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Address: | Road to Waterfall of La Fortuna, In Front of Cabinas La Catarata, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 856-3000, Costa Rica
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Rainforest Chocolate Tour The sweetest rainforest experience With the view...

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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Rainforest Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
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This is a really good tour if you want to find out about the lifecycle of cacao and chocolate. Kevin, our guide, did an excellent job of taking us through the entire process from... read more

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This is a really good tour if you want to find out about the lifecycle of cacao and chocolate. Kevin, our guide, did an excellent job of taking us through the entire process from the growing of the cacao all the way to the processing to make it into chocolate. It’s a very interactive tour and the audience often get... More 

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Downey, California
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I was recommended this Tour so I took my 17yr old and 9 yr old! My husband and I were very impressed with all the information received regarding the chocolate process, and got to participate in the process and had a taste of the chocolate which I added spicy chile, sea salt and a bit of cinnamon and it tasted... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There seem to be quite a few chocolate tours in Costa Rica. We chose this one based on reviews and proximity to where we were staying. With the heat and lack of air circulation, we felt the tour to be a bit long, especially for our 3 kids (ages 13, 11, 8). We brought a folding paper fan and a... More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked this through Puretrek as part of a package tour that included an afternoon of canyoning. Kevin, our tour guide, was very entertaining, engaging and knowledgeable. You really do learn how chocolate is made, starting with the fruit (which may surprise you if you never have seen it), to the bean, to the fermentation process, to the roasting process... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An informative tour about chocolate production. Lot of tasting. We found it a bit long, and the price high. The guide was friendly, made jokes, gave proper explanation.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this little gem in La Fortuna and we thought it was the best way to finish up our Costa Rican experience. Great for families or foodies. You're walked through the small plantation and given the lesson on chocolate history, origin and production. Hands on and full of flavour! Do this if you're looking for something different and... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traveled with two kids (9 & 11yrs) and two adults and all of us enjoyed this tour despite the fact that it was nearly two hours of history lesson. Loved learning about the history of the plants and the entire process of making chocolate as well as getting to taste everything along the way!

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Monrovia, California
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It wasn't what I expected, more of the history. But it was very entertaining. I would recommend it as an interesting stop at La Fortuna

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went during our honeymoon, though it seemed like everyone else was there with small children. I felt like this tour was appropriate for those families, but also for us. Informational while being entertaining and allowed us to assist in the chocolate making. During the tour, we began with the beans and completed all the steps to making actual melted... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kevin our guide for around 2 hours was very interesting and informative about the history of chocolate and its cultivation. The method of drying fermenting and extracting the cocoa nibs was interesting and we had the chance to taste the product at various stages. It culminated in a melted chocolate tasting - my favourite being cinnamon sugar with raisins

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