Mon - Sat: 10am
by reservation only
OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE
"Genuine and memorable - a highlight of our trip"
Under 10yrs: $23*
Under 5yrs: Free
Traditional Costa Rican style lunch made from fresh local ingredients.
*prices include 13% sales tax
FOR AN AUTHENTIC OFF THE BEATEN PATH EXPERIENCE TAKE OUR HANDS-ON
EDUCATIONAL CHOCOLATE TOUR
This is more than just your average chocolate tour.
Our tour is an accessible to all ages introduction to all things cacao and chocolate.
WE ENCOURAGE HANDS-ON PARTICIPATION AND TASTE TESTING THROUGHOUT!
Led by a member of our family, who 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.
Taste the fresh 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!
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!
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.
"The chocolate was to die for and the step by step tutorial on how to take it from bean to mouth was just awesome"
Visitors are welcome to the farm for both our Immersive Chocolate Tour and our Chocolate Shop. We will be observing social distancing, hand washing and the compulsory use of face masks.