Coffee Plantation Tour


Tour an authentic Costa Rican coffee plantation and learn how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and roasted.

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Tour Description

Most coffee plantations in Costa Rica are in the central highlands, but here in Guanacaste we also have plantations that produce a lowland coffee with a relatively high level of caffeine and a lower level of acidity.

On this trip we’ll take you to a working coffee plantation in a beautiful rural area and show you the entire process of how coffee is grown, harvested, selected, processed and roasted. You’ll learn about the environmentally friendly practices used in Costa Rica, as well as some of the secrets and tricks of the trade.

We’ll stop at Santa Cruz on our way to enjoy a “casado” lunch with your choice of fish, chicken, beef or pork, plus rice and beans, salad, vegetables and plantains.

This trip can also be combined with a visit of the artisan pottery village of Guaitil, famous for its handcrafted indigenous pottery.

On the Diriá Coffee Plantation tour you’ll learn about the ancestral history of the Chorotegas of Matambú, their relationship with coffee growing and their positive impact on the region, all with guides who are descendants of these indigenous people.

Coopepilangosta R.L. is a company that is governed under the Costa Rican cooperative model to be an intermediary between local producers and national and international markets. The commitment excellence of these high-level coffee producers is backed by the support of the National Coffee Institute of Costa Rica (ICAFE) to develop specialty coffees under the brand Café Diriá.

Gifts and souvenirs are available as a memory of this beautiful tour at our Coffee Shop.

Optional packages

Coffee Tour & Matambú Indigenous Territory (add $22 per person)

The Matambú indigenous community one of 8 indigenous territories in Costa Rica, comprising 24 individual communities all over the country. Matambú was first settled by migrants from ancient Mesoamerican civilizations that traveled to the south, known as the Chorotega indigenous group.

Coopepilangosta R.L. is directly related to the Matambú indigenous territory, having adopted ancestral techniques in the creation of coffee made through the ”Matambú Process.” In addition, it promotes initiatives that generate opportunities for socioeconomic growth for the inhabitants of the indigenous territory through the planning of community projects.

Beyond the coffee tour, we offer an ethno-tourism experience to educate visitors in the culture and traditions of some of the earliest inhabitants of this region:

  • Honey tour
  • Organic vegetable production
  • Local food production
  • Nature walks

Diriá Coffee Tour & El Toledo Reserve (add $22 per person)

El Toledo Agro Ecological Reserve is a small business that offers a eye-opening tour through the tropical humid forests of the Hojancha mountains in the Nicoya Peninsula. Our ecotourism guides will tell you about the natural history of this beautiful place as you walk through magical forests that have been 57% recovered over 28 years — a unique case in Costa Rica.

The natural reforestation of Hojancha has turned the canton into a Latin American example of local development and good environmental practices. You’ll learn about the cultural identity of these rural people and also enjoy a traditional Costa Rican lunch in the beautiful facilities surrounded by nature.

What is Included?

  • The Diriá Coffee Tour lasts approximately 2 hours.
  • You’ll be welcomed with a courtesy drink at the Matambú Coffee Mill made from local products from community entrepreneurs.
  • Spectacular coffee tour with the opportunity to see wildlife and coffee farming management with ancestral techniques.
  • Learn to prepare and taste coffee from our baristas, who will measure the knowledge acquired by offering the opportunity to become certified in this practice.
  • Take advantage of the extensive knowledge of our guides by asking any questions you have. Visit our Coffee Shop to buy coffee, local products and souvenirs from the Diriá Coffee Tour experience.

What is Excluded?

  • Gratuity
  • Purchases

Know Before You Go

  • The visit to Matambú Indigenous territory takes 1.5 hours.
  • The visit to El Toledo Reserve takes 2.5 hours.

Reviews (05)

Mike Snow
25 Mar 2019
Our January 12 to the 22 stay was our second trip to Villa la Sata. We didn’t think it could get any better but this was a very special time in this extremely special place. For all our experiences here in Guanacaste this Estate cannot be matched. The village of Flamingo provides varied opportunities for dining and entertainment. Whether at Angelina’s, Coco Loco or La Forketta the food was amazing. The in home chef Jean Luc was the BEST! The beauty of the white sand beach of Flamingo is unparalleled. The staff at Villa la Sata was extremely accommodating. There was no better way to escape the cold of Montana. We will return yet again, Michael Snow
Josh Wright
02 Apr 2018
It would be tougher to spend a week in Costa Rica in a nicer home than Villa La Sata. Not only is it centrally located to the “hopping” area of the Pacific Coast side of Costa Rica, it is positioned on the property and Bay perfectly. A view of over 180 degrees of the ocean is breathtaking. The home is beautiful, updated and unquestionably a once-in-a-lifetime vacation home. This will go down as the nicest home we have ever spent time in, on vacation.
T. Meehan
21 Mar 2018
We stayed at Villa La Sata, in Costa Rica for a few days in February. It is a very special place which is beautifully appointed with detail after detail. I can’t imagine a better location in the world to soak up the sun on its terraces, perched on a cliff overlooking a mile or so of wonderful beach. We had magnificent sunsets every night that were among the best I have ever seen. My wife was in heaven as she cannot miss a sunset.
Holden Ogg
23 Mar 2018
Staying at Villa La Sata was an amazing experience! The views were immaculate and the villa was very impressive… I loved waking up to the sound and site of the beach each morning. The fact that you can see the water as the front gate opens and from every room is why I would consider this the Gem of Flamingo. I’ve never experienced anything like the sunsets here as well. As a videographer and photographer it was more than just a paradise it was Heaven.

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