Private Cacao Harvesting Experience with Chocolate Workshop


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From $40.00

16 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: costa rica, costa rica

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

After this experience, you will have the knowledge to do the same back home. Here you will learn how to take advantage of all the medicinal and sacred values that cacao has.

Balance your body, mind, and soul taking cacao as what it is, a superfood, sacred and divine! And of course, walk away with your own dark chocolate bars, a modern way to take the benefits of cacao into us!

A nature connection, an inside of a Costa Rican family. Let us show you our pure lifestyle!


What's Included

Contact with a costa rican family

Ecofarm

Rural experience

Tropical fruits


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 5
  • CHILD: Age: 6 - 11
  • YOUTH: Age: 12 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Reviews

Wonderful Experience!
Cruiser455826, 15-09-2022
What an incredible time we had. This was one of the most memorable tours that we took in Costa Rica. The family is so nice and the farm is just beautiful. This chocolate workshop is less commercial, which we've found out means more special! You won't regret booking this tour.
You get so much more than just a chocolate tour when you come here. We learned so much about Costa Rican life.
We would definitely come back if we are in the area again.
Peaceful, organic farm tour
John_B, 19-08-2022
This is an authentic organic farm tour and chocolate tasting experience. It was so nice to take a break from commercial tourism, and just spend time getting to know this family and farm. The organic methods of fungus control were especially interesting. The tour is in English, but if you understand Spanish, it is helpful to get more detail. The chocolate is absolutely delicious. I wish we had asked if we could buy some extra to take home, as it is a unique taste when it is freshly roasted.
Truly Costa Rican Chocolate Experience!
J1345TLkathrync, 11-07-2022
Our whole family truly enjoyed exploring the farm. We tasted the cocoa fruit - as well as other fruits and spices - along the way. We used traditional tools to grind the beans and taste the cocoa nibs before making our two different chocolate drinks. We made delicious chocolate bars from scratch and while they set, we pressed sugar cane and drank the sugar juice. Carlos was a wonderful guide. He was knowledgeable and great with the kids. It was a uniquely Costa Rican experience.
Highly Recommend
Jimmie_B, 10-07-2022
We loved how interactive and hands-on the tour was. They were very informative and personable. We highly recommend the tour.
Meaningful, unforgettable experience.
12345kirsty12345, 04-05-2022
If you're thinking about doing a chocolate tour and unsure whether to book this, please do. I'm so glad we went with our gut and booked onto this tour, rather than the other larger tours that are available through hotels or sellers on the street in La Fortuna. Carlos is a wonderful host. He's very responsive when booking, kind and a real pleasure to spend time with. We all left feeling privileged to have spent time on his family's farm and learned from him.

You start of by wandering through the farm, sampling the raw cacao fruit picked straight off a tree and fresh fruit, then chilling out in a seated area. You really feel like you've been welcomed round a friend's house.

We shared a traditional hot chocolate, then the modern version we all know. What's great is that the tour isn't Carlos constantly loading you with facts and information. He's great at providing this, but also the space to be quiet in nature and sit and talk together. He's interested in where you're from and what you already know about cocoa.

We enjoyed both drinks with a small savoury snack prepared by another family member. Then we made 70% dark chocolate bars with cocoa from the farm, with locally sourced toppings. While that was setting in the fridge we tried sugarcane and the juice.

You can either get involved with crushing the beans and sugarcane or you can watch. There's no pressure either way which I liked.

Muchas gracias, Carlos. You provided a wonderful afternoon of memories for me, my husband and my Mum...and perfect chocolate! We have no doubt that your private tours will thrive.

(Note: It's a quick and easy taxi ride. Either ask your driver to come back and take you back to La Fortuna when they drop you off or Carlos can arrange with them.)




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