Recuca (Recorrido De La Cultura Cafetera), Calarca

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
At Recuca (Recorrido De La Cultura Cafetera), you'll not only learn how to pick the best beans and prepare great coffee, but also how to do a "coffee dance" and dress as a traditional coffee collector. Stroll through the informative corridor and find out more about the history of coffee and methods of coffee grinding. Ask the barista at the coffee shop to show you the various techniques of preparing a perfect cup. The gift store sells some interesting decorative items and jewelry made out of coffee beans, including bracelets and earrings. Finish off the tour with a traditional coffee culture meal. To visit Recuca (Recorrido De La Cultura Cafetera) on your holiday in Calarca, and find out what else Calarca has to offer, use our Calarca tourist route planner.
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  • We were a group of 11 people outside Colombia from children to seniors. Fun travel, we learned. The guides were very good and entertaining. Beautiful landscapes. Highly recommended. It takes roughly 3 hours.
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  • It passes excelente in the Park. He guide that we played was very fun and us explained them things so well and with such grace that not paras of laugh since enter until sales. We also took the food there in the Park and it was super rich. The excellent pork and beans in his point. A complete success was by going there and repeat it without hesitation.
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  • Found us the course interesting and learned of the coffee culture, offer a delicious coffee and bogatera typical of the region. In addition you disguised with costumes typical of the region and can take beautiful photos. You take the photos professional that then can choose if like, but also you take the photos with your camera or cell. It is fun and funny but the humor is typical Colombian and sometimes may annoy some. The lunch is typical typical of the region and not can make changes, but for us was well and fast. We could not collect coffee since it is not the time of harvesting.
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  • I really enjoyed it, thought it was very well done. The tour guide was friendly and cracking jokes, lots of fun. Beautiful place and informative tour. It's more theatrical than the other tours, but I liked that about it.
  • This is an awesome experience specially if you are travelling with small kids or the rest of the family. The experience is more aimed at giving visitors an inside in the lives of the people who harvest the coffee in Colombia. Be preferred to be very interactive as they will dress you in typical cloth for both men and women so don't be shy and get out of your comfort zone. I went to RECUNCA after a visit to Hacienda Combia and although they were back to back I did not feel as if I was being overwhelmed with the same information simply because Combia was more in the technical side of how the final product got to the coffee bag you open. RECUNCA also covers it but in less depth. Also the price is 1/5 of combia. At 20,000 COP and an additional 16,000 for the biturre which is food. The food is meant to show you how and what workers used to eat while working on the Plantation. If you are looking to learn more about the product I would stop and go combia but instead you want to learn about the folks that live the Juan Valdez way of life then come here.
  • Great for Spanish speakers! Our guide was hilarious and made sure we had plenty of fun as we learned about coffee cultivation, processing, and culture. Not recommend for non Spanish speakers because you will kiss out on a lot of the jokes!
  • Very beautiful place ! The staff were very friendly and were able to explain well the transformation from the sprout to the very end as being a coffee. I learned so much about coffee. They allow you to go out into the fields and also pick out coffee beans! They also make you dress up in the typical Colombian outfits. It was so much fun!
  • It is a very fun and educational about the coffee culture, to Colombians is to return to the past. All the clothing and decoration, recalls times of grandparents, children's is very good for that learn as they were the customs of yesteryear!. Renew energy!
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