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Rainforest Chocolate Tour

| Road to Waterfall of La Fortuna, In Front of Cabinas La Catarata, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 856-3000, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0090
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour The sweetest rainforest experience With the view of the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna of San Carlos, enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use, in tropical America, to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today.Considered as "a gift of the Gods", the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture, it was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value , in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.In this 2-hour “hands on” program, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history, participating in all the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, also the developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying a high quality organic chocolate.Enjoy this journey through the history, culture, traditions and the flavor.
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| Road to Waterfall of La Fortuna, In Front of Cabinas La Catarata, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 856-3000, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Glad we came here! We got to wander through the Cacao trees. Learned very much on Cacao! El Chapo Guapo was hilarious and he definitely gets the crowd involved in the chocolate making process. Lets not forget the taste of the chocolate...amazing! I would definitely...More

Thank DylanDPra
Reviewed 5 days ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and funny, which made learning about the cocaoaplant and the chocolate making process very enjoyable. You get to taste cocoa at various levels in it's processing to form chocolate. The flavored warm chocolate drinks at the end are delicious!

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative tour about the traditional production of chocolate! You get to taste a loooot of chocolate and personalise it with a variety of toppings (spices, nuts, sprinkles,...) we loved it...thanks Kevin...pura vida

Thank Maud V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great time taking a walking tour through the cacao plants and trees. Taking cacao from the plant, to the seeds, to actually roasting the seeds and making chocolate, and making hot chocolate. GREAT way to spend the day - don't be freaked out...More

Thank Paul_9830
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for the great presentation and knowledge on the chocolate making process. Kevin you were great!!! Very understanding and answered all our questions!!! Multiple chocolate tasting opportunities. You will not regret this tour. Seeing how chocolate is ACTUALLY made was awesome. Must see while...More

Thank Kristina I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly recommend the Rainforest Chocolate tour. I learned a ton about the harvesting and production of chocolate from the staff. The highlight is taking the fermented cacao beans and turning them into hot chocolate and melted chocolate. Throughout the process we tasted the chocolate at...More

Thank jhrichards76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This tour (more of a lecture, with just a very short walk involved) covers the history and production of chocolate and demonstrates the processes necessary to turn cacao beans into high quality chocolate. You will have the opportunity to sample chocolate right out of the...More

Thank SJRoamers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say this was one of the most intersting things I did while in Costa Rica. I got to learn alot about how chocolate was madefron start from getting to pick my own cacao pod to seeing all the step to make pure...More

Thank JBshady
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"Chapo el Guapo" was the star of the show - a wonderfully charismatic and entertaining guide who will live long in the memory! Good mix of fact, story telling and hands-on participation. Recommend highly and great value for money.

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see for anyone who loves chocolate. The guide was funny and informative and the tour is very family-friendly. Lasts about 70 minutes and you are shown every step of the chocolate-making process. Kinds can grind the roasted coco beans to make a fudge-like concoction....More

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Mélanie H
8 March 2017|
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Response from Joel T | Reviewed this property |
For the volunteering option, it was 54$ per adult and 35$ per kids
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Kpaul1205
5 February 2017|
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Response from trav122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do... you can even purchase their chocolate bars on site with credit card. Enjoy!
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Jenneth Z
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Response from Carlos C | Property representative |
You can call to our office +506 2479-0090, the guidelines of this place do not let to publish the email, but you can check on the website our email
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