Cultural Experience Guanacaste


Through the PADILLA family who took on the task of rescuing the traditions and cultures of Guanacaste, we offer a tour of a very authentic day, taking them to a small community called Santa Bárbara de Santa Cruz.

The activity consists of learning how to make tortillas, rosquillas and tanelas with the 87-year-old grandmother, with their children learn to make the famous indigenous crafts, learn to pillar the rice and if we are in the time to make coyol wine, accompanied by a rich Guanacasteco lunch.


The experience starts with the visit of the Agroecological Farm, where you will receive an explanation by the owner of the different fruit trees and edible plants- like achiote, cilantro, guanábana, Chinese apple, medlar, oranges, zapote. Fruits from the Guanacaste area and end with a small snack sitting under a Guanacaste tree. It is an example of how small areas of land can diversify and produce food for  in a sustainable way. Also during the corn production season you can see the varieties of corn (white, yellow, purple) and end with the experience of how to make coyol wine.

You will continue with the visit to la Casona Guanacaste, a more than 100 year old typical house, you will learn about the story of it. Lunch will be served in the dining area of the house.

After lunch you will continue to your pottery clases, a complete demonstration of the process, starting with the kicking of the clay, creating the piece and finally cooking it in a traditional oven. You will make your own piece and in addition expend time with a family whose modus vivendi has been transmitted from generation to generation.

To finalize you will make tortillas, a really important ingredient in the blue zone area diet. Enjoy it with a delicious coffee.


  • Agroecological farm guided tour
  • Lunch
  • Casona guided visit
  • Pottery lessons
  • Tortilla making
  • Coffee with tortilla.

Not Included

  • Tips

What to Bring?

  • Sunscreen
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Confortable Clothes
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