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La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

1. La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

Arenal Volcano Raft and Chocolate Tour Combo

2. Arenal Volcano Raft and Chocolate Tour Combo

Take a taste tour through the history of chocolate from its important role with indigenous populations to its arrival to Europe and the global market. Guests will get a hands-on demonstration of the chocolate making process, from the transformation of the Cacao bean to the chocolate products available on the market. Clients will have the chance to mix chocolate with different exotic ingredients such as natural cinnamon, nutmeg, Jamaica flower and Chile powder. One you have satisfied your sweet tooth, continue on to the beautiful, tropical Balsa River, where you will enjoy up to 2 exhilarating hours of white-water action. Get wet and wild through rapids such as “Magnetic Rock” and “Dredges”. Enjoy a swim, some fresh tropical fruits and cold drinks followed by a hearty Costa Rican lunch at a local farm. The lunch spot is a tour in itself. This traditional country estate with the aim to let visitors experience the genuine and peaceful way of country life in Costa Rica You will enjoy a delicious typical lunch served in a traditional way.

La Fortuna: Chocolate Plantation & Waterfall Tour

3. La Fortuna: Chocolate Plantation & Waterfall Tour

Start the tour with pick up from your hotel in La Fortuna. First, head to the base of the extinct Cerro Chato Volcano, where you will hike down to the bottom of one of the largest waterfalls in the Northern Zone, La Fortuna Waterfall. If weather conditions permit, you can swim in the crystalline pools that flow from this impressive waterfall and take advantage of some beautiful photo opportunities. Admire the incredible natural scenery, birds, rainforest, and enthralling sounds.  After spending a little time here to relax and refuel, set off down the road to the cacao plantation to learn about the chocolate-making process. Find out about how the cacao tree is known locally as the 'Gift of the Gods'. Discover how in ancient times, cacao was used not only as a ceremonial drink but also as currency exchange in many parts of Mesoamerica, due to its high economic value. After learning about the process and history of chocolate making, be impressed to find out what real chocolate looks and tastes like, and its wide range of health benefits. At the end of your tour, return to your hotel in La Fortuna where you will get dropped off.

From La Fortuna: Coffee and Chocolate Farm Tour with Tasting

4. From La Fortuna: Coffee and Chocolate Farm Tour with Tasting

Combine two tours with this coffee and cocoa farm excursion from La Fortuna. Learn about Costa Rica's rich history from your guide, see how a tiny cocoa seed becomes sweet chocolate, and taste a delicious cup of fresh coffee. Enjoy a comfortable pickup from your hotel in La Fortuna and head to the farms. Upon arrival, start a tour of a coffee farm, beginning with an introduction to the history of coffee. Learn about how the coffee industry has affected Costa Rica's development. Next, see every step of the coffee production line, from the seed to the final product. Finish your coffee tour with a tasting of local coffees before beginning a chocolate tour. Learn about chocolate's place in Costa Rica's traditional and cultural heritage. Go on a journey full of delightful aromas and history and taste the fruit of the cocoa in a delicious drink. See the entire process of transition, from seed to pure and ground cocoa, before returning to La Fortuna.

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What people are saying about Alajuela Province

The chocolate tour was such a great experience to learn about the process of chocolate making and also how it is grown. The guide was very knowledgable on the history and production of chocolate and showed us every step of the process.

Muy interesante, los guías nos explicaron y constataron nuestras preguntas, nos encantó que el tour fuera interactivo. Definitivo una gran experiencia.

Super interesting experience with loads of chocolate! I would do it again in a heartbeat and it's really worth the price!

Loved this tour! We learned so much about how cacao becomes chocolate. Great cultural addition to our Costa Rican trip!

Exceptional traditional chocolate making and tasting experience.