Top 10 Things to do in La Garita, Costa Rica

January 21, 2018 Joeann Galban

Discover the best top things to do in La Garita, Costa Rica including Finca Caballo Loco - Horse Tours Costa Rica, Botanical Orchid Garden, El Toledo Coffee Tour, Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi ), Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro, Go Tours Costa Rica - Day Tours, Doka Estate Coffee Tour, Zoo Ave, Chocolate Tour, Walter's Taxi and Day Tours.
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1. Finca Caballo Loco - Horse Tours Costa Rica

Calle Finca Caballo Loco | El Rodeo, Ciudad Colon 10701, Costa Rica +506 7010 1771
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5 based on 155 reviews

Finca Caballo Loco - Horse Tours Costa Rica

"Ride with the Best" Perfect for families or single travelers and close to San Jose. Finca Caballo Loco will carefully choose a horse that suits your personal comfort level to ensure that you have a safe, fun and unique Costa Rica horse adventure. A variety of different trails cross pristine rivers and pass impressive Waterfalls while winding their way along scenic paths in the midst of the lush and majestic secondary forest. This unique Costa Rica horseback riding experience will take you along the edge of a spectacular canyon with panoramic 360° views of the El Rodeo Biological Corridor. Nature lovers will especially enjoy these relaxed and interesting tours that allow you to be at one with your horse while giving you the opportunity to appreciate the flora and fauna that Costa Rica is so proud to protect and share with its' guests. For those advanced equestrian's wanting more from their horse riding experience, there is also plenty of time to enjoy an invigorating canter through the beautiful rural countryside. The jungle setting is truly unique and "the Tree Top Terrace" offers a delicious snack after the ride. Reservations should be made in advance to guarantee availability on the day that you'd like to book your riding adventure.

Reviewed By Getbehead - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This tour was absolutely beautiful. I've been to several other horseback riding tours in the States, but this was something special. The path that we took was stunning through a little fields, a bunch of woods paths, and several streams/creeks. The owners take great care of the horses and their riders to make sure everyone is happy. After the ride, they even had time to sit down with us to share some drinks and fresh fruit and talk for a while. Such an amazing, peaceful farm. If we get back, I want to go with them on the intermediate ride, but my girlfriend thought the beginner ride was challenging enough so I guess it's a great ride for all different types of levels.

2. Botanical Orchid Garden

SE from Fiesta del Maiz 1km, La Garita, Costa Rica +506 2487 8095
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4 based on 53 reviews

Botanical Orchid Garden

Reviewed By rsq_ranger

We stopped here to check out the orchid garden and were impressed by the variety of orchids and other plants and flowers we were able to view. Our young children (ages 3 and 4 yrs) enjoyed seeing the parrots and other birds.

3. El Toledo Coffee Tour

Atenas 20504, Costa Rica +506 2446 2056
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5 based on 290 reviews

El Toledo Coffee Tour

We are a sustainable organic coffee farm. We have been using sustainably organic practices for over fourteen years. Today we are happy to consider ourselves environmentalists first, and coffee farmers second.

Reviewed By Cosmobobkat - Philippines

This place is great! It’s secluded but can easily find on Waze. Such knowledgeable farmers; I’m so happy they allowed us to see into their ways of farming. Walking around the farm and seeing the biodiversity was so much fun! Highly recommend this tour! Also we signed up for the lunch and I’m so glad we did; it was mucho delicioso!! :)

4. Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )

Al sureste de Cartago | Tapantí National Park, Costa Rica +506 2003 0201
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4.5 based on 267 reviews

Orosi River Valley ( El Valle del Rio Orosi )

Reviewed By CR_Drifter - Seattle

I have visited the Orosi Valley a few times. It is one of my girlfriend's favorite places in Costa Rica. Rightly so! The river valley is beautiful, the Mountains are awesome. The small towns and villages are friendly and welcoming.

5. Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

Sarchi Norte Valverde Vega, Sarchi, Costa Rica +506 8860 4390
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4.5 based on 146 reviews

Fabrica de Carretas Eloy Alfaro

Reviewed By Lynda L - Naples, Florida

This was part of a combo tour with Doka and Grecia. It was very interesting to seeing how the oxcarts are made using the original methods. The tour was concise and interesting.
There is of course the obligatory gift shop. It is huge. Oddly, for an oxcart factory, there were very few tabletop oxcarts available for sale or any oxcarts for sale for that matter. Lots of other tat though.
I used the ladies room while I was there. I don't know what it is with Costa Rica and rest rooms. Every one I used seemed to think lighting was an option. You literally used the rest room with only the light available from the outside!

