After meeting at the CariBeans Chocolate Tasting Lounge, you start with a hike through the cacao forest, seeing the cacao tree restoration project and learn about the history of cacao and chocolate. You will see wildlife along the way including dart frogs, sloths, monkeys, toucans, parrots, etc.
CariBeans shows their guests how they harvest, ferment & dry the cacao to add value to the raw pod. In contrast to the industrial side of the chocolate world, they have their own philosophy and community vision. Last but not least you will hike down to the Chocolate Creation Lab to demonstrate a hands-on experience.
The tour leads you to a stunning ocean view rancho where you will do a chocolate tasting. You will first get served the traditional Aztec chocolate drink, then finish the tasting with a buffet where you mix fresh herbs and spices with chocolate to combine an endless array of flavors. Last but not least you will hike down to the Chocolate Creation Lab to demonstrate a hands-on experience of the bean to bar process.