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Arrival Departure Rooms Adults/Room Children (*)
Recommended Stay 2-4 Nights
(*) 10 year olds and younger sharing room with parents.
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El Trapiche: Coffee, Chocolate & Sugar Cane:

The Tour

Meet your Spanish Speaking driver at your lodge. El Trapiche tour begins with a short trip around the farm where you can observe the different plantations within. Cross a small patch of forest where occasionally wildlife can be found. During the farm tour, see a small tilapia pond, banana plantations, plantains, “arracache root” (local produce), macadamia, oranges, sugar cane and coffee.

During the walk, the guide explains the sugar cane process, farming and natural history. Also, taste the sugar cane and different products made of this plant. Besides, learn about coffee, showing the plants and the process of crushing, peeling and roasting.

You can take a short trip in an ox- cart (not mandatory) to explore the sugar cane plantation and cocoa. They show the cocoa process, including a brief explanation of how the tree develops, pollination, seed fermentation, drying, roasting and grinding cocoa. Learn how to obtain rich and tasty chocolate. In addition to this, they also show the “guaro” process (local moonshine!).

The tour concludes with a presentation of artisanal sugar cane candy. Make your own and enjoy! You can also taste the arracache root, cup of coffee, lemonade or “Aguadulce” (sweet water made from sugar cane)

Rates for tours do not include 13% sales tax

Shared Adult Rate Shared Child Rate
$33 $12

The Monteverde Trapiche is run by a local family who will show you the process that was used at the turn of the century to grow and process sugar.

Your bilingual guide will walk with you through this small farm, where you will see a small Tilapia pond, learn about the coffee and the cocoa processes and ride in an ox cart (not mandatory) to explore the sugar cane plantation.

You will also have the opportunity to try sugar cane juice or lemonade, eat picadillo de arracache (a typical Costa Rican hash made from a root vegetable) and make candy out of sugar cane; everyone gets to make their own candy.

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Monteverde Lodge & Gardens
Lodge: 011 (+506) 2645-5057
Office: 1 (800) 672-8704

400 mtrs east (uphill) from the Frog Pond, entrance on the right hand side of the road.
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