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

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

On the hour-long tour, you'll learn how Costa Rica Meadery uses ingredients sourced from the El Arca farm to create internationally award-winning beers, honey wines, and meads. You will also enjoy a guided walk through the beautiful botanical garden.

During the hour-long guided tasting, you'll sample unique and distinct Costa Rican honey wines, 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.

This tour and tasting is a culinary adventure sure to delight foodies, wine lovers, beer lovers, and anyone who wants to expereince Costa Rica through its wines, beers, and meads.

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

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Customer Reviews

Based on 39 reviews
JCL (San José, CR)
Hermosa lugar

Fue una experiencia bastante agradable, conocimos frutas muy interesantes que no son tan comunes, el lugar muy lindo y limpio , y los dueños de verdad emiten una energía muy linda, realmente aman lo que hacen y lograr que el visitante se sienta muy a gusto en el lugar,
Si quieren salir de la rutina, por un día, muy recomendado
Las bebidas muy interesante sus sabores y lo bueno es que hay para todos los gustos

A beautiful and impressive oasis! So so worth it!

This is an amazing oasis in Costa Rica! The owners/operators are very impressive. Alejandra took us on a tour of the grounds that feature all of the fruits, trees and plants that they use in the mead and beer. The tasting was intimate, informative and very tasty. The ingredients are fresh and perfectly balanced. An awesome way to spend a few hours in Costa Rica. Go see Michael and Alejandra! It’s so worth it!

Thank you so much for your positive review of our tour and tasting activity at Costa Rica Meadery! We are indeed passionate about showcasing the natural bounty of Costa Rica through our meads and beers, and it’s great to know that our efforts, along with the freshness and balance of our ingredients, resonated with you.

We’re glad you agree that spending a few hours with us is a fantastic choice, especially for those seeking unique and enriching experiences near the international airport or close to San José. It was our pleasure to share our love for mead and beer making with you, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Maria Jose Murillo (Mexico City, MX)
El tour y la degustación estuvieron increíbles!!

Fui con mi familia incluido mi hijo de 3 años y a todos nos encanto el tour, probamos diferentes frutos que luego nos ayudaron a distinguir mejor en las hidromieles y bueno la atención un 10/10 son muy buenos explicando.


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.

We do not offer transportation.

Most visitors arrive in their own vehicle. Please use the parking area in front of the winery.

UBER or similar transportation providers can drop you off and pick you up. Use Costa Rica Meadery as your destination. The location of Costa Rica Meadery can be found on WAZE and Google Maps.

No. More than one group can book for a particular date and time. If you would like to make a reservation for a private activity, please contact us at

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 want to make a reservation for a single person or for a group of more than 12 people, contact us at .

Yes, we can offer tours and tastings for larger groups, however you must contact us at to discuss details.

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

You can also pay with SINPE MÓVIL or Bank Transfer after making your reservation. However, your reservation will remain confirmed until we receive proof of payment. You can send your proof of payment by email to or WhatsApp at 2269-8166.

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

Our tour includes a walk in the open air in open gardens and orchards. If it's raining, we can wear rain gear (not included) and take the tour outside or spend time inside with a discussion about production, beekeeping, and other topics.

Our tours and tastings are for adults over 18 years of age. If you wish to bring children under the age of 18, please contact us at .

The walking tour of the farm includes walking on unpaved and uneven paths, going up and down hills. It is not accessible for wheelchairs.

Tasting takes place indoors and is wheelchair accessible. An accessible bathroom is available.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes. You will walk through hills, along paths covered with rocks.

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