It’s no secret that Costa Rica is famous for its coffee. Since the middle of the 19th century, the coffee bean has played important social, economic, and even political roles for the country, with an influence that extends unquestionably into today. Plantation tours are packed with culture and history, and include visits to the coffee fields, roasters, and cafés. Take one of these tours and you’re guaranteed to learn the ins and outs of coffee production, as well as to enjoy one of the world’s freshest cups of joe. Although coffee plantations are scattered throughout Costa Rica, the highland areas surrounding San Jose and the Tilaran Mountain range that extends to Monteverde are ideal climates for Coffee plantations.
Located in the fertile highlands of Costa Rica's central valley, Café Britt has been running plantation tours since 1991. This tour includes visits to both the coffee plantation and roastery, where you''ll watch workers and learn the art of professional coffee tasting. Rated 7.3/10 by visitors
The history and development of Costa Rica has been tied to coffee plantations, and no trip to Costa Rica would be complete without the cultural experience of a coffee tour. Espiritu Santo’s 640 acre high-quality Arabica coffee plantation sits in the picturesque rolling mountains of Naranjo, conveniently located near the handcraft center of Sarchi. From San Jose, it lies in route to many northern destinations including Arenal, Monteverde, and Guanacaste. Rated 6.7/10 by visitors
Located along the fertile slopes of the Poás Volcano, Doka Estate has been growing and roasting award-winning coffee for three generations. This tour allows visitors to gain an intimate understanding of how coffee is grown, harvested, processed and produced in both Costa Rica and around the world. Rated 6.3/10 by visitors
A visit to a working coffee farm is one trip every visitor to Costa Rica should make. The Cafe Monteverde tour offers a glimpse of authentic, rural Costa Rican life, and it introduces visitors to the coffee production process, from the original seed to when its poured fresh into a cup. As a cooperative, Cafe Monteverde, represents the country's progressive environmental sustainability and community development initiatives. Rated 7.0/10 by visitors