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San José Chocolate Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet us at the main entrance of Botánica Chocolate in central San José, and then set off on your 2-hour edible tour to explore the chocolate history. 

    Sample cocoa fruit and beans carefully sourced from sustainable award-winning farms in Costa Rica, were fertile land and temperate climate produce some of the best cacao of the region.

    You’ll sample the first recipes of cocoa created by the indigenous communities more than 5,000 years ago. You´ll taste the beverage of cocoa transformed by the Spaniard Royalty during the colonization. We´ll explore the use of tools and ingredients as this two cultures mixed up together. 

    Continue exploring and sampling the chocolate transformation in Europe between the 1800´s and 1900´s. 

    You'll then head to a pairing and tasting experience to indulge in one  a chocolate tropical pleasure. All of our ingredients are local and organic. 

    Finally, we'll show how chocolate is made in our times as well as the science behind chocolate, we will hand temperate chocolate for you so that you can fully view the molecular change of chocolate during the process. 

    Finish the tour making your own chocolate with your favorite pairings so that you can share your creation and chocolate experience with your friends and family back home. 

    We are located in a historical neighborhood, perfect spot to wander after the tour and enjoy the architectural history of the city.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Botánica Chocolate
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    • Beverages
    • Food tasting
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    2 hours of very interesting and informative chocolate session. You hear about the cacao plant, how humans have used it through time, how chocolate is produced, and how to temperate chocolate properly. Very good, authentic, and interactive experience for all kinds of chocolate
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    Best activity we did in Costa Rica hands down! The knowledge and passion these ladies have for the cacao is truly amazing! I mean, even how they knew how the Mayan spelled cacao was truly amazing. What we sampled was deliciousness even took me back to my child hood!!! Do your
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    Both ladies are very knowledgeable about the history of chocolate. It was fun to actually make our own goodie Would have been great to been able to purchase product after the tour
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    It was an amazing experience! Very informative, you can taste the fruit (which is delicious) and make you own chocolate! Totally recommend!
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    This was a really wonderful tour. The shop owners are lovely and very knowledgeable, and really make an effort to connect with their guests. This tour will teach you about the entire process of making real chocolate, from start to finish, as well as the history of the food. They
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    Key Details
    • Botanica Chocolate
    • Duration: 2h
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    • Instant confirmation
    • Languages Offered: English, French, Spanish
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