We left for a spectacular place near San José, safe for hiking on trails that lead to beautiful viewpoints, a restaurant, picnic areas, a farm, and even a small lake. This is Finca Vikingos located on the way to San José de la Montaña, so take a walk, we gyou guarantee you will have a good time.
How to get there?
You get to Birrí de Santa Barbara de Heredia and then continue uphill for about 5 more minutes until you reach the entrance to Finca Vikingos.
Distance: Up to 5 km
Accessibility: The restaurant and surroundings are accessible.
What to bring?
Comfortable clothes for walking, trail shoes or boots, waterproof jacket, sweater, repellent, sunscreen, water, and an excellent attitude.
Parking: Yes (¢1500 per car)
Camping: There is accommodation in cabins with a capacity of 4 to 16.
Tel: 6449 7567
Cost: Adults ¢4000
Children (under 12 years old) ¢2000
We arrived mid-morning at the entrance of the place and after parking we went to the house to have breakfast. Glori’s mother, sister and niece signed up for this outing, which was perfect for the whole family.
The large house on the farm is unique, it is very large and perfect for private events such as weddings. Here we sat on the terrace and ordered a varied breakfast, we tried almost all the dishes and everything was delicious.
After eating we went to walk the trails above the farm. In total, if one mixes all the trails, one can walk almost 5 km between coffee plantations. The other cool thing is that everything is very well labeled, it’s perfect to do it with children and hiking beginners. On the tour you pass through several trees (which are labeled) typical of Costa Rica, this is nice because you learn a little during the tour.
The path we took reached 2 viewpoints at the top of the farm, from here we could perfectly appreciate the hills of Escazú and to the right the Gulf of Nicoya. At the second viewpoint we found an area to rest in front of the vista and a giant hammock where 2 people can easily sit.
After resting here, we went back down to the mansion and went to see the farm that always excites the little ones where we found chickens, turkeys and sheep.
To finish, we went to have lunch in the picnic area that has tables under the shade of the trees. Best of all, you can order picnic baskets, boards with delicious hams and cheeses ready to enjoy.
Before leaving, we took a tour of the cabins that are perfect to go with friends or the whole family. They also have a private bathroom and a terrace to enjoy.
*TRIP DATE: February 2022