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Rainforest Chocolate Tour

| Road to Waterfall of La Fortuna, In Front of Cabinas La Catarata, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 856-3000, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0090
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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.
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| Road to Waterfall of La Fortuna, In Front of Cabinas La Catarata, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 856-3000, Costa Rica
+506 2479 0090

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a great time on this chocolate tour. The guide, Kevin was very informative. He explained the history of cacao, took us through the cacao trees on the property and explained the steps to make chocolate. As part of the tour, you get to drink...More

Thank Devani D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone who likes chocolate will love this tour! For a great price, learn about the traditional ways of making chocolate and the history of chocolate. Then the best part: you get to try the traditional hot chocolate, or hot chocolate with any of more than...More

Thank Kelsey_AnneB
Carlos C, Owner at Rainforest Chocolate Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Pura vida! Thanks for make time and share your experience. We are always trying to offer our best to make happy our visitors. Well chocolate, make that easy :).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Rainforest Chocolate Tour was a great place to learn the basics about chocolate from history of chocolate, to the process of making the delicious treat. It also makes you think twice about where your chocolate comes from. Fair trade and organic is best! :)...More

Thank Mc K
Carlos C, Owner at Rainforest Chocolate Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks to make time for review our tour. One purpose we have is support the ones that are making a good chocolate, but also walk the extra mile, when social and environmental aspects are involved. This is definitely the best way to enjoy chocolate, and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational about cocoa, with a ton of interactive and hands on learning! The highlight for us was the "make your own" chocolate: you can add any number of unique or traditional flavorings to your final chocolate product. The staff was also super accommodating! We...More

Thank k2dvm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took one of the tours. This is not a working cacao farm. It is a educational site for tourism located in the town of La Fortuna. The property has cacao trees, but the beans are grown and harvested for demonstration, education and tasting purposes....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting tour. Our guide Kevin, was ery knowledgeable & humorous. Made our tour even better. I would recommend this tour for anyone visiting La Fortuna area. All the chocolate you can eat!

Thank emquin8
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour involves a short history of the cacao and chocolate-making. The highlight is the presentation (with our participation) of the making of chocolate from opening the cacao nut to finally blending with the addition of sugar and other ingredients. My favorite was adding sea...More

Thank Dave s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't stop for a tour but we did stop for chocolate. The staff were attentive and allowed us to sample right away. We bought some bars for ourselves while we are here and some to bring home. They chocolate was fresh and amazing flavour....More

Thank Andrew D
Carlos C, Owner at Rainforest Chocolate Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for recommend the chocolate, we have for sale in our store. Next time, you are invited to do the tour! Pura vida!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As we were staying very close to here we did not book in advance, just showed up a few minutes before the start time and that was fine. Our guide was Kevin, who was very friendly and explained the whole process very clearly. The tour...More

Thank Rosie F
Reviewed 20 May 2017

Booked through Bill Beard Tours as part of our 4 days of activity in the La Fortuna area near Arenal Volcano. Although they are too small to actually produce much chocolate, their plantings and demonstrations provided a most fun and informative explanation of how chocolate...More

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Carlos C, Owner at Rainforest Chocolate Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks to share your experience. You're right about that we do not make the chocolate bars that are for sale. Basically because,oour production is used on the preparation of the drinks, that you enjoyed during the tour. But the bars are made for small local...More

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Mélanie H
What is the price for adult ? 9 years old and 14 years old child ?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Joel T | Reviewed this property |
For the volunteering option, it was 54$ per adult and 35$ per kids
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Hello, Does the business accept credit cards as a form of payment? Thank you!
5 February 2017|
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Response from trav122 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do... you can even purchase their chocolate bars on site with credit card. Enjoy!
Jenneth Z
I am unable to select a time for the ticket purchase. How do I confirm the time of the tour?
11 November 2016|
Response from Carlos C | Property representative |
You can call to our office +506 2479-0090, the guidelines of this place do not let to publish the email, but you can check on the website our email