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GUIDED TASTING of Honey Wine, Sparkling Mead, and Craft Beer

Discover the essence of Costa Rica in a bottle! We harvest fruits, herbs, flowers, and other botanicals from the El Arca farm and ferment them with honey harvested from our hives to produce award-winning meads and beers.

During this one-hour guided tasting, you'll sample unique and distinct meads and beers that showcase a wide variety of flavors and styles. We are sure that after this tasting, you will develop a greater appreciation for mead, the oldest alcoholic beverage in the world.

  • Advance reservation required
  • Free cancellation up to 24 hours before
  • Available languages: English, Spanish

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Erick Camacho (San José, CR)
Necessary Experience

Nice people who love what they do and show it to you with such passion can never go wrong. Amazing product. Want to keep coming here!

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Adam Gross
Coming here is a MUST for anyone staying in San Jose.

Coming here is a MUST for anyone staying in San Jose. Alejandra is a genius mead maker, utilizing the best local ingredients that the farm they operate in has to offer. I was astounded by the complexity, depth, and inventiveness of everything we tried. Truly world class mead, melomel, beer, and more. Her husband Michael gave us a great walkthrough of all of their products and was a pleasure to talk to. We came away with a slate of bottles, a greater understanding of the terroir of CR, and some great ideas for future homebrew recipes. This will be our first stop every time we come back to Costa Rica!

Hey Adam. It was nice meeting you and Ariel yesterday. Thanks for stopping by. Have a safe trip home and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Costa Rica. Cheers!

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Brian T
Wonderful experience

Wonderful educational experience. Premises clean as a whistle. We bought a few bottles to take home. No outside tour because of the rain 😕. We will return for the tour and restaurant.

Thanks for visiting us during the rainy season! Though we aren’t able to do the outside walk when it’s raining, we still have a lot of fun tasting a lot of different meads and beers and talking about how they are made. I’m glad you enjoyed your experience. We hope to see you again!

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Maria Fernanda G
Amazing tasting experience with family

It was an excellent evening.

I went with family and we loved the experience. Not only did we taste some very unique and delicious wines, meads and beers from their vast selection, we also got a very thorough explanation of their ingredients, inspirations and facts related to their development, from the master brewer Alejandra and co owner Michael.

They source fresh ingredients from the Herb Farm next door, and we even got the surprise that one of the ingredients used in one of the samplings, we had tasted in one of the dishes from the restaurant that very day. These shine through the different bottles and there´s definitely one for everyone.

Even amidst the heavy rain, we felt very welcome and satisfied with both the products and the tasting. We will definitely be back!

FAQ's

The tour begins and ends at the entrance of Costa Rica Meadery's bodega, located inside of El Arca.  Please use the lower entrance (the white gate) to enter El Arca.  If the white gate is closed, please call ​+506 2269-8166, and request the gate to be opened.

Costa Rica Meadery’s location can be found in WAZE and Google Maps.

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At least five samples of alcoholic beverages (e.g. beer, mead, and honey wine) made by Costa Rica Meadery.  Water is also available.  You can fill your water bottles before and after the tour.

We do not have non-alcoholic beverages, other than water, available for guests.

We do not have food available for guests.

Yes.  There is a minimum of two people and a maximum of 12 people per reservation.  If you would like to make a reservation for a single person or for a group larger than 12 people, please contact us at ventas@costaricameadery.com

Yes, we can give tours and tastings for larger groups, however you need to contact us at ventas@costaricameadery.com to discuss the details.

You can pay online with a credit card at the time of making your reservation. Your reservation will immediately be confirmed after your credit card payment has been processed.

You can also pay with SINPE MOVIL or Bank Transfer after making your reservation.  However, your reservation will NOT be confirmed until we receive a proof of payment.  You can send your proof of payment via email to ventas@costaricameadery.com or WhatsApp to 2269-8166.

If you cancel your reservation 24 hrs or more before the time of your event, you will receive a full refund.

Our tour includes a walk outside in uncovered gardens and orchards.  If it is raining, we can either use rain gear (not provided) and do the tour outside or spend the time inside with a discussion about production, beekeeping, and other topics.

Our tours and tastings are for adults, 18 years and older.  If you would like to bring children under 18 years of age, please contact us at sac@costaricameadery.com.

The walking tour around the farm includes walking on unpaved, uneven trails, up and down hills.  It is not wheel-chair accessible. 

The tasting takes place inside and is wheel-chair accessible.  An accessible bathroom is available.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes.  You will be walking up hills, on rock-covered paths.

During the rainy season, bring a poncho and/or umbrella and wear appropriate shoes for walking.

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