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Cacao Trails Culture Tour

Hone Creek 70403, Costa Rica
+506 2756 8186
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Chocolate tour

We did the "shorter" chocolate tour with our 3 children and got to see the whole process of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
l0nd0nnl
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Cacao & indigenous culture

The very interesting cacao processing introduction, developed into a unique experience finding that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
PeterJona
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hone Creek 70403, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did the "shorter" chocolate tour with our 3 children and got to see the whole process of chocolate making. Ilmer, our host, was very knowledgeable and made it interesting for the children too. The chocolate was just so nice and out of this world....More

Thank l0nd0nnl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The very interesting cacao processing introduction, developed into a unique experience finding that Ilmer had indigenous roots. Thank you very much Ilmer for sharing about aspects of cacao in your culture, but also for sharing aspects of your life and your thoughts about the challenges...More

Thank PeterJona
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We didn't really know what we were getting into -- and were by ourselves in the low season. We took the shorter tour (had a 6 and 10 year old with us) that focused on chocolate vs. history. It was fascinating. The chocolate was AMAZING....More

Thank cochra1
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Make sure to use mosquito repellent! One of the learning is they build mosquito breating places using banana leaves as they are needed to polute the cacao plants... So there are a lot of mosquitoes. Other than that interesting tour Very friendly guide. They tell...More

Thank Jürgen G
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We came upon this place almost by accident so we were there with only one other couple. The tour was interesting, learning about the local and traditional customs, how their houses were built, their art and death rituals. The tour of the plantation with the...More

Thank Maxine C
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We really enjoyed our time at Cacao Trails. We liked it here better than all the other paid places we visited during our stay in Cahuita. Wilberto was a great guide and very informative. We were a group of 3 and had him all to...More

Thank rmitgoteam
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Absolute joke. Staff was unwelcoming. They wanted 25$ for a guided tour (without giving any details on that tour), we agreed on 10$ fee to walk the premises ourselves. A few badly maintained trails through cacao trees, along rotting away banana trees, looping back to...More

Thank Bundeshauptstadt
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We visited with a guide as part of a day tour. Not only did we learn about chocolate, we also thoroughly enjoyed being in the rain forest, where we saw leaf cutter ants, hummingbirds, a howler monkey, and gorgeous flowers. The cacao tour was quite...More

Thank Vinelanders
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We did this on a cruise ship excursion. If you've never been to a rain forest you'll find this interesting. It is a family cacao and banana farm. They tell you about chocolate, make some for you to try, then you can wander the small...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Loved this tour. Make sure to bring mosquito spray. Very informative. See the cocao growing, taste it before it is dried, see how it is roasted and ground. Finally get to taste the finished product. Highly recommend this tour

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