Cedral, Costa Rica

Coffee Growing and Mountain Community Overnight

2 Days | Getting to Know Locals, Community Visit and Coffee Farm

Stay overnight in this peaceful mountain community that prides itself in its exotic and high-quality coffee and true Costa Rican hospitality. Guests will visit the coffee plantation and learn all about the coffee making process, enjoy home cooked meals with a local family and spend the night in a cozy guesthouse.

Right for You?

Duration

2 Days / 1 Night

Travel Style

Connect with Nature, Cultural Immersion and Foodie Fun

Languages

Spanish
Very little English is spoken, there is a translator that can accompany you for an additional cost of $20

Physical Activity

Light activity

Location

Mountains, Rural Communities and Quiet Area

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Cedral Community Cooperative

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
Starts at:

$59/person

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Speaks: Spanish

Highlights

  • Spend the night in a traditional Costa Rican mountainside village
  • Enjoy meals with the family in their home
  • Visit a coffee plantation and processing plant

Details

Schedule

Flexible arrival time

Availability

Flexible Departure Date
All year

Group

2 travelers minimum

Arrive to Cedral mid afternoon and get settled into your guesthouse. Meet Florian, his wife Hannia, and their extended family. You will have the opportunity to walk around town before sitting down for a freshly prepared Tico dinner at the house of Donal and Rosario Díaz Solano. After dinner enjoy some down time back at the guesthouse, do some stargazing, or if you're feeling adventurous embark on a short night hike.

Enjoy breakfast at the Díaz Solano home prior to heading off on the coffee tour. A local guide will lead you on a hike through a small coffee farm describing the history and the land of Cedral. You will learn about the coffee producing process and other interesting facts about different plants on the farm such as banana and cedar. The guide will also lead you through a 'microbeneficio', or coffee processing plant, to demonstrate how coffee is turned from seeds to the bags of coffee bought on the shelves. You will be an expert on coffee by the end of this tour! After the tour enjoy lunch and then head off to your next destination.

What's Included

Lodging

1 Night Guesthouse

Activities

Getting to Know Locals, Community Visit and Coffee Farm

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual)

Room

Private Room and Private Bathroom

Food

All meals included
And great coffee, of course

Transport

Public bus, Private car and None

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Your Local Host

Cedral Community Cooperative

Locally Owned Community Cooperative

The Coopecedral cooperative is comprised of 36 members. Between guiding, cooking, and offering sleeping arrangements there is plenty for the families to work on with regards to tourism. Froilan Díaz Solano is the president of Coopecedral and is the point person with regards to receiving travelers to Cedral. Cedral offers coffee tours, a comfortable private guesthouse, hikes to waterfalls and indigenous burial grounds, meals with local families, and tours to surrounding villages.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive (4WD required), Bus (multiple) and Get picked up (extra $)
The Cedral community is located about 45 minutes south from San Isidro. You'll turn off the highway and follow a road that is paved most of the way but turns to gravel shortly before arriving. You can arrange to meet your hosts in the town center or plan a pick up time and location.