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Cacao Trails Culture Tour

On the way to cahuita 4 km from el cruce de Hone crek, Hone Creek 70403, Costa Rica
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Chocolate tour

We visited this spot through another tour, but wanted to make another mention of how great it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
mee0212
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Seattle, Washington
Very informative tour

I'm pretty sure that this is the place that we went to on our shore excursion. The place was called... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2018
TexasNana57
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Orange, Texas
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Discover the wonders behind one of the world’s most tantalizing foods — chocolate The Chocolate Tour begins by taking you across the trails of Talamanca’s Cacao History. Beginning with Talamanca’s native cultures The Bribri’s and Cabecar’s. In their tradicional conic rancho known as The U SULE; The traditional conic shaped rancho of the Bribri and Cabecars Indigenous culture is where we have made the Indigenous Museum. Here you will succumb to the history and hidden mysteries of these unique tribes. The second part of this trail will bring you to the beginning of the 19th century when the Afrocaribbean decendents arrived in the area. Their cultural history and development with the cacao plantations. Imprinted in their food, music and everyday life.
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“beans” (7 reviews)
“costa rica” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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On the way to cahuita 4 km from el cruce de Hone crek, Hone Creek 70403, Costa Rica
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"whole process"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited this spot through another tour, but wanted to make another mention of how great it was! The tour guide was a local bribri who was very friendly and knowledgable. We enjoyed learning the chocolate process and especially the taste testing at the end!

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

I'm pretty sure that this is the place that we went to on our shore excursion. The place was called Cacao Plantation, a ways outside of Limon. We traveled mostly along the shoreline. We were on a 14 day cruise and Limon was one of...More

Thank TexasNana57
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

We visited this center, our guide spoke with passion about the whole process of making chocolate from the harvest of the fruits with the seeds until the final product. The tasting was great we even tasted strange combinations with for example a piece of chocolate...More

Thank Hugo V
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

I enjoyed this tour, especially the chocolate making demonstration, but we arrived shortly after a cruise bus, and they didn't have enough tour guides, so we ended up at the tail end of a group of about 30 people, and as such couldn't see or...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

Hands down, the best cacao tour I've been on in Costa Rica, and I've been on many. Our guide, a native Bribri, was as genuinely interested in the tour as anyone else there. He was obviously excited and passionate about sharing this part of his...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Excellent tour. A slow two hour walk through a Cacao plantation. Ilmer was a excellent guide. Very knowledgeable and he really adds a person touch. You learn the process of making chocolate, but also quite a bit of the history of the Caribbean side of...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

Spent a hundred dollars for a family of four. Within ten minutes of the tour we realized this was a big mistake. Although many have mentioned needing bug spray, I would like to add you should bathe in it before you leave. You aren't allowed...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

As a self diagnosed chocoholic, i had to take this tour when in Costa Rica. I was not disappointed! Our guide was knowledgeable about the history of chocolate in his country, about the flora & fauna that had many uses by natives, & when it...More

Thank folkways
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing, amazing staff, amazing guide, you get plenty of information about the culture and whole cacao history and you can see the whole process from little plant to final product - chocolate. At the end you can taste fresh cacao beans, they...More

Thank Rok P
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We took this tour thru our cruise ship. This tour was very informative on cacao making process. The guided tour walks you along the massive grounds showing you the different plants also wildlife such as monkeys,sloths. Make sure you wear insect repellent with DEET, long...More

Thank John F
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