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Finca Kobo

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Canmore, Alberta
Reviewed 12 April 2017

We took this chocolate tour and it was a culinary heaven! The guide, Jean-Louis, was extremely resourceful and explained the growth of many other fruits on the property. The chocolate fondue and cake was a really nice touch at the end. This is worth every penny! What a great experience!

Thank nadetgil
Foxboro, Massachusetts
Reviewed 25 March 2017

This was the high point of our Costa Rica trip. Our host, named Alex, talked about sustainability in agriculture and introduced us to a lot of tropical plants. At the end of the tour we got a lecture on the production of chocolate and we tried some of their warm chocolate, dipping both pineapple and watermelon in it. Unbelievably delicious!

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As I'm a chocaholic I was keen to do this tour but concerned that it might be too "touristy". In fact, my husband and myself really enjoyed it. There were 7 in our group. The guide was very knowledgeable, passionate about his subject and spoke excellent English. We were shown around the small garden, saw and tasted several unusual fruits...

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My husband is a chocoholic so a chocolate tour was in order. We are so glad we picked Finca Kobo. The grounds are beautiful, the tour is very interesting and the sampling of many fruits and cocoa beans was excellent. Our young guide (can not remember the name!) was very knowledgeable of the whole process and also history and such...

Thank Silvana I
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Our family (two kids ages 6 and 9) really enjoyed the chocolate tour (we stayed at Lapamar Lodge and only came for the chocolate tour). Juan Luis was our guide and he spoke excellent English. The tour is more than chocolate - it is also about organic farming practices, medicinal plants, other fruits (starfruit, oranges...which are green...) as well as...

Thank annette589
Minneapolis, MN
Reviewed 12 August 2016

It's a very nicely landscaped farm. But it's fairly isolated from primary forest so I suspect not a lot of opportunity for intense wildlife viewing, which is the reason I go to the Osa. The staff were wonderful and the dinner was good enough. However breakfast disappointing. Toast and fruit and coffee. How about yoghurt, or eggs? No internet! Comfortable...

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Vilanova i la Geltru, Spain
Reviewed 25 July 2016

This place is in an out of they way location and when we arrived, we found out the owner and chocolate maker was away. He had promised to help us set up other tours but the staff there said they couldn't help. There was also NO wifi and they knew it ahead of time so should stop putting it on...

Thank Jeanne T
Newmarket, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely tour this morning with Jean Luis - he was an engaging, informative & entertaining guide who showed our small group of four lots of tropical fruits that we'd not seen before (lots to taste test!) and demonstrated the cacao production process. At the end of the tour there is a chance to enjoy some more fruit...

Thank YoSoyIrlandesa
Norfolk, VA
Reviewed 6 April 2016

While touring this charming chocolate farm, we were also treated to a taste of the various fruits grown on the property right from the tree! At the conclusion of our tour, we sampled more fruit with chocolate sauce from the farm. This was a very educational tour, with a very knowledgable guide. I just wished you could by more of...

Thank Debbi B
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We checked in at night after a long day of driving and were very excited. If you love the rainforest and being outdoors, this is for you! The room seemed nice, but unfortunately it didn't live up to its online appeal. There were a lot of bugs in our room: baby toads, (which are fine) but also these long black...

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Alex_Retana_Mena, Owner at Finca Kobo, responded to this review

We are sorry, that Finca Kobo was not "your" place. But I would like to response to your feedback. You arrived at 7:30 pm, without information about us- you were surprised that we offer chocolate tours, nightwalks and hikes for free in our beautiful secundary and primary rainforest. Its true that we had problems with wifi on your arrival day,...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cuisines: Healthy, fresh homemade, vegetarian (optional). Dining options: breakfast, dinner, coffee, tea, fruit juice, hot/cold chocolate, desserts. Discover the beautiful Finca Kobo situated in the middle of primary rainforest on the Osa Peninsula. Wandering through the "cacao forest" and the finca on a guided tour: Experience and learn about the process of the organic cacao production and the making of chocolate from the fruit to the purest chocolate. Get to know the origins and history behind this delicious crop, taste different fruit fresh from our trees, eat our delicious chocolate cake and chocolate fondue with exotic fruits in our tropical garden and shop unique products of our Finca Kobo (chocolate liquor, cacao nibs, t-shirts, cards, homemade jam…). You can sleep and relax in our wooden lodge in the middle of the tropical forest. Enjoy the beautiful view of the cacao plantation and the tropical forest from its verandah and listen to the many different birds. We provide single/double and family rooms. You can also explore the rainforest by night on a guided tour. Our lodge is a good starting point if you are planning to explore the Corcovado National Park. We are situated about 15 km from the entrance Los Patos. If you wish to we can organize for you kayak trips on the Golfo dulce. ... more   less 

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Address: 300 metres from the main road | La Palma, Puerto Jimenez, Palo Seco, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Palo Seco
Price Range: $129 - $146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Finca Kobo 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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