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Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate

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Address: | 25 mts norte de Cabinas El Tesoro, Playa Cocles, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca 53708, Costa Rica
Phone Number:
+506 8836 8930
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Tue 09:00 - 18:00
Thu - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Caribeans is the origninal bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Puerto Viejo....

Caribeans is the origninal bean-to-bar chocolate factory in Puerto Viejo. Chocolate is made right in the cacao forest. Tours of our factory include: all-you-can-eat gourmet chocolate, the chocolate forest hike, and the "see how we do it" factory tour. Regular tours are Monday Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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Jeff, the owner, guided us three hours long through his property. Not only the walk through mango and chocolate trees was pleasant, the view at the top was simply stunning. We... read more

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Pully, Switzerland
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Pully, Switzerland
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Jeff, the owner, guided us three hours long through his property. Not only the walk through mango and chocolate trees was pleasant, the view at the top was simply stunning. We learned a lot about old fashioned chocolate production (as opposed to industrial production), I will never ever eat Hershey or Nestlé chocolate. Also interesting how they help locals to... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good food & interesting facts about ow they process the cocoa & make their own beautiful candies & desserts.

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Thank Roben S
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really unique and fun tour of a chocolate plantation with excellent views and really friendly guides. Would highly recommend to both couples and families.

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Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice tour. The plantation is beautiful with lovely views across the coast. The chocolate is better than I expected and they go all out with the presentation for the chocolate-tasting. The only reason why this doesn’t get five stars is because ultimately the owner is a US expatriate - who learnt everything from scratch and who looks... More 

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caribeans, Owner at Caribeans Coffee & Chocolate, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our tour is authentic to our story. Yes there are many options for tours and many "gringos" living in Costa Rica. We hire and work with local indigenous experts who are the only reason we have a successful cacao farm. We have learned many things from Wikipedia and even YouTube. We have trained local women... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the ice coffee and brownies as a pre-dinner snack, very tasty! They even have different types of chocolate 😊

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Thank Caroline R
Elmira, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a free afternoon in Cocles so wandered down to Caribeans...so very glad we did! Not only was the tour wonderful and the chocolate AMAZING, we also enjoyed Paul and Jean very much - their passion is inspiring! We saw lots of wildlife along the way too. You will be blown away by the chocolate tasting...the most incredible chocolate... More 

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spring lake
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing! Highly recommend ! Just to be aware, the climb to the farm is a bit stiff but great informations about cacao growing and the tasting was absolutely fantastic and Jeff our guide was funny and very much knowledgeable.

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Thank nathaliei
Indiana, United States
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent experience at Caribeans. I was looking for a cacao farm tour but what we got was SO much more. We had the opportunity to taste chocolate at every step of the process bean to bar. At first I thought the price seemed at little high, but halfway through I changed my mind. The highlight was chocolate... More 

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Thank themom4three
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank goodness my son asked me to bring some of the good local coffee back from our trip to Costa Rica. In the market, my friend showed me BRITT's dark roast, so I bought 2 packages. They were about 14 ounces, and you can choose whole beans or ground. Several days later we were at San José airport and discovered... More 

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Thank Sandyjamlady
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

chocolate lovers paradise, love the local aspect, coffee great too, get the sipping chocolate, its great!

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