We thought this would be a great excursion. We looked forward to seeing the country side and that part was enjoyable, but the rest of the trip was all about getting you to spend your money. The truck ride was fun although it was raining and even with the top my husband and I go soaked. The first stop was at a gift shop. Then they took us to the "typical family home" and we walked through and were offered a mango. Then we were taken out to see how cocoa is made. Interesting but before you leave they take you to another area where they try to sell you different things, coffee,cocoa, vanilla etc. Then back on the bus. Next stop is a village where you will see the school. First though you go to a little store where the guide tells you you need to buy school supplies and cookies for the kids in the mountain. They don't ask you if you want to, they tell you you have to and how many packages to buy. You then go to the school to deliver all the supplies you just bought. The kids sing for you, very cute. When we were coming out I am looking at the other tour trucks lined up and thinking there is no way that school uses all those supplies.
Next stop is the place where you can zip line or horseback ride. We did neither. The zip line did not look very exciting and the horses looked so old I was afraid of hurting them.
This is the same place we ate lunch which was ok. Then back on the truck and down the mountain. The next stop was the "cigar factory" really just another gift shop with the guide saying buy the beautiful things, buy cigars. The beach was beautiful, unfortunately it was raining so we did not spend much time there. At the end of the day when they are dropping you off they are asking for tips. This was nothing but a spend your money here trip. I would not recommend it.
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