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Botánica Chocolate
Avenue 7, Street 15, Otoya, San José, 10101, Costa RicaNext to the Mexican Embassy, we open our doors at 2:45pm, we will be at the entrance expectig you :)
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    Botanica Chocolate
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
    Jenny & Carolina are the hosts, chocolatiers and owners of Botánica Chocolate, they will both guide you in the making and the history of both cacao and chocolate. Discover the beauty behind the culture of chocolate. Sample cocoa fruit and beans carefully sourced from sustainable award-winning farms in Costa Rica, were fertile land and temperate climate produce some of the best cacao of the region. You’ll sample the first recipes of cocoa created by the indigenous communities more than 5,000 years ago. You´ll taste the beverage of cocoa transformed by the Spaniard Royalty during the colonization. We´ll explore the use of tools and ingredients as this two cultures mixed up together.  Continue exploring and sampling the chocolate transformation in Europe between the 1800´s and 1900´s.  You'll then head to a pairing and tasting experience to indulge in one  a chocolate tropical pleasure. All of our ingredients are local and organic.  Finally, we'll show how chocolate is made in our times as well as the science behind chocolate, we will hand temperate chocolate for you so that you can fully view the molecular change of chocolate during the process.  Finish the tour making your own chocolate with your favorite pairings so that you can share your creation and chocolate experience with your friends and family back home.  We are located in a historical neighborhood, perfect spot to wander after the tour and enjoy the architectural history of the city.
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    Departure Point
    Botánica Chocolate, Avenue 7, Street 15, Otoya, San José, 10101, Costa Rica
    Departure Time
    3:00 PM
    Duration
    2h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Food tasting
    • Snacks
    • Professional guide
    • Tour escort/host
    • TripAdvisor Experiences brokerage fee
    • Entry/Admission - Botanica Chocolate
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    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    If you like chocolate and want to know more about its origins, this is the place for you! The hosts at Botanica Chocolate were super knowledgable and friendly. They took us through the history from pre-Columbian bean to modern tempered chocolate. We were involved throughout
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    I really enjoyed the Chocolate experience. The knowledge and experience both ladies have is plentiful and they are not shy of sharing this. They are welcoming and fun and made this interactive with tastings and discussions. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to find out
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    The Chocolate Botanica team presented a fascinating history of the cultivation and production of chocolate. It culminated in a fun and delicious make-your-own-chocolate activity. They were enthusiastic educators and very hospitable.
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    We loved this! We have an 11 and 13 year old. The younger one is really interested in chocolate, and now he points out things about chocolate he never would have before. We were super impressed with the detail and the very relaxed and informative trip we all took through
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    Highly recommend coming here. They were both passionate and knowledgeable about chocolate. Very fun experience and the chocolate was delicious
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    Charly H
    20
    Pure chocolate heaven!
    If you like chocolate and want to know more about its origins, this is the place for you! The hosts at Botanica
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    Lucy G
    20
    Fun and Informative
    I really enjoyed the Chocolate experience. The knowledge and experience both ladies have is plentiful and they are
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    Tammy A
    10
    Fascinating,Educational and Tasty
    The Chocolate Botanica team presented a fascinating history of the cultivation and production of chocolate. It
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    Jen L
    20
    Great Chocolate History Lesson!
    We loved this! We have an 11 and 13 year old. The younger one is really interested in chocolate, and now he
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    Polandfreshness
    20
    Great chocolate class
    Highly recommend coming here. They were both passionate and knowledgeable about chocolate. Very fun experience and
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    James I
    20
    A fantastic and educational experience!
    Proprietors Caroline and Jenny are lovely people with a passion for the history of chocolate making by the
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    Matilde M
    10
    My favorite chocolate in the world so far!!
    I am a chocoholic, that loves dark chocolate, this is the purest chocolate I have ever tasted in my life, I
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    Charlotte F
    10
    Brilliant Experience!!
    This was such a treat, Jenny and Connie (spelling?) were so delightful. They really go into the history of cacao
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    Laura
    10
    GREAT Chocolate Workshop!
    2 hours of very interesting and informative chocolate session. You hear about the cacao plant, how humans have
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    Day D
    50
    Best chocolate experience !!!
    Best activity we did in Costa Rica hands down! The knowledge and passion these ladies have for the cacao is truly
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