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La Iguana Chocolate

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La Iguana Chocolate
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Organic Chocolate, Education & Experimentation When a third generation cacao farmer turns chocolate maker - the results are beautiful! About Us La Iguana Chocolate is a Costa Rican family owned and run, organic farm in the village of Mastatal...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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| Mastatal, Santiago de Puriscal 10409, Costa Rica
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+506 8725 8644
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All reviews beans san jose family run off the beaten path fruit truffle from scratch highlight of our trip google maps family farm costa rica an amazing experience all ages from start to finish organic farm their website working farm
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Reviewed 2 November 2018

This is a family run farm that produces chocolate by hand. Although it is a little difficult to drive to the farm, it is well worth the trip. We went with my son (16) and parents and when we arrived we noticed one of our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Patrick M
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The communication upfront was really good. We were also informed that the street might be flooded but that we are welcomed any time (4 wheel drive is recommended). The farm is located about one hour north of Quepos in the middle of nowhere, which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pjt986
Reviewed 2 October 2018

It's a little drive to get there but well worthwhile. This is truly a family run farm and business. The tour is educational and "hands on". The young children will love it. Make sure to have the lunch afterwards.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank kalaedk
Reviewed 22 May 2018

One of the best things we did while visiting Costa Rica was to take the winding road to La Iguana to meet Mariana and her lovely family, who produce rich, delicious cacao in their humble but welcoming home and farm. Over the course of a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank pgsweetdee
Reviewed 29 April 2018

After a beautiful drive through banana plantations, along a river, and into the foothills, we arrived at this small, working farm. Marianna was welcoming and very knowledgeable, and is clearly determined to do all she can to maintain and contribute to her family's legacy. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Selene G
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Our group of six stopped by one afternoon without booking a tour. There was a school group touring at the time and they were unable to show us much of the area. However in hindsight, I wish we would have booked something in advance. The...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank fuzzymcgillicuddy
Reviewed 29 March 2018

A highlight of our trip to Costa Rica. Really cool to see the different types of cacao trees and learn about every part of the chocolate-making process. We got to see (and try ourselves!) the old, manual techniques and then the way to do it...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rishi B
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

If you don’t mind a bit of adventure, this family farm is worth visiting! We loved the tour, making the chocolate, and the lunch. So interesting.. Definitely use gps ( we used google maps). The road is bumpy, but beautiful drive through banana and papaya...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TravelKat12
Reviewed 27 March 2018

This is a Costa Rican family owned and operated cacao plantation and chocolate producer. It is located deep in the mountains near Puriscal and while it may take some time and effort to get there, if you love chocolate as we do it is worth...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Rob F
Reviewed 24 March 2018

This is educational and of fun for all ages. Jorge was a friendly host, knew a lot about chocolate in addition to cacao farming, and spoke great English. Kids will love it, but if you don't have any, bring your youthful curiosity and enthusiasm. Tasting...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Michelle U
20 January 2018|
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Response from Tiana S |
64 kilometers / 1 hour, 20 minutes or so, according to Google maps. But from experience I'd say allow 1 hour, 45 minutes.
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