Cacao has deep roots in the history of the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Now for the first time, there is gourmet bean-to-bar chocolate factory right in Puerto Viejo. This is a permaculture farm where resident volunteers and staff work to restore the cacao and forest garden, in a balanced ecological and sustainable way.
You’ll also enjoy a tasting of a variety of chocolates from small farms in Costa Rica. You’ll take a tasting tour through the history of chocolate from an Aztec ceremonial drink to fine European style chocolate bars mixed with locally grown spices and herbs. You’ll also tour the facility to see how it’s made.