Finca Madre Tierra - Sustainable Costa Rican Agriculture
Do you know where your food comes from? You do when you stay at Hotel Belmar. The hotel sources their eggs, cheese, coffee, and sugar can from their farm. Learn what goes into sustainable farming on this exciting tour of Costa Rica's first carbon-neutral farm — Finca Madre Tierra. This tour will give you the opportunity to explore the farm up-close, and learn what it really means to operate a sustainable business.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 3 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 8:00 AM, 2:00 PM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
You've heard that Costa Rica is a country rooted in sustainability, but do you know how the nation is working hard to make that happen? What exactly goes into creating both a sustainable community and sustainable tourism? How does one elevate the family business so that it can keep up with the changing times? The answers to these questions and more are waiting for you on this Monteverde, Costa Rica sustainability tour.
Visit the beautiful Finca Madre Tierra — a farm owned and operated by the Belmar family. This farm operates in conjunction with the lovely Hotel Belmar, and provides the hotel with its coffee, sugar, cheese, eggs, and other products. Not only does the hotel know the precise origins of its products, it is well-versed in their supplier's farming practices.
You won't just learn about carbon-neutral organic farming, you'll have the opportunity to pitch in! Depending on the activities on the day of your tour, you might make a new friend when you milk a cow, pick coffee berries destined to become a delicious brew, grind sugar cane or strain its juice, and more. Cows, goats, chickens, and pigs all live on the farm, so there are plenty of creatures to meet.
You'll appreciate the fresh snacks you're going to enjoy during this tour even more when you have a new appreciation for what went into making them. Why learn about sustainability on the screen or at a conference when it's waiting for you live in beautiful Monteverde, Costa Rica? Discover the new tradition of sustainable agriculture at Finca Madre Tierra.
What to Bring
A light backpack and change of clothes, rain jacket, closed toe hiking boots or walking shoes, long pants, T-shirt, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, binoculars, camera.
Transportation, bilingual guide, snacks, farm visit.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
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