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Chocolate Tour: “Gift of the Gods!”

Chocolate Tour: “Gift of the Gods!”

Enjoy the sweetest rainforest experience as you discover the ancient secrets of chocolate! Learn about the discovery of chocolate in tropical America and its use. You’ll watch the whole chocolate-making process right at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano.

Chocolate was considered “a Gift of the Gods” by early indigenous communities throughout the Americas. The cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture – it 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.

In this 2-hour, “hands-on” tour, you will have the opportunity to learn interesting aspects of cacao and chocolate production including its origin and history, as well as participating in all aspects of the production process, from harvesting the fruit, drying and grinding the seeds, and developing of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course enjoying some delicious, high quality organic chocolate.

Enjoy a journey through the history, culture, traditions and flavor of chocolate from Costa Rica.

Departs: 8:00am, 10am, 1pm (depends on hotel location)

Includes: guide, transportation, chocolate tour                          Duration: Approx. 2 hours

What to bring: bug repellent, camera, walking shoes, an appetite for delicious chocolate