Chocolate Tour La Tirimbina

Learn step by step the preparation of one of the most traditional drinks “Chocolate” and its uses. See the trees, flowers and taste its fruit and live a sweet experience

Enjoy in tirimbina the best chocolate tour and taste one of the most delectable food from the rainforest. On this tour you will be taken through la tirimbina’s rainforest across the longest hanging bridge in the area to a traditional cacao plantation where you will have the chance to taste the cacao beans. Learn the different stages in the process of making chocolate and the different stages of preparation. Tasting is included in the tour. We also offer other activities such as bird watching, rafting, and night walk.

Tirimbina Reserve

Tirimbina protects 345 hectares of rainforest and 9 kilometers of trails. Part of the Tirimbina forest is dedicated to conservation, environmental education and ecotourism. In 1960 Robert Hunter, an American who studied crops in Sarapiquí, arrived in Costa Rica and bought land with forests in the area, including the Tirimbina. Mr. Hunter contacted Allen Young from the Milwaukee Museum who published over 100 books about the forest and Cocoa. In 1986 the Milwaukee museum took the Tirimbina forest to design an exhibition on the tropical forest in the USA.

Hunter starts agreements with Catie to conduct more research in the forest. Since then, many research projects have been carried out in Tirimbina. In 1995 Hunter sells his forest. The purchase was sponsored by the Riveredge Natural Center and the Milwaukee Public Museum. From that agreement, Tirimbina is born such as ATCIE, a non-profit association based in Costa Rica, which is created, which today owns the Tirimbina land.

  • What’s Included:Bilingual guide, chocolate tour
  • What to Bring:Closed shoes, camera, repellent, rain gear
  • Note: different rates apply according to the pick place
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