Puerto Limon Tayutic Hacienda Excursion Reviews

Prepare for the ultimate tranquil experience when you venture to the Hacienda Tayutic Resort in Puerto Limon. With its peaceful atmosphere, myriad of rare wildlife and tentative staff, this is an experience you will truly treasure.
wonderful tour.....got to see coffee, macadamia nut, sugar cane and farm life....great CostaRician ...
Sail Date: March 2019
wonderful tour.....got to see coffee, macadamia nut, sugar cane and farm life....great CostaRician lunch and great guide....
wonderful tour.....got to see coffee, macadamia nut, sugar cane and farm life....great CostaRician lunch and great guide.... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Two hour ride to the hacienda.
Sail Date: April 2018
Two hour ride to the hacienda. Great learning experience about making sugar and coffee. Views were spectacular. Great lunch buffet
Two hour ride to the hacienda. Great learning experience about making sugar and coffee. Views were spectacular. Great lunch buffet Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
A very long bus ride, the site was very difficult to walk up hill on damp grass, Good ...
Sail Date: April 2018
A very long bus ride, the site was very difficult to walk up hill on damp grass, Good demonstrations, Poor verity of food.
A very long bus ride, the site was very difficult to walk up hill on damp grass, Good demonstrations, Poor verity of food. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the best ship's tour I've ever taken!
Sail Date: February 2018
This was the best ship's tour I've ever taken! We saw and learned so much from this tour that I'm still marveling about it. We saw and learned detailed - not surface - processes for harvesting and processing macadamia ... Read More
This was the best ship's tour I've ever taken! We saw and learned so much from this tour that I'm still marveling about it. We saw and learned detailed - not surface - processes for harvesting and processing macadamia nuts, sugar cane (with some samples of their homemade candy that is not for sale anywhere), and coffee. The included lunch was delicious - typical local food (but nothing weird!) They brewed their coffee and made a wonderful drink that we all thought was iced tea but wasn't (ask for their secret recipe!). The guide was excellent and the driver was steady and wonderful. I can't say enough good about it. I posted a review on the HAL website too. I recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The drive through the countryside was awesome and the Hacienda was beautiful.
Sail Date: January 2017
The drive through the countryside was awesome and the Hacienda was beautiful.
The drive through the countryside was awesome and the Hacienda was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Excellent experience at this beautiful, high spot in the hills of Costa Rica.
Sail Date: December 2016
Excellent experience at this beautiful, high spot in the hills of Costa Rica. A long bus ride (2 hrs) but worth it. Fun demonstrations of sugar cane extraction, macadamia harvesting and hulling etc. Excellent simple lunch, much better than ... Read More
Excellent experience at this beautiful, high spot in the hills of Costa Rica. A long bus ride (2 hrs) but worth it. Fun demonstrations of sugar cane extraction, macadamia harvesting and hulling etc. Excellent simple lunch, much better than the food on Princess cruise line. The only drawback was the nonstop monologue via microphone by our guide- a full two hours on the way up to the hacienda. Thankfully, he was quiet on the return. Bring earplugs and or noise canceling headphones. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was about a 4.5 hour drive up/down to the hacienda.
Sail Date: December 2016
It was about a 4.5 hour drive up/down to the hacienda. We were disappointed in the tour guide who was rude and mocked guests' questions. He would turn to the driver, translate our questions, and they'd laugh. It got so obvious ... Read More
It was about a 4.5 hour drive up/down to the hacienda. We were disappointed in the tour guide who was rude and mocked guests' questions. He would turn to the driver, translate our questions, and they'd laugh. It got so obvious this was happening (plus, some of us could understand), it silenced the entire bus so it was tensely quiet. The guide barely explained the coffee bean growth and process. The only portion of the tour that was educational was the sugar growth/extraction but I heard from others it was still lacking in information they'd gathered on other tours. The lunch was chicken (too gamey) and plain white rice. We didn't eat it but enjoyed the macadamia samples. However, beware that the samples they give you will taste different than the ones you buy! The coffee was weaker than the sample. The macadamia brittle was rancid and stale and the plain macadamia nuts were stale as well. We had been on other coffee plantation tours and they far surpassed this one. We would NOT recommend this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
Excellent tour. Learned a lot about the history of the area and how they turn sugar cane into sugar. You get to see a lot of the area and country side.
Excellent tour. Learned a lot about the history of the area and how they turn sugar cane into sugar. You get to see a lot of the area and country side. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Minor, our guide, was the key to the success of this tour.
