Puerto Carreño Agritourism
Agritourism in Puerto Carreño
Agritourism or agrotourism involves any agriculturally based operation or activity that brings visitors to a farm or ranch. Puerto Carreño has more than 250 large farms, ranches and orchards that can be applied with the label Agritourism. Agritourism can be ecotourism, however it is focused more on agricultural sustainability rather than environmental protection or restoration, there is a great deal of balance between the two sectors.
Agricultural tourism has become a necessary means for many small farms’ survival. By diversifying business operations, farm operators are able to ensure a more stable income. This is because agritourism activities can occur during times of the year that crops may not be in season, and by providing a completely separate stream of income. Some studies have found that agritourism operations often benefit their surrounding communities by drawing tourists to the area. The economic boost by the increase in traffic can be beneficial to rural areas in need of diversified streams of income.