Cedral, Costa Rica

Mountain Coffee and Nature Hike Adventure

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

Travel to this peaceful mountain community that prides itself in its exotic and high-quality coffee and true Costa Rican hospitality. On this two night three day experience guests will visit the coffee plantation and learn all about the coffee making process, embark on a waterfall hike, and visit an indigenous cemetery.

Right for You?

Duration

3 Days / 2 Nights

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion and Foodie Fun

Languages

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

Physical Activity

Moderate activity

Location

Rural Communities

Connect

Wifi: None
Cell: Limited

Cedral Community Cooperative

Locally Owned Community Cooperative
Starts at:

$142/person

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Speaks: Spanish

Highlights

  • Spend the night in a comfortable guesthouse in a traditional Costa Rican mountainside village
  • Enjoy meals with the family in their home
  • Visit a coffee plantation and processing plant
  • Hike 2 hours through the jungle to waterfalls and swimming holes
  • Visit an indigenous burial grounds

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 on the waterfall hike. Trek 3 kms through the Cedral rainforest, through beautiful vistas until you get to some waterfalls and swimming holes. You will be served a 'refrigerio' (small snack typically consisting of fruit, jams, and/or bread). Relax by the waterfalls as long as you'd like then head back to Cedral for a shower and dinner.

Looking for some exercise and a little lesson on local history? Enjoy breakfast at the Díaz Solano home prior to hiking up the mountainside to visit the burial grounds of the forefathers of Cedral where you will hear the story of how Cedral was founded and how it became to be the community it is today. The 4km hike will take you through the upper highland coffee plantations (if it's picking season you will see workers collecting the beans), through beautiful views of the valley below and finally to the cemetery. After the hike you will return to Cedral where you will enjoy lunch, pack up, and head off on to your next destination.

What's Included

Lodging

2 Nights Guesthouse

Activities

Walking tours, Historical Sites, Hiking, Community Visit and Coffee Farm

Guide

Local guide (not bilingual)

Room

Private Bathroom and Private Room

Food

All meals included

Transport

Private car, Public bus 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), Get picked up (extra $) and Taxi
The Cedral community is located about 30 minutes off of the highway. The road 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.