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.

Right for You?


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

__Welcome to the Heart of the Osa Peninsula: Discover Rancho Quemado__ Embark on an extraordinary journey to Rancho Quemado, a vibrant village nestled in the lush Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. This community-driven rural tourism haven offers a unique blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and sustainable living. __Why Choose Rancho Quemado?__ - __Community Empowerment__: Experience the transformation of a traditional agricultural community into a dynamic tourism hub, where residents have skillfully transitioned to eco-friendly activities, safeguarding their cultural heritage and natural environment. - __Diverse Activities__: Dive into an array of adventures – from hiking community-run trails, participating in soccer and volleyball games, to exploring artisanal gold mining and sugar cane mills. - __Conservation Success__: Witness a remarkable shift from extraction to conservation, where former gold miners and hunters now champion sustainable tourism, preserving the breathtaking Golfo Dulce Forest Reserve. __A Legacy of Sustainable Development__ Rancho Quemado's journey began in response to environmental challenges and economic hardships. The Development Association, with support from the University of Costa Rica and international foundations, transformed the community through sustainable tourism initiatives. This visionary approach has not only revived the local economy but also nurtured a generation of women entrepreneurs and strengthened community bonds. __Connect with Nature and Culture__ As Lokal Travel's recommended destination, Rancho Quemado invites you to immerse yourself in an authentic Costa Rican experience, where every activity you engage in contributes to the community's sustainable development goals. Discover more about our unique story, engage with our vibrant community, and be a part of this inspiring journey towards a harmonious coexistence with nature. Scroll down to explore the wonders of Rancho Quemado!

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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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