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- I enjoyed this tour so much. It begins with a walk through the grounds and you get to see all the different plants coffee, sugarcane, cacao. Our tour guide also make sure to point out different birds as he saw that I had my binoculars and camera with me, and as the tour info states, you learn about how to make coffee from beginning to end. Use the old machines as well as the way they process it now you can basically be hands-on throughout the whole tour touching the beans seeing them after the roasted tasting things like sugarcane and roasted coffee beans. I enjoy this a lot more than I thought I would, and at the end they offer you a little meal traditional to Costa Rica. I can’t remember the name, but they made sure to ask if we eat meat or not, as my husband and I do not they made sure to have a vegetarian option of that same meal for us.Written May 15, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- I enjoyed getting to your the farm and taste the different types of coffee they brew. The tour was really long though - almost 3 hours - and our tour guide spent way too much time on teaching about sustainability and not enough on the actual coffee growing and making process.Written April 13, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- My 18 year old son and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment at the Ranch. The tour was informative and fun. We loved smelling and sampling. It was interesting to learn about organic farming, and we loved the making of chocolate process. We even had chocolate masks with coconut oil massaged on our faces by request. Our skin felt amazing afterwards. The lunch was my favorite meal in Costa Rica and quite possible the best meal I’ve had that I can remember. Everyone was so kind and proud of the farm! We highly recommend a visit.Written April 2, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Manuel Antonio Bee Farm Tour was perhaps THE highlight of my trip to Costa Rica. If you are looking for a great alternative to some of the more well-trodden destinations in Manuel Antonio, this is a perfect experience for you! Miguel, the owner/operator/guide of the bee farm operation has a 1000 watt smile, and his enthusiasm about bees and pachamama (mother nature) is contagious. Miguel will pick you up from your accommodations, drive you to his property (~25 mins from Manuel Antoni, closer to Quepos), and proceed with a short educational/didactic session about bee behavior/biology. Following the educational session, you will don your authentic beekeeper's outfit and walk through his amazing forested property to the hives where you can sample raw honey and see the colonies in action. After doffing the trendy attire (see pics for more), Miguel and his wife will provide you with a delicious lunch (this one of the best meals we ate in Costa Rica). If you're lucky, his incredibly sweet canines might join you as well! I really cannot overemphasize how great this experience was. I would strongly, strongly recommend to anyone who even remotely enjoys nature.Written April 10, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The permaculture farm tour was an excellent immersive experience for my girlfriend and I. We are in the beginning stages of one day developing our own land and we left with many ideas and further resources to explore. It begins with a classroom session which gives you the foundational principles of permaculture. We then ventured out into the farm where we got to see these design principles working in real life. The guide was very patient and answered all of our questions. The guides can go as deep as you want to go, but they make sure you understand the concepts. A life changing experience. We hope to visit Hidden Valley again one day.Written May 8, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Fantastic experience with some very gentle horses. Family business and we were just my wife and I with Francesco son of the owners. Huge farm with very nice trail to a hot spring. You don't have to be an experienced rider, this was only the third time on a horse for my wife. Up and down the various hills and valleys with beautiful scenery.Written February 7, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- We are ex-pat residents of Panama and decided to cross the nearby border into Costa Rica and visit the town of San Vito. Finca Cantaros is 2 km from the town center, walking distance from town. Reservations are required which were easy to make via email. Admission fee is by donation only. We received an excellent tour of about one hour by Randall Jimenez, a staff member. It helped very much that one of us speaks fluent Spanish and the rest of us have a beginner-intermediate command of Spanish. If you speak only English you can still enjoy the natural beauty of the site but will miss out on the depth gained by learning the history and mission of Finca Cantaros.
After Randall's tour we were turned lose to hike the beautiful grounds that encompass a wetlands full of bird, amphibian and insect life, a 30 year old restored rainforest teaming with trees, flowering plants and vines, more birds, small mammals, and butterflies, an amazing tropical tree and plant greenhouse that is the most productive I have ever seen and run on a shoestring, and the impressive rainforest restoration project the community children are creating.
Finca Las Cantaros is committed to involving the local community in their ecological mission and that shows throughout the beautiful grounds. We hiked for a few hours and dug deep into the details of this wonderful site. Oh, and the frosting on the cake: petroglyphs and a commitment to honoring the native ancestors of this beautiful area of Costa Rica.Written February 19, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Arturo and his wife were very welcoming. He was patient with me as I know little about horseback riding. Helmets were required. The horses were very calm and well mannered. I didn’t want the ride to end, even after 2 hours! Amazing views of the San Luis valley. Would recommend to anyone!Written December 3, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Fantastic horseback tour in Markus property !
It was amazing, we did go to waterfalls that are actually in Markus' property, so we were just alone in the nature !
We did try new trails, and horses are so nice and cool ! We would definatly recomment that "promenade dans la nature".
THANK YOU VERY MUCHWritten February 19, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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