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Don Olivo Chocolate Tour
If you are in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, you will want to head over to Don Olivo Chocolate Tour.
As soon as you enter this typical Costa Rican family farm, you are transported in a tropical paradise.
The owner starts the tour in the front of the farm where he presents all sorts of fruits trees and offers his guests to try the fresh fruits at every stop.
You will discover fruits you never knew existed and will love all of the tasting going on!
Mid-Tour, take a shot at pressing juice out of a sugar cane and give the family’s home-made rum a try. You won’t regret it!
The second half of the tour takes you through the cocoa plantation. The owner will prop a cocoa fruit opened and invite you taste the Starburst-flavored beans! See? You just learned something. Wait until you taste it!
At the end of the tour, enjoy homemade and customizable hot chocolate!!
The tour is fantastic for adults and children. It lasts about 2 hours and is a very easy and flat walk around the plantation. The owner will give tours in English, Spanish, or both!
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It is strongly suggested to call ahead to figure out when the tours will start. There didn’t seem to be an actual set schedule.
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Before the chocolate tour, visit the Parque Nacional Volcàn Arenal and enjoy a 2-hour hike to the lava and a 400-year old treeAdd/Edit Before
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After the tour, spend your evening swimming in one of the many hot springs surrounding the volcano. How about Paradise Hot Springs?!Add/Edit Before