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Don Olivo Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

Highlights
  • Learn how chocolate is processed from bean to bar
  • Tour a family-owned chocolate farm
  • Try products made from the chocolate grown onsite
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Don Olivo Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
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10am Chocolate Tour
Don Olivo Chocolate Tour is the best tour of costa rican products here you can find sugar cane cofee and the delicious chocolate
US$25.00
1pm Chocolate Tour
Don Olivo Chocolate Tour is the best tour of costa rican products here you can find sugar cane cofee and the delicious chocolate
US$25.00
3pm Chocolate Tour
Don Olivo Chocolate Tour is the best tour of costa rican products here you can find sugar cane cofee and the delicious chocolate
US$25.00
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Overview
Tucked away in the foothills of Arenal Volcano, the Don Olivo Chocolate farm shows you the chocolate production process from pod to final product—a sweet treat made better on a guided tour that includes chocolate samples and private transportation from La Fortuna. Gain insight into the chocolate making process right from the source, in addition to learning about other crops like sugarcane, papaya, and vanilla bean on a family-owned farm.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from central La Fortuna. Drive through scenic countryside en route to the Don Olivo Chocolate farm, a family-owned operation in the foothills of Arenal Volcano.

First, learn about common crops and medicinal plants like papaya, black pepper, and vanilla bean. Sample seasonal fruits as your guide tells you about how the plants are grown and used.

Then, make sugar cane juice by hand while learning about the production of sugar from plant to final product. Sample the sticky sweet liquid, sugar nuggets, and a liquor made from the sugar cane grown onsite.

Finally, continue to the chocolate tour. Walk through trails around the plantation to learn how the cocoa pods are grown, harvested, fermented, and processed into the smooth final product. Your tour concludes with samples of chocolate products like hot chocolate and brownies with the opportunity to purchase some to take home.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent tour!

Our family of 7 joined about 7 other people on a chocolate tour hosted by the 17 year old son of the current owner. He was well spoken and did an excellent job explaining the various fruits, plants, and trees his family harvests on their...More

Thank RUSSELL H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Really fun tour

Great tour - the guide was really funny and informative. We were fed some delicious fruit on our way round and then wonderful hot chocolate at the end. Also got to squeeze sugar cane and try the juice - as well as home made rum!

Thank Fern W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very informative and interesting

We loved this tour because it gave us a better understanding of how cocoa beans are processed in the traditional way. It was a fun 2 hours of hands on learning and tasting the chocolate at various processing states.

Thank Jean P
Reviewed 1 week ago
Outstanding family tour

A small, family owned farm with incredibly hospitable hosts. The informative tour provides a wealth of local knowledge and ends with an assortment of wonderful chocolate treats. The family couldn’t have been more gracious and welcoming. During the tour, one of small ones touched a...More

Thank Jason P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Definitely go!

One of the best parts of our trip to Costa Rica! The Don Olivio Chocolate Tour was an absolute blast! We learned about Costa Rican history, local fruits and vegetables, and of course chocolate! The tour lasted about two hours and the first hour you...More

Thank Rick F
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