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Rancho Raices de Osa

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Chocolate made from the heart

My wife and I visited this site from Puerto Jimenez. We went there on rental bikes and it was a 45... read more

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Eric L
Terrebonne, Canada
Absolutely great

One of my favorite tours l have taken in Costa Rica. The family that runs this is great, it’s... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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We are a local family farm, we do home made traditional chocolat and we share all about our culture, traditions, fruit trees, cultivations, animal farm and more !!!
Canaza, Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
011 506 8701 3826
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I visited this site from Puerto Jimenez. We went there on rental bikes and it was a 45 minutes smooth ride. We went around with the owner, German, who is very knowledgeable. He took over that site some 45 years ago, planting...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of my favorite tours l have taken in Costa Rica. The family that runs this is great, it’s informative and well paced. Learning about how chocolate was made was interesting and learning about the other plants in the property was also good. Definitely a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this chocolate tour with another couple from our hotel in Puerto Jimenez. We chose this particular chocolate tour because it is run by a local multi-generational family that use visionary practices in the stewardship of their land. The owner inherited the property a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank frog1010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

German and his family were fantastic at teaching us all about his family’s ~50 acre farm. His daughter, Vanessa, helped guide us through the 7 step chocolate-making process. On the easy walk through the woods they also taught us about natural health remedies and indigenous...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 26, 2018 via mobile

My only complaint was that there is no way to make a reservation through a website. I reached them via Facebook messenger and email ranchoraicesosa@gmail.com. The owner, German (pronounced Herman) does not speak English. He gave us a private tour for three people including an...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank AnnetteL219
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A wonderful immersion into Osa farming, wildlife, and chocolate-making. Vanessa led our tour with her father German providing commentary and encouraging more sharing of Costa Rican heritage belief and perspective. Wonderful Lear omg experience combined with quick lesson on chocolate making and a bonus cocoa...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DebK34
Reviewed December 12, 2018

What a nice farm to visit and so informative. We learned about chocolate and how it is made from the ground up literally. What a process, very long and so much work, this is the real thing, real chocolate and it is amazingly delicious. From...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Brickmoir
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

The Tour was very interesting. If you have the time and want to meet local people who produce fruit and chocolate on a family run business i can recommend it 100%.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank dominikm259
Reviewed November 8, 2018

This tour definitely needs to be on your list of places to visit on the Osa Peninsula! German and his family were welcoming, helpful and amazing hosts! During the tour you are taken on a journey through their rainforest property. Along the way they teach...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MemoriesInHerHonor
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We went on this tour and learned so much about everything! Cacao and medicinal plants. I cannot recommend this place any higher. It is amazing. Our tour guide spoke perfect English (and Spanish too) and knew everything about every plant. We took a million videos...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Lori R
January 12, 2017|
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Response from nanzan0408 | Reviewed this property |
The length would depend, with our tour we ate lunch with the family. I got the impression that not everyone was offered that and it was a special arrangement with our resort and the farm. The length of our tour was about... More
June 1, 2016|
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Response from Brujalista | Reviewed this property |
to be out of touch, I have been traveling! I don't believe yu must make reservations BUT if you want a translator and have the family plan to have you stay for lunch and 'TRY" making cholocate with them, I would STRONGLY... More
February 27, 2016|
Response from German Q |
Hi, Thank you for your interest please call us + 506 8632 8150, we look forward to meeting you at our farm.
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