Chocorart
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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In the Chocolate tour you first visit the cacao plantation and receive an insight of the work involved in growing, care taking cacao trees and harvesting the cacao pots. There are other tropical fruit trees and large up to 60m tall shade trees native to the area of tropical rainforest, inhabited by diverse wildlife such as the howler monkeys, agoutis, kinkajous, sloths and many birds among others. All is managed organically, respecting the natural environment. You learn about the fermentation process and visit our traditional sun drier covered with the cacao beans. We taste different fruits from other trees depending the season. In our workshop you will receive a fruit juice of the farm and appreciate all the manual work to manufacture the chocolate, the way how the cacao beans are roasted on fire, then broken with stone and grinded by hand. You will come into the enjoyment to taste an ancient special chocolate drink and at the end a tasty dessert with the freshly made chocolate.
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1-2 hours
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William B
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Had an amazing time! Rahelle was our tour guide and she was very knowledgeable of cacao and the other local plants, trees and herbs. She gave facts as we toured the farm and tried everything.

I highly recommend trying! This was my favorite experience in Costa Rica so far.
Written 4 October 2022
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7simi66
London, UK14 contributions
Aug 2022
You will learn a lot about chocolate making and taste a wide variety of local fruits (and chocolate, of course). Just be aware that you need to make a reservation and pay in cash.
Written 1 September 2022
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gddo
Chicago, IL151 contributions
Aug 2022
This was the most awesome chocolate tour I've ever been on (and I've been on a few). Marcus showed us his plantation, and we got to sample all sorts of tropical fruits. We also got an extremely interesting and comprehensive tour regarding chocolate making. We learned hands on how chocolate was made, from the cacao seed all the way to the finished product. Marcus opened up a cacao pod and we got to sample the fruit. He also roasted the beans, and we got to try the whole bean as well as cocoa nibs and shell. We learned what each part could be used for. He also showed us how to make cocoa paste. We also got to help make it. We then got to try hot cocoa made from that paste as well as a chocolate syrup which he served with bananas. There were lots of other things we tried as well, and then we could purchase his chocolate. Make sure you bring colones for the chocolate. I would definitely recommend this tour above all other chocolate tours.
Also, make sure you wear closed toes shoes and mosquito repellent as you are hiking through a jungle plantation.
Written 14 August 2022
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Ewan C
Cardiff, UK12 contributions
Jul 2022 • Friends
Amazing experience. We got to walk around the farm seeing and eating various tropical fruits cocoa beans at various stages. We also got to see some wildlife including frogs, monkeys and an iguana. We then went to see the manual process of turning the dried beans into chocolates and have a go at various times. Plenty of tasting the delicious chocolate as well. It was excellent value and our tour guide was very knowledgable. Would definitely recommend! (Be aware that I didn’t see a card machine and everyone paid with cash)
Written 7 July 2022
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SF U
San Francisco, CA45 contributions
Apr 2022
This is a must-do experience when visiting this region. Marcos shares his passion and knowledge for the entire process and beyond, including wildlife and the challenges associated with producing chocolate on a small scale. He is keenly tuned to his environment and often pauses to identify the sounds of the jungle and point out interesting sightings. He seems to still experience awe, even after 30 years of living here.

Seeing the chocolate process from start to finish is fascinating. Tasting each stage reveals a complicated and laborious path to these tasty treats.
Written 19 April 2022
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PidgeonVT
Seattle, WA6 contributions
Apr 2022
This was an amazing tour. Hands on experience of the chocolate making process, tastings, and a sloth sighting! It's also a great value.
Written 18 April 2022
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Julia C
4 contributions
Mar 2022 • Family
Wow, what an amazing experience. The chocolate was the best we have ever tasted and the tour was with lots of love and details. We learned a lot! Even beyond chocolate, as there are plenty of exotic plants in the property.
The farm is absolutely stunning beautiful and we could have stayed forever. That was just an amazing day. Thank you so much!
Written 29 March 2022
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jules409
Hudson, OH43 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Fascinating tour of cacao plantation during which we learned a lot about growing cacao, the history of chocolate and how it is made. We also learned about other plants and saw some wildlife. After the tour we saw the beans being roasted and the mixed with melted cane sugar and got to sample a delicious hot chocolate drink, some red banana slices with melted chocolate and some of the chocolate bars flavored with ginger or chiles also grown on the property and some cold hibiscus tea.
Written 13 March 2022
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Brian K
New Hampshire53 contributions
Feb 2022
A great tour through a real chocolate farm. Of course everyone looks forward to the chocolate tasting at the end, but the entire tour is an exceptional experience. Would recommend to anyone!
Written 22 February 2022
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Nicholas B
Budapest, Hungary7 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
If you’re in the area I’d 100% recommend a visit. Great experience seeing the process of chocolate production in the forest. Markus is very passionate and a brilliant guide. You won’t regret it!
Written 19 January 2022
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