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Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate

| 25 mts norte de Cabinas El Tesoro, Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 53708, Costa Rica
+506 8341 2043
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Bean to Bar toue

We just finished the bean to bar tour with Oscar. Even with the rain coming down, it was 100... read more

Reviewed yesterday
NRawli
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Lacombe, Canada
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Terrific tour

We took the tour here with our young kids and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jane_C_T_S
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Caribeans is the origninal bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Puerto Viejo. Chocolate is made right in the cacao forest. Tours of our factory include: all-you-can-eat gourmet chocolate, the chocolate forest hike, and the "see how we do it" factory tour. Regular tours are Monday 10 am, Tuesday10 & 2, Thursday 10 & 2, Friday2 pm, and Saturday 2 pm. No reservations required. We also have a full service coffee and chocolate shop. Our coffee is fresh roasted farm to cup and delicious. Our chocolate is all hand made and organic. Fresh smoothies, sandwiches, ice cream and much more.
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| 25 mts norte de Cabinas El Tesoro, Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 53708, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We just finished the bean to bar tour with Oscar. Even with the rain coming down, it was 100% fantastic! Oscar was very knowledgeable, friendly and funny! We learned so much, from the original history of the cacao trees, to the current processes involved with...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the tour here with our young kids and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica - really interesting, nice variety & fun - highly recommended!

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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We had the privilege of staying a month in this area and enjoyed this place often! Their smoothies and Mocha Frio are so refreshing and the chocolate is so delicious! We took the chocolate tour and Oscar is an incredible guide that really opened our...More

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caribeans, Owner at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed the tour with Oscar! Thanks for taking some of the Caribbean home and for blessing our staff with the recognition of their good service.

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Nice tour with chatty guide saw some animals and lots of chocolate samples - wasn't my favourite chocolate I've tasted in CR but still nice. Considering some of the other tours in the area at 10 or 25 dollars I think it could be a...More

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caribeans, Owner at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2018

Thanks for taking our tour, even though it was a couple of dollars more. For your $28 dollars you get a complete experience of both the cacao forest and chocolate factory. The tour provides tastings of the highest level chocolate in Costa Rica made from...More

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Reviewed 28 June 2018

We loved this tour. It was led by Oscar who was informative and hilarious. We saw the entire chocolate making process from the trees and local farmers who take care of them to the packaging of the bars. We sampled chocolate derived from other local...More

Thank Katherine E
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Reviewed 24 June 2018

Wonderful tour from Paul and Oscar. We hiked up the mountain with Oscar pointing out the history of chocolate in Costa Rica, and we were able to crack open a cacao pod when we reached the peak overlooking the ocean. From there we had a...More

Thank Jason J
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Reviewed 20 June 2018

My family group took a 2 PM chocolate walk with Paul and Oscar on 6/19. Our guides were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They made the walk and the chocolate tasting a real experience. The chocolate milkshakes at Caribeans after the walk were exceptional!!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

wow!!! SO worth the small amount of money for such an interactive and in depth experience! we learned so much and got to taste some amazing fair trade and organic chocolate! the staff was kind and really fun. the coffee is amazing as well! highly...More

Thank TCG0618
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We took a tour with Oscar who is a very cool and entertaining guy. The tour was nearly 3 hours and we got to see the whole process from bean to bar and learn about how Caribeans started and what sets the apart. There were...More

Thank Talia G
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Reviewed 29 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must do whilst in Puerto Viejo! The company is ran by a lovely couple who are clearly so dedicated to making their product and providing good wages to the local farmers. The tour consists of walking through the cocoa farm whilst he...More

Thank Molly B
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Mihaela M
14 May 2018|
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Response from caribeans | Property representative |
Pvjeanne at gmail. Reservations are not required. See our website for tour schedule.
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yifeixli
11 April 2018|
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Response from caribeans | Property representative |
Parking lot is small but parking on the street is fine.
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yifeixli
11 April 2018|
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Response from Janice B | Reviewed this property |
yes, just park along the road.
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