Sugar Cane and Coffee Tour
- El Trapiche tour is a project run by a Costa Rican family and it consists in a 2 hour long guided visit around their property.
- It begins with a walk through the farm, giving you the chance to observe the different crops.
- They will also give you the chance to taste the sugar cane and its various derivatives.
- You see the coffee’s production process, starting from the planting and continued with the crushing, peeling, and machine roasting.
- Additionally, you will be invited to make a quick oxcart trip (you have the option of walking as well)
- You will witness the extraction of the sugar cane’s juice. You will learn the artisan’s way of processing sugar cane and its different products.
- You will see an exhibit and explanation of some traditional Costa Rican artefacts, such as a wood stove, the marimba (musical instrument), and the pylon. You will also see the manufacturing of the ‘Saca de Guaro’ (a liquor distilled with pure water).
- The tour ends with an opportunity to eat some ‘arracache’ served with a drink (lemonade, coffee or aguadulce – hot drink made from sugarcane).
- You will be given a small ‘tapa dulce’ (sweet made from sugar cane) as a souvenir.
El Trapiche tour is a project run by a Costa Rican family and it consists in a 2 hour long guided visit around their property. While at the farm you will learn about the process involved in growing sugar cane and about its natural history. After seeing the farm’s crops and tilapia pond, you will move on to coffee’s production process, starting from the planting and continued with the crushing, peeling, and machine roasting. Once done, you will ride an oxcart for a visit to the sugar mill. The tour then continues with an exhibit and explanation of some traditional Costa Rican artefacts. At the end of the tour you will be able to enjoy a traditional snack and drink.
Entrance fee, bilingual guide, transportation, traditional snacks, and a small “tapa dulce” souvenir.
Walking shoes, comfortable clothes. Open appetite and camera.
Can I do the tour even if it is raining?
Sure! The tour is part on the outside and part under roof. If it is raining too hard usually they explain everything in the covered areas. However, usually in Monteverde with a good rain poncho you can manage.
Can I do only a part of the tour?
Athough the rate could not change, you can do a part or all the tour.
A bit of walking involved.