Rainforest Chocolate Tour
Rainforest Chocolate Tour
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8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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.
La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica

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Jakub F
Prague, Czech Republic79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
An unforgettable experience. The guide was a great showman and enjoyed the tour. This was reflected in a great atmosphere. The tour became very entertaining.
Written January 23, 2019
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Sophie W
Albuquerque, NM3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
My husband and I had a blast on this tour led by "Chapo Guapo". We learned a lot about the production of chocolate, played games and danced, and most importantly ate a lot of delicious chocolate! I highly recommend this tour to everyone visiting La Fortuna.
Written January 19, 2019
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Ufford
Suffolk49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
A really fun couple of hours. We learned all about chocolate production and about why buying Fair Trade products is so important. We even saw a vanilla flower which was beautiful. The tasting was fun and delicious.
Written January 19, 2019
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KingstonAdam85
Kingston, Canada107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
I have to say, this was one of the highlights of our trip. We were in a group of about 15 people, mostly families of different ages. Guapo Chapo was our guide, and he truly has found his calling - he was awesome! We started by hearing a bit of the history and economics of chocolate, and then took a walk through the plantation before getting a demonstration of all of the techniques. Our guide was excellent at getting everyone involved, and making it fun for the adults and kids in the group. And at the end you get to try the chocolate, with many different types of toppings to choose from.
We would certainly do this again.
Written January 13, 2019
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Lynn C
Mijas, Spain33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We decided to go to the chocolate tour as it was convenient to drop in to after visiting the waterfall. The tour was led by Kevin, who was cheerful, upbeat and informative throughout the visit. We learnt all about the history of chocolate production, as well as seeing how chocolate is made. The plantation is very small but the activity is interesting and informative. We would definitely recommend it.
Written January 12, 2019
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Katherine R
San Diego, CA129 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
Kevin was a fantastic guide. He showed us every step of how to make chocolate. We saw the pods on the trees, saw the seeds inside the pod, saw how they roast the beans, how they separate the shell from the bean, how they crush the beans. He and Gineth did a wonderful job of mixing the chocolate and the hot chocolate with a huge number of delicious ingredients (his favorites, which I recommend, are sea salt, hibiscus and vanilla). I highly recommend this tour.
Written January 12, 2019
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Michelle Nicholson
Owen, WI24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our guide “Chapo Guapo” was hilarious and made tons of jokes while keeping everyone in the group involved. We got to work through the entire chocolate making process from harvest, to cooking, to tasting.

We were able to book the morning of and get picked up in town. It was a fun, relaxing and informative experience I’d recommend to groups of any age!
Written January 9, 2019
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Annika S
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Couples
Great fun, very informative and the most delicious tour I have ever been on. We learned all there is to know about chocolate and got to taste as much as we wanted! Definitely recommendable!
Written January 5, 2019
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Agraynel
San Francisco, CA24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We very much enjoyed our experience on the chocolate tour. Our tour guide was knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. We learned a lot about cocoa and its history, and also about the steps to produce chocolate. We got to make some ourselves (the quick simple version), and then got to taste melted locally produced chocolate with various toppings that we chose ourselves, including some interesting combinations suggested by the guide. We also tasted the cocoa bean pulp which is similar to lychee in taste.
They have about 1000 cocoa trees; the place does not produce its own chocolate, but offers products from other small producers in Costa Rica.
The tour is convenient since there's so many start time options, and you can get picked up in town for a small extra fee.
A very nice experience at a reasonable price - great for families!
Written January 3, 2019
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crissylozano9
Pasadena, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We learned (and ate) so much! Our guide, I wish I could remember his name, was so informative and kind. We got to sample so much as well as make our own, and while our group had no kids, we grown ups were enjoying ourselves just as much if not more.

As our guide said, Chocolate is one of the best things in the world, next to pizza.
Written December 31, 2018
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