Chocolate Cacao Farm with Dona Mara Tour - Costa Rica for Kids
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Chocolate Cacao Farm and Traditional Flavors with Dona Mara Tour

Experience a wonderful family-friendly adventure in the enchanting Arenal Volcano area, where you’ll dive into the rich culture and delicious food of Costa Rica with our Chocolate Cacao Farm and Traditional Flavors with Dona Mara Tour. This half-day excursion promises an unforgettable journey for all your senses.

Tour Highlights:

  • Chocolate-Making: Your adventure begins with a visit to a local cacao farm nestled at the base of the majestic Arenal Volcano. Your friendly guide will lead you on an engaging journey through the fascinating world of chocolate-making, from bean to bar. You’ll get hands-on experience in every step of the process, including harvesting cacao fruit, roasting beans, and mixing your very own chocolate creations. Of course, there’ll be plenty of chocolate tasting along the way!
  • Costa Rican Cooking: Next up, you’ll immerse yourselves in the culinary wonders of Costa Rica with a hands-on cooking experience. Hosted by the talented Dona Mara, a beloved local chef from the Chachagua region near Arenal, this cooking adventure is perfect for families. Dona Mara will warmly welcome you into her kitchen and introduce you to the day’s menu, filled with delightful Costa Rican dishes.

What to Expect:

  • Chocolate Delights: At the cacao farm, you and your family will not only learn about cacao trees and the art of chocolate-making but also engage in the whole process, from roasting to mixing. Kids and adults alike will relish the opportunity to craft their own chocolate treats, making this a fun and educational experience.
  • Cooking Fun: In Dona Mara’s kitchen, your family will discover the secrets of crafting “Tortillas Caseras” from scratch. From grinding corn to hand-patting tortillas and toasting them on a traditional wood-burning stove, you’ll be actively involved in creating these mouthwatering delights. Additionally, you’ll learn the art of making “Chilera,” a homemade hot sauce that adds zing to every Costa Rican meal. Kids can join in on the fun and learn these culinary traditions firsthand.
  • Hearty Family Feast: After your culinary efforts, it’s time to savor the fruits of your labor. Gather around the table on Dona Mara’s open-air terrace and indulge in a hearty meal featuring your handmade tortillas, along with a variety of traditional “gallos,” such as picadillos and meats in sauce. Don’t forget the local cheeses and sometimes smoky chorizo! It’s a feast that will tantalize your taste buds and bring your family closer together.

What families love about this tour: Families adore this tour because it combines adventure, education, and delicious food in one unforgettable experience. It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to get hands-on and learn about cacao cultivation and the art of chocolate-making. Plus, the cooking session with Dona Mara allows families to bond over preparing and enjoying authentic Costa Rican dishes. With its family-friendly atmosphere and scrumptious treats, this tour is a recipe for cherished memories.

Tour Duration: Approx 5 hours

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    Minimum of operation 3 people (adults).
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    For families of less than 3 people, please contact our agents for more pricing information.

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