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Rainforest Chocolate Tour

La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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About Rainforest Chocolate Tour
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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Chocoholics, history buffs, and xenophiles alike are bound to enjoy the Rainforest Chocolate Tour. Discover the ancient history of the sacred cacao tree and how its seeds were used in ceremonial rituals and later as currency in Costa Rica. See how the seeds are used to make the rich flavors we love today with a hands-on demonstration. Throughout the experience, treat yourself to as much organic chocolate as you like.
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Reviewed January 25, 2016

As a chocolate enthusiast I was particularly excited for this tour and I was not disappointed. It is a fun and informative tour where you learn about the history and various stages of cacao and chocolate production. It is also a culinary travel through the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 18, 2016

Its a tour about chocolate. Great experience. Learned a lot and ate even more. I know we all thought it as well worth the price. Guide was great and again it's a tour about chocolate, where you eat a bunch of chocolate in various stages...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 17, 2016

I love this tour! If you miss this tour and your in this area YOU ARE A FOOL! DO NOT MISS IT!!!! must see! Drop the mic!

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

Fun and interesting tour with a really enthusiastic and amusing guide. You got to taste a lot of fresh made chocolate and got a good run down of the chocolate-making process. Recommended.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed January 7, 2016

We learned a lot at the Rainforest Chocolate Tour. The tour starts out with a lesson on the history of the Cacao plant, and then progresses to the plantation, where you can see the trees and seed pods. The group then moves into the workshop...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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November 12, 2019|
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In peak season it might be a good idea we booked it that morning. We were traveling and summer it wasn’t so busy. I’m sure you can book with short notice even in winter. They have several tours each day and can accommodate... More
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I second dianamom. Most of the experience took place in a roofed shelter, so you wouldn't get too wet. I would really recommend it, especially if you have kids. The ones on the tour loved it.
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Melissa S
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No. We just drove up
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