• Location

    Pacoche Wildlife National Refuge – Las Piñas

  • Duration

    7 hours approx.

  • Difficulty

    Easy

  • Price

    2-3 people: $165 p.p

    4-5 people: $115 p.p

    6-8 people: $95  p.p

    Please inquiry for larger group rates

    (Local currency USD.)

There are only two places where coffee is planted at low altitudes, Yemen, and Manabí, Ecuador.

In the middle of Pacoche National Wildlife Refuge, surrounded by humid forest, we find the organic coffee farm “Dos Monos,” owned by Juan Delgado, a passionate ex-pat with a high vision of conservation and sustainability.

The unique characteristics of the weather, its closeness to the marine breeze, and the low altitude where the farm stands have made Café “Dos Monos” highly appreciated by the foreign markets as specialty monsooned coffee.

Learn the process from organic plantation to delicious cup and the communal endeavors and environmental conservation surrounding the farm. Yet, to finalize your day, discover the efforts of coastal protection on the beach of San Lorenzo.

What´s Included

  • Lunch
  • Bilingual guidance (English, French, German, Portuguese)
  • Bottled water and local snack
  • Coffee tasting
  • All entrance and activities fees
  • Cruise Terminal / Hotel pick up and drop off (You would have to take the free shuttle bus to Cruise Terminal)
  • *Does not include gratuities

Cancellation

  • If you cancel at least 7 calendar days in advance, there is no cancellation fee
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 50% cancellation fee
  • If you cancel within 2 calendar days in advance, you will be charged a 100% cancellation fee
  • For cruise ship travelers: If the ship doesn´t dock due to inclement weather conditions, political matters, or covid-19 related reasons, there is no cancellation fee

Read more about our terms and conditions HERE

Itinerary

Scenic route

First, we will leave the cruise terminal or hotel at 8 AM to take the E15, better known as the “Spondylus Route,” a beautiful road where you will see how vegetation abruptly changes from dry forest to humid forest.

Passing by small villages where Panama Hats are woven to coastal fishing villages and right through the middle of the Pacoche National Wildlife Refuge.

Walk through the organic coffee plantation

Once we get to the farm, the Owner, Juan Delgado, will welcome us and tell us the story of how he got inspired to move to this region and start this fantastic project and the conservation efforts and other many endeavors he has initiated to help the surrounding communities.

Then it is time to walk through the plantation and learn about the organic coffee plantation and the techniques applied that make this coffee so unique and sustainable. Pay attention to the canopy. We might get some fury friends watching us 🐒

Monsooned coffee tasting

After the walk, we will gather under the wooden house that crowns the top of the farm and have a taste of how experts have named it “Monsooned” Manabí Coffee.

Honey spicy, sweet, full of body, and slightly acid are some of the characteristics that you will taste. Enjoy!

Post harvest process and roasting

After getting energized by the flavorful cup of coffee, we will head towards the marquee, one of the few found just a few meters away from the ocean, contributing to this coffee’s unique flavor. Then, learn about the post-harvest, storage, and roasting that make the final product so distinctive.

Lunch & coastal conservation

Consequently, we will have lunch at a local coastal restaurant to taste the day’s fresh catch. Then, we will take a short walk on the beach of San Lorenzo to learn about the sea turtle conservation efforts that the park rangers and volunteers are doing in the area.

Lighthouse lookout

Lastly, we will visit one of the many viewpoints overlooking the beach of San Lorenzo and the mountains of Pacoche National Refuge. A perfect place and time to have a group picture for the ideal ending!

Book Here

Do you want to book or need more information? please contact us!

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