We receive the guests, walking through the cacao forrest, learning about the farming practices when it comes to fine grain cacao, learn about the importance of agroforestry, permaculture and nature conservation. Depending on the tree production during the time of your visit, you will have the opportunity to view the cacao fruit, taste the fruit fresh from the tree and perhaps have the opportunity to harvest or plant cacao. When coordinated prior, for an additional fee, we can have a vegan Puertorican meal freshly made at our container home for the visitors to enjoy.
Farming tools (pick, hoe, shovel, pruners, rake, machete (with prior knowledge), tiller etc.)
You will be exposed to plants, insects and the elements. We suggest to bring a change of clothes, hat, water, sunglasses, insect repellent, sunscreen, closed toe shoes, long pants and long sleeve shirt
We will begin our day with a brief talk about the history and purpose of our farm on the wood deck of our tiny home, a converted shipping container. The farm consists of an upper level agroecological produce garden and the lower levels of land in the cacao forest. On this walk through the forest, you will be able to identify birds, tropical and exotic fruit trees, medicinal plants, insects and mushrooms amongst other things.
Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. All guests, will be asked to sign a waiver before the tour begins for safety purposes.
I appreciated the details provided on the history of growing the farm. This event is a must for any environmental enthusiast or someone looking for a tour that is unique. The trek to and the farm are beautiful! Would not hesitate to bring others to see cocoa farming and the local wildlife.
Jose DanielAugust 2021
Excelente experiencia con la naturaleza y sobre todo la importancia de los elementos ecológicos en la agricultura. Trato excelente del anfitrión, muy accesible, informado y amistoso. El terreno puede ser un poco escabroso para algunas personas pero el anfitrión tiene mucho cuidado con la seguridad de todos. Recomendado.
Ricardo was AMAZING. The first 30 minutes or so he spent teaching us about the land and the process of harvesting and fermenting cacao. He then took us on a guided hike around the farm showing us all the different variations of cacao plants. He also showed us a wide variety of other plants such as banana, guava, taro root, soursop and sweet potato among others. We also stopped in a shaded and he began doing bird calls and explaining the species of birds near by to us. We also came across a tarantula nest! At the end of our tour we came across a stray dog which he took in as one of his own! Amazing person and experience.