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300 metres from the main road | La Palma, Puerto Jimenez, Palo Seco, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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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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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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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14 hotel reviews
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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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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I am a chocolate lover, not only for the taste but also for the nutrient value of this super-food. The two hour tour of Finca Kobo was filled with fascinating information not only about how cacao is grown and turned into our chocolate, but also a historical appreciation for the beans place from ancient time to present is furnished. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Our family (kids ages, 8, 11 and 12) loved this educational and interactive tour with a great guide, Juan Luis. He took us through the plantation clearly explaining every process and engaging the kids. They also grow herbs and fruit on their plantation which we got to taste/smell. Tour ended in their cafe with a chocolate fondue, fresh fruit and... More 

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Novato, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

We did not stay at the lodge, but took and easy drive up from Puerto Jimenez to take the chocolate tour. We took this tour at the strong suggestion of my sister who had just visited, and are very glad we did. Not only did we learn about cacao production, we also learned about primary/secondary forests, other fruit, and there... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

As part-time organic farmers and full-time chocolate lovers, we enjoyed sampling our way through this 2 hour tour. And at $32 a person it was a fine value. Half the tour is spent on everything but cacao: pineapple, lemongrass, heirloom starfruit, banana varieties, etc. But our guide was informative and personable. We tasted varieties of cacao fruit and followed the... More 

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San Jose, Ca
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14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013 via mobile

We visited Finca Kobo from Puerto Jimenez for the tour. Alex clearly loves his work, and tasting the fresh fruits and herbs was so much fun. The grounds are amazing and learning about Cocoa was fascinating. We ate all the stages of the chocolate, from sucking the sweet outside off of the beans to chewing a dried one and then... More 

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Address: 300 metres from the main road | La Palma, Puerto Jimenez, Palo Seco, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Palo Seco
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Finca Kobo Costa Rica/Palo Seco

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