Cacao stands as one of Costa Rica's ancient and beloved cultivated plants. Globally, the cacao plant thrives in tropical locales typically situated around the equator, where the climate remains temperate throughout the year. In contrast to coffee, which prospers in higher elevations, cacao thrives in the warm and humid lowlands of Costa Rica. During your visit, observe the distinctions within Costa Rican ecosystems – cloud forests and coffee farms prevail at higher altitudes, while rainforests and cacao farms are typically found at lower elevations.