Chocorart
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
About
In the Chocolate tour(2.30 pm) ,you first visit the cacao plantation and receive an insight of the work involved in cacao tree care and harvest of 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • CR_Traveling23
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great walk through the whole process
    Amazing tour! He took us through the whole process and explained the history of cocoa here locally and worldwide. Not your average mass production, the real deal of how chocolate is made. Lots of hard work and great tasting chocolate!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 31, 2023
  • AmberF
    Richland, Washington13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My favorite tour in Costa Rica!
    Book this tour! This was one of my favorite things we did in Costa Rica! You will learn the whole process of how chocolate is made with an awesome guide, who does everything from grow the cacao to make the chocolate. My kids enjoyed the tour too, ages 15,13 and 7. Everything was wonderful and we learned so much. Plus, you get to taste at the end. The tour starts daily at 2:30 pm and you must call ahead for a reservation. The farm is off the beaten path, but worth the trek. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Jill C
    40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much more than Chocolate!
    Fantastic experience learning about a working cacao plantation, the history of cacao in CR, and the chocolate making process. The tour was amazing and the chocolate we made was so so good! Simon was an exceptional guide with extensive knowledge and a great personality. We will do this again! (Highly recommend bringing mosquito spray for the walk through the jungle area at the beginning of the tour as you learn about cacao and other fruits in CR).
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 4, 2024
  • Dave & Dan
    Woodstock, Canada84 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fun and tasty experience
    Great family farm that takes you a tour of the facility. They show you various plants along the way and then some history on cocoa and then you make a small batch by hand. You can participate in the making of some chocolate and get various tastings. A fun, educational and tasty experience. Racheal our guide was terrific and knowledgeable.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 8, 2024
  • med
    Nelson, Canada100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing tour, well worth your time and money
    We had a wonderful tour today! Our tour guide, the daughter of the owner of the farm, Rachelle, was amazing. So knowledgeable, great with kids, made our tour so personable and showered us with so many fruits and edible plants in addition to the various stages of the cacao plant processing and final products, including home made hot coco, chocolate sauce over fresh fruit, orange and coconut flavored chocolate made on site. It was so amazing and worthwhile. It's better to book directly and pay on site as third parties charge more.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 9, 2024
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Nelson, Canada100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had a wonderful tour today! Our tour guide, the daughter of the owner of the farm, Rachelle, was amazing. So knowledgeable, great with kids, made our tour so personable and showered us with so many fruits and edible plants in addition to the various stages of the cacao plant processing and final products, including home made hot coco, chocolate sauce over fresh fruit, orange and coconut flavored chocolate made on site. It was so amazing and worthwhile. It's better to book directly and pay on site as third parties charge more.
Written April 9, 2024
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Robin H
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Enjoyed this 2 hour tour very much, but there were a couple of details I missed or forgot that I thought I should emphasize for future travelers …

- this is a hiking tour - probably ranks as moderate (maybe high end of easy but strenuous for our 78 year old grandmother who was with us). You don’t need closed toed shoes but you do need something appropriate for the jungle.
- this is not a tour where you MAKE chocolate, you see all the steps of the process and get to taste at various stages
- this is not a tour that sends you home with samples (you have the opportunity to buy at the end)

Again, enjoyed and would recommend if items above are not an issue for you.

Particularly enjoyed the tour mascot (a well trained dog who tagged along)
Written March 9, 2024
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Dave & Dan
Woodstock, Canada84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Great family farm that takes you a tour of the facility. They show you various plants along the way and then some history on cocoa and then you make a small batch by hand. You can participate in the making of some chocolate and get various tastings. A fun, educational and tasty experience. Racheal our guide was terrific and knowledgeable.
Written February 8, 2024
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Jill C
40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Fantastic experience learning about a working cacao plantation, the history of cacao in CR, and the chocolate making process. The tour was amazing and the chocolate we made was so so good! Simon was an exceptional guide with extensive knowledge and a great personality. We will do this again! (Highly recommend bringing mosquito spray for the walk through the jungle area at the beginning of the tour as you learn about cacao and other fruits in CR).
Written February 4, 2024
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Valarie
Chalandri, Greece17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
Brilliant morning. From picking the fruit to use to observing and taking part in the steps to making the final product, everything was great!
Written January 4, 2024
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AmberF
Richland, WA13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Book this tour! This was one of my favorite things we did in Costa Rica! You will learn the whole process of how chocolate is made with an awesome guide, who does everything from grow the cacao to make the chocolate. My kids enjoyed the tour too, ages 15,13 and 7. Everything was wonderful and we learned so much. Plus, you get to taste at the end. The tour starts daily at 2:30 pm and you must call ahead for a reservation. The farm is off the beaten path, but worth the trek. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough!
Written August 1, 2023
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CR_Traveling23
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Amazing tour! He took us through the whole process and explained the history of cocoa here locally and worldwide. Not your average mass production, the real deal of how chocolate is made. Lots of hard work and great tasting chocolate!
Written July 31, 2023
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berlydallas
Portland, OR35 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
We loved our personal little wine and chocolate tasting! Which introduced us to a lovely Costa Rican sauvignon blanc! The chocolate was thoughtfully paired with each wine so much so we we ended up taking many bars of chocolate and a bottle of wine!
Written July 1, 2023
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Departure06619871312
12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
Brilliant. We’re leaving back to San José and decided to briefly stop there. That stop was an eye opener to the magic story of chocolate. The guys there managed to craft a fast spell visit and cater the art to kids.

We come from Colombia and Switzerland, two countries too close to chocolate, and this visit shows us a wonderful perspective.

Will recommend this place without hesitation. Just a wonderful to understand details of what is it about natural life in the Americas.

Thank you …
Written January 2, 2023
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William B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 October 4, 2022
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