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We didn't plan to do a chocolate tour but it was a rainy afternoon so we signed up at Selva Verde... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Westborough, Massachusetts
Great chocolate. Great cause.

If you are in the area, don’t miss this chocolate tour. It’s a family run operation. They are so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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COSTA RICA BEST CHOCOLATE, (2 hours) takes you on a journey through time to discover the story behind the drink of the gods, how was it prepared by ancestor, how is it been modified through time, how is it prepared today, take your palate by the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Ruta 4, Chilamate, Costa Rica
+506 8816 3729
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't plan to do a chocolate tour but it was a rainy afternoon so we signed up at Selva Verde lodge. It is walking distance. I really had low expectations and was pleasantly surprised. Geiner is so knowledgable and entertaining with his presentation. It...More

Thank colry2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A really informative and engaging 2 hours, we all learnt about the process from bean to bar and valued the impact that the guide and both the reserve and chocolate experience are having as 1. Generating local employment and 2. Finding unique ways to promote...More

Thank Ros C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the area, don’t miss this chocolate tour. It’s a family run operation. They are so enthusiastic about what they do. They are also teaching other locals about responsible tourism and rainforest regeneration. And I learnt so much about chocolate and my...More

Thank Acustomer2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a great night tour with this company. Geiner the tour guide is the best guide we had in Costa Rica. He knows so much about the wild life at night, that's really incredible!! We started the tour at 6.30pm and we ended at...More

Thank NoeB1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were travelling from Tortuguero to Arenal and we stoped by the "Costa Rica Best Chocolate" as we drove by. From the outside, it looks like nothing. But what a wonderful surprise it was. This tour was on our top activities in Costa Rica. Our...More

Thank Pascal B
Reviewed 15 July 2018

You learn more about chocolate and the way to operate a small business to support the community in a small amount of well spent time. You find out how to go from bean to chocolate and they have you help to do it. You find...More

Thank wrldtrkr
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We had the tour yesterday and in was one of the best experiences of our lives, I really mean it. We thought we would learn about chocolate, and we did, but we also had a lesson about animals (monkeys, parrots, frogs, termites) medicinal plants and...More

Thank Angela L
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We tripped on this location by chance. It is best to make reservations for the tour, we were lucky to join a group while having lunch at the soda next door. Crossing the plantation, the owner pointed out some interesting (wild life) species and the...More

Thank rio540
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Absolutely incredible, if I could give it more than 5 stars I would. This was an optional excursion on the trip I recently took to Costa Rica. It was described as a cacao farm tour, so I thought nothing more of it. Upon arrival, I...More

Thank ddmrrich729
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

We loved this fun and informative tour. Our whole group loved seeing the forest on the way to the chocolate demonstration. The presentation included history and there was plenty of time to ask questions and everyone got to taste the chocolate. Don’t miss this!

Thank Robyn O
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