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The Beach Chocolate Factory

Local #127 The Village Commercial Center | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
+506 4701 0536
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Amazing chocolate!

My sister and I stopped in to try some of the chocolate and it was amazing! Henrick was very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elise Rachelle W
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Fun Educational Experience

My boyfriend and I had a great time learning about chocolate in Henrik's hands-on workshop. Henrik... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Armando M
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Dallas, Texas
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We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients and Costa Rican cacao, harvested directly from our own farm - "tree-to-bar"! We also offer the popular interactive workshops during which you will learn everything you always wanted to know about the origin, history, nature and culture of cacao and chocolate! You will also participate in peeling fresh roasted cacao beans and turn them into your own personal chocolate treat!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Local #127 The Village Commercial Center | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stopped in to try some of the chocolate and it was amazing! Henrick was very helpful and informative and answered all of our questions. We didn't go on be tour but he still let us try all of their different samples...More

Thank Elise Rachelle W
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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you Elise! Always a pleasure to share the wonders of chocolate with enthusiasts like you and your sister :)

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

My boyfriend and I had a great time learning about chocolate in Henrik's hands-on workshop. Henrik is charismatic and knowledgeable in the business of chocolate. A lot of reviewers mention how great the workshop is for kids but I want to say that two young...More

1  Thank Armando M
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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Armando, thank you very much for your review. You are quite right about the fact that there is something for everyone in our workshop - or at least I hope so! When I started out six years ago the workshop was meant as infotainment with...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We highly recommend the workshop. I did it with my family which includes a 3 and 4 year old. Everyone was entertained and learned something. We wish Henrik the best.

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

Henrik certainly knows his Cocoa. We booked a private workshop and thoroughly enjoyed our time with Henrik and his team learning more about real Chocolate. Highly recommend you visit them if you love chocolate.

1  Thank nicandtim02
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We had a great chocolate experience with Henrik. We came with our two kids, ages 5 and 2, and it was fun for everyone. We learned a lot and the kids loved making their own chocolate!

1  Thank Brianna H
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

One of my favorite adventures in Costa Rica. Henrik was knowledgeable, entertaining & a primo chocolate maker. There were 6 in our family group, everyone had chocolate questions & Henrik had show & tell answers for all of us. Learning about the chocolate making process...More

1  Thank Famingo13
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

,What a wonderful 2 hours sitting under a huge tree, making chocolate. Henrik is so informative and fun at the same time. It was a very relaxing time and we were so glad we did this activity.

1  Thank Jill M
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Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

I was so glad we booked this educational tour with Henrik, he educated us on how chocolate is grown and made. We were able to get the cocoa beans, shell them and make our own chocolate. Definitely worth the time and money.

Thank Gina G
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

We took the workshop as a family (5 adults, three 6 year olds and a toddler) and Henrik was terrific....especially with the kids. This is a great experience for the kids AND the adults. Well worth while. Great chocolate, great fun.

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Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a fun and interesting experience! A group of about 20 of us set up a chocolate-making workshop while staying in nearby Playa Conchal. Henrik was a charming host, and entertained us with lots of information about the cacao industry. We each made our own...More

Thank ml_one
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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you very much! I love it when our guests engage 100% like you all did, congratulations to all of you - you are now chocolate makers! :)

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Nicholas C
27 June 2018|
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Response from nicandtim02 | Reviewed this property |
It lasts about an hour. You will make your own chocolate from scratch. I think we made about 25g of chocolate each. There is also chocolate to purchase which is excellent. Not the mass produced stuff. It's real... More
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ixia416
7 November 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Yes, we are 100% gluten free, and at our workshop everyone gets to choose their own ingredients, i.e. you can go dairy free completely too.
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387adik
7 August 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Hi, the cost of the workshop depends. If you come to our place it will cost you $30 pp, or $35 pp if you want me to come to your villa or hotel.
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