Trapiche Don Carmen

Rancho Quemado, Costa Rica

Trapiche Don Carmen

Visit this traditional sugarcane mill where one can see the unique process of producing sugar cane juice and snacks like it's been done for hundreds of years. You will participate from the beginning to the end of the process, including: cutting sugarcane, working the mill, heating/cooling the juice, and most importantly, drinking the delicious juice and helping make sugarcane snacks!

You can also buy sugar snacks and drinks made on site from sugarcane.

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2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Foodie Fun and Off the Beaten Path



Physical Activity

Light activity


Rural Communities


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: Spanish



Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included



Local guide (not bilingual)


No meals included, though you will get to taste some of the tasty sugar cane snacks!

Your Local Host

Rancho Quemado Development Association

Rancho Quemado Development Association

Locally Owned Community Association

The small 300 person village of Rancho Quemado is located in the heart of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica! Here you will find an inviting and friendly rural community offering a wide range of activities. While staying in Rancho Quemado, you will be able to hike our community-run hiking trail, fish in the laguna, mine for gold, tour a traditional sugar cane mill, or participate in our almost daily soccer and volleyball scrimmages. Additionally, you can easily do day trips to Caño Island and Corcovado National Park. Rancho Quemado is committed to sustainable rural tourism aimed at improving the quality of life for our residents while protecting our natural environment in the Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica.

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Cancellation Policy: If cancelled 72+ hours in advance full refund minus the deposit. If cancelled less than 72 hours in advance no refund.
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