Come and experience life on the farm on our daily farm tour.


Come and see the farm for yourself

We invite our guests to join us for our famous ‘farm tour’ in the morning! During the tour you will have the opportunity to see our farm, feed the animals and milk a cow. The tour starts at 7.00am and runs everyday before we serve breakfast at 7.30am. There is no need to book in advance, just turn up at the reception area. Casitas Tenorio is set on a small farm of about seventeen acres. We milk eight dairy cows by hand twice a day and sell the milk to the local cheese factory that makes cheese and distributes it around Costa Rica. We plant many crops year round including corn, beans, coriander, chili, yucca and cucumbers. We have numerous fruit trees including papaya, guanabana, cass, oranges and mandarin, and also banana and pineapple plants. Our extensive gardens include medicinal plants and a large variety of Heliconias.  We grow crops for our own consumption and also share with our guests and swap with our neighbours. We are committed to sustainable and organic farming. We also raise milking cows and at various times we have pigs.  We milk twice a day and sell our milk to a local cheese factory which supports 46 local families. We focus on living in harmony with nature and really enjoy working on the farm together as a family. We also have a trail on the property where you may be able to spot a two or three toed sloth, a troupe of monkeys or a toucan! The birdwatching on the trail in the morning can be spectacular with many species visiting the feeders.

Rainforest at Casitas Tenorio

There is some remnant rainforest here at Casitas Tenorio. This forest was part of the primary rainforest that once covered the area right down to the village. This forest was cleared in the 1980s by the government in order to distribute parcels of land to families in need. A micro-credit scheme allocated land to families of low economic status who were provided with some livestock and crops and encouraged to grow and produce their own food. The part of the forest which remains at Casitas Tenorio was retained to provide windbreaks for the fields. Today the wooded boundaries of the property create a forest ‘island’ habitat providing much needed food and habitat for our families of monkeys and sloths, and not to mention birds and other animals. We’ve let much of the forest regenerate naturally and have also  been working with the local youth group to reforest parts of the property, hoping to further extend the forested areas found on the farm and therefore preserving this unique resource. The forest on our property is part of the biological corridor between Volcano Tenorio and Volcano Miravalles.