IMMERSIVE CHOCOLATE TOUR
FOR AN AUTHENTIC OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE TAKE OUR HANDS-ON
EDUCATIONAL CHOCOLATE TOUR
Mon - Sat: 10am with reservation only
Under 10yrs: $25,
Under 5yrs: Free
Traditional Costa Rican style lunch made from fresh local ingredients.
This is more than just your average chocolate tour.
La Iguana is a rare example of chocolate being made at origin.
We make our craft chocolate in the same place as we grow and process the cacao.
WE ARE FARM TO BAR
Our tour is an accessible to all ages introduction to all things cacao and chocolate.
WE ENCOURAGE HANDS-ON PARTICIPATION AND TASTE TESTING THROUGHOUT!
The tour is led by a member of our family, we are third generation cacao farmers, first generation chocolate makers. We will teach you about the fascinating history of cacao, show you how it grows, is harvested, and processed to make delicious chocolate.
The tour begins with a short walk through our agroforestry system where cacao grows alongside many other fruits and spices. Taste the fresh cacao fruit and sample the beans at every stage of the process to see how the chocolate flavour develops with each step.
Make your own rustic bon bons using flavourings grown on our farm, try tempering your own fine chocolate and make a traditional Mayan style hot chocolate to accompany freshly baked cookies or brownies.
"If you are looking for an authentic chocolate tour experience that isn’t touristy then come here!"
Like all the best places in Costa Rica we are located off the beaten path, this means that part of the drive out to us is on dirt roads. Although not necessary for the majority of the year we do recommend a 4x4 car. Allow a little extra time to get here, be prepared for rough roads and stunning scenery.
It is worth the trip!
Get away from the crowds for a few hours and experience the real Costa Rica, we are less than 1.5hrs from Manuel Antonio & Jaco on the Central Pacific Coast.
Navigate to us using Google Maps or Waze. Just search for La Iguana Chocolate.
Don't trust your rental car GPS or your hotel for accurate directions!
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The tour takes place on our beautiful family farm surrounded by nature. Pathways are gravel and not perfectly even although the majority of the tour is on flat ground in the shade, the entire tour is within a five minute walk of the starting point and car park.
Our main classroom is at the top of a flight of stairs, if anyone in your group is unable to climb stairs or walk very far we will happily relocate the tour to accommodate them. Prior notice of this is appreciated so that we may prepare an alternative space.
ALLERGIES & DIETARY RESTRICTIONS
We do not use nuts in our chocolate.
The majority of our chocolate is vegan, chocolate containing milk is refined in a dedicated machine.
We cannot guarantee that there are no traces of allergens in our chocolate.
The lunch offered at the farm is vegetarian,
we can easily accommodate vegans and most other dietary restrictions.
If you have a severe allergy or strict dietary restriction please let us know ahead of time.
We accept payment with cards or cash in Dollars and Colones.
We do not currently accept AMEX.
We request a 25% deposit to reserve your tour
(we will send a link when we confirm availability)
the remaining amount is due at the end of the tour.