Costa Rica's Best Chocolate Tour
If you like chocolate, or you are travelling as a family you should not miss the Best Chocolate Tour (we truly believe that it is the best chocolate tour!!). It is an easy walk from our Retreat and also close to a good local ‘soda’ or restaurant. The chocolate tour is run by our neighbours Geiner and Fofo, both excellent naturalist guides, who offer a very interactive and entertaining tour, learning about and processing chocolate from the fruit in the trees, through all of the stages, right to the chocolate bars. Lots of tasting is welcome and everyone is encouraged to participate in the processing themselves.
Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat supports and motivates many neighbors to become part of their sustainable and eco friendly tourism offerings.
Two neighbors, Rodolfo Alvarado and Geiner Huertas offer a very interactive tour starting with the chocolate fruit plantation and then diving into the entire process and history, finishing with the chocolate bars! The owners are the guides and in addition to knowing all about chocolate they are excellent naturalist guides. It is a very authentic and less commercial than most chocolate tours available in Costa Rica.
Take Note …
- the tour begins at Chilamate Rainforest Eco Retreat where your guide will walk you to the Best Chocolate Rancho, or you can arrive there on your own
- 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.
- Tours operated daily at 8am, 10am, 1pm and 3pm but it is best that we call and reserve, at least a couple of hours ahead.