Monday, February 3, 2014

New Ropes Challenge Course at Doka Estate Coffee Plantation and Tour

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The new Ropes Challenge Park at Doka Estate officially opened to visitors on December 7, 2013.  Adventure seekers will be taken through a course that spans over Doka Estate’s coffee plantations and includes 14 different elements for participants. These 14 elements include a catwalk, zip-lining, rappelling, a swinging bridge and more. This challenging rope course is open to both groups and individuals alike. Doka Estate plans to add additional elements in the future making it even more fun and exciting for rope park enthusiasts.

“After experiencing our own Team Building activities at the Estate, we were looking to expand our operations and to create more fun and recreational attractions for our local and foreign visitors,” says Mario Fernandez, General Manager at Doka Estate.

Many meetings and discussions went into the planning of the new Ropes Challenge Course at Doka Estate’s Coffee Plantation and Inn. Key players and leaders involved in these discussions included Victor Gallo, Owner of Adventure Playground Challenge Course, a licensed building company along with Mario Fernandez and Alexander Freer of Doka’s Marketing Department. The Doka Estate team excitedly hopes to work alongside with anyone interested in partaking in Team Building Seminars at the Rope Course facilities in the future.

They openly welcome companies, individuals, local and foreign schools, college universities and others interested in improving team building and personal development skills. Additional target audiences include the younger population of Costa Rica as well as visitors of Costa Rica looking for something fun and different to do during their stay.

With the addition of the Ropes Challenge, the owners of Doka Estate hope to offer the people who come to the Plantation for a Coffee Tour more fun and adventure during their stay.  They encourage visitors to learn about the history and culture of Costa Rica through its many wonderful attractions and by tasting the many flavors of local Costa Rica within the doors of its hearty and typical restaurants.  The benefit that the new Ropes Challenge Course at Doka Estate brings to visitors is fun, excitement and adventure, adding additional value and memories to their visit in Costa Rica and the best Coffee Plantation in Costa Rica. 

The Ropes Challenge Course is open from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Duration : 15 to 25 minutes per person approximately

Contact:
Mario Fernandez
mfernandez@dokaestate.com
P.O. Box: 129-4050
Alajuela
Costa Rica
Ph:  1 888 GO DOKA (dial direct from US & Canada)
+ 011 506-2449-5152

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Escoja su ensalada en Doka Estate

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En Doka Estate queremos compartir nuestro conocimiento para la Agricultura y Origen mediante la introducción de nuestra nueva estación de "Escoja su ensalada" donde se conjugan diferentes métodos agrícolas para cultivar los ingredientes frescos de nuestro restaurante como verduras, hortalizas y especias todos los días para que nuestros visitantes los disfruten durante nuestro  Desayuno y Almuerzo Buffet  ... De nuestro suelo fertil hasta su mesa !!

Our New Station “Pick Up your Salad”

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At Doka Estate we want to share our Agriculture knowledge and Origin by introducing our New Station “Pick Up your Salad” where we combine different agricultural methods to grow our Restaurant fresh ingredients as vegetables and spices every day for our guests to enjoy during our daily  Buffet Breakfast and Lunch…  From our fertil soil to your table !!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pick up your salad in Doka Estate

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Doka Estate Coffee Tour announces the opening of our new station "Pick up your salad" where visitors will have the option to learn about hydroponics method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions instead of agricultural land.

The word hydroponics comes from the Greek hydro = water and ponos = work. The roots are a balanced nutritional solution dissolved in water with all the chemical elements essential to plant development and they can grow in a mineral solution only or in an inert medium such as washed sand, gravel or perlite, among many others.
At the end of the tour this season our guests can choose fresh vegetables and herbs to be prepared by our restaurant La Cajuela staff to be served at your table.

Escoja su ensalada en Doka Estate

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Doka Estate Coffee Tour anuncia la apertura de nuestra nueva estación “Escoja su ensalada” en donde nuestros visitantes tendrán la opción de aprender acerca de la Hidroponía método utilizado para cultivar plantas usando soluciones minerales en vez de suelo agrícola.

La palabra hidroponía proviene del griego, hydro = agua y ponos = trabajo. Las raíces reciben una solución nutritiva equilibrada disuelta en agua con todos los elementos químicos esenciales para el desarrollo de la planta. Y pueden crecer en una solución mineral únicamente o bien en un medio inerte como arena lavada, grava o perlita, entre muchas otras.

Al final del recorrido por esta estación nuestros visitantes podrán escoger los vegetales frescos y hortalizas que serán preparados por nuestro personal del restaurante La Cajuela y servidos en su mesa. 

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Doka Estate Coffee Tour accomplished a 4th level of Sustainable Tourism Certification (CST)

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Doka Estate is a coffee farm compromised with their social and environmental programs. Our people believe production is not a working goal if in the process animals, plants and people are affected in a negative way. According to that, Doka Estate managers has created a sustainability group that is working hand by hand preserving nature, growing coffee based in good agriculture practices and ensuring good working conditions to their collaborators.  

Doka Estate Coffee Tour has the social responsibility of teaching their workers in topics like sustainability, adequate cropping practices and encouraging their collaborators to reach a personal development. An example of this effort is the compromised of Doka in children education. Each year, all collaborators’ children receive notebooks, pencils and cloths that are going to use in the school; and their parents do not have to take money from their salaries to buy these articles.  

Doka Estate also develops practices to contribute with preservation of environment. All water resources are protected with native plants of Costa Rica; with the purpose of protect the interaction of wild life with production areas and to avoid water contamination. Another practice is to reduce the use of chemicals in productive areas according to specialized engineers that develop researches making more controlled the management of coffee. 

We invite you to visit our Coffee Plantation and Coffee Tour our services are designed under the philosophy of natural resources protection, social responsibility practices and support to neighborhood projects.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Butterfly Coffee Garden

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At Doka Estate Butterfly Coffee Garden we have 11 different species of butterflies as the Blue Morpho Butterfly, one of the most attractive in Costa Rica


When you visit Doka Estate Coffee Tour you will enjoy in a colorful garden with 2 levels one you will walk inside our garden, plants and butterflies, you will find small rivers coming through and if you go on the side will have a upper view of the gorgeous surroundings inside the garden as the coffee plantation.

Since a butterfly farm works towards minimizing the risks to a butterfly throughout the different stages of its life cycle, the survival rate can be brought up to as high as 90% in the farm.

At Doka Estate you will find 2 of the 11 species of butterflies we carried are breeding: the Blue Morpho and the Caligo know as the Owl Butterfly. Let us tell you more about this 2 amazing species.

The Neotropical Morpho Butterflies have metallic colors, with flashes of blue and green and the ventral side is brown. The eggs hatches into larvae are pale green with a drop of dew. They have reddish-brown body with bright lime green spots or yellow dorsal hand, the larvae molt four or six times before entering the pupal stage and adults live for about two or three weeks.

The other specie we want you to learn is Caligo known as Owl Butterfly, which stands out as a moth as well for their size. The larvae grow up to 15 cm long, almost 6 inches, and adults can exceed 20cm (around 8 inches). It´s common name comes from the large eyespots on the back of the wings, which seems like big eyes as an example of defense mechanisim.

If you want to visit Doka Estate Butterfly Coffee Garden please visit www.dokaestate.com