Chocolate has a rich history in Costa Rica. Made from the seeds the cacao tree, chocolate has been used in ceremonial drinks, as currency, and for desert. Chocolate tours in Costa Rica teach travelers about the growing, harvesting, and drying process. You’ll learn about how chocolate was used in ancient cultures and how it’s processed today. And you’ll also get to try some fantastic organic chocolate.
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This tour takes you to some of the most interesting sites that surround Arenal Volcano National Park.
9 hrsFrom $195
This 3-in-1 tour gives visitors a taste of the incredible scenery surrounding the Arenal Volcano. You’ll go on a safari float, stroll to the La Fortuna waterfall, and take a tour of a chocolate plantation.
9 hrsFrom $195
The Watsi Bribri people lived in Costa Rica long before the Spanish arrived. On a visit to the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains, you’ll have the chance to meet the modern-day Bribri and learn about their pre-Columbian culture.
6 hrsFrom $82
Set just outside Manuel Antonio and Quepos, the Villa Vanilla Spice Plantation grows an assortment of spices, medicinal plants, and exotic fruits. On this half-day tour you’ll explore the plantation and experience how vanilla is grown, harvested, and cooked with.
4 hrsFrom $59
It’s no secret that Costa Rica is famous for coffee. On this tour, you’ll be exposed to the wonderful world of coffee, including its history, tradition and present-day production. You'll also learn about the growing, harvesting, and production of chocolate and sugar cane.
2 hrsFrom $36
Learning something new is such a treat, especially on this tour. Discover the history behind two of the world's most common indulgences — coffee and chocolate. You will get to sample both, but more importantly, you will discover the history and production behind these agricultural staples. Whilst leading up to the tour, consider the fact that technically, neither of these crops is crucial to human survival. Yet, two of the world's luxury crops have become necessities. Can you imagine a world without either of them?
2 hrsFrom $52
In the mountains 20 minutes north of San Jose, Sibú Chocolate uses their own organic cocoa beans to make dark and milk chocolate candies. On your tour you’ll taste every phase of the chocolate-making process, including the raw cacao fruit and the freshly toasted beans. You’ll also get a taste of chocolate history, and sip a hot chocolate drink made following a recipe from the 1500s.
2 hrsFrom $37
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