“Grano de Oro” (Grain of Gold) of Costa Rica!
Learn about the production of the “Grano de Oro” (Grain of Gold) of Costa Rica, from planting the seed, harvesting, recollecting, drying and toasting the grain using ancestral procedures. Recognized throughout the world due to its high quality thanks to the volcanic soils, the altitude of the area and the tropical climate of the mountains that enrich its taste. Know its history and tradition, while you taste the country’s best gourmet coffee, freshly toasted and brewed.
La Fonda (Traditional Cuisine)
"Kitchen of the Haciendas"
A live representation of the important cultural gastronomic heritage of Guanacaste that still preserves its roots and customs; cooking with wood in clay stoves and ovens, additionally using tools that are present since Precolombian times. Learn how to make tortillas with the ancestral technique of processing the dry grain of corn with lime and ash (“nixtamalization” of corn), shaped by hand and cooked in the clay pot directly in the clay stove, make “rosquillas”, turnovers or “tamal asado”. Or you can taste typical dishes accompanied by freshly brewed coffee or “agua dulce” from the farm’s sugar cane mill.
Craftsmen from the Guatil town share their ancestral techniques on Precolombian style pottery to produce ceramics that represent the Chorotega Indian culture in Costa Rica, which lives in Guanacaste. This town is dedicated to the commerce of ceramics, using clay from the zone and the craft’s secrets that have been transmitted from generation to generation, filled with tradition and art, reflected in clay pots, mugs, vases and other figures.
Dairy Farm (Milking Parlor)
Accompany our farm’s “sabaneros” and be part of the artisan milking of the cows that supply the milk for the coffee, “cuajadas”, cheeses, yogurt, soft taffy (cajetas), sour cream, among other products of the hotel’s consumption.
The haciendas incorporated raising beef and dairy cattle, new products that were not present in the dishes of the inhabitants before the Spaniards arrived. The “cuajada”cheese stands out; its form is like a gem and has a granular consistency. This white cheese is prepared with whole fresh milk in an artisan manner and eaten with corn tortillas.