We went on the tour on December 27 and loved it. The shuttle was about a half hour later than we were told it would be, but not a big deal. The tour guide George and driver Mau were fabulous.
The drive to Doka was about an hour long, but George told us interesting facts about Costa Rica the entire time so it went quickly, the countryside is beautiful! The breakfast buffet was small but good, and the coffee was great. The tour was informative and hands on, very interesting to see how much work and time goes into a cup of coffee!
We were lucky and had a very clear day, so the volcano was visible and it was warm.
On the way back down the mountain we stopped at a local market and picked up fresh strawberries, delicious!
The nature reserve and waterfall hike was amazing! Such a beautiful environment, and the trail is well kept so it wasn't difficult to walk. We had a chance to stop and get lots of pictures of two beautiful waterfalls, although we weren't able to swim in the river as it was too turbulent in those areas. There is a shuttle at the bottom to take you back to your bus so that saved some time, as the hike down the mountain was quite far.
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