Chocolate Tourism in Costa Rica

ACOMUITA Indigenous Women's Project

Location: Shiroles, Talamanca Region
Type of experience: volunteer program
Details: An opportunity for volunteers to help and participate in a community that subsists on the production of chocolate bars, liquid chocolate and other chocolate products. Volunteers will get to experience the full chocolate-making process as they work side by side with the indigenous women. Participation is for a minimum of one week, with no maximum duration; optional Spanish lessons can also be arranged as part of the overall experience.

Chocolate Tour & Caribbean Culture Museum

Location: Limón, Hone Creek
Type of experience: chocolate nature tour and museum
Details: Learn about the traditional ways that chocolate is made, and discover the history of the afrocarribean settlers of the beginning of the 20th century. Visitors can also add a tour of the natural history park, a canoe trip and other activities to the chocolate tour package.

Palo Seco Chocolate Farm Tour

Location: Osa Peninsula
Type of experience: farm stay and chocolate tour
Details: Guided tour of a chocolate farm with a chance to see how the cacoa bean is grown to produce pure chocolate. The tour package includes one night in farm stay accommodation as well as three meals.

Tirimbina Chocolate Tour

Location: Heredia
Type of experience: educational chocolate tour
Details: Tour participants will get the chance to visit a former cacao-tree plantation, where they will learn how cacao fruit is transformed into chocolate. There's also an opportunity to sample organic rainforest chocolate. Chocolate tours run for 3 hours, twice a day, and prior reservations are required.