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The Beach Chocolate Factory

Local #127 The Village Commercial Center | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
+506 4701 0536
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Great Family experience

We took the workshop as a family (5 adults, three 6 year olds and a toddler) and Henrik was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
AllanBecker1
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Winnipeg, Canada
Chocolate Workshop

What a fun and interesting experience! A group of about 20 of us set up a chocolate-making workshop... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
ml_one
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Plano, TX
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We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients and Costa Rican cacao, harvested directly from our own farm - "tree-to-bar"! We also offer the popular interactive workshops during which you will learn everything you always wanted to know about the origin, history, nature and culture of cacao and chocolate! You will also participate in peeling fresh roasted cacao beans and turn them into your own personal chocolate treat!
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Local #127 The Village Commercial Center | The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the workshop as a family (5 adults, three 6 year olds and a toddler) and Henrik was terrific....especially with the kids. This is a great experience for the kids AND the adults. Well worth while. Great chocolate, great fun.

Thank AllanBecker1
Reviewed 7 November 2017

What a fun and interesting experience! A group of about 20 of us set up a chocolate-making workshop while staying in nearby Playa Conchal. Henrik was a charming host, and entertained us with lots of information about the cacao industry. We each made our own...More

Thank ml_one
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Thank you very much! I love it when our guests engage 100% like you all did, congratulations to all of you - you are now chocolate makers! :)

Reviewed 2 September 2017

Henrik was awesome. So much knowledge about the cacao industry. Chocolate workshop was a hoot. Learned so much and even got to make our own chocolate delight. A must for any foodie

1  Thank Rebecca J
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Thank you for delighting our senses and minds with a sumptuous chocolate making experience. We spent a healthy couple of hours with our knowledgeable and charming host Henrik who regaled us with tales of chocolate's history and the workings of his chocolate production at the...More

Thank diddycosta
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Well, thank YOU so much for visiting! Always a delight to share the wonders of cacao and chocolate with true aficionados and I do hope we will meet again!

Reviewed 7 August 2017

It is difficult to find great chocolate in Costa Rica. I've been living here (in Brasilito) a while now and most chocolates at the store are either imported or lackluster in flavor. I stop by the beach chocolate factory at least once a month to...More

Thank mrgrita
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2017

Well thank YOU Margarita! :) - hope to see you again soon! We have some new healthy goodies for you to try...

Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

When we walked into the beach chocolate shop we knew by the smell we were in for a treat. We did a group workshop which we reserved in advance. Heinrich gave us a wonderful introduction to the cacao plant and the process of making chocolate....More

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Entering the shop, your senses are assaulted with total chocolate. They were making some 70% chocolate, so the intense chocolate perfume immediately set my mouth to watering. In the shop area are racks of chocolate bars, filled chocolates and chocolate skin products. We couldn't fit...More

1  Thank RLphoenix
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2017

Hello RLphoenix I remember you came in last Tuesday, I had just returned from our Blue Valley cacao farm. Always a pleasure to share the passion with true enthusiast as yourselves - next time you must come see our farm and do the tour there!

Reviewed 25 July 2017

What a fun time learning about and making chocolate! Also, the chocolate is YUMMY! I would take this tour again and recommend it to others.

Thank ESR2012
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! We had an amazing time with Hendrick our instructor. This was my first time to any sort of chocolate factory, so my experience level was very low. Hendrick taught us all about the Cacao fruit and took us through the entire process of heating,...More

1  Thank Hanging_10
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Drove here on Monday June 26th at 1pm and it was closed. Very disappointed that there was no notification. Still had fun visiting all the beaches and buying coconuts from local vendors.More

Thank zipit80
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

hello zipit80 Too bad you came by outside of our opening hours. Our schedule is posted on the front door, and also on our web site as well as our facebook page, so I hope you will agree that we actually do notify :). Please...More

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ixia416
6 November 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Yes, we are 100% gluten free, and at our workshop everyone gets to choose their own ingredients, i.e. you can go dairy free completely too.
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387adik
6 August 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Hi, the cost of the workshop depends. If you come to our place it will cost you $30 pp, or $35 pp if you want me to come to your villa or hotel.
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barbara o
26 July 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
You are about 1 kilometer from us. If you click the map here on Tripadvisor you'll realize we are practically around the corner :)
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