Chocolate Tour La Tirimbina

Duration: 2 hours
Location: Sarapiqui
Tours available: 8:00, 10:00, 1:00, 2:15
Includes: bilingual guide, entrance fee, chocolate tour
Bring: Hiking shoes, poncho, hat, repellent, camera

La Tirimbina is nestled in the lush rainforest of Costa Rica. Our chocolate tour takes you on a journey from cacao beans to delectable chocolate, offering insights into the process of chocolate-making and the rich history surrounding this treat. Your guide will explain about the cultivation of cacao trees, therir ecological importance, and the pratices use to produce a high quality cacao. You will have the chance to witness the process and the fermentation and how to transform raw cacao into chocolate. Do not forget tasting is included in the activity


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 was born such as ATCIE, a non-profit association based in Costa Rica, which is created, today to own the Tirimbina land.

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