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Chocolate-Making Workshop in the Rainforest
Veronika’s agency
Your Local Agency for Cultural and Family Travel in Costa Rica
263 reviews
Embark on the sweetest of rainforest experiences, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in tropical America to the processing of the delicious product we know and love today! Considered as “a gift of the Gods”, the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture. It was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of their economic value in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.In this hands-on chocolate-making experience, your kids will hav...

Embark on the sweetest of rainforest experiences, discovering the ancient secrets of chocolate: from its discovery and use in tropical America to the processing of the delicious product we know and love today!

Considered as “a gift of the Gods”, the cacao tree was very important to the ancient culture. It was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of their economic value in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

In this hands-on chocolate-making experience, your kids will have the opportunity to learn about the fascinating origin and history of chocolate, as well as participating in the entire production process from the harvesting of the fruit, drying and grinding of the seed, the creation of the traditional drink of our ancestors, and of course, ending the activity with some tasty organic chocolate to savour!

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Who is this activity best suited to? Is there a particular age group who would enjoy it?

Chocolate fans of any age can enjoy this experience. It combines history, culture, and delicious treats, making it an ideal activity for families of all ages.

6-12 years old

12-16 years old

16 years and above

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This activity is an all-year-long family favourite

How much does this activity cost?

Approximately £20 for adults, and £13 for children aged between 6 and 14.

Do you need to bring any special equipment?

Comfortable clothing will do!