Tours and Activities
Hotel and private tours for 1 person to max 4 persons 1 day tour
3 persons $65 per person
4 persons $60 per person
Tours are without entrance fees and meals.
It is a natural retreat located just under 3 Kilometers from Grecia. Located in Tacares, Costa Rica many visitors are enchanted by the sounds and sights of the Los Chorros waterfall. On the walking paths you can appreciate nature, be seduced by the sound of the river and find peace with the songs of the birds. Los Chorros has two magnificent waterfalls for your viewing and playful pleasure.
Poas Volcano ( Parque Nacional Volcan Poas )
This national park is home to one of the world’s most accessible active volcanoes, with a history of eruptions that goes back eleven million years. Its last eruption was in January 1910, but if you are lucky, you might see its crater, said to be the second largest in the world, throwing steam and muddy water into the air.
The 30-minute drive from the B & B Garden Grecia Inn to the volcano takes you through beautiful countryside views. Once you arrive, it’s only a few minutes walk to the crater. If you feel like it, you can take an easy one-hour walk around the park, on a path that goes through the volcanic cloud forest, inhabited by rare birds and small animals. There you can also see the old Poas crater, now filled with turquoise blue water, which is called Botos Lake. Don’t forget your camera to capture all these amazing views! After the walk, you can relax with a cup of coffee in the park cafeteria, get more information about the park and volcanoes in general, and stock up on nice souvenirs in the gift shop.
In order to have a better chance of seeing the crater, it's best to leave early in the morning, around 8 am. This way we can beat the clouds that usually rush in after 10 am. Bring comfortable shoes, an umbrella/poncho in case of rain, a jacket (it can get cool up there), sunblock and water. As this tour leaves early in the morning, you can easily combine it with our other tours in the neighborhood, like La Paz Waterfall Gardens and Canopy Las Colinas.
La Paz Waterfall Gardens
One of Costa Rica’s most popular attractions, La Paz Waterfall Gardens is 9.3 miles (15 km) east of Volcano Poas. With over 70 acres (28 hectares) of wildlife and forest to explore, La Paz allows visitors to wander through 2 miles (3.5 km) of paved trails, which take you below, above and right next to five awesome waterfalls. The paths wind along the La Paz River, going through the cloud forest as well as through rain forest. You can also visit a butterfly observatory, hummingbird garden (home to sixteen different species), jungle cat exhibit (home to Ocelot, Margay and Jaguarundi), aviary, frog pond, monkeys’ house, snakes and more! So much to see, and then you can take a break and relax while enjoying your buffet lunch at the beautiful Colibris Restaurant.
Sarchi is known as Costa Rica’s center for the arts and crafts, especially furniture making and ox-cart making. From Grecia we take a small winding road through the surrounding villages. In Sarchi, we visit the church, built in the 1950s, painted pink with aquamarine trimming, and recalling a child’s birthday cake. Next to the church, we visit the world’s biggest ox-cart. Afterwards, we venture into the oldest functioning ox-cart factory, where all the machinery is powered by a water wheel. In the factory, you will witness every step of the ox-cart making process, including the intricate design painting.
Else Kientzler Botanical Gardens (El Jardin Botanico Else Kientzler)
Originally started in 1998, the garden now occupies 17 acres (7 hectares) of land. The garden was created by Ludwig Kientzler, to demonstrate the diversity of tropical plants. The garden currently boasts a varied collection of more than 2,000 plants, coming from places such as Guyana, New Zealand, Madagascar, Japan, Java, India and others. It’s an excellent place for a picnic. A guided tour is available for an extra fee.
Tio Jose Coffee Plantation Tour
Tio Jose Coffee plantation is situated in the coffee capital of Costa Rica, San Miguel, Alajuela. The organic farm was founded by the pioneers of coffee production in Costa Rica, the family, has been in the business for more than 70 years. In 2000 and 2001, Tios Estate won the award for the best coffee estate of Costa Rica, and its Tio's Arabica Reserva Coffee is one of the most well-known and respected brands. The Tio Jose Coffee Plantation tour aims to educate and inform visitors about the whole production process as well as the processing of coffee. During the tour you will learn about the production, harvesting, processing and roasting of the coffee beans.
Turu Ba Ri Tropical Park
Turu Ba Ri Tropical Park (means “Bright Moon River” in the Huetar dialect) is a theme park aimed at adventure, ecological tourism and costarican traditions. It opened on April 15th, 2003 and currently covers 538 acres of land, of which, 247 acres consist of the tropical garden. Beautiful scenery surrounds it. The park is bordered by Grande de Tarcoles river on the northeast, Turrubares hills and Carara National Park to the southeast.
Turu Ba Ri´s pristine setting is the perfect place for visitors to learn about Costa Rica´s natural history, discover our ancestor´s lifestyle, have a true adventure experience or just enjoy some remarkable scenery.
Parque Recreativo Laguna de Fraijanes
This is a natural small lagoon park near by the Poas Volcano, they have some sports courts like Basketball and Volleyball. There are also picnic areas and some small BBQ areas where you can engage into cooking. The place is nice and they offer parking. A really nice place for a one day family or group trip.
Bajos del Toro: Tesoro Escondido
There are a view places in the country who offer many amazing waterfalls in a small area. Bajos del toro is one of them. The hidden treasure is owned by locals who charge around 10U$ each person for the entrance fee and someone who guides you to the falls and pools. The falls are on the foot of the Poas volcano and are breathtaking, absolutely worth to visit them. The walk to the falls is about 20 minutes and goes up hill walking on a sometimes muddy trail passing the river. So please bring some good shoes and be prepared getting wet your feet and legs. It is for people who love adventure and hiking. Enjoy this wonder of nature.
Tirimbina Rainforest Center
Tirimbina is an educational, scientific and ecotourism destination, located between the forests and rivers of the northern region of Costa Rica. Tirimbina offers education programs for primary schools, high schools and university students, as well as facilities for study groups, volunteers and researchers, highlighting the biodiversity and conservation of the rainforest. Tirimbina’s abundant forest provides great ecotourism activities. Come and explore the trails, discover its flora and fauna, walk on the suspension bridges or discover the secrets of cacao during the popular Chocolate Tour. Visit and learn about the rainforest.