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Itinerary
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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Don Olivo Chocolate Tour
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.
Highlights
  • Learn how chocolate is processed from bean to bar
  • Tour a family-owned chocolate farm
  • Try products made from the chocolate grown onsite
  • Sample seasonal fruits and sugarcane fresh from the field
  • Four departure times lets you fit this tour into your schedule
  • Transportation from La Fortuna included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
August 30, 2018

Had a great time!! Highly recommend this cocoa tour! Willie and Otto were great....tasted many native fruits to costa rica, chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate!! 😍💜

Thank tazette76
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful people and packed with knowledge! Great value.

This tour was wonderful! we took the 8AM slot, as soon as we arrived, Senior Otto welcomed us and immediately proceeded to feed us with a fresh variety of fruits which was great since we had not had breakfast yet. Our 12 y/o daughter loved...More

1  Thank Lorena A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
A highlight of Costa Rica. Highly recommended!

My wife and I did this tour when we had a free afternoon during a Gate 1 tour of Costa Rica. We were given the tour by Minor, who owns the organic farm. He was an excellent host -- knowledgeable and funny. We ate fruit...More

1  Thank Erik C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing

I will have to agree with Michelle G. This tour was amazing and Minar is a charismatic, intelligent, and knowledgeable tour guide. We were impressed by the variety of fruits and plants grown on the property even before we ate the chocolate. We learned so...More

Thank vlbc
Reviewed 9 August 2018
Amazing!!! A must do if you are in La Fortuna!!!

Highly recommend! The business is family owned and operated. Minor is a great guide - very knowledgeable and very passionate about his work! It is always a great tour if the guide is truly inspired by their work. You get to taste so many fruits...More

Thank Michelle G
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