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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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20 Metros oeste tel. publico barrio El Millon, El Castillo, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
+506 8533 7902

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in El Castillo for a week and while there we made sure to do some of La Gavilana's tours. The waterfall day hike with lunch was great and the guide, Mikey, was exceptional. The shop itself is very nice, and the hot sauce...More

Thank Dustin A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best! Our guide, Mikey, was knowledgeable, helpful and engaged with all three of us. The tour included a lunch with a local family who cooked and served a traditional meal. What a treat! Have been on many tours in my life and...More

Thank theanglens
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The horse riding - waterfall and mountain views tour was absolutely amazing. It was such a great day, we experienced nature in a way we never did before. Mikey is a wonderful guide, he did a great job and showed us awesome places. It was...More

Thank Reab540
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience with my partner. We opted for the horse riding - waterfall and mountain views trip. The scenery was beautiful and the people we met throughout the day were lovely. Mikey, Thomas, Anna and Guillermo. We had some homemade soup prepared by Anna...More

Thank SophiaHannah
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We experienced many aspects of La Gavilana. We scheduled the waterfall horseback tour and we made reservations for breakfast one morning. We had a blast on the tour. Our guide, Mikey, was awesome. Somehow, I think he can connect with just about anyone. Even our...More

Thank EatSantaBarbarian
Reviewed 29 July 2017

My one disappointment about La Gavilana was that they didn't have a lot of art on display, as they said they have been focusing more on their music lately. That said, we liked what we saw and bought a painting! This is such a cool...More

Thank damiennmarshall
Reviewed 16 May 2017

WE recently went on the horseback tour with La Gavalina. I have to say it was the highlight of our ten day trip through Costa Rica, a magical place to begin with. Mikey was our tour guide as we made our way up the mountain...More

1  Thank johnjjump
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Owners of La Gavilana were so helpful and kind to us! They also oversaw our Air BnB which was so great!

1  Thank Beth C
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We did the horseback ride/hike to the waterfall. What a blast !!! We meet our guide about 8. Rode for over an hour up into the beautiful mountains. Took a short break at this little "house" and continued to hike into the jungle. Down we...More

1  Thank Jim S
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Had a great time there, bought some amazing hot sauce. Booked our tour with Mikey to the waterfall. Tour was amazing but be cautious, the hike after the horse ride is pretty advanced. Not long at all but very steep. Worth every step.

1  Thank Aaron H
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Mi K
28 January 2017|
Response from Tomas N |
Hi, the scientific name is Ocimum Gratisimum, the biggest of all the Ocimum.
Renee L
29 November 2016|
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Response from Tomas N |
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.