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Things to do in Province of Heredia

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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Parks; Waterfalls; Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Gardens
Owner description: Explore Five Magnificent Waterfalls accessed by paved trails through Rain and Cloud Forest. Our Wildlife refuge features the... more » Owner description: Explore Five Magnificent Waterfalls accessed by paved trails through Rain and Cloud Forest. Our Wildlife refuge features the Largest Aviary and Butterfly Observatory in Costa Rica as well as rescued Jaguars, Ocelots, Pumas, Sloths, Capuchin and Spider Monkeys. Feed friendly Toucans and our 26 species of tame Hummingbirds and photograph beautiful Leaf Frogs in our Frog Habitat and venomous snakes in our Serpentarium. Located one hour from San Jose Airport near Poas Volcano. « less
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Sibu Chocolate (San Isidro)
Ranked #2 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Specialty Shops
Owner description: On a private tour and tasting at Sibú Chocolate, guests embark on a fascinating journey through the history of cacao, from... more » Owner description: On a private tour and tasting at Sibú Chocolate, guests embark on a fascinating journey through the history of cacao, from its origins as a sacred food of the gods in Costa Rica to its use as a regional currency up to the 19th Century. You will discover how Europe transformed chocolate into the bars and bonbons we all enjoy today and witness the rebirth of chocolate as an artisan treat, packed with antioxidants.Sibú Chocolate’s signature dark chocolate is made solely with premium, locally sourced organic cacao beans and organic sugar. DuringThe Single-Origin Organic Chocolate Experience at Sibúthe visit, you will savor gourmet truffles, caramel and pure dark chocolate tasting squares accompanied by spirited discussion about cacao genetics, terroir and the future of fine flavor chocolate. Visitors will also learn about how cacao is grown, the indigenous cosmology surrounding it, and the social and environmental importance of the cacao crop to Costa Rica and the region.Join local artisans tempering chocolate on a marble slab and decorating bonbons by hand at a small workshop set just on the edge of the cloud forests of Braulio Carrillo National Park. Overlooking the mountains of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, the workshop is a cool and tranquil place from which all SIBÚ confections and bars are made with care. The Owners and Master Chocolatiers, Julio Fernandez and George Soriano, welcome their guests and share how to taste the nuances in chocolate by using all the senses.Stay and enjoy a delicious lunch prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients and inspired by local cuisine including such delicacies as Hibiscus flower iced tea with a touch of fresh ginger and corn bread cake a la mode with luscious SIBÚ chocolate sauce. « less
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Frogs Heaven (Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui)
Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Owner description: Cinco Ceibas Rainforest Reserve & Adventure Park is the newest adventure tour in Costa Rica; it covers 1,100 hectares of... more » Owner description: Cinco Ceibas Rainforest Reserve & Adventure Park is the newest adventure tour in Costa Rica; it covers 1,100 hectares of private reserve of which over 600 hectares protected primary forest along the Costa Rica Bird Route. Located in Pangola, Sarapiquí, Heredia it can be reached from San Jose, La Fortuna or Sarapiquí.It offers visitors four outstanding guided tours: The Boardwalk is a raised wooden trail through the primary forest. Visitors on this tour may be led by an expert naturalist guide or travel alone with a comprehensive self guide book. This is the only elevated boardwalk in Costa Rica! Handicap accessible, with a distance of 1.3 km through the primary forest it is secure and safe above the forest floor. Cinco Ceibas has some of the largest trees in the country, these magnificent trees may be 300 to 500 years old, one species the giant ceiba tree, are considered sacred by the indigenous cultures, Costa Rican almond trees, ceibas, and many other species shelter, green macaws, toucans, and hundreds of endangered species live here. We offer guided kayak tours down the tranquil Rio Cuarto River. We have either single or double kayaks. This tour is accessible for families, including children 7 years and older accompanied with an adult using a double kayak. We use the natural flow of the river, to admire the beautiful nature flora and fauna of Rio Cuarto. We have modern amenities including full showers and lockers for the convenience of the visitor.The third is a unique tour, the Ox Cart Tour! ”Flaco and Gordo” two beautiful and sturdy oxen pull a wagon to transport visitors on an educational tour where they will learn about the typical oxen cart a national symbol of Costa Rica, declared by Unesco as with both Tradition Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. On this trip you may plant a tree in the nursery, admiring tropical flowers and receive a short history of the local area and flora.The fourth tour is the Guided Horse Back Ride through protected rainforest and secondary reforestation to admiring the flora and fauna of this region. We have a coral to practice so visitors get familiar with the horse, supported by an expert guide, we will leave the stables that offer beautiful views of the lake, forest and the mountains beyond.Cinco Ceibas Reserve & Rainforest Adventure Park includes the Cinco Fusion Café Restaurant that overlooks Rio Cuarto. Costa Rican Café and Juice bar offers local ingredients, vegetarian option and always fresh organic juices. The BouTeak has an exclusive collection designed for Cinco Ceibas with gifts and clothing made by Costa Rican artists and indigenous artisans. As part of the adventure, hand painted colorful transport visitors to the different tours. « less
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Bodies of Water
This narrow river offers white-water rafting that's enjoyable at every level.
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INBioparque (Santo Domingo de Heredia)
Ranked #6 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
An eco-tourist park that highlights all the different ecosystems of the country.
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Ranked #7 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Inbio Parque (Heredia)
Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #9 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
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Ranked #10 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Natural History Museums
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Ranked #11 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Zoos
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Ranked #12 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #13 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
La Campestre Espanol (San Antonio De Belen)
Ranked #14 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
Category: Parks; Sports Complexes
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Ranked #15 of 17 attractions in Province of Heredia
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Category: Waterfalls
Owner description: Only 11 km from La Virgen a 65 acres bio paradise with rivers pools and virgin forest, private trails and a incredible... more » Owner description: Only 11 km from La Virgen a 65 acres bio paradise with rivers pools and virgin forest, private trails and a incredible biodiversity.We offer a butterfly farm, rustic cabin for up to 4 persons, camping area an restaurant. We offer a tour of 6 km visiting 2 water falls. With your visit you help protect the forest and support the local community. « less
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Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Owner description: "Centro Campestre Finca Los Laureles" offers a private retreat to enjoy a beautiful, natural and quiet ambient in the heart... more » Owner description: "Centro Campestre Finca Los Laureles" offers a private retreat to enjoy a beautiful, natural and quiet ambient in the heart of the tropical climate of Costa Rica. To take full advantage of the activities available at Los Laureles and in the area, visitors may choose to spend a single day or check-in for a few nights. « less
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