It makes sense that Costa Rica’s fertile Central Valley, ringed by volcanoes and stretching in a verdant arc from San Ramon lying to the west of San Jose right round to Paraiso in the east, possesses perfect conditions for growing and producing some of the world’s best coffee.
And whilst plantations line much of the valley’s floors, just to the north of San Jose the lush and gentle inclines of the Poas Volcano characterises a particularly prolific area known as the Coffee Valley and home to the sizeable, family-owned Doka Estate plantation.
The very central location of this valley means that you are within easy reach of the capital and of many varied and exciting activities from hiking to volcano crater rims and rafting the river rapids to wildlife and plantation excursions.
Pretty much all year round, and December to April are the drier months
A beautiful, central and exuberant area; you have the choice of a huge and diverse number of activities and experiences. There are some good hotels too.
Hike the Poas, Barva and Irazu VolcanoesVisit La Paz Gardens and its Waterfalls Trekking
White water rafting
Coffee Plantation ExcursionsTrips to Carara National ParkWildlife tours to see butterflies, birdlife, monkeys and much more