6. Go Tours Costa Rica - Day Tours

Brasil de Mora, Santa Ana 10906, Costa Rica
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Go Tours Costa Rica - Day Tours

GO! Tours Costa Rica is a group of professionals born and raised in Costa Rica, passionate about the natural wonders of this small piece of land, dedicated to the conservation and protection of our natural resources, who strive every day to make your vacation an unforgettable experience.We invite you to enjoy the natural richness of this peaceful land, and wish that sometime in the future, you will come back to visit your friends at GO! Tours. We offer the best tours in Costa Rica at the lowest rates available.

Reviewed By Garnet L - Orlando, Florida

The forest was refreshing. There was natural habitat everywhere. We saw different kinds of animals and creatures on the hiking trail . The staff was very knowledgeable and professional. After hiking and zip-lining a very tasty and nutritious meal was served. If you are an outdoors person this will be the perfect activity for you while in Costa Rica. This was an adventure of a life time.

7. Doka Estate Coffee Tour

Sabanilla de Alajuela, Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica
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4.5 based on 785 reviews

Doka Estate Coffee Tour

Doka Estate The Real Coffee TourPick Up Time: Upon RequestDuration: 1 hour, 40 minutesDifficulty: Easy (recommended for senior citizens and children)What to Bring: suntan lotion, hat, comfortable shoes and umbrella (rainy season)Tour Includes: Entrance fee, Butterfly Garden, Bonsai and Orchid Exhibition, Sugar Mill and Guided coffee tour, coffee tasting and coffee liqueurs, chocolates and treats. Additional Buffet Breakfast and Lunch.

Reviewed By Susan P - Alfreton, United Kingdom

It is a very interesting tour learning all about the processing of coffee especially the process done by using water, There is a shop attached where they sell gifts and bags of there different types of coffee. They have area where you able to sample the different coffees.

8. Zoo Ave

La Garita de Alajuela, Alajuela 20101, Costa Rica +506 2433 8989
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4.5 based on 630 reviews

Zoo Ave

While educating the public about local wildlife, this zoo also breeds endangered animals for eventual release to the wild.

Reviewed By mckeaniac - McKean, PA

Our visit to Zoo Ave began with an introductory film explaining the Mission of Central America's largest wildlife rescue center. The goals of the center are to rescue, rehabilitate, and reintegrate animals into their natural environment, as well as to breed endangered animals for release into the wild. The center receives about 2000 animals a year. About 2% of the animals remain in the zoo as permanent residents, the most famous of which is Grecia, a female toucan who was fitted with a prosthetic beak after an animal cruelty incident.
The park has beautiful botanical Gardens with more than 125 species of birds, reptiles, and mammals in natural enclosures. The park is completely accessible, has a small gift shop, and a restaurant on-site. As part of our tour, we enjoyed a delicious Costa Rican lunch buffet. This unique zoo park is well worth the visit!

9. Chocolate Tour

The Zoo Ave | 500 mts to Alajuela, La Garita 30306, Costa Rica
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Chocolate Tour

Indulge yourself and dive into the mysteries and secrets of the worlds favorite food. Discover the Cacao tree and feast on it´s fruit. Learn about ancient cultures and how they invented the ritual drink made of cacao.... and drink it. Our garden has no only cacao but also Vanilla, Cinammonand many exotic plants. Taste Costa Rica´s prime chocolate from local artisan makers. DELICIOUS.

Reviewed By dustymar - Grecia, Costa Rica

This is a wonderful tour that not only teaches all the intricacies of growing and processing chocolate, but gives a wonderful historical overview of how the chocolate that we know and love today came into being. Our tour guide Jessica was adorable and knowledgeable and her chocolate making companion (whose name I forgot - lo siento!) was equally interesting. We got to taste various historical concoctions, learned why "good" chocolate is so much better than "commercial" chocolate ... and made our own chocolate candy. Highly recommended!

10. Walter's Taxi and Day Tours

Oeste Beneficio Coopeatenas 250, Atenas 20501, Costa Rica
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Walter's Taxi and Day Tours

I offer personalized private tours anywhere in Costa Rica. Do you need a taxi, van, plane or boat? I am a licensed tour operator and commercial licensed pilot. I will be happy to help. I speak English. I grew up in Atenas, Costa Rica and have been providing my personal tours for over 10 years.

Reviewed By squigs79 - North Waterboro, Maine

We (5 adults) used Walter’s Taxi and Tour service for airport transfers and 3 days of sightseeing during our 8 day Costa Rica vacation. We were very happy we did!! Walter was professional and friendly, had a very clean and comfortable van with air conditioning, and had a cooler with ice cold bottled water for us to drink. He speaks fluent English and was happy to help us decide what tours we should do. He brought us to Arenal, Monte Verde and Jacó. At the end of those days he was even happy to bring us to the grocery store on the way back to the the home we were renting.
We will definitely be using Walter’s Taxi and Tour service on our next vacation to Costa Rica!

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