Plantations are resource buildings in the Tropico 4 Plantador DLC. Unlike farms, plantations are incapable of growing food. However, they can grow cash crops in much higher yields than regular farms can, making them perfect for an economy based on agriculture.
- Coffee: Coffee is a cash crop that grows best at high altitudes and high humidity. Coffee can be canned and sold as Canned Coffee or Freeze-Dried Coffee in canneries.
- Sugar: Sugar is a cash crop that grows best at low altitudes and high humidity. Sugar can be distilled into Rum or Spiced Rum at a rum distillery.
- Tobacco: Tobacco is a cash crop that grows best at high altitudes and low humidity. Tobacco leaves can be rolled into Cigars and Machine Cigars in cigar factories.