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Choco Tour – La Garita

Ever wonder how chocolate is made? Although more earthy and artisanal than Willi Wonka’s mysterious and magical factory, real chocolate is made from 100 cocoa seeds that need to be dried, roasted, and ground.  The Choco tour will help you come to terms with this childhood fantasy. The world of chocolate is simple but at the same time, presents endless combinations, involving processes that have years of history.

You can create your own delicious chocolate with the help of the guide, mixing it with your favorite ingredients like cinnamon, chilli, nuts or dried fruit. The Choco tour will take between 1 and 2 hours, starting off with an explanation of the tree, the cacao fruit, the history of this important product, to the different processes, such as fermentation, drying, grounding, roasting and handcrafted chocolate production. Both a fun and educational experience, you will want to take some Costa Rican chocolate with you.

“Chocolate is happiness that you can eat.” Ursula Kohaupt

The Choco Tour is located in La Garita 4 kilometers from Hotel Villa San Ignacio, Approximately 10 minutes by car or taxi.   The Choco Tour is close to Zooave, also located in La Garita.

December to April, open daily. May through November closed on Monday Tour Times:  9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Adults $30  Children 3 to 12 years, $12

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