What you'll do
At nightfall, join us to discover the delicious world of chocolate where we will learn the whole process from the seed to the delicious Chocolate bar, once the explanation is finished we will select some members of the group to grind the Cocoa to make your own chocolate bar. Once finished you will have the opportunity to taste several types of chocolate such as Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate. Once this sweet adventure is over, we will tour our farm to enter the extraordinary nightlife where we can see some species of frogs and toads such as the Giant Toad, the big chicken eater frog, the small “Jewels of the Forest” like the Hourglass Frog and the most emblematic of Costa Rica, the Red-Eyed Frog. With luck during the tour, we can see some species of insects, mammals such as the sloth, raccoons and sometimes nocturnal birds.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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I grew up with my family on an agricultural farm in Monteverde, where one of the main products was coffee. Years later, the Don Juan project (which bears my grandfather's name) begins to show visitors the process for making coffee and after a few years the chocolate tour, but for reasons of climate the development of trees Cocoa was not the best and that is why a small farm was acquired in the Arenal Area where the climate is optimal for the cultivation of cocoa. Rather than being a guide to Coffee and Chocolate, I am passionate about nature and photography, which is why I am proud to teach what I know about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica not only to tourists, but also to my colleagues Andrés Pérez, Axel Soto and Yeudy Cruz who are our co-hosts, who also do the chocolate and night walk tour.
Hot Coffee / The drink of the gods (Cacao, Corn, Salt, Spicy Chile, Vanilla, Hot Water and Sugar)
Free transportation from the Don Juan store in the center of La Fortuna to the Don Juan facilities and from the Don Juan…
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Where you'll be
With one of our guides or co-hosts, we will walk a distance of no more than 500 meters through a small cocoa plantation where we would learn all the processes such as cultivation, production, fermentation, drying, roasting and packing. Once the Chocolate part is finished, we will walk along the paths of the farm in search of the different nocturnal creatures that live there.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 10 guests ages 4 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry,…
Chocolate Tour & Night Tour