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Casa Cecropia

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“pre columbian”(2 reviews)
Casa Cecropia is the new project of biologist and master guide Rafa Robles. We offer the chocolate tour and canoe tour for wildlife observation. We offer also a jungle cabina for rent. Come and enjoy the world of chocolate, its delicious aroma, and...more
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Tortuguero, Costa Rica
+506 2709 8196
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely tour of cacao plantation, followed by hands-on chocolate making experience. While actively creating chocolate using ancient techniques (grinding beans, rolling, experimenting with flavours etc), learn all about history of chocolate trade, the politics, the economics, the spiritual beliefs and applications...from Aztec times through colonization...More

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CASACECROPIA, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We fill very grateful for your words, and we are you had the real chocolate experience that we try to give. Again, thank you. Rafael

Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Great class and wonderful experience. If you have some downtime while staying in Tortuguero this is a great activity to do for the full family. My daughter and I had so much fun and learnt a lot. Raphael is extremely knowledgeable about cacao and I...More

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Rafael R, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2018

Federica thank you so much for your very nice words. I am glad you and Julia show up to our place. It is always nice to meet chocolate lovers !!9

Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

I wanted to visit this with my 8 yrs old son and asked the hotel reception to make a reservation. She got the information that no more places were available. We decided to go there anyway and hope for some no shows. Shortly after having...More

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CASACECROPIA, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

I am very sorry for your miss understanding. When your hotel call for your reservation, we had already the 5 persons reserved from the day before. The reception desk of your hotel told you that.Yes, when you show up, you witness how the family of...More

Reviewed 11 June 2018

so i had arrived the Saturday (10/06) with my partner .. the day was rainy.. not animal spotting friendly.. we wandered the town and luckily came across this chocolate tour which is located in front of the Tortuguero Park entrance office. We spoke to Rafael...More

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CASACECROPIA, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2018

Julian and Lorena, thank you both for your very nice words, we really appreciate it. Claire and me we had a good time with you two. I hope nice travelers like you two, will come and check us out after this nice review. Keep traveling...More

Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

What makes this attraction so interesting and enjoyable is the personality of the couple who run it. He is a retired Tico biologist/botanist and she is his European (I believe) wife. They put on an excellent demonstration of the history of cacao and how it...More

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CASACECROPIA, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2018

Hola. We appreciate your words very much, thank you. My best Rafael

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Definitely worth a visit if you are going to Tortuguero. It's located right at the beginning of town near the national park offices. Spend the 30 minutes for a really interesting history of the region and a demonstration of cocoa roasting by a knowledgeable biologist.

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Rafael R, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Joel, we appreciate very much your words, thank you. Wish you the best, Rafael

Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

My friend and I, both naturalists and teachers found this tour to be informative and fun. Tortuguero is special place and Rafael and Casa Cecropia made us feel welcome. Andrew and Karen

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Rafael R, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2018

I was very please to be able to know more of you both and all your very interesting volunteer work. We had good time together. Thank you for taking the time and for your nice words. Kinds regards Rafa

Reviewed 28 February 2018

We had a very short stay in Tortuguero but we wanted to have a visit at a chocolate tour. This one did not disappoint us at all, We were quite friendly welcomed by the hosts. We could even have comments in french. Very interesting show,...More

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Rafael R, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hello. Thank you for putting the time in posting this review. We are glad you had a good time. Sincerely Rafael

Reviewed 20 February 2018

We were offered a visit to Casa Cecropia as part of a visit to Tortuguero from our hotel a boat ride away. When travelling to Costa Rica, and other places, in addition to seeing the exceptional wild life and scenery, we enjoy learning something about...More

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CASACECROPIA, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

M/M Murray thank you very much for your words and taking the time for this. We really appreciated it very much. Sincerely Rafael

Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We had a really good time! Rafael and Claire explained everything very well and were also open to some funny smalltalk. We were just the two of us but they still took a lot of time to explain everything properly. You can make your own...More

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CASACECROPIA, Propietario at Casa Cecropia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2018

Hola a tocayo, thank you for your words. Chocolate lovers are always fun. We enjoyed the company of both of you. We apreciate you took your time and put this review. Keep traveling and eating dark chocolate !!! Rafa

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