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La Gavilana Herbs and Art

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“hot sauce”(11 reviews)
“forest hike”(4 reviews)
We are excited to help you to experience private rain forest camping and to hike to breath taking waterfalls. We are excited to grow plants and make them into food and medicine. Request your food experience, breakfast or lunch, we do "farm to fork...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
20 Metros oeste tel. publico barrio El Millon, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 8533 7902
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Do yourself a favor and sign up for this tour. I don’t want to give much away but I will say that experiencing a waterfall up close is an incredible experience. Mikey is an amazing tour guide and I can’t imagine anyone in the area...More

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Reviewed July 16, 2018

My family had two weeks in Costa Rica and on our last night in San Jose we decided on a whim to go on a horseback ride while we were staying in El Castillo. This was the best day during our entire trip in Costa...More

1  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

We never write reviews but we had to write about the unbelievable day we spent with Mikey, Memo, and everyone at La Gavilana. If you are looking for the true Costa Rica rain forest experience you won’t be disappointed with this incredible day. None of...More

2  Thank Mark L
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

My girlfriend and I were staying in the el Castillo area and this hike was highly recommended by Tomas at La Gavilana. If you are looking to experience the jungle, and see authentic inland Costa Rica, this adventure is right up your alley! I was...More

Thank Stafford A
Reviewed April 25, 2018

We have enjoyed a "Base Camp Tour" with an extraordinary guide (Mike). It started with horse riding then hiking and swim in a waterfall then lunch then more hiking and more secret waterfalls. This day was clearly one of our best in Costa Rica. We'll...More

Thank ChrisDeschuyt
Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

We recently had the wonderful opportunity of going on this epic adventure with Mikey!! You have to do it!! Gorgeous views , fabulous waterfall, and more importantly great people! Well worth the money and a trip you won’t regret! Can’t wait to go again! Be...More

Thank Jen M
Reviewed April 9, 2018

We've traveled a fair amount, ridden horses, eaten good food, even walked behind waterfalls elsewhere. Yet this tour, offered through La Gavilana, was without question one of the top five days of my life. We were fortunate enough to have perfect weather, so we enjoyed...More

Reviewed March 16, 2018 via mobile

We had a week in Costa Rica. The first night was in San Jose because we arrived late and driving to La Fortuna at night was not recommended. The next morning we pick up a small 4 wheel drive and headed out for the 3...More

Thank Bestof47
Reviewed March 15, 2018

Our guide, Mikey, was a unique story teller whose stories were true! He has lead an amazing life, exudes that lucky to be alive spirit and exemplifies Pura Vida. After horseback riding through one of the quietest places on earth, he guided the two of...More

1  Thank StephenH240
Reviewed March 13, 2018

The four of us met Mikey, our excellent guide, and Guillermo just outside of El Castillo. Guillermo and his family own a large amount of land in the mountains and they own the horses. He had them all saddled and ready for us. We hopped...More

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Jerry B
July 14, 2018|
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Response from Tomas N | Property representative |
Sure, let me try.
Mi K
January 28, 2017|
Response from Tomas N |
Hi, the scientific name is Ocimum Gratisimum, the biggest of all the Ocimum.
Renee L
November 29, 2016|
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Response from Tomas N |
thanks, if the tincture was at least 30% alcohol then the shelf life is almost indefinite, as long as it is stored in dark cool place and importantly closed.