Alajuela Province
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La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

1. La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao 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.

La Fortuna: Chocolate Plantation & Waterfall Tour

2. La Fortuna: Chocolate Plantation & Waterfall Tour

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in La Fortuna. First, head to the base of the extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, where you will hike down to the bottom of one of the largest waterfalls in the Northern Zone, La Fortuna Waterfall. If weather conditions permit, you can swim in the crystalline pools that flow from this impressive waterfall and take advantage of some beautiful photo opportunities. Admire the incredible natural scenery, birds, rainforest, and enthralling sounds.  After spending a little time here to relax and refuel, set off down the road to the cacao plantation to learn about the chocolate-making process. Find out about how the cacao tree is known locally as the 'Gift of the Gods'. Discover how in ancient times, cacao was used not only as a ceremonial drink but also as currency exchange in many parts of Mesoamerica, due to its high economic value. After learning about the process and history of chocolate making, be impressed to find out what real chocolate looks and tastes like, and its wide range of health benefits. At the end of your tour, return to your hotel in La Fortuna where you will get dropped off.

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What people are saying about Alajuela Province

A very entertaining tour that also made you think about your own consumption. The introduction to the history of cocoa cultivation and chocolate production was very exciting. Afterwards we were allowed to go through the plantation, taste a "potion of the gods" and taste liquid chocolate with all kinds of toppings.

It was a really great tour - not too long, just the right amount of time. Perfect for families with teenagers as my kids also enjoyed it, especially the chocolate process demonstration. Was nice to be able to try different combo of toppings added to the homemade chocolate.

tatiana was amazing and i loved getting the experience of seeing and learning about chocolate at all stages. I would 100% recommend, by the end everyone was laughinn and enjoying themselves

Tatiana, our tour guide was excellent! Everything was very hands-on and interactive. Explained the history very well. Overall the experience great! Chocolate was delicious!

Great tour, very knowledgeable guide and a great atmosphere! I'd definitely recommend