Alajuela Chocolate Tour
This tour gives you an interesting look into the history and cultivation of cocoa in Costa Rica. At each stage of cocoa production, you’ll be encouraged to touch, smell, and taste.
up to 15 days in advance
- Duration: 2 hrs
- Available Days: Sun, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
- Schedule: 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM
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- Free cancellation up to 15 days prior
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
First, you’ll meet your guide, a local chocolate expert. Your guide will introduce you to the place where chocolate is born, the noble cocoa tree. The tour continues to the fermentation boxes, where cocoa matures and prepares for its transformation. Once the fermented cocoa dries, you’ll learn how bitter cocoa becomes smooth, sweet chocolate. This is a hands-on tour, and you can help complete some of the steps.
Next, you’ll get to taste some excerpts from the history of chocolate. Try the spicy, unsweet version of chocolate that the Aztec would have eaten. Then, sip the sweet chocolate drink that Spanish conquistadors brought back to Europe. Best of all, you’ll get to try the chocolate that you helped to prepare.
What to Bring
Comfortable shoes, a camera, and money for souvenirs.
Guided tour and chocolate tasting.
Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.
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