The diversity of species here is spectacular, including more than 1,850 species of plants, 350 species of trees, 448 species of birds, and approximately 500 species of ants.
Cacao Plantation Tour
Cacao Plantation Tour, Costa Rica
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to a cacao plantation to learn about the secrets and marvels of one of the favourite foods of mankind - chocolate!
The tour will take approximately three hours as you take a guided walk across the Tirimbina suspension bridge, visit the cacao plantation, discover the wild species of cacao and hear about its natural and cultural history.
You will be taken through the whole process of turning cacao to chocolate, including the harvesting, fermentation process and dying. You will also have the opportunity to taste some local chocolate before returning to your hotel.
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Other experiences in Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui
These activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences around where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can suggest tours and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the local ways of life.
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