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Finca Cantaros

Open today: 06:30 - 17:00
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East of Eden

We were lucky when we arrived at Finca Cántaros. Just before Gail and her husband wanted to leave... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Lovely gardens, good value

The gardens are fairly compact and don't take too long to walk around. However, they are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 9 March 2018
Dave S
London, United Kingdom
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30 Aug 2018
“East of Eden”
9 Mar 2018
“Lovely gardens, good value”
Finca Cantaros is a 17.3-acre private nature reserve about 2 km south of the town of San Vito. Enjoy grand vistas of the surrounding Coto Brus countryside & Talamanca Mountains; walk the trails through gardens and secondary forests; relax in one of...more
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| 1.5 km south of San Vito hospital on Route 237, San Vito 60801, Costa Rica
+506 2773 3760
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Reviewed 30 August 2018

We were lucky when we arrived at Finca Cántaros. Just before Gail and her husband wanted to leave the house we drove by. Just in time otherwise we stood in front of a closed fence. But they invited us in! They asked us to put...More

Thank annachristinadewit
Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Thank you for your wonderful review! We were very glad you arrived in time for us to get you checked in for camping and that you enjoyed your visit. It’s always rewarding when visitors appreciate the restoration and reforestation that Gail has accomplished with this...More

Reviewed 9 March 2018

The gardens are fairly compact and don't take too long to walk around. However, they are beautiful and the range of plants is stunning.

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

A great place for local crafts -- and the gardens are astoundingly beautiful. Gail is a wonderful artist herself, and she is warm and welcoming.

Thank Trudgemuffin
Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2017

Thank you for your review--we're delighted you enjoyed the Finca and the crafts store!

Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a beautiful park in the southern zone of Costa Rica with a breathtaking view of downtown San Vito, gentle walking trails, exquisite plantings, a tranquil lake and the best gift shop south of San Jose. We live in San Vito and enjoy walking...More

Thank AlisonOlivieri
Harry388, Owner at Finca Cantaros, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thanks, Alison! Very kind of you to take the time to leave such glowing comments!

Reviewed 24 February 2017

I would definitely buy this place and live here if I could afford it. The grounds are like having acres of a bird paradise. We found some key birds here that we couldn't find anywhere else, in fact. I definitely would like to come visit...More

Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The owners of this private reserve are taking every effort to make it a genuine experience of the region. Try to get there for 7 am to watch the birds.

1  Thank Tima B
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Gail, the founder of this beautiful botanical garden, has put her heart and soul into this special place for 20 years, and it shows. She was so friendly, and spent a good deal of time answering my questions and telling me about the history and...More

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

We marveled at the depth and complexity of the landscaping. Gail and her team have reconstituted the natural look and flow of the forest from bare pasture land. In an hour or so, you can follow the self-guided tour through the 7 hectares and see...More

1  Thank Christine M
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent two hours in a relaxed walk through the well maintained trails through this garden and forest. It's a good place to go if you are interested in tropical vegetation. The self-guided tour map is full of detailed information about the...More

1  Thank Leonard G
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A good place to spend a morning or afternoon, with well marked trails, shady benches and tables , foliage, birds, archeological site, and spectacular views over San Vito. Friendly hosts and good self guided tour , with admission fee valid for 2 visits .

1  Thank nancy c
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