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The Beach Chocolate Factory

| The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
+506 4701 0536
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Quality Fine Chocolate

It is difficult to find great chocolate in Costa Rica. I've been living here (in Brasilito) a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mrgrita
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Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
Fun for all ages!

When we walked into the beach chocolate shop we knew by the smell we were in for a treat. We did a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shannon D
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We offer artisan chocolate of high quality made from the best ingredients and Costa Rican cacao, harvested directly from our own farm - "tree-to-bar"! We also offer the popular interactive workshops during which you will learn everything you always wanted to know about the origin, history, nature and culture of cacao and chocolate! You will also participate in peeling fresh roasted cacao beans and turn them into your own personal chocolate treat!
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| The Village Local #127 Commercial Center, Brasilito 50309, Costa Rica
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+506 4701 0536
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is difficult to find great chocolate in Costa Rica. I've been living here (in Brasilito) a while now and most chocolates at the store are either imported or lackluster in flavor. I stop by the beach chocolate factory at least once a month to...More

Thank mrgrita
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Well thank YOU Margarita! :) - hope to see you again soon! We have some new healthy goodies for you to try...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked into the beach chocolate shop we knew by the smell we were in for a treat. We did a group workshop which we reserved in advance. Heinrich gave us a wonderful introduction to the cacao plant and the process of making chocolate....More

Thank Shannon D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Entering the shop, your senses are assaulted with total chocolate. They were making some 70% chocolate, so the intense chocolate perfume immediately set my mouth to watering. In the shop area are racks of chocolate bars, filled chocolates and chocolate skin products. We couldn't fit...More

1  Thank RLphoenix
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello RLphoenix I remember you came in last Tuesday, I had just returned from our Blue Valley cacao farm. Always a pleasure to share the passion with true enthusiast as yourselves - next time you must come see our farm and do the tour there!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun time learning about and making chocolate! Also, the chocolate is YUMMY! I would take this tour again and recommend it to others.

Thank ESR2012
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Hope to see you again soon :)

Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

Wow! We had an amazing time with Hendrick our instructor. This was my first time to any sort of chocolate factory, so my experience level was very low. Hendrick taught us all about the Cacao fruit and took us through the entire process of heating,...More

1  Thank Hanging_10
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Drove here on Monday June 26th at 1pm and it was closed. Very disappointed that there was no notification. Still had fun visiting all the beaches and buying coconuts from local vendors.More

Thank zipit80
HenrikBodholdt, Owner at The Beach Chocolate Factory, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

hello zipit80 Too bad you came by outside of our opening hours. Our schedule is posted on the front door, and also on our web site as well as our facebook page, so I hope you will agree that we actually do notify :). Please...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is a place which is a must visit if you are in the playa flamingo area and are interested in anything remotely connected to chocolates! The workshops are held every Friday at 9:30 am. The owner Henrik walks you through the entire process of...More

Thank Lead S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

We did the Friday 9:30 workshop and it was very informative. We arrived at about 9:10 (20 minutes early) and Hendrik (the owner) was happy to great us and offer us a tasting of his chocolate before the other people arrived.The workshop was outside of...More

Thank MA02129
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful experience! Henrik's approach to the history of chocolate and how to use the caco today is so interesting! The class really enables each person to learn all the steps from harvest to finish product the chocolate is wonderful! We went...More

Thank Ohmsymbol
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Henrik is a true gem and this was one of our highlights during our vacation. In addition to gobbling up the chocolate we made from scratch (from shelling cacao beans, grinding, to adding milk, sugar, etc), we really enjoyed all the information about cacao production....More

Thank Colleen P
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387adik
7 August 2017|
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Response from MA02129 | Reviewed this property |
I can not remember the exact cost.The group classes happen on Friday mornings.If you send them an email they are generally very quick to respond.They will do private classes for 4 or more people at other times.
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barbara o
26 July 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
You are about 1 kilometer from us. If you click the map here on Tripadvisor you'll realize we are practically around the corner :)
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barbara o
26 July 2017|
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Response from HenrikBodholdt | Property representative |
Hello Barbara Our outlet shop is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm. We offer regular workshops Fridays 9.30 a.m. and we do recommend making reservations for that one. As an alternative you can make a private... More
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