Today, your journey begins with a transfer to the northern lowlands of Costa Rica, where the major attraction is the world-famous Arenal Volcano.
During the first part of the drive you will pass through the Central Volcanic Mountain Range, where you will admire the incomparable beauty of the landscapes, which includes the tropical rain and cloud forest and its warm climate. On the Espiritu Santo Coffee Tour you will see every step of coffee production, from the planting of seedlings, through the harvest of the beans (they look like cherries on a bush), cleaning, drying, roasting, and packaging. The entire crop of the farm’s Arabica beans is sold exclusively to Starbucks. We will stop at the city of San Ramon and visit its local farmers market, we will learn about the variety of tropical fruits and vegetables of Costa Rica.
Lunch will be served at Villa Blanca, a beautiful hacienda style restaurant located in heart of the clouds that was once owned by a President of Costa Rica.
After lunch, we will enjoy the El Silencio de Los Angeles Walk. Conveniently located within Villa Blanca’s 75 acre hotel property, this very user-friendly 3,000-meter (3 Kilometer) trail network was carefully engineered and designed by our own professional nature guides. It has no steps or obstacles to compete with the enjoyment of observing the countless variety of tropical flora and fauna along this guided nature interpretive walk. With only 2.5% of the planet’s cloud forest remaining, the unique energy of this cloud shrouded forest habitat continues to marvel both scientists and tourists alike.
Then the journey continues and is adorned with the beautiful scenery of the northern plains, with its abundance of spectacular natural surroundings and country villages. Arrive in La Fortuna village and stay two nights at Volcano Lodge.