San Jose

Day trip La paz Waterfall Gardens & Doka Coffee Plantations

San Jose, Costa Rica
Day trip from San Jose to Doka Coffee Plantations and La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • 8 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Connect with two key pieces of Costa Rican life: coffee and wilderness on this combination tour to La Paz Waterfall Gardens and the Doka Coffee Estate plantation. This full-day, guided tour kicks off with a tour of plantation where you’ll learn how your cups gets from bean to breakfast. Afterwards, hike over volcanic terrain, under waterfalls, and into the rainforest during a challenging hike in the nature reserve.
  • Learn about cultivation and harvesting of coffee beans
  • Hike to La Paz Waterfall Gardens
  • See waterfalls, animal and plant life, volcanic geology
  • Lunch, transportation, entrance fees, skip-the-line access included

What's Included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guaranteed to skip the long lines
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Breakfast
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

06:30 AM

Pickup details

Travellers will be picked up at the Hotel lobby The published pick up time is for hotels located in San Jose downtown. If your hotel or pickup point is located in Escazu, Santa Ana, Belen Heredia or Alajuela, the time will be different and we will indicate the most exact time exactly 24 hours from the tour date.

What To Expect

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

5 hours Admission Ticket Included

Province of Alajuela

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Stroller accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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16 reviews
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A recommend to discover the country
tomoko_k, Feb 2024
It was my first and a quick visit,but the drive to the coffee plantations and the beautiful villages, or the waterfall was great to discover the costalican hospitality and its richness of nature. The tour company responded quick and all were nice. Oscar, the guide was specially full of knowledge and heart warming, with passion to really make the guests feel the richness of Costalica,and was one of the best guides iincluding other countries.Great breakfast too. あいにくの雨でしたが熱帯雨林を味わって、コスタリカの歴史や食事、自然に癒されました。オスカーさんにはエコツーリズムの真髄を教わった気がします。
Response from Host, Feb 2024
We are happy to know that although your visit to Costa Rica was short, you´ve enjoyed the excursion and had the opportunity to learn about this country. Thank you for sharing your experience ..
Not what we imagined
Emily_B, Jan 2024
This title of what this experience entails is a bit misleading. I’m giving it 3 stars because the waterfalls was as expected and amazing as well as the guide Fran. However the plantation was nothing as imagined. All this involved was going to a shop where you could view coffee plants in the back from a balcony. However all you did here was buy a cup of coffee and then there were souvenirs. You didn’t get a tour of the plantation or even a close view of the plants or beans. It was basically a stop along the way to buy a cup of coffee. We picked this tour specifically thinking more with the coffee plantations would be involved. Very disappointed in this.
Amazing would recommend
Esther_M, Aug 2023
Well guided and really wonderful experience, helped us every single step of the way. Waterfalls were fantastic
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Hi Esther, we are happy to know you had such a great day during this excursion. thank you for sharing.
La Paz amazing
Gerald_J, Nov 2022
Pickup up on time by a knowledgeable and professional tour guide. It was a small tour group and the San Jose traffic is challenging. The coffee tour was just ok, but the waterfall gardens in the rain forest was outstanding. La Paz is a must tour to do, and the lunch buffet was good. Plenty of restroom breaks was appreciated. The only negative is that we did not tour the DOKA Estate, instead we stopped at the La Casa de Cafe overlooking a coffee field and got a coffee history lesson. Wear a comfortable sturdy OLD pair of tennis shoes, as your shoes will get wet and a little muddy. Also it’s a lot of stairs on the waterfall part of the tour. Recommend
Words can’t describe the experience.
Nikaury_C, Aug 2022
It was an AMAZING trip, very educational, Oscar and Francin were very knowledgeable, very welcoming and friendly service, of course the driver did a great job as well but keeping us safe on the road
Response from Host, Aug 2022
We are glad to know you did enjoy the excursion and that Oscar and Fran did a good job. Thank you for sharing your experience
Fun with Francia
Margie_P, Aug 2022
A great experience with an excellent guide-Miss Francia! She made everything fun, even in the rain. Be prepared for a steep trip up and down the stairs when viewing the waterfall
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Awesome.. thank you for your comments.. Glad to know Miss Francia did a good job and that you were able to enjoy the places.. Pura vida
Not what we booked
Justin_P, Jun 2022
We were not taken to Doka Coffee Plantation as booked. Instead the guide took us to a small coffee shop overlooking a farm where we bought a cup of coffee. When I asked I was told this was Doka, but it was not. It was Tres Generaciones Cafe.
Simply wonderful
oluwatamilore_m, Jun 2022
If you’re looking to really connect with nature, this is the trip for you. I was marveled by the wonderful things I saw and experienced throughout this trip. Oscar our driver and tour guide was simply amazing and exceptional. Would definitely do this again.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Thank you very much for your comments. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour to the fullest and that your guide Oscar did an excellent job. Pura vida
Great day out
James_T, Mar 2022
The waterfalls! Very impressive but the whole park was interesting and well laid out with plenty to see
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Hi James.. Happy to know you lked the tour.. thank you for the feedback ..
Beautiful day
Gaby_J, Jan 2022
We loved visiting the Dako Coffee Plantation and learning about the history of coffee growing in Costa Rica, as well as the coffee cultivation and harvest. The rescue 'zoo' at the La Paz Waterfall Gardens was interesting, but of course the highlight was the 5 waterfalls. They were flowing full and in such a beautiful natural setting. Our guide, Edgar, was eager to talk to us about the eastern Central Valley and Póas Volcanic region as we were driving through.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Hello, we are happy to know you enjoyed the tour and were able to admire and learn about Costa Rica`s nature and wildlife... thank you for the feedback !! Pura vida

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