Chocolate Forest Experience & Uatsi Waterfall, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca

Embark on an authentic bean-to-bar chocolate tour in the community of Uatsi, just 11 miles west of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca.

Overview

Embark on an authentic bean-to-bar chocolate tour in the community of Uatsi, just 11 miles west of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca. Learn about cacao, its history, local wildlife, and chocolate-making from your knowledgeable guide at the organic chocolate factory. After the tour, enjoy a refreshing dip and a light snack at a stunning nearby waterfall, completing a unique and educational experience.

Highlights

  • Explore an organic chocolate factory in the community of Uatsi near the Panama border
  • Learn about cacao cultivation, history, and chocolate-making from a knowledgeable guide
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic bean-to-bar chocolate tour experience
  • Visit a stunning nearby waterfall for a refreshing swim

Know before you go

Duration
4.5 hours
Recommended for
All ages
Group
Small group

What you'll do

Your chocolate adventure begins with a scenic drive 11 miles (17.75 kilometers) west of Puerto Viejo de Talamanca as your guide takes you towards the community of Uatsi, nestled close to the Panama border. As you arrive, prepare to be immersed in the world of organic chocolate making and experience the magic of a true bean-to-bar chocolate tour. Surrounded by lush greenery, you'll find yourself in the heart of cocoa plant cultivation and authentic chocolate production.

Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the cacao groves, where you'll learn about the history of cacao cultivation, the local wildlife that thrives alongside the cocoa plants, and the intricate process of transforming these beans into delicious chocolate. As you explore the grounds, your guide will share fascinating stories and insights into this age-old art that has been perfected over the centuries.

After your educational tour of the chocolate factory, it's time to put your newfound knowledge to the test with a tasting session. Sample the rich, velvety chocolate made right on-site and savor the exquisite flavors that only fresh, organic cocoa beans can provide. Don't forget to pick up some chocolate souvenirs to share with your friends and family back home!

Next, your guide will lead you on a short walk to a breathtaking nearby waterfall. Here, you'll have the opportunity to cool off and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters, surrounded by the natural beauty of the Costa Rican rainforest. After your swim, sit back and relax with a light snack, taking in the serene atmosphere and reflecting on your unforgettable chocolate adventure.

As your excursion comes to a close, you'll make your way back to Puerto Viejo de Talamanca with a newfound appreciation for the art of chocolate making, as well as memories of the stunning waterfall and serene rainforest. This unique experience is sure to leave a lasting impression on both your taste buds and your heart.