What a great tour! This was not part of our original plans, but I am so glad we stumbled across the tour information at the Farmers Market in PV. The forest is just outside of PV and they only give tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays I think. Paul and his wife are from the States, were very enthusiastic and treated us to a personalized tour of the forest. It was a pretty nice hike up the hill (you will sweat), but it's well worth it. As mentioned in other reviews, you get to sample different grades and blends of REAL chocolate (not the over-processed kinds we are used to here). I am still amazed (and annoyed) when I look at the ingredients label of some of my favorite chocolate from here...you will not see that kind of chocolate on this tour. After sampling, you get to see Paul's "state-of-the-art" roasting and chocolate processing facility (simple, but effective). The whole "bean to bar" process was not just educational, but downright fascinating at times.
I really respect their dedication and sustainablity efforts. For me, this is one of those tours that stay with you long after you leave. The tour lasted +/- 2.5 hours and was well worth the price of admission. Highly recommend.
Almost forgot...be sure to taste the raw cocao beans (ripened of course) right off the tree...(it's not what you would you expect...but YUM!).