Agrotourism or Rural tourism is becoming more popular and an international trend among sustainable travelers. This type of tourism promotes cultural, historical, adventure and ecological activities and provide an understanding of the countryside heritage and a closer look at local towns, communities, local campesinos and indigenous groups that use farming as a way of life. For travelers who are seeking a real rural experience and who want a “hands on” experience, this is the adventure for you. The ‘Fincas’ offer you a natural space, outside of the cosmopolitan city, and delicious, natural and especially organic products. Panama has great spots for those who want to experience the great outdoors and the healthy living of the countryside farmers.
We started in the cosmopolitan Panama City and head for the interior, where we will learn about the rice fields, poultry and porcine farms. We also made our first agrotourism stop on the same day: a visit to La Granja Turistica San Judas Tadeo in Chorrera a farm near the City that aims to teach visitors the best ways to make good use of animal farms and essential crops of basic consumption and the benefit for the local economy. From here we will head to a beautiful circuit combining the Pacific, highlands, Caribbean and more. In Panama, exist more than 35 licensed farms that offer basic accommodation, and agricultural activities for recreation and visitor learning. Most rural tourism sites are located in Colón, Capira, La Chorrera, Coclé, Azuero and Chiriquí.
Why we like rural and agro tourism vacations? Because being truly sustainable! The communities you visit helps sustain and develop the village for future generations. Also Agrotourism is an activity that helps a person understand and appreciate the land and the people who live on it. This is the best way to meet with locals in their natural environments and become more involved with the land they are visiting.
In Panama, exist more than 35 licensed farms that offer basic accommodation, and agricultural activities for recreation and visitor learning. Most rural tourism sites are located in Colón, Capira, La Chorrera, Coclé, and Chiriquí.
The sweetest Pineapples of the world are from Panama! For example, Verba Odrec, located in Chorrera, is a local family farm, committed to responsible practices and minimizing pesticide and quality of our pinapples in every box. Visiting this farm is an incredible experience where you will learn everything about the growing of pineapples, and of course also tasting it.
Panama produces one of the best coffees in the world. If you’re a real coffee-lover, and ever wondered how coffee is made, Finca Lerida, a coffee farm which also offers accommodation is the place to go. You will learn about the history, origin, qualities and secrets of coffee handling directly in an ecological reserve! It is located in Boquete, in the highlands of the province of Chiriqui, which offers a perfect climatic condition to produce high quality coffee.
Honey? In Panama? YES! In the province of Chiriqui you will find farms that produce excellent sweet honey. The honey that ‘Boquetebees’ produces is bioactive and minimally filtered. This incredible farm is committed to educate and increase the understanding of the importance of bees to sustainable biodiverse ecosystems.
EcoCircuitos Panama is specialized in sustainable tourism and tailor-made tours through the beautiful country of Panama. There are much more fincas to discover! Contact us and let us create your agricultural experience! firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ecocircuitos.com