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About Us

Taboga, an agro-industry based in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is one of the country´s main producers of conventional, organic and flavored sugars, electricity, alcohol, rice and protein for animal feed. As one of the most important sugar companies in the country, our more than 750 employees work every day committed to efficiently produce and transform crops into value-added products.


In 1916, Julio Sánchez Lépiz established the `Hacienda Taboga` livestock project in Bebedero, Cañas. Together with his wife, Emilia Cortés, he founded and developed what came to be one of the most important livestock companies of that time. Taboga became then the legacy for their eight children who faced the challenges of the changing markets of the times and successfully competed with the sugar cane production of the Central Valley without abandoning the livestock activity.

In 1958, the Sánchez Cortés family established the `Central Azucarera Taboga` and two years later, in 1960, the first sugar harvest occurred, with a production of 1144 -50kg packages. By 1974 BNR investment group joined the Sánchez family to establish Ingenio Taboga. The new company financed the growth in land and mill capacity.

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Thanks to a solid strategy towards diversifying and strengthening its operations, Taboga started operations of the alcohol distillery in the mid-80s, and in 1995 it became the first sugar factory to export 1 million 50kg bags of sugar.

Our core values

  • Ethical Management
  • Excellence
  • Commitment
  • Teamwork

Our purpose

To efficiently produce and transform crops into energy, food and value-added derivatives while pursuing social, economic and environmental sustainability.