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La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

From US$ 30 per person

Experience a hands-on program, that lets you eat all the chocolate you want. Discover the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in tropical America to the processing of the product we know and enjoy today.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a rainforest chocolate tour from La Fortuna
  • Enjoy a hands-on chocolate experience
  • Learn about the "Gift of the Gods" — the cacao tree — and the production and harvesting of chocolate
  • Visit a farm where cocoa is grown, processed, and produced
  • Admire the views of the majestic Arenal Volcano
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Professional guide
  • Guided tour of Rainforest Chocolate estate
  • Admission fees
  • Food tasting
  • Live tour commentary provided in English or Spanish
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from your hotel
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

La Fortuna - Catarata Río Fortuna, Provincia de Alajuela, San Carlos, Costa Rica

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  Wheelchair accessible
  •  Children must be accompanied by an adult
  •  Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers per time slot; if by any chance the time you choose has already reached the maximum, the local partner will be getting in touch for adjusting you to the closest available group
Customer reviews

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5 /5

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This was an educational tour. It’s not a Willy Wonka factory but rather a walk through the history of the Industry and the process of converting the Cacao into Chocolate. You will participate in grinding the seeds, adding the sugar and eating your own creation. There were 15 people in our group. IMO, very interesting see the trees and learning about the process.

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July 14, 2021

What a good time we had and how we laughed! It was not just a tour of a chocolate plantation, we also observed frogs, sloths and other animals. We look for a fruit and cut it for later and with a lot of music and a good atmosphere to create the drink of the gods. From that hour and a half we left delighted and with good energy!

June 22, 2021

Great Tour with fun

August 24, 2021

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