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La Gavilana Herbs and Art

20 Metros oeste tel. publico barrio El Millon, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 8533 7902
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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" and live, fermented food, reservations only. Dining areas are adorned with original paintings and musical instruments are available to traveling musicians to play. Visitors of La Gavilana can participate in a fermenting workshop to explore basic fermenting techniques. We produce original salsa picante and gavilana bitter tinctures.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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20 Metros oeste tel. publico barrio El Millon, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 8533 7902
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"hot sauce"
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"horseback riding"
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"forest hike"
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"costa rica"
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"small farm"
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"base camp"
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"beautiful artwork"
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"juice"
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"private waterfall"
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"delicious homemade"
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"kimchi"
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"wonderful guide"
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"an amazing experience"
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"pura vida"
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"in addition"
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"eggs"
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"the owner"
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 28 April 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

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Reviewed 25 April 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

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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Hello! This review is of the Big Forest Hike starting from San Gerardo and ending at Base Camp near El Castillo, and the overnight camping experience at Base Camp. The first thing that i recollect about this experience are the people. La Gavilana has brought...More

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Jerry B
15 July 2018|
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Response from Tomas N | Property representative |
Sure, let me try.
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Mi K
29 January 2017|
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Response from Tomas N |
Hi, the scientific name is Ocimum Gratisimum, the biggest of all the Ocimum.
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Renee L
29 November 2016|
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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.
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