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Address: | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
Phone Number: +506 8876 4242
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients...

We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients and Costa Rican cacao, harvested directly from our own farm - "tree-to-bar"! We also offer the popular interactive workshops during which you will learn everything you always wanted to know about the origin, history, nature and culture of cacao and chocolate! You will also participate in peeling fresh roasted cacao beans and turn them into your own personal chocolate treat!

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The best chocolate!

We took a chocolate making class with the owner of the beach chocolate factory. Not only is he a nice, funny guy but he's also very knowledgeable and really knows his chocolate... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 August 2016
Lisa M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

We took a chocolate making class with the owner of the beach chocolate factory. Not only is he a nice, funny guy but he's also very knowledgeable and really knows his chocolate. The class was $40, very inexpensive! Plus the chocolate is amazing! I highly recommend for anyone who loves chocolate as much as I do and likes learning some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This was one of the coolest things we did on this trip to CR. Henrik was extremely knowledgeable and really lives and breaths chocolate. He teaches you about the plant before you dive in for a hands on experience. The chocolate we made was delicious and at the end you have to option to buy some unique ones he creates.... More 

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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind review Kelly, it was a genuine pleasure to "infotain" you!! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Our workshop with Henrik was a highlight of our trip! Henrik went out of his way to provide us with this rare and delicious experience. We learned a lot about chocolate, it was hands on, and a totally interactive process. Henrik's yard was absolutely beautiful. He was kind, generous and has an infectious passion for chocolate. Thank you for an... More 

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Thank Mahceen
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Thank you very much! It always gives me great pleasure to "infotain" groups and families who share the passion for chocolate. In the case of your family everyone was eager to learn which just makes it so much more fun! Thank you very much for your kind words. More 

York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We didn't have time for the full workshop experience, so we stopped to get a few bars to take home. Henrik took the time to let us sample as many flavors before choosing our purchase and then took us in back to show us a batch of 70% in process. He even let us sample a test batch of a... More 

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

We went to Playa Potrero to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. I stumbled upon this activity here on TripAdvisor. We decided to take the workshop at 4pm on a Monday afternoon. The class was just our family. We were a group of four adults and five children, ages 18, 17, 14, 14 and 12. We had a wonderful visit with... More 

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HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Hi Michele, it was great having your family over, and thank you for a wonderful review! Love your photos! :) - as for the bug bites I will make sure I have the repellent ready next time!! warm regards Henrik More 

Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

This was one of the best excursions we have done! We learned a ton about the process of making chocolate, and we each made our own batch to bring home. Because of the small group setting, it is intimate and interactive, and very fun. I definitely recommend it.

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Henrik traveled to our house rental instead of us going to his place. 14 of us were very interested. I was enthralled. We saw the cacao pod & seeds. Nice pace and pleasant presentation along with keeping us occupied, made for a nice and educational event. Though a bit of a foodie and a chocolate lover (70% is my usual... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Four of us did the workshop with Henrick on December 10th, 2015. He responded promptly to my emails when trying to set up a workshop before we even arrived to Costa Rica. It was so informative and fun....everything you ever could know about chocolate. I highly recommend especially if you like chocolate but even if you don't...good stuff! Good luck... More 

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Thank sheilaroxann
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! I love sharing my passion with groups like yours, dedicated visitors with a purpose! :) More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

2 families (4 adults, 4 kids aged 4-9) attended Henrick's chocolate workshop and had a wonderful time. The workshop is informative and a ton of fun for all ages. Henrick was very welcoming and great with the kids - while still sharing a lot of interesting information about the chocolate making process the adults wanted to hear. I would definitely... More 

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Orlando
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

Henrik's class will delight and inform both adults and teens and what could be better than going home with your own home made chocolate? We had so much fun, we plan to do it again with friends and family at home. Highly recommend for chocolate lovers!

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