Some refer to the Turrialba region as the “Switzerland of the tropics” – a place made famous for cheese production and organic coffee and raw sugar plantations. Today, Turrialba is considered the Adventure Travel Capital of Costa Rica offering world class rafting, mountain biking, cannoning and hiking.
Spot: Hacienda Tayutic
Location: Turrialba, Costa Rica
The Good Stuff: From the moment guests arrive at Haciendda Tayutic, a sense of of comfort and relaxation is created, as though they are at home. The personalized service and attention will allow them to relax and enjoy their stay with us. Hacienda Tayutic’s gourmet restaurant serves up Costa Rican-fusion dishes, each featuring organic ingredients and punctuated with vibrant herbs and spices – all grown right on the hotel grounds.
What We Love: Hacienda Tayutic and Turrialba are a great alternative to the Arenal Area. More authentic, less tourists and Costa Rica’s most active volcano.
Green Cred: the protection of 40 hectares of tropical rainforest; growing organic crops; donations to local churches, schools and a health center; worker and community training in art expression and working skills; and the promotion for the construction of an archaeological site museum for the National Guayabo Monument through the Tayutic Foundation.