Puerto Viejo hands on chocolate making class. From bean to bar, get chocolatey!

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From USD 42.63

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Foodies and anyone with a sweet tooth will love this chocolate-themed activity. See cacao trees growing before touring the chocolate-making kitchen. Learn all about what it takes to turn cacao into a bar of chocolate, and even have a go at grinding the beans and separating the shells yourself. Make some chocolate to take home with you and share with your friends–if you don’t eat it all first.
  • Receive personalized attention on a private activity
  • Sample many types of chocolate, including truffles and bars
  • Learn new skills that you can apply later
  • An educational activity that’s great for adults and kids

Sample Menu


Try fresh cacao fruit and fermented and dried beans!

Roasted cacao and chocolate!

What's Included

  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • J6WQ+J3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca
      J6WQ+J32 Limón Province, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

      Playa Negra is just outside Puerto Viejo. We are the last building on the right on entrada pan dulce. Look for Talamanca Chocolate on google maps. We are the last building on the right, a low brown building with a green metal roof.

    Start time

    10:00 am

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Operated by Talamanca Chocolate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Exceeded expectations
    Louise_H, Feb 2023
    Even better than expected! The owner told us so many interisting facts and the chocolate making process was fun ☺️💪🏼
    Such a great day, an...
    Susann_A, Jan 2023
    Such a great day, an introduction to the cacao three trough a genuine warmth in the storytelling. And lovely chocolate to go with it, we even made it ourselves!
    Wonderful experience
    Sandra_B, Dec 2022
    We had a wonderful experience with the cocoa tour. The owner is fabulous and we learned so much and made our own dark chocolate candy.
    Melody_S, Apr 2022
    Beware!!! There is no milk chocolate only dark chocolate!!! I have to say that this was an experience. The instructor is AMAZING!! She is the sweetest person you could meet. Down to earth, friendly and knowledgeable. But, this wasn't what I expected. It is literally in the outdoors, flies are EVERYWHERE even in the ingredients we were using to make chocolate and it is unsanitary. There were cats literally on the working stations where we were making chocolate and nothing was wiped down or sanitized. There were big animals (dogs) running loose and made me quite uncomfortable. I get it, it is a farm, but if you are running a business and someone is afraid of your animals the proper thing to do is put them away if your client/visitor is uncomfortable who is paying to be there.
    Cacao/chocolate experience
    4xpwy6hykd, Dec 2021
    Ancel was very knowledgeable about the history of cacao in Costa Rica. I was fascinated by the evolution of cacao’s usages. She also led me through the process of turning cacao into chocolate and the different paths that process could take yielding different results. If you want a real educational experience and end up with some delicious chocolate at the end I highly recommend this experience.
    Von der Bohne zum Kakao :)
    Laura_B, Jan 2023
    Mit viel Liebe zum Detail wurden sehr viele Aspekte rund um die Kakaopflanze, -Bohne und die heutige Schokoladenkultur vermittelt. Es hat viel Spaß gemacht den Schritten der Produktion zu folgen und am Ende das Ergebnis (Schokolade und ein ursprünglicher Kakao) zu verköstigen. Auf dem Gelände ist viel Trubel mit allerlei Tieren, Angst vor Hunden sollte man nicht haben.
    Sehr spannend.
    Nathalie_P, July 2022
    Die nette Frau des Kurses hat sehr viel Wissen über die Kakaobohne, die Kakaobäume und alles rund um die Schokoladenherstellung. Es hat viel Spaß gemacht.