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San José Chocolate Tour provided by Botanica Chocolate

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San José Chocolate Tour

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Overview
Learn all about chocolate from its roots in indigenous Mesoamerica to its modern-day forms on a walking tour in San Jose. Meet your guide at a centrally located chocolate shop, and see cacao fruit and beans grown on sustainable farms in Costa Rica. Sample a cocoa drink created during Spanish rule, taste a variety of European chocolates, learn about chocolate pairings, and make your own chocolate.
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Botánica Chocolate
Avenue 7, Street 15, Otoya, San José, 10101, Costa RicaNext to the Mexican Embassy, we open our doors at 2:45pm, we will be at the entrance expectig you :)
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    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Jenny & Carolina are the hosts, chocolatiers and owners of Botánica Chocolate, they will both guide you in the making and the history of both cacao and chocolate. Discover the beauty behind the culture of chocolate. 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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Botánica Chocolate
Avenue 7, Street 15, Otoya, San José, 10101, Costa RicaNext to the Mexican Embassy, we open our doors at 2:45pm, we will be at the entrance expectig you :)
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Highlights
  • Includes chocolate tastings and beverages
  • Hear live commentary from your guide
  • Get a hands-on lesson in how chocolate is made
  • Gain insight into cacao farming without leaving the city
Important Information
Departure Point
Botánica Chocolate, Avenue 7, Street 15, Otoya, San José, 10101, Costa Rica
Duration
2h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Beverages
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Professional guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
  • Entry/Admission - Botanica Chocolate
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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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Gesline Anrango wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Such a great experience with Jenny and Caro, ! My 5 year old boy, was so happy learning about chocolate, he taste everything and learn about the process of cacao! A beautiful day! A tour for family with kids! :)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Clementina wrote a review Mar. 2020
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Thank you for sharing so much knowledge and passion for your craft, as a chocolate eater I feel I have more information to understand what I purchase, I appreciate so much more the final product. And I would like to add it was extremely interesting for me to understand the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Alicia Anderson wrote a review Mar. 2020
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I visited San Jose thinking that I will not find much to do, I love chocolate so I wanted to find a good experience to learn more, little did I know I will find this workshop, I could not call this a tour, it is a beautiful experience, they have a cocoa tree that just flowered
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Charly H wrote a review Jan. 2020
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If you like chocolate and want to know more about its origins, this is the place for you! The hosts at Botanica Chocolate were super knowledgable and friendly. They took us through the history from pre-Columbian bean to modern tempered chocolate. We were involved throughout
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Lucy G wrote a review Jan. 2020
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I really enjoyed the Chocolate experience. The knowledge and experience both ladies have is plentiful and they are not shy of sharing this. They are welcoming and fun and made this interactive with tastings and discussions. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to find out
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Patrick S
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Great flavors
Visited them to get a taste of their cocoa products after visiting a similar place in Valladolid Mexico. Their pro
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Anders S
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No show
They didnt show up at the meeting point. Called. Wanted to communicate by email. No response. One hour lost. Avoid!
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  • Duration: 2h
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