Chocolate Tour & Night Tour

San Carlos, Costa Rica

Cooking experience hosted by Ivannia

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish and English

What you'll do

At nightfall, join us to discover the delicious world of chocolate where we will learn the whole process from the seed to the delicious Chocolate bar, once the explanation is finished we will select some members of the group to grind the Cocoa to make your own chocolate bar. Once finished you will have the opportunity to taste several types of chocolate such as Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.
Once this sweet adventure is over, we will tour our farm to enter the extraordinary nightlife where we can see some species of frogs and toads such as the Giant Toad, the big chicken eater frog, the small “Jewels of the Forest” like the Hourglass Frog and the most emblematic of Costa Rica, the Red-Eyed Frog.
With luck during the tour, we can see some species of insects, mammals such as the sloth, raccoons and sometimes nocturnal birds.
At nightfall, join us to discover the delicious world of chocolate where we will learn the whole process from the seed to the delicious Chocolate bar, once the explanation is finished we will select some members of the group to grind the Cocoa to make your own chocolate bar. Once finished you will have the opportunity to taste several types of chocolate such as Dark Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and White Chocolate.
Once this sweet adventure is…

What's included

  • Food
    Chocolate Tasting
  • Drinks
    Hot Coffee / The drink of the gods (Cacao, Corn, Salt, Spicy Chile, Vanilla...

Meet your Host, Ivannia

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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I grew up with my family on an agricultural farm in Monteverde, where one of the main products was coffee.
Years later, the Don Juan project (which bears my grandfather's name) begins to show visitors the process for making coffee and after a few years the chocolate tour, but for reasons of climate the development of trees Cocoa was not the best and that is why a small farm was acquired in the Arenal Area where the climate is optimal for the cultivation of cocoa. Rather than being a guide to Coffee and Chocolate, I am passionate about nature and photography, which is why I am proud to teach what I know about the flora and fauna of Costa Rica not only to tourists, but also to my colleagues Andrés Pérez, Axel Soto and Yeudy Cruz who are our co-hosts, who also do the chocolate and night walk tour.
I grew up with my family on an agricultural farm in Monteverde, where one of the main products was coffee.
Years later, the Don Juan project (which bears my grandfather's name) begins to show visitors the process for making coffee and after a few years the chocolate tour, but for reasons of climate the development of trees Cocoa was not the best and that is why a small farm was acquired in the Arenal Area where the climate is optimal for the cultivation of cocoa. Rather than being a guide t…
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Where we'll meet
Don Juan Tours Arenal
San Carlos
With one of our guides or co-hosts, we will walk a distance of no more than 500 meters through a small cocoa plantation where we would learn all the processes such as cultivation, production, fermentation, drying, roasting and packing. Once the Chocolate part is finished, we will walk along the paths of the farm in search of the different nocturnal creatures that live there.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 173 reviews.

  • Chris
    January 2022
    Time and money well spent! This tour is a very unique combination of all 5 senses that I will think about fondly for years to come.
  • Andrew
    January 2022
    Great experience! Learned a lot about chocolate. The guide was very informative and the host was very accommodating to my last minute booking. Saw some frogs, lizards, spiders and 3 sloths! Overall totally worth it and would recommend to anyone in the area
  • Selle
    January 2022
    The tour really was amazing! Axel was a perfect guide, speaking perfect english. He showed us many different frogs, a sloth, spiders and more. He explains the process to make cacao perfectly and you can be part of it as tasting the cacao fruit and making your own chocolate with ingredients you decide on your own. Even the shop at the end had a really good price-performance ratio. We can definitely recommend that tour:)
  • Cade
    January 2022
    Booked this tour on a whim, had a great time! Alex the guide was fantastic, we were able to see sloths and other animals. Highly recommend if you’re looking for something fun to do in the area.
  • Teddy
    January 2022
    This was a great tour! Jorge was very knowledgeable and a great host. We saw all sorts of animals. And the chocolate was delicious. Was a really fun start to our night.
  • Audrey
    January 2022
    The tour was great! We saw many frogs, spiders, sloth. The guide taught us about cacao and the process to make chocolate. Highly recommend!

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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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    6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    $41 per person
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