Casa Las Brisas

Location: Playa Negra - Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica    Telephone: +506 2750-2035 /

CariBeans Chocolate Forest Experience

$28 per person Does not include transport

After meeting at the CariBeans Chocolate Tasting Lounge, you start with a hike through in cacao forest, seeing the cacao tree restoration project & learning the history of cacao and chocolate. You will see wildlife along the way including dart frogs, sloths, monkeys, toucans, parrots, etc. CariBeans shows their guests how they harvest, ferment & dry the cacao to add value to the raw pod. They contrast themselves with the industrial side of the chocolate world by demonstrating their generous trade philosophy & community improvement vision. The tour leads you to a stunning ocean view rancho where you will do a chocolate tasting. You will first get served the traditional Aztec chocolate drink, then finish the tasting with a buffet where you mix fresh herbs and spices with chocolate to combine an endless array of flavors. Last but not least you will hike down to the Chocolate Creation Lab to demonstrate a hands-on experience of the bean to bar process.