Monteverde Coffee Tour and Hanging Bridges from Guanacaste is a great adventure to discover the Monteverde Cloud Forest and its amazing and local flora and fauna walking by the Hanging Bridges. The tour will show you the amazing process of the coffee from the plant to the roasting but you will also learn about the chocolate and sugar cane process.
This expedition starts early departing from Guanacaste, you will pass by the cities of Liberia and Bagaces before turning with direction to Tilaran, one of the windiest cities in Guanacaste and Costa Rica. From this point, we will drive for about 60 minutes by the gravel road.
At your arrival, you will visit the Monteverde Hanging Bridges that will take you to a complex that uses suspension bridges for a more tranquil introduction of the flora and fauna of the forest canopy. It allows a vision of the forest from a different perspective which starts with a walk on the ground taking you up to explore the treetops, a hardly discovered habitat, called the “canopy” with a naturalist guide.
Monteverde Hanging Bridges enjoy a total of five bridges, the longest of which spans around 984 feet. The trails extend for slightly over a mile and a half (2.5 km), making this tour extremely feasible for anyone in moderate shape. The climb is not strenuous or muddy, as the trails are well maintained and generally very flat. Your guide will help you learn about native plant and animal species.
At Monteverde Coffee Tour you will learn about the ways that the coffee cherries are picked, the lifestyle of the workers that carry out this task, their stories and the immigration that occurs during the harvest season.
When the coffee cherries are ready to be picked (from November through to February) this activity can be performed by the visitors. At Monteverde Coffee Tour will get to see the way the pulp of the coffee cherry was traditionally removed, the washing process of the mucilage that is found underneath the pulp and the separation of the first class coffee beans from the rest.
You will have the option to take a ride in a typical ox cart experiencing the exact way our ancestors used to travel. On returning to the main building you will get the opportunity to enjoy a delicious cup of coffee accompanied by a typical Costa Rican snack.
Monteverde Coffee Tour departs from Guanacaste: Playas del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Ocotal, Playa Panama, Papagayo Gulf Hotels, Riu Hotels, Andaz Papagayo, Four Seasons, Tamarindo Beach, Playa Conchal, Flamingo Beach and surroundings.
Monteverde Coffee Tour Rates
2 people 4 people 6+ people From Coco, Hermosa, Ocotal, RIU Hotels, Secrets, Andaz & Four Seasons $210 p.p $170 p.p $150 p.p From Tamarindo, Flamingo, Conchal and Potrero $230 p.p $195 p.p $170 p.p Taxes included.
Tour operates with 2 people min.
Transportation, Tour Guide, Entrance Fees, Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane Tour, Hanging Bridges Tour and Lunch.
What to Bring: Hiking Shoes, Long Pants, Sweater, Rain poncho, Camera and Change of clothes (in case of heavy rain)
Duration: 12 hours
This tour departs from Guanacaste at 6:00 am.
This is a full day tour and part of the way is gravel road.
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