Hartmann Estate is owned by the Hartmann family. Mr. Alois St. Hartmann(Luis Hartmann) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1891 which he abandoned being a young boy when the First World War began. Thanks to his mother he could hide on a ship that took him to Pennsylvania, USA. At the age of 20 he travelled around with his friends until he came to Panama in 1911. He decided to settled down in the province of Chiriqui, specifically in the Candela region where in 1912 he built the first cabin in this virgin forest.
Today, the third generation of the Hartmann family represented by Mr. Ratibor Hartmann is running the business. Raibor Hartmann is one of five siblings that manage the farm. Each sibling is in charge of a specific operation on the farm. There is a warm family vibe at this estate and everything seems to work itself out. You can tell that this family have lived together all their lives.