A night at this isolated bed-and-breakfast in the heart of the Doka Estate coffee plantation might be as close as you'll ever come to feeling like a coffee farmer or to truly getting away from it all. The attractive wooden house has seven sparsely decorated rooms upstairs, with hardwood floors and small windows; book the Cuarto Azul (the Blue Room) if you can get it. There's also a living room, a kitchen, a lounge, and a terrace in back where breakfast is served. Photos of the coffee harvest decorate the walls, and just beyond the yard and manicured gardens that surround the house, neat rows of coffee plants stretch off into the distance.
12 km (7½ miles) northwest of Tribunales de Justicia de Alajuela; turn left at high school, Alajuela, 20103, Costa Rica