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Don Olivo Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna

  • Learn how chocolate is processed from bean to bar
  • Tour a family-owned chocolate farm
  • Try products made from the chocolate grown onsite
Don Olivo Chocolate Tour from La Fortuna
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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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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
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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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Reviews (328)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Chocolate Tour

We showed up without a booking, and the family found a way to fit us in with a group who had just started the tour - super accommodating. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and able to tell us about not just chocolate but many other...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank l1z743
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour of our trip

Based on all the positive reviews on TA, we decided to stop by and we are so glad we did. We had a wonderful time with Minor and his family. Due to being there in the rainy season with questionable weather we did not pre-book...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 859TK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Best tour in whole costa rica!

The best advice i can give; don't eat before you go to this tour. You can try all kinds of fruits, sugar cane and of course a lot of chocolate! The family has a great place with a great variety of fruits, coffee and ofcourse...More

Thank sammiev2017
Reviewed 4 November 2018
You will not regret this tour. Can’t recommend highly enough.

Had seen this mentioned in Lonely Planet guide and read great reviews on Trip Adviser but must admit that when we got to La Fortuna we struggled to find out anything about it and our hotel hadn’t heard of it. I contacted the owner directly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LynnK21
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile
Great tour!

This tour far exceeded our expectations! We weren’t sure what to expect when we booked the tour but it has been one of the highlights of our trip. Minor was a fantastic tour guide leading us through their beautiful grounds and letting us sample a...More

Thank Erick K
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Response from cvdibart | Reviewed this property |
Yes, very family friendly
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Response from LoriK93433 | Reviewed this property |
Try calling them, they should be able to send a car and pick you up.
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