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Address: Between Heredia and Barva; follow signs, Heredia, Costa Rica
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506 260 1619
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If you'll go by bus ....

An interesting, restful and relaxing place, indeed! Nature is omnipresent and the explanation concerning water and the botanical exlanations are as interesting as the farming and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 February 2017
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Vevey, Switzerland
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Vevey, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

An interesting, restful and relaxing place, indeed! Nature is omnipresent and the explanation concerning water and the botanical exlanations are as interesting as the farming and housing items. My visite was on a Sunday, so a lot of tasty food at a very reasonable price, smiling faces and a lot of good humor. The busdriver was helpfull to show which... More 

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Erfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I went there with a group from my language school (group leader was the instructor doing the cooking classes at our school, Intercultura in Heredia). Just like most places in this country, you probably need to do it with a group as somehow the reception areas EXPECT only groups (or perhaps locals). COST: none GUIDE: we had our own, and... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Walking thorough this small park was so interesting. Many native flowers and herbs that you would typically see in a garden, restored home including furniture and well furnished kitchen as well. This is how the well off Tico's lived in years gone by. There was a guide on hand that spent a lot of time with us to explain the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2013

old adobe structures show how our ancestors lived, and you can see an array of different everyday artifacts they used in their households. The old clay oven is burning most times, in January they hold the Rezo del Nino which is a very appreciated tradition among Catholic Costa Ricans.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2012

I went there recently on the Day of the Mask and there was music, food, performances by masked gigantes, etc. I went with a friend and her small child, who had a ball. Usually, it is a quieter place, very quiet, with some permanent exhibits, classes on folk culture and cooking, and lovely gardens. The exhibits are of traditional Costa... More 

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2012

This museum offers a small property where you can see how to locals from Heredia used to live in past days. You can take the tour is 1 hour

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

Enjoyed the artisans work and how it ties into the Costa Rican culture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2011

it´s lovely, small, tucked away, super typical costa rica rustic rural style farm house with a small museum, it´s beautiful up there and you can go see Barva the town too, beautiful church and square

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