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Cultural Tour + Rum Tour + Transportation

Cultural Tasting

An ideal moment to remember old times, how our grandparents used to live, and to breathe their culture and traditions. We begin the tour at the “Trapiche” (mill), known as the place where the process of extracting the juice of the sugar cane happened long ago. In this tour, we can observe how an ox tied to a yoke makes a “needle” turn, so the cane can fit inside the mill, and this how the juice is obtained.
As a part of the experience, we will taste slices of sugar cane and its juice, “tapa de dulce” (raw sugar), and of course the sugar cane juice. After we try the sweetest thing, it’s time to go to a place that will immediately take us back to the ancient times of old ranches that belonged to families from Guanacaste; a space of culture and learning “La Casa del Sabanero” (The Sabanero Farm).
We will taste the delicious traditional meal of Guanacaste, as we observe how the “tanelas”, “empanaditas”, and “rosquillas” are baked on a wood oven. All these are prepared with corn, just as our grandmas do!
Have you imagined how to make a tortilla? Well, this is the place where you will learn. The women at “La Casa del Sabanero” will teach you how to make them just as all people do in Guanacaste! Finally, along with the “tanelas”, “empanaditas”, “rosquillas”, the tortillas, and cheese, we will drink a delicious coffee or natural fruit juice.

Rum Experience By Sabandí

In the middle of the grass plains of Guanacaste, Hacienda El Viejo is surrounded by sugarcane crops and the most important river in the Blue Zone of Costa Rica, Rio Tempisque.
With a house of more than 150 years old and former home to presidents of both Costa Rica and Nicaragua comes the first Costa Rican Rum Experience by Sabandi. Feel the contact with earth and our roots, prepare your senses as we experience the whole process of producing high quality Rum from our purest sugar cane.
View the extracting and cooking of the sugar cane juice in an artisanal way, until you reach the distiller where you will get the first liquors and highest purity.
Our Rickhouse awaits your taste buds, which age and improve the flavors of our Sabandi Rum in its oak barrels. The aged Sabandí rum, distilled on premises, boasts its characteristics and differences with each sip.
Enjoy the end of the tour with a delicious cocktail made with Sabandi Rum and the stunning views of our lagoon, Relax and enjoy the birds, and peacefullness of the most emblematic haciendas of the last century in the North Pacific of Costa Rica.


All tours that have transportation have a minimum of 6 people.
Note: If your group has less than 6 passengers, direct your request to reservations@elviejowetlands.com to arrange transportation.

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