Yeehaw! Come horseback riding with our professional riding staff, either on a private tour or in a group! Ride horses along the beach and throughout our beautiful beachside trails.
Costa Rica Cultural Experience Tour
- Adult Ages 11+
- Child Ages 10 and under
A True Costa Rican Cultural Experience
Combine our Animal Sanctuary tour along with a tour of our Traditional House and Botanical Garden for full immersion into Costa Rica wildlife and culture. The Traditional House located in the Botanical Garden offers a guided hands-on experience with sugar cane, coffee, and chocolate.
The Botanical Garden is full of medicinal plants, fruit trees, and flowering plants. Your guide will help you learn more about how these were used in the past and still used today. The Animal Sanctuary and Wildlife Education Center offer you the opportunity to learn and see Costa Rica’s most beautiful animals up close.
Diamante is home to a large variety of Costa Rican animals that are in need. Some of the animals in our care have been born in other wildlife management programs for scientific and educational purposes; others are rescued and placed in our management by the authorities of Costa Rica. These animals are not fit for life in the natural environment and are cared for by a large team of qualified and dedicated professionals.
Diamante is known for its world-class habitat designs that address the needs of each species. The unique design of the habitats allows guests to view and learn about key aspects of biology, ecology and natural history of the animals.
Diamante’s bilingual team is known for excellent customer service and focus on education and raising awareness among visitors and locals about the importance of respect and the protection of wildlife. We work directly with a body of professionals in biology and veterinary medicine and with technical and legal supervision by officials of the SINAC, which is the government entity in charge of the country’s wildlife.
Diamante Cultural Experience:
Take a step back in time at our Traditional Costa Rican farmhouse, commonly referred to as a “Casita” at our Botanical Garden. This historic farmhouse replicates the true design, style, and materials used by the average Costa Rican farmer for over a hundred years. This traditional house offers a history tour and cultural insight into the lives of rural Costa Ricans.
You will have the opportunity to learn how these rural farmers produced coffee, chocolate, and sugar extracting them from the cacao tree, coffee plants, and sugarcane. Guests will enjoy time with our staff as they show you dozens of flora and fauna and share with you various experiences that can include:
Cacao: Guests will have the opportunity to see cacao plants as well as learn about the origin and history of cacao. Guests will be educated on the process of drying and grinding the seeds and have the opportunity to make chocolate.
Coffee: It’s no secret that Costa Rica is famous for its coffee. Coffee has played a significant social, economic and even political role for the country. Diamante’s organic coffee plants are vibrant, healthy and uniquely found in Guanacaste.
Sugarcane: Along the walking trails in the Botanical Gardens, you’ll see our organic sugarcane crop. Our staff will teach you all about sugarcane agriculture in Costa Rica and share in one of the country’s most precious traditions. Guests will use the sugarcane press to make their very own sweet water “Agua Dulce.”