Cañas Verdes has a distinct three to four months dry season, but even then the air is cool. Half of Cañas Verdes is part of the original Peterson holdings purchased in 1967, with the land first dedicated to pasture of beef and, later, dairy cattle. There had been coffee grown in the area, with a few households up in this hard to reach region. After 2004, the Peterson family began purchasing smaller lots around the original Cañas Verdes farm.