Tropical Plantation Tour CATIE

Know thy plants

Walk through the plantations and botanical garden of the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) with a nature guide who will help you get familiar with the extensive plantations, where do these plants come from and their uses. You’ll also learn about the mission and significant contributions CATIE has made towards the research and education of tropical agriculture worldwide.

The main plantations are: coffee, cocoa, peach-palm, a huge variety tropical fruits and also of forest species, some of which can only be found in CATIE.


Per person


  • Every day at 9:00am and 12:45pm

  • Duration: 2 hours

What’s included

  • Transportation

  • Entrance fees
  • Certified guide

What to bring

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • A hat or a cap
  • A rain jacket or umbrella
  • A bottle of water
  • Insect repellent

Additional Information

  • Minimun 3 people
  • This tour is available for adults and children of all ages