of it. We live in wine country and have been on a million tours learning how wine is made so my husband and I thought I would be pretty bored - we did this tour for... More 

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Bronx, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

On our way up to the Poas Volcano we stopped for a cup of coffee. I thought I was In Starbucks in NYC.... I paid $8.00 for a small cup of coffee and 2 very small pastries/Empanadas. Ask the price before you buy as prices are not posted for these items. The Coffee bags are also a bit over priced... More 

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We paid for one of those combo tours where the Doka Coffee Tour was one third of the day. Our guide's name was Max and there were about 12 of us in the small Tourismo bus. We are oldsters and veteran coffee drinkers. The Costa Rican coffee tastings were smooth, delightful, deeply robust, without acid, and memorable. We learned more... More 

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