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Green energy arrives to Montaña Azul

October 1st, 2023  

The photovoltaic park is the result of the green strategy implemented and the resources allocation for different environmental actions taking place at the Sarapiquí facilities.

Along with the water resource management and the organic waste management strategies at the food processing facilities, now Montaña Azul is glad to incorporate the operation of a photovoltaic energy production park, installed recently in 2023

In 2022 the idea of a photovoltaic energy park was proposed based on the constant efforts from the Management. The objective is finding ways to become more competitive through the use of green electric energy consomption. Using the sunhine energy when the clouds allow it will allow the family company to become more efficient and at the same time provides a risk coverage in case there is electric interrupctions during daily production shifts.

The network of more than 200 panels in the roof will create an amount of energy that can cover the needs of most production processes.

Nature wisdom:

Montaña Azul has “harmony with nature” as one of its core values, and as Victor Arias, Director of the Project confirms : ” we know that the power of the sunlight must be part of the all companies in Costa Rica, the sunlight energy must be included in every production process as it does in the agriculture production too. We are one with nature and the sunlight we have in Costa Rica makes possible that we can grow any tropical crop. Now it makes possible, as well, a more independant and cleaner production.”

Montaña Azul will also continue using the local energy provider as well and for the next years to come will try to include them also in these kind of projects.

Celebrating the premium Selection brand : a succesful story from Montaña Azul and Automercado Costa Rica

July 31st, 2023  

On a beautiful videoclip the Premium Supermarket chain Automercado Costa Rica, recognizes the relationship with Montaña Azul through the years, describing it as one of the first collaborations established to their beloved brand “Seleccion Auto”.

Along with the amazing views of the Montaña Azul facilities and environment, the green of the plantations and blue of the mountains of Braulio Carrio National Park ( from where the company takes the Montaña Azul blue mountain name), the Director Pahola Arias describes some details about the evolution of the story between both companies and inside information about the collaboration within the Costa Rica retail market.

The Director explained about the environmentally friendly farming, where the regeneration of each Bactris Gasipaes tree allows the constant harvesting of the palm trees. Montaña Azul is an economical engine for the district of Horquetas de Sarapiquí, where over 100 families are involved in the production of frozen and canned foods.

The Supermarket Automercado celebrates with this video the relationship with Montaña Azul and we understand this video as a little tribute to the work of nature itself, the team of commited collaborators, hardworking providers, who have constantly through the years achieved to create this Premium Brand “Selección Auto”.

Bravo to both companies!

Video source: Automercado Supermarket, published July 2023.

Montaña Azul in USA Show: Spaghetti Noodles at the NAT WEST California 2023

March 6th, 2023  

We never forget our first time! 😉

We prepare the first time at the show Natural Products Expo West in California. Our Booth is going to be at the Costa Rica Pavillion. Montaña Azul team is excited because this show gathers consumers, premium on ensuring their health and wellbeing while others increasingly looking toward social responsibility and sustainability. They are all our values so we are a natural match for these crowd.

This is an experience we looked forward participating; it allows us to network, see new products, and explore new ideas. Our COO Pamela Arias will be atending the show to meet with our friends, as commented by Mrs Arias ” This show is a great stage for our organic pineapple and spaghetti noodles, since they are trends. Also we brought cassava gluten-free burgers, banana leaves frozen and our canned cassava for the ethnic distributors”

Virtual Booth 2023 and 1615 Booth at the North Hall:

Our agenda is available online because of the existance of a Virtual Booth, featuring everything our company Montaña Azul have lined-up for your in-person and digital experience! Download the Expo West Mobile App! and find us there, see our products and new ideas.

If you come to the show, we look forward to seeing you in person and if not, then see you online! Between 60,000 and 65,000. Based on current percentages, the total buyer audience will make up an estimated 60% of that total.

About the expo : Natural Products Expo West is the leading trade show in the natural, organic, and healthy products industry. Starting from 8 of March with the Fresh Ideas Organic Marketplace, and then the ACC North Halls.

Chilerita de palmito – palm pickles innovation for the holidays

November 4th, 2022  

This is a traditional latinamerican product that combines the pickles and hot sauce with the palm hearts and spicy recipe.

La chilerita is on every table of Costa Rica and we want to share the beauty of spicing up your meal and adding also palms as a salad side dish.

The idea was first conceived by Innovation Development Manager Pahola Arias, as she says ” the inspiration of the product is based on the everyday life meals from LatinAmerica, from breakfast to dinner, we all know the chilera and Montaña Azul proposes today a version of this iconic flavor”

Is true that palmito or heart of palm, is consumed on its purest form: cilindrical white steams; however the proposal to have this salad bar chunks into the spicy sauce is more than welcome by the population.

La Chilera by Montaña Azul has hit the shelves of Walmart major retail sales points this Christmas, as a little interesting gift for the families to share on the holidays and more over to re-discover a traditional product on a new presentation of 250 g drained weight and 410 g net weight.

