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Cacao Trails Culture Tour
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Discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods — chocolate The Chocolate Tour begins by taking you across the trails of Talamanca’s Cacao History. Beginning with Talamanca’s native cultures The Bribri’s and Cabecar’s. In their...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
On the way to cahuita 4 km from el cruce de Hone crek, Hone Creek 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2750 0150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is quite run down and not flashy in a modern tourist sense, but if you get past that and are interested in cacao seen from a perspective of native people and historic background, the guide explains it very well. The process of making...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Hugo H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our guide did a great job explaining the history of chocolate in Costa Rica. Some surprises, especially how Chinese families took over the plantations in the late 19th century and how fruit produced (mainly bananas) competed with chocolate in same region. Tour ended with a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing like how it was described in NCL excursions. A mud pit. Over an hour tour with about 5 minutes spent on the cacao. Here’s the “Factory”.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank k8sk9s
Reviewed 11 December 2018

I did this tour a couple days ago, I arrived pretty early so I was alone which was great! Cándido, the guide, answered all my questions and learned me a lot about the cocoa process but even more than that. I also learned about the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LolitaZam
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

The tour through their plantation and the museum was informative, highlighted with information about the Costa Rican flora and fauna in general and a personal touch all due to our great guide. We learned so much about how cacao was and is now days cultivated...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jimmykoepke
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Nice way to get to see the natives of Costa Rica. Sharing information about their culture and the way they use cacao

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wesley Z
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Very nice guide. A lot of information. Old machines. Make chocolate and taste the original local cocoa.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Basvanholten
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Really nice visit of the chocolate factory. We could see how chocolate is prepared from the bloom until the final preparation. Especially our kids love that.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Davidic73
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Did the 1 hour tour with guide Ilmer. Really nice and interesting. With delocious chocolate tasting at the end! Recommended!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 918walterm
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

The guide is perfect, carefull, patient, happy, tells a great story of how cacao is born, grows with help of insects and ecosystem and how it is processed. He speaks French and even cook cacao for you, you can eat and savour. Our Kids and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Marc L
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