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Barva: It is one of the oldest Cantons in Heredia. It was founded in 1613 with the name of San Bartolomé de Barva. It is characteristic due to its nice adobe houses and its agreeable weather. The grotto of the Virgin of Lourdes stands out in its Historic Centre, and a beautiful temple that still keeps its aged architecture stands right beside it.

It is located 3 kilometres north of Heredia.
  • Museum of Popular Culture: A varied and colourful Museum, with traditional toys that make us miss our childhood, a collection of festive, carnival, mysterious masks, and countless beautiful crafts coming from Costa Rica's Central Valley, objects that are part of the cultural arsenal the rooms of this Museum hold, rooms that were the ambiances of a coffee hacienda, and home of president Alfredo Gonzalez Flores (1877-1962).
    Here you can also learn about the construction techniques of the colonial period, when the elegant houses were sustained by the resistance properties of the "bahareques", walls made out of poles intertwined with reed and mud. But this is not all; in addition, the Museum has a bibliographical consultation service regarding popular culture.
    It is located in Santa Lucia, Canton of Barva, Heredia, at only 50 minutes from San José, the country's capital City. It opens Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 hours to 16:00 hours, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 hours to 17:00 hours.
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    • Café Britt Farm: It is an adventure amongst cultivations and smoky cups to know the secrets of the Tico (Costa Rican) coffee, one of the best in the world. The Coffee Tour along the Britt Farm will allow you to learn about the cultivation techniques, plague control methods, selection process, and finally the toasting and packing of the grains.
      The tour lasts two hours and in addition to the tasting of coffee, it includes a dramatised glance at coffee's history in Costa Rica.
      The Farm is located in the Canton of Barva and it operates since 1991. It is open from 8:00 hours to 17:00 hours.
    San Joaquin de Flores: It is a peaceful haven far from the excessive coming and going of the cities. A place where solace seeks refuge on the cultivation fields, on which coffee grows vigorously, or at the blessed nave of a church built in 1880, which contains paintings and sculptures of great value.
    A visit to San Joaquin de Flores would not be complete without going to the butterfly farm, with one of the largest collections of native lepidopterists nearby the coffee fields. And if you have not satiated your appetite for adventure yet, go to the north where you may climb the Barva Volcano.
    This small Town, known as the High Plateau of Our Lady of Solitude in the colonial period, is located in the Canton de Flores, 4 kilometres west to Heredia.

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