Sustainable Costa Rican Agriculture Photo
Harold Photo

Let Harold know what you think!

Days available
Every day
8AM, 2AM
Languages offered
English & Spanish
3 hrs
Mobile ticket
Sustainable Costa Rican Agriculture PhotoSustainable Costa Rican Agriculture Photo

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.

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.

What's included

Transportation, bilingual guide, snacks, farm visit.
Sustainable Costa Rican Agriculture

Similar things to do

Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

This coffee plantation doesn’t just produce an incredible cup of coffee, it’s also a vitally important part of the community. Learn how family, sustainability, and attention to detail all combine to nurture coffee from cherry, to bean, to brew on this educational tour that’s part local history and part culture. Yes, you will enjoy samples!
Cafe de Monteverde Coffee Tour

Monteverde Bat Jungle

This vacation, it's time to get 'batty' at the Monteverde Bat Jungle. Learn all about these interesting mammals, how they're important to the environment, and why they're not as scary as monster movies make them out to be. A fun, educational excursion for families and nature lovers, the Monteverde Bat Jungle represents the life's work of Dr. Richard K. LaVal, PhD Wildlife Science.
Monteverde Bat Jungle

The Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit

This reptile and amphibian exhibition includes over 30 species of frogs, toads, lizards, geckos and snakes, all of which are native to Costa Rica.
The Reptile and Amphibian Exhibit
More things to do