Bocas del Toro Permaculture Farm and Chocolate Tour

Take a Tour of our Permaculture and Chocolate Farm in Bocas del Toro, Panama

      Up in the Hill is our family-owned, organic, permaculture and chocolate farm on Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro, Panama. We specialize in making 100% cacao and coconut oil based natural body products incorporating the fruits, flowers and herbs from our garden. Our farm is also a model for living sustainability in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. We also offer one of the top rated chocolate farm tours in Panama, so book in today for unforgettable (and delicious) experience!

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sustainable and low impact

We are Organic and Eco-Friendly

Our farm is eco-friendly and we hold a great respect for the environment. Our goal is to be as sustainable and low impact as possible. For this reason, we use solar power and we catch all of our water from the rain. We have a natural spring as a backup water source for the dry months. We recycle plastic, aluminum, cardboard and glass on-site, and all of our compost is turned into organic waste which we use as soil.

Drone image of up in the hill eco lodge on Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro Panama.
Up in the Hill Chocolate Farm in Bocas del Toro is a sustainable reforestation project.

cow pasture turned rainforest

We are also a Reforestation Project!

Our farm was once a sprawling cow pasture with little vegetation or rainforest growth aside from a few coconut and cacao trees. After buying the land in 2002, we began to plant hundreds of timber and tropical fruit trees. In fact, almost all of the vegetation you see when you visit us was planted by us! 

Our Bocas del Toro Chocolate Tour

"Best. Tour. Ever."

Our “Bocas del Toro Chocolate Tour,” takes you on a circuit around our four hectare permaculture and chocolate farm where we show and explain everything from the forest and fauna, medicinal plants and wildlife, as well as our cacao and coffee plantations. (Indeed, our Chocolate Tour is about a lot more than just chocolate!)

Cacao is one of our main productions and at the end of the tour we demonstrate the process from bean to powder. You will get to taste and try it at every stage, ending in when it becomes chocolate with the addition of sugar. The chance to see animals is high as we have an array in the garden including the famous Isla Bastimentos red frog, white faced Capuchin monkeys, sloths, snakes, spiders, leaf cutter ants, armadillos, red eyed tree frogs (sleeping!), as well as many insects and birds!

After the tour, a farm-fresh lunch is served that incorporates many of the plants and fruits you just saw and learned about! Enjoy this healthy and organic meal knowing exactly where it all came from!

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Whatsapp and Telegram: +507-6607-8962

 

"BEST. TOUR. EVER.'' Our Reviews...

Great tour We had a wonderful tour where Javi taught us about various plants, fruits, trees and plants. I loved trying things he cut down right in front of us. Janette cooked us wonderful food for lunch to cap off the tour. Definitely recommend if you come to bocas!
rachel a
rachel a
2024-04-17
Great opportunity to learn and try local produce! Fascinating your and delicious lunch! We learned a lot about permaculture and reforestation while walking around the farm. We loved the tour where we sampled fruits and plants straight off the cine and saw red frogs!
Kirsten W
Kirsten W
2024-04-17
Highly recommend farm tour experience! Amazing experience! We had a tour of a farm for about 2 hours during which Javier explained to us how permaculture farming works, how they built the farm, and how they manage it. He showed us what plants of exotic fruits look like, how they grow and we tasted some along the way. At the end, we had an amazing lunch with seasonal fruits from the farm, which was absolutely delicious. Make sure to wear comfortable and sturdy shoes as there is a lot of going up and down the hill and if it´s rainy before (as it was for us) it´s quite slippery!
Petra Š
Petra Š
2024-02-24
Very good experience, good menu, friendly owners Very nice experience. Colorful and nature-rich tour through the farm. Very tasty food that comes straight from the jungle.
Belinda G
Belinda G
2024-02-21
Don’t think twice…. Book this special experience in old bank. What a beautiful experience! Permaculture farming at its best. This unique experience was the highlight of our trip. This beautiful family with their cocoa organic farm was so interesting and the lunch was refreshing and just what we needed from the walk through the land after a heavy rain. Bring shoes with tread, it gets very slippery but not too bad. The kids did our tour today and I must say was so special as you really felt like part of their family and could enjoy seeing how they have thrived.
Carleen H
Carleen H
2024-02-20
Super tour! One of MUST DO in Bocas! Nice walk in the jungle, very educative but relax and fun. Just put the good shoes on and they offer the sticks, take it and you are welcome to the another, really normal world😊 the snacks are very tastyband the cherty on the cakenis the handmade brownie from the local cocoa trees😋
Monika
Monika
2024-02-19
Unique, inspiring, and delicious tour Farm to table as you have never seen it before! This 90+ minute guided hike through a local permafarm was fun and fascinating! We learned so much about Panamanian flora, and got to experience delicious samples of the harvest along the way. After the tour, we enjoyed a fabulous lunch with all the ingredients procured from the farm. (They called it a snack, but we all agreed it was truly a meal!) Entertaining and educational - we highly recommend this experience!
Cindarae
Cindarae
2024-02-18
Amazing experience. Don’t miss this one ! One of the coolest experiences in bocas… do it ! The jungle hike was great, the family that owns and runs it are fantastic, what they have done for permaculture is fascinating. It was interesting and engaging. The lunch at the end was incredible, I didn’t want it to end! Even my 15 year old niece thought it was awesome !
jtorrone
jtorrone
2023-12-26
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