Montaña Azul is food safety FSSC22000 re-certified, FDA approved, Kosher certified, Organic certified, Social certified and Ethical Trading certified; awards that make this family company a high profile manufacturer in Latin America.

Bienvenidos a Miami!

April 29th, 2022  

Piña Coladas have never been happier!

Welcome to Florida! 3 different locations join the Montaña Azul pineapple show off. Piña Coladas consumers have never been happier!

From April 2022 we will be offering Montaña Azul pineapple in its own pineapple juice at the Supermarkets

The shelf will be showing the indication:

The Promotion Agency for Costa Rican products ( PROCOMER ) started a test in Florida with some of the best products of Costa Rica and Montaña Azul is thrilled to be part of this activity.

Operations Director for Montaña Azul Pamela Arias shares the good news “Florida is a great destination for this iconic costarican pineapple, people here know our country very well and they come often to visit as tourists to enjoy the vaste variety of fruits we have. Costa Rica is a fruit garden and Montaña Azul is delighted to bring them some of it at their doors”.

Plant based – Montaña Azul – 1 kg keto – Palm Spaghetti

March 11th, 2022  

Get ready to prepare plant based spaghetti made with 100% palm hearts.

What is it?

Noodles from 100% heart of palm and produced in our own farms at the Atlantic side of Costa Rica.

Who finds this product interesting?

Costa Rica – Montaña Azul – March 2022

Palm Spaguetti : rethinking food

September 17th, 2021  

A product that hit the shelves already for some time, promises to cater the palm low carb content as an alternative for the keto dieters, vegan and vegeterians.

This gluten free palmtree presentation and its use as pasta/noodles replacement has shocked the most innovative households globally. It simply works without the calories intake from the traditional!

Montaña Azul presents its version, loyal to the spirit of natural products and sourcing the palms directly from its own harvested farms. Victor Arias founder fo Montaña Azul adds “We have had picadillo of palmito presentation from childhood years – a Costa Rican chopped version of palm recipe – and having installed the noodle machinery at our facilities this year, reminded us that could rewrite the story of this product, arriving to more and more people with its benefits, now as an spaguetti with any sauce the client wants. We are very happy for that”

Bon apetit everybody ! this is an italian inspired product so… Buon appetito a tutti!

Pineapple from Montaña Azul starts distribution in The Netherlands

February 22nd, 2021  

The Netherlans tulips today welcome the Costa Rica ananas from Montaña Azul. A long way from the canals of the tropic flatlands to the Amsterdam canals.

This beautiful fruit, will fullfil the shelves with its bright colours, canned and glass jars. Today MD2 Golden Sweet products started distribution from a local retailer.

Within Europe, Montaña Azul also exports canned pineapple to France where big pineapple projects have been executed succesfully in the past. Other pineapple markets for the Montaña Azul pineapple have been the United States supermarket chains, Jamaica, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other LatinAmerican supermarket, where we distribute also in convenience stores and supermarkets.

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Frozen banana leaves (pre-seared)

January 10th, 2021  

A Christmas classic for the latinamerican countries

Tamales are a unique Pre-Columbian dish that is believed to have originated in Mesoamerica, the land between North and South America. Mexican tamales are perhaps the best-known version, however, almost all of the Central and South American cultures have adopted the dish into their own style of cooking.

The banana leaf is the leaf of the banana plant ( we call plátano plant in Costa Rica, a variety of plaintain), which may produce up to 40 leaves in a growing cycle. The leaves have a wide range of applications because they are large, flexible, waterproof and decorative.

They are used for cooking, wrapping and food-serving in a wide range of cuisines in tropical and subtropical areas. They are used for decorative and symbolic purposes in numerous Hindu and Buddhist ceremonies. In traditional homebuilding in tropical areas, roofs and fences are made with dry banana-leaf thatch. Banana and palm leaves were historically the primary writing surfaces in many nations of South and Southeast Asia.

From our plant in Costa Rica, each December there is high demand from all the importers of the world. Our commitment with our providers locatd in the flat lands of the Atlantic coast, makes possible the development of the area around this sustainable activity, Montaña Azul is always focusing on the local sourcing.

This is a little video of our #costarica pre-seared #frozen #banana #leaf

 #frozen #banana #leaf #costarica

Opening the door to 2021 from our website

October 27th, 2020  

We prepare the 2021 and you could get priority from now.  

Dear clients from Montaña Azul,

Get the priority you deserve!

Let’s confirm your orders for 2021 in November and December. Now you can have access through the live chat 24/7 service. Ask any question, quotations and orders.  


When you confirm in advance, you get the right conditions. If you plan ahead, we can plan our operations correctly and it means: resource efficiency.

We are a Costa Rican based family company exporting for decades quality tropical food, FSSC22000 certified plants, Kosher and FDA approved. Come to see our quality assured process and excellent service.

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Any other project?. Yes we do them too.

Let’s plan ahead and let us add value to your organization in 2021 too.