Puntarenas Province
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Costa Rica: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience and Plantation Tour

1. Costa Rica: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience and Plantation Tour

Begin your tour with a short 30-minute walk and be introduced to the Central Pacific transitional forest. During the walk observe the amazing flora and fauna. Afterward, begin your chocolate experience and discover the international cocoa collection of the Central Pacific. Learn about the different varieties of cocoa, as well as its ancestral history, and cocoa's impact on the world economy. Try the actual cocoa fruit and take part in the cocoa production process. Delish in different types of chocolate and mix it with tropical fruits. Also learn about two of the most traditional agricultural products of Costa Rica, sugar cane and coffee. Have direct contact with the plants and hear about the natural history of these crops. At the end of the experience, there will be organic chocolate bars with different cocoa percentages as well as other cocoa products for purchase.

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Río Celeste National Park Hike

2. Río Celeste National Park Hike

Once we arrive to the Río Celeste National Park, you may use the facilities to get ready and look at the information booth provided by the Río Celeste National Park. We will then begin a hike through the dense, lush, tropical rainforest that surrounds the Río Celeste National Park. The hike is approximately 3-miles long and considered intermediate. You and your naturalist guide go at your own pace and you'll learn interesting things about the rainforest along the way. We then arrive to "Los Teñíderos" where two rivers come together to form the celestial, turquoise blue water color that gives the waterfall its name "Celeste." We'll return, walking back through the Rio Celeste National Park to the "Ollas" -- or mud baths -- and take a moment to relax in the natural hot springs. For the grand finale, we then walk-on further to see the spectacular Río Celeste waterfall - the perfect place to take photos. We finish off with a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and then head back to La Fortuna. Please note: the Río Celeste waterfall may lose its blue color during rainstorms. Our policy is to advise clients the day of the tour if it is raining in the area and offer the tour for the following day, should clients want to postpone or change to a different tour. No refunds for inclement weather.

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Quepos: Manuel Antonio Local Flavor Tour

3. Quepos: Manuel Antonio Local Flavor Tour

Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine. Learn where organic Costa Rican ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate them at home. Begin your tour by visiting the local farmer's market in Quepos, where you have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick out ingredients for your lunch. Your guide will assist you and be there to help you design the menu. Head to the private ranch in Londres and be greeted by friendly staff who will guide you to the organic garden. Pick out some finishing flavors, colors, and textures for your meal. Start cooking with professional local chefs in the kitchen. Experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic ceviches with plantain or banana, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, and picadillos (minced meats and veggies and spices combined). Sit down for your delicious meal, and delight your palate with local Costa Rican flavors. Let your imagination soar about how to recreate these dishes at home with your own seasonal ingredients.

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What people are saying about Puntarenas Province

The experience is beautiful, show the process of obtaining chocolate from the plant, you can try from cocoa fruit to chocolate bar, but it is not a plantation dedicated to the production of cocoa or chocolate, which was what I expected; It is an "adventure" park.

They show you some trees, cook, smash, crush beans to make into hot chocolate to drink. Very informative...BUT... this is not a plantation tour and they fo NOT male chocolate here from this place for you to purchase. It was worth the $40-45pp.

Hike of about 3 hours round trip which is worth the effort, magnificent landscape, fascinating and passionate guide, magical moment among this turquoise water and this nature Think of mosquito repellent and to take good shoes I recommend +++

Very nice, attentive staff water, lemonade, coffee including food: pasta salad, fruit, fish, meat skewers snorkeling unfortunately not good Otherwise nice boat tour with fun (jump off the boat, slide)

Very fun and informative tour of where chocolate comes from and is made. Perfect for all ages. We got to taste the chocolate at each step! The guide made it fun as well.