Sail Date: February 2016
Minor, our guide, was the key to the success of this tour. He filled the two-hour bus ride to the hacienda with a running commentary and Q&A about current economic and social issues in Costa Rica, providing historical background where ... Read More
Minor, our guide, was the key to the success of this tour. He filled the two-hour bus ride to the hacienda with a running commentary and Q&A about current economic and social issues in Costa Rica, providing historical background where necessary. The bus ride provides a good opportunity to observe the countryside. The bus was large and comfortable, with restroom, and a safe and careful driver (Adrian). The last 15-20 minutes of the day the sound system became full of static, much to Minor's frustration. Hopefully you won't be on the same bus, or they will have repaired it before your tour. The hacienda itself no longer seems to be a working farm, though Minor claimed it still produces sugar cane and its several by-products. It now seems to serve as a destination location for tour guides (we were two busloads, about 80-100 people), to give explanatory demonstrations of macadamia cultivation and processing, sugar cane processing, and a short talk about coffee production. Scenic views from the hillside (at an elevation of about 2500 feet) were very nice. Lunch was excellent. So while the hacienda seemed slightly artificial, or like a formerly working farm now preserved in amber, the day was well-managed, the guide was excellent, and the overall experience very enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
One of best excursions with Princess.
Sail Date: January 2016
One of best excursions with Princess. Had to travel by comfortable coach 1.5 hrs to the hacienda. Experiences there were very well done with demonstrations on macademia nuts, sugar production and coffee. Meal was ample in an excellent ... Read More
One of best excursions with Princess. Had to travel by comfortable coach 1.5 hrs to the hacienda. Experiences there were very well done with demonstrations on macademia nuts, sugar production and coffee. Meal was ample in an excellent environment; featured Costa Rican menu. The site was quite interesting. The guide was excellent. He was knowledgeable and handled questions well. Many years ago I lived in the region. He gave accurate answers. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The only drawback to this tour was the almost two hour ride to the hacienda.
Sail Date: November 2015
The only drawback to this tour was the almost two hour ride to the hacienda. We really enjoyed the demos of old school sugar production and macadamia nut processing. The locally grown coffee was excellent. The tour also included and ... Read More
The only drawback to this tour was the almost two hour ride to the hacienda. We really enjoyed the demos of old school sugar production and macadamia nut processing. The locally grown coffee was excellent. The tour also included and excellent meal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This is a most impressive tour.
Sail Date: February 2015
This is a most impressive tour. Two hours each way by air conditioned coach, surprisingly the roads are very good, the scenery along the way is tremendous. The road from Siquirres to the Hacienda is a bus drivers nightmare - switchback ... Read More
This is a most impressive tour. Two hours each way by air conditioned coach, surprisingly the roads are very good, the scenery along the way is tremendous. The road from Siquirres to the Hacienda is a bus drivers nightmare - switchback after switchback, etc., etc. Once you arrive you really don't want to leave. demonstrations of macadamia nut processing, coffee bean cleaning & roasting and finally, artisanal processing of sugar cane from cane to raw brown sugar. Add to this a traditional lunch of black beans, rice, steamed local vegetables and chicken pieces in a light gravy. Lastly don't miss the chapel that was built by the owners from materials salvaged from churches that were being renovated. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Friday we called on Puerto Limon, Costa Rica.
Sail Date: January 2013
Friday we called on Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. We ended up doing the ship's tour to the Tayutic Hacienda. My wife really enjoyed the Hacienda visit, where we were shown how they process Sugar Cane, Macadamia Nuts, and Coffee. I ... Read More
Friday we called on Puerto Limon, Costa Rica. We ended up doing the ship's tour to the Tayutic Hacienda. My wife really enjoyed the Hacienda visit, where we were shown how they process Sugar Cane, Macadamia Nuts, and Coffee. I thought it was interesting but really could have cut the visit by a half hour as some of the demonstrations seemed prolonged just to fill the time. The nice lunch on an open deck patio with a view was very nice. This was a very long day, however. Meeting time was 6:50 AM and we returned to the ship at 3:28PM for a 3:30 "All aboard." We did not even get inside the port building where our friends were able to obtain some very nice local products. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Exceptional!
Sail Date: December 2012
Exceptional! Felt like I was a family member- tour guide Eddy was informative, funny and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour highly.
Exceptional! Felt like I was a family member- tour guide Eddy was informative, funny and very knowledgeable. Would recommend this tour highly. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line