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Finca Cantaros

Closed Now: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A Special Place

Finca Cantaros was a real surprise for us. The gardens and walking trails were well tended and have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Brunswick, Maine
East of Eden

We were lucky when we arrived at Finca Cántaros. Just before Gail and her husband wanted to leave... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Finca Cantaros is a 17.3-acre private nature reserve about 2 km south of the town of San Vito. Enjoy grand vistas of the surrounding Coto Brus countryside & Talamanca Mountains; walk the trails through gardens and secondary forests; relax in one of...more
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| 1.5 km south of San Vito hospital on Route 237, San Vito 60801, Costa Rica
+506 2773 3760
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Finca Cantaros was a real surprise for us. The gardens and walking trails were well tended and have a large and diverse array of plant specimens. Even though the area is going through a unusual "dry spell", many of the plants were flowering at the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We were lucky when we arrived at Finca Cántaros. Just before Gail and her husband wanted to leave the house we drove by. Just in time otherwise we stood in front of a closed fence. But they invited us in! They asked us to put...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank annachristinadewit
Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We were very glad you arrived in time for us to get you checked in for camping and that you enjoyed your visit. It’s always rewarding when visitors appreciate the restoration and reforestation that Gail has accomplished with this...More

Reviewed March 9, 2018

The gardens are fairly compact and don't take too long to walk around. However, they are beautiful and the range of plants is stunning.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Dave S
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

A great place for local crafts -- and the gardens are astoundingly beautiful. Gail is a wonderful artist herself, and she is warm and welcoming.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Trudgemuffin
Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2017

Thank you for your review--we're delighted you enjoyed the Finca and the crafts store!

Reviewed April 30, 2017

This is a beautiful park in the southern zone of Costa Rica with a breathtaking view of downtown San Vito, gentle walking trails, exquisite plantings, a tranquil lake and the best gift shop south of San Jose. We live in San Vito and enjoy walking...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank AlisonOlivieri
Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Thanks, Alison! Very kind of you to take the time to leave such glowing comments!

Reviewed February 23, 2017

I would definitely buy this place and live here if I could afford it. The grounds are like having acres of a bird paradise. We found some key birds here that we couldn't find anywhere else, in fact. I definitely would like to come visit...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed January 18, 2017

The owners of this private reserve are taking every effort to make it a genuine experience of the region. Try to get there for 7 am to watch the birds.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed June 26, 2016

Gail, the founder of this beautiful botanical garden, has put her heart and soul into this special place for 20 years, and it shows. She was so friendly, and spent a good deal of time answering my questions and telling me about the history and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

We marveled at the depth and complexity of the landscaping. Gail and her team have reconstituted the natural look and flow of the forest from bare pasture land. In an hour or so, you can follow the self-guided tour through the 7 hectares and see...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent two hours in a relaxed walk through the well maintained trails through this garden and forest. It's a good place to go if you are interested in tropical vegetation. The self-guided tour map is full of detailed information about the...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Leonard G
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