Welcome to Grecia
The village of Grecia – once named the ‘Cleanest Little Town in Latin America’ – is centered on pleasant Parque Central (Central Plaza), anchored by one of the most charming churches in Costa Rica
Top experiences in Grecia
Doka Coffee Tour, Grecia and Sarchi Day Trip from San Jose
Immerse yourself in authentic Costa Rican culture on a guided tour through Doka coffee plantation. Witness the professionals at work as they cultivate, harvest and roast coffee beans to perfection, before enjoying your aromatic coffee and buffet lunch. After lunch, admire the tropical landscape and sugar cane plantations as you arrive in the town of Grecia. Renowned for its famous steel church of the Lady of Mercy, Grecia is rich in architectural beauty. The church is made entirely of pre-fabricated metal plates which have been painted red. A rare sight, and a must-see while in Costa Rica. The magic of this tour continues with a visit to the country's artisan town of Sarchi, where the famous oxcarts are built. You will have the opportunity to tour the fascinating factories and watch how the carts are constructed. Splendidly decorated in various sizes, these oxcarts are treasured for their unique beauty. The carts were once used to transport coffee beans over the mountains to the coast, and you won't want to leave Costa Rica without one!
Doka Coffee Plantation, Grecia and Sarchi Oxcart Factory Tour from San Jose
This tour will take you three cultural visits. First you will traverse the city of Alajuela and head into the mountains. Here you will visit Doka Coffee Estate (one of the largest coffee and sugar cane plantations in Costa Rica), where you will be treated to an extensive coffee tour. Your journey then moves on to the picturesque town of Grecia, where you will see its famous metal church. You will make a final stop at the town of Sarchi, known as the birthplace of Costa Rica’s artisans. Here you will get to admire the works of the local craftsmen, including the traditional ox cart. Lunch is included in the tour.
Sarchi and Grecia Day Trip from San Jose
Your tour begins with a wonderful hour-long drive through some of Costa Rica´s largest coffee and sugar cane plantations. Enjoy the smells and sounds of Costa Rica’s thriving agriculture before arriving at Grecia, where you will spend 90 minutes exploring the Church of Greece. Check out the rare and beautiful architecture of the church. Make sure to take pictures of the unique façade and designs. Your next stop is Sarchi. There, you will visit a factory that makes the famous oxcarts of Costa Rica. The carts vary in sizes and are beautifully decorated. Your guide will explain to you the history of the oxcart tradition in the city. Later, you will have a chance to get on the cart yourself and experience the handiwork for yourself. At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in San Jose.