Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat supports and motivates many neighbors to become part of its tourism product. Two neighbors, Rodolfo Alvarado and Geiner Huertas offer a very personalized tour starting with the chocolate fruit plantation and then diving into the entire process and history, finishing with the chocolate bars! Lots of tasting goes on throughout the whole tour and it is very interactive and fun for the whole family.
The owners are the guides and in addition to knowing all about chocolate they are excellent naturalist guides. It is a very authentic tour and less commercial than most chocolate tours available in Costa Rica.
- the tour begins at Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat where your guide will meet you and walk you to the Best Chocolate Rancho
- Geiner Huertas and Rodolfo Alvarado are the owners of the tour and also the guides and they have many years experience and their families have lived for generations in Chilamate
- This is a tour of approximately 2 hours and costs $30 per adult and $20 for children 4-12 years old.