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Costa Rica Best Chocolate

Ruta 4, Chilamate, Costa Rica
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Highlight of our trip!

We loved this fun and informative tour. Our whole group loved seeing the forest on the way to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Robyn O
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Coppell, Texas
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A good cause.

When I f heard that this was a great thing to do whilst in the area I am was a bit miffed as I did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Saintlysinner
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London, United Kingdom
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COSTA RICA BEST CHOCOLATE, (2 hours) takes you on a journey through time to discover the story behind the drink of the gods, how was it prepared by ancestor, how is it been modified through time, how is it prepared today, take your palate by the characteristic taste of chocolate and cocoa, then through the cacao plantation and learn from this plant that has impact a portion of the global economy through the history. DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY. The chocolate tour is an educational and enjoyable activity, for all ages, this two hours will start in the 2 acres of cacao plantation, learn all about the cacao plant, flowers and pollination, and then to the Cacao Rancho in the middle of the RESERVA CURARE (Private protected forest), the Rancho has room for 50 sitting people, it is only 150 meters from the route 4 at Chilamate, starting to learn the history of cacao you will have the chance to see, taste, drink and feel all the stages of the chocolate process, expert naturalist guides and
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Ruta 4, Chilamate, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We loved this fun and informative tour. Our whole group loved seeing the forest on the way to the chocolate demonstration. The presentation included history and there was plenty of time to ask questions and everyone got to taste the chocolate. Don’t miss this!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I f heard that this was a great thing to do whilst in the area I am was a bit miffed as I did not see costa Rica as a chocolate producing country. The tour is to fund a cause for conserving the forests....More

Thank Saintlysinner
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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

This great place, run by a family, specializes in growing cacao in a jungle environment not a farm. They walk you through every little detail of chocolate making. You see the trees, the flowers, how they are pollinated; you see the fruits, then you actually...More

Thank Dalia A
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

A family-run organisation focused on educating tourists. The guide starts off by introducing you to their domain and shows off his knowledge of the flora and fauna. Afterwards, they familiarize you with the process of creating chocolate by performing the entire process right in front...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Wonderful tour. Fascinating to learn how chocolate is made. Helped grind chocolate. And the best of course eating the chocolate! Guide also knew all the birds in the area as well.

Thank chismi
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

We engaged with Geiner almost as soon as we met him. Such a personable man! He presents the information so well that it would be hard not to be interested in the process by which chocolate is made. I learned a lot that day and...More

1  Thank Dorothykipps
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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

we loved the tour, it explained everything about cacoa, chocolate and a lot more. Very socially engaged. They gave us all the time we needed, more chocolate then we could eat. It is very interactive. We went with small kids and it was perfectly arranged...More

2  Thank Kerstin B
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

It was pouring rain and it seemed like it was necessary to take a break from hiking. We decided to attended the family-run chocolate tour in Sarapiqui. What a delight! The small chocolate plantation serves as a base to explore the history, the harvesting and...More

1  Thank GlobalPilgrimMax
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

This is so much more than a visit to taste chocolate (but you will). The family who run the tour are deeply committed to spreading the word about how climate change will affect the rainforest and their way of life. They also give a really...More

1  Thank UALiz
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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Very nice tour !! I recommend this activity if you stop in Sarapiqui. It was very interesting. We made the visit with Andre. He explained to us the story of cacao, and after we made and ate chocolate. Julie et Chloé

1  Thank Julie F
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