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Finca Kobo

300 metres from the main road | La Palma, Puerto Jimenez, Palo Seco, Costa Rica
Finca Kobo
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We did not stay at the hotel, but this seems to be the only place to review the tour that the farm offers in conjunction with the hotel. The two hour tour covers cocoa production and processing as mentioned in other reviews, but also includes many other tropical fruits and crops. We had six people in our tour which was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

As a boutique tour company that travels all over the world, we are always looking for wonderful, authentic tours that connect with our travelers, well Finka Kobo is just that type of experience. The walk through the gardens, tasting and learning is worth the trip even if your not interested in chocolate production. If you are a chocolate lover, well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

This tour was waaay better than we were expecting. We went expecting to learn about chocolate and the chocolate production process and we got a crash course in Costa Rican agriculture and the global importance of preserving heritage species of indigenous fruits and flowers. Alex, the main guide on our tour, was a fountain of both knowledge and passion on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited the finca yesterday and did the informative cacao tour with all the wonderful extras. We loved Alex ' s passion for the farm and the fact he's running the farm in an ecologically sensitive way. We also loved the wealth of information that he shared and the chance to taste different fruits, including cacao along the way. The... More 

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billings, mt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Very informative tour about organic farming in the tropics and specifically about growing cacao and making chocolate. It was hot, but the shade helped. The samples of chocolate fondue and organic fruits was a real treat. We bought some chocolate and brought it home. It made wonderful chocolate lava cake. Much more interesting than I had thought it would be

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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Very nice place run by an Austrian / Costar Rican couple. Clean rooms, friendly staff, excellent food - all from their own organic garden. The main attraction is the finca itself with its beautiful plantation & cacao tour. The tour is very interesting and includes a lot of tasting (all fruits from their fruit trees as well as cacao-beans &... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Although we did not sleep here… we did come for a visit. This is a great little chocolate tour.. the Finca Kobo is a great place to visit and the education we got during our visit will never be forgotten. Is was absolutely amazing. we seen and learned many things. Not only about cocoa but also bananas and cashews as... More 

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KINGSTON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

As a couple of chocoholics it was recommended to my wife and myself that we take advantage of the chocolate tour available at Finca Kobo. We have to say that the tour put on by Finca Kobo was entertaining and informative. The tour was led by a very personable and capable young man who went out of his way to... More 

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Edmonton
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great chocolate, great tour and information but even greater people! Alex and his wife who own the place have such a great outlook on life, a love of Costa Rica, and so much knowledge. We learned all about the fruits and produce grown in Costa Rica, sampled so many new things and tasted some amazing chocolate. The day was hot... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

32$ per person for a very small tour is way to expensive!!! You seee only a small part of the property, ans only with a guide! But they are very friendly, very nice garden, the lodges seems very nice too (decent price), but the tour is a rip of !! Yes it's interesting and 1,5 hour

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