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Jaco Beach: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience and Plantation Tour

1. Jaco Beach: 2-Hour Chocolate Experience and Plantation Tour

Begin your tour with a short 30-minute walk and be introduced to the Central Pacific transitional forest. During the walk observe the amazing flora and fauna. Afterward, begin your chocolate experience and discover the international cocoa collection of the Central Pacific. Learn about the different varieties of cocoa, as well as its ancestral history, and cocoa's impact on the world economy. Try the actual cocoa fruit and take part in the cocoa production process. Delish in different types of chocolate and mix it with tropical fruits. Also learn about two of the most traditional agricultural products of Costa Rica, sugar cane and coffee. Have direct contact with the plants and hear about the natural history of these crops. At the end of the experience, there will be organic chocolate bars with different cocoa percentages as well as other cocoa products for purchase.

Quepos: Manuel Antonio Local Flavor Tour

2. Quepos: Manuel Antonio Local Flavor Tour

Experience a fun and informative tour of local cuisine. Learn where organic Costa Rican ingredients come from, how dishes are prepared, and how to recreate them at home. Begin your tour by visiting the local farmer's market in Quepos, where you have the opportunity to browse the stands and pick out ingredients for your lunch. Your guide will assist you and be there to help you design the menu. Head to the private ranch in Londres and be greeted by friendly staff who will guide you to the organic garden. Pick out some finishing flavors, colors, and textures for your meal. Start cooking with professional local chefs in the kitchen. Experience the process of making corn tortillas by hand, exotic ceviches with plantain or banana, rice cooked the old-fashioned way, chicken in a hearty tomato sauce, and picadillos (minced meats and veggies and spices combined). Sit down for your delicious meal, and delight your palate with local Costa Rican flavors. Let your imagination soar about how to recreate these dishes at home with your own seasonal ingredients.

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What people are saying about Jaco

This was a great excursion and our guide Allen (Alan?) was great. Friendly and knowledgeable. We got to go to a small farm, see animals, pick veggies, and learn to cook Costa Rican dishes. I am vegan and everything we made I could eat except for the entree, which was chicken. They were very accommodating and showed me how to make something different for my entree, called picadillo. It was delicious. Highly recommend.

Outstanding experience. We saw a lot, we learned a lot, and we tasted a lot. Our guide was excellent! He was knowledgeable and he kept very interesting and interactive. And he was funny. My whole family loved this experience, and I would recommend it to anyone who visits the Jaco area.

Punctual pick-up at the hotel, the very kind guide showed us the surroundings and took us to magnificent panoramic points. The preparation of the active and engaging lunch. The food, cooked by us was very tasty. An experience that I highly recommend

This was so fun and interesting. We got to make and eat the chocolate and learn all about the history of chocolate and how it is made. Our guide was amazing (Erik) and we loved every minute of this!

So cool to be see all the different steps of the chocolate process and be able to eat/drink the chocolate you hand grounded. 10/10 recommend!