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La Gavilana Herbs & Art

El Castillo, Costa Rica
About La Gavilana Herbs & Art
Plan Your Adventure! Our goal is to provide unique products and services, from hand crafted soaps, medicinal bitters, fermented hot sauces or original paintings to fermentation workshops or food forest and other exclusive hikes.
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4 reviews
The most unique features of this tour is the food forest life style experience and its location, a secluded mountain in rain forest covered range of National Park.
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Fermentation is the process used to make alcohol and various foods through the addition of microorganisms—creating foods that are rich in probiotics and acclaimed for their health benefits. This unique workshop teaches you all about the fermentation process and shows you how to make foods such as sour dough bread, sauerkraut, and vinegar. Armed with the skills to make your own fermented foods, you will be able to make your own gut-friendly foods at home.
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Reviewed June 29, 2019
Review of: Food Forest Hike

We went on the food forest hike after 2 days of touristic activities in Arenal and this is something else. Away from the crowd, into nature. The indigenous guide explains the herbs you come along while hiking uphill and in the garden of the farm....More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Pieter-Jan D
Reviewed June 14, 2019 via mobile

I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this is. This is our second time to do this incredible tour with Gavilana. It’s truly a trip of a lifetime & Mikey the guide makes it quite unforgettable. We plan on returning soon to...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mwcombs
Reviewed May 23, 2019

Jungle Adventure for the both of us. The rain forest is quite an experience, the flora and fona are just a wonderful display. I took a horseback ride the following day.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 387indy
Reviewed April 21, 2019 via mobile
Review of: Food Forest Hike

The six of us enjoyed our Food Forest Hike, organised by Hanna and Tomas. During the hike we got to learn a lot about the benefits of plants and how to use them. At the top we walked around their farm and had a delicious...More

Thank laurarQ9201TZ
Reviewed April 18, 2019 via mobile

Beautiful property, great tours wonderful people! Loved walking around farm. El Castillo is an amazi g place to stay they also have apts on site to rent stay in El Castlo you will never forget this place.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank areej98
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

We spent two days at the BNB across the street. It was a wonderful experience! When we visited the shop, Hannah explained the process she uses when making her soaps. We enjoyed the art work and meeting aspiring artist Noah. Definitely worth the visit!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 65bethf
Reviewed March 7, 2019
Review of: Food Forest Hike

Amazing experience. The guides were incredible, we tried an amazing variety of wild plants, and learned about dozens of different medicinal plants. Their enthusiasm and love for the land was so evident, and the meal we were served at their camp was the best food...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ryan S
Reviewed February 25, 2019

We did the Food Forest Hike with Tomas, Hannah, and Noah and had an absolute blast! The hike was gorgeous, and not too difficult, with interesting commentary on the environment around us explaining the plants which grow along the trail. Tomas was gracious enough to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jsolaro
Reviewed February 8, 2019
Review of: Food Forest Hike

Tomas and his Nicaraguan companion, Pájaro, led us up a winding trail into the rainforest mountains of northern Costa Rica -- stopping frequently along the way to pick the leaf from a nearby plant and describe its medicinal benefits. When we reached the top, there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JoeBrewer
Reviewed January 19, 2019

La Gavilana's Food Forest Hike was the highlight of our trip! The tour began with a short drive from La Gavilana to a trailhead located in a lush, verdant valley by a river flowing towards Lake Arenal. From there, Tomas, Hannah and Noah, our hosts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Jerry B
July 14, 2018|
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Response from TomasNinger | Property representative |
Sure, let me try.
Mi K
January 28, 2017|
Response from TomasNinger |
Hi, the scientific name is Ocimum Gratisimum, the biggest of all the Ocimum.
Renee L
November 29, 2016|
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thanks, if the tincture was at least 30% alcohol then the shelf life is almost indefinite, as long as it is stored in dark cool place and importantly closed.