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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
From 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
From 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
From 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 yesterday
A Fun and Memorable Experience

The Don Olivo chocolate and farm tour was the first thing we did on our first full day in Costa Rica, and it was such a great way to start off the trip. This is a real, functioning family-owned farm that does not engage in...More

Thank urbanachiever54
Reviewed 3 days ago
Loved every minute of it!

Highly, highly recommend this tour! This is a family run farm, so the tour is very personal and intimate. Our tour guide Minor was so enthusiastic and could answer every question at the end! This was one of the highlights of our trip and would...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
A Must!! Family-run, fresh fruit, chocolate, passion and knowledge

What a fantastic tour! Such a friendly family, so passionate about their farm - the fruit, medicinal plants, organic process, and, of course, the chocolate!! Minor was a wonderful guide - so knowledgeable and enthusiastic in sharing. We ate the most delicious bananas and papayas...More

Thank Jeanne D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Perfect visit in April 2018

My husband and I visited this farm in April of 2018. It was by far one of the highlights of the trip. I loved learning about so many fruits!!!! It was perfect!!!!! We made sugar cane juice, tried guara, made hot chocolate with real chocolate-from...More

1  Thank Tina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Delightful, Delicious, Educational and Reasonably Priced!

Bring an appetite and money to take chocolate home! Joshua, the 17 year old son, led our tour and was so friendly, knowledgeable and kind! The tour started with family members cutting and serving our group of 7 fresh fruits from the property as we...More

Thank Laura F
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