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Address: Main highway to cahuita, Hone Creek 70403, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 2756 8186
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods —...

Discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods — chocolate The Chocolate Tour begins by taking you across the trails of Talamanca’s Cacao History. Beginning with Talamanca’s native cultures The Bribri’s and Cabecar’s. In their tradicional conic rancho known as The U SULE; The traditional conic shaped rancho of the Bribri and Cabecars Indigenous culture is where we have made the Indigenous Museum. Here you will succumb to the history and hidden mysteries of these unique tribes. The second part of this trail will bring you to the beginning of the 19th century when the Afrocaribbean decendents arrived in the area. Their cultural history and development with the cacao plantations. Imprinted in their food, music and everyday life.

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We came upon this place almost by accident so we were there with only one other couple. The tour was interesting, learning about the local and traditional customs, how their... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Maxine C
Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came upon this place almost by accident so we were there with only one other couple. The tour was interesting, learning about the local and traditional customs, how their houses were built, their art and death rituals. The tour of the plantation with the guide was great, the museum to the working plantations was interesting, and we even got... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time at Cacao Trails. We liked it here better than all the other paid places we visited during our stay in Cahuita. Wilberto was a great guide and very informative. We were a group of 3 and had him all to ourselves. He showed us around the entire site explaining the history of the place and... More 

Thank rmitgoteam
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Absolute joke. Staff was unwelcoming. They wanted 25$ for a guided tour (without giving any details on that tour), we agreed on 10$ fee to walk the premises ourselves. A few badly maintained trails through cacao trees, along rotting away banana trees, looping back to a "field kitchen" where they seem to demonstrate roasting cacao beans and producing chocolate in... More 

Thank Bundeshauptstadt
Niagara Canada
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We visited with a guide as part of a day tour. Not only did we learn about chocolate, we also thoroughly enjoyed being in the rain forest, where we saw leaf cutter ants, hummingbirds, a howler monkey, and gorgeous flowers. The cacao tour was quite interesting- even got to try a cacao bean fresh from the pod- and watching a... More 

Thank Vinelanders
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We did this on a cruise ship excursion. If you've never been to a rain forest you'll find this interesting. It is a family cacao and banana farm. They tell you about chocolate, make some for you to try, then you can wander the small plantation. It is all very green and lush with pretty plants. You hear holler monkeys... More 

Thank Alan C
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Loved this tour. Make sure to bring mosquito spray. Very informative. See the cocao growing, taste it before it is dried, see how it is roasted and ground. Finally get to taste the finished product. Highly recommend this tour

Thank marsilva
Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

Very informative tour about how the cacao trees produce the beans, fermenting the cacao vegetable, fermenting the beans, roasting the beans and finally making the chocolate. Also great information about the history of cacoa production in the area. The finished chocolate made was fantastic. We were the only group there at the time which I thought was great.

Thank ATrusty
Long Beach, California
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

You think you know chocolate? Take the tours here at Cacao Trails and you will get up close and intimate with your good friend chocolate. Guides are very passionate about both the chocolate and the culture in the area. And you will learn to see the mosquito in a new, appreciated light. Highlight for sure is making chocolate from the... More 

Fort Collins, Colorado
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stumbled across this place while heading to the beach one day--and we a so glad that we stopped. A wonderful tour through the jungle, followed by a chocolate-making demonstration, pretty much made our day. WONDERFUL guides. In fact, this was one of the most memorable parts of our trip. Highly recommended.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2016

This was a very good trip from our cruise ship at Limon. The gardens are great with a wide range of native plants, the forest trails are very interesting, we saw howler monkeys high in the trees above the sugar cane and a sloth near the chocolate exhibits. The chocolate demonstration was very interesting and the results quite delicious. Makes... More 

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