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Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate

| 25 mts norte de Cabinas El Tesoro, Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 53708, Costa Rica
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Great tour~

I loved this tour, learning about how to grow and make chocolate. Paul had great information and... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Jane S
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The best brownie in the world

This spot at Cocles Beach is a must! As an avid cacao lover I am always on a chocolate hunt! I... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2018
acquastar
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San Jose, Costa Rica
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Caribeans is the origninal bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Puerto Viejo. Chocolate is made right in the cacao forest. Tours of our factory include: all-you-can-eat gourmet chocolate, the chocolate forest hike, and the "see how we do it" factory tour. Regular tours are Monday 10 am, Tuesday10 & 2, Thursday 10 & 2, Friday2 pm, and Saturday 2 pm. No reservations required. We also have a full service coffee and chocolate shop. Our coffee is fresh roasted farm to cup and delicious. Our chocolate is all hand made and organic. Fresh smoothies, sandwiches, ice cream and much more.
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  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brownie” (16 reviews)
“beans” (25 reviews)
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| 25 mts norte de Cabinas El Tesoro, Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 53708, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 12 January 2018

I loved this tour, learning about how to grow and make chocolate. Paul had great information and we saw a number of birds, frogs, and animals along the way.

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

This spot at Cocles Beach is a must! As an avid cacao lover I am always on a chocolate hunt! I usually buy their chocolate bars, which are awesome, at my local organic farmers market. But their muffins and especially brownies at the Cafe were...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

As chocolate tours are quite common in Costa Rica, we kept postponing it from town to town until finally my girlfriend convinced me the time has come to go for it. As these kind of tours aren't my thing I agreed to go just to...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

My mum, brother and I all went on the tour. It lasted just a little over 3 hours and we loved every minute of it. Not just did we learn about chocolate, we also gained a lot of information about the farming industry and the...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

The tour took about 1.5 hours and it was very informative and interactive. My favorite part was the tasting and seeing how the chocolate was made. The owners are very nice people and helpful. My recommendations to make this place even nicer is to include...More

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caribeans, Owner at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 26 December 2017

Although I am glad to see this is not a low rating. It seems as though this review is not from our tour. Our tour lasts three hours and is always lead by an owner guide. Also there ARE cameras and we have never had...More

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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

This tour was one of our favorites while in Costa Rica! The tour was interesting and informative. The owners were very sweet and have a great outlook on sustainability in farming and how to treat people and their community! The chocolate tasting was SO good...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The wife and I stopped here for a block of chocolate and a smoothie. The 100 % cacao was very tasty, but for $8 you would expect it to. The smoothie was nothing special. We found the service to be a bit slack. Not sure...More

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caribeans, Owner at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for your review. We usually have time to deliver drinks to the tables, but not always. We are a counter service coffee shop and normally drinks are picked up at the counter. As far as smiles go our staff is normally very smiley with...More

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Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

The tour was very interesting and he shared a lot of knowledge around the history of chocolate and the cacao farms. We really enjoyed the chocolate tastings and the views. Would definitely recommend this tour!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

It is open-air, except for their chocolate display area which is enclosed so the chocolate doesn't melt. They offer coffee and other non-alcoholic drinks. The chocolate selection is enviable. And their food offerings are fairly priced and pretty good. It is a great hangout place...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

This place is so Nice. Good coffe and a brownie to die for!! Took the chocolate tour which was awesome. Interesting, beautiful and with a very good guide who had a lot of knowledge about cacao, chocolate and the surrounding nature. I really recommend everyone...More

Thank Evelina Z
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Mihaela M
14 May 2018|
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Response from caribeans | Property representative |
Pvjeanne at gmail. Reservations are not required. See our website for tour schedule.
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yifeixli
11 April 2018|
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Response from caribeans | Property representative |
Parking lot is small but parking on the street is fine.
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yifeixli
11 April 2018|
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
yes, just park along the road.
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