Palmichal, Costa Rica

Nacientes Palmichal Coffee Tour

Full Day | Coffee Farm, Class/Workshop and Cultural Activities

Meet an authentic coffee-growing community, and live the genuine experience of a farmer tending his field. Discover places of incomparable beauty, creased with crystal waters and home to primary rainforest and a breathtaking variety of flora and fauna – the rural face of San José. Spending time with the residents of Tabarcia and Palmichal will allow you to see another side of San José, and discover the quiet, simple, campesino way of life.

Learn about the different phases of coffee processing, the different uses of medicinal plants, and the craftsmen's handicrafts secrets all the while enjoying breaks to eat delicious locally-made food!

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Full Day

Travel Style

Foodie Fun and Cultural Immersion


English-speaking guides are available for an extra cost.

Physical Activity

Light activity


Small Towns/Villages


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited


Locally Owned Community Association
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Speaks: English


  • Learn about history of coffee in Costa Rica
  • Visit El Cerco de Don Manuel, a small coffee farm belonging to Don Manuel and Doña Mary
  • Share a delicious, typical campesino lunch
  • The Association of Craftsmen of Palmichal will show us their secrets about handicrafts



8am to 4pm


Flexible Departure Date
All year


2 travelers minimum

What's Included




Community Visit, Cultural Activities, Getting to Know Locals, Making Crafts, Storytelling, Coffee Farm and Class/Workshop


Bilingual guide (extra $) and Local guide (not bilingual)


Lunch and Breakfast
Breakfast, Lunch, and Snack.



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Locally Owned Community Association

ACTUAR (Costa Rican Association of Rural and Community Tourism) supports a network of over 40 partner communities across Costa Rica. They offer innovative and customized programs for visitors who wish to live authentic experiences of Costa Rican culture and experience the local charm. They combine the great classics of Costa Rica ecotourism and visiting destinations in rural communities, planning fun, educational trips that promote a harmonious relationship between conservation and rural development.

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Getting There

Transport options

Drive, Bus and Taxi
The lodge is in the community of Palmichal, located in a peaceful area about 45 minutes from San Jose.