San Jose

Chocolate Making and Tasting at a Local Factory in San José

Badge of ExcellenceSan Jose, Costa Rica
Eat and Make Chocolates at local Factory
  • 2 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    Sample Menu

    Dessert

    Chocolate Tasting

    Fresh cocoa fruit; dry and roasted cocoa beans; cocoa nibs; chocolates in different concentrations; cocoa drink.

    What's Included

    • Creative materials for eco-friendly packaging (boxes, wrapping paper, stickers, etc.) Inputs for personal use (caps, aprons, gloves) Equipment necessary to make chocolates (molds, spatulas, machines).
    • Snacks
    • Private transportation

    Meeting and Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Tapir Chocolates
      10101 San José, San José, Barrio Escalante, 10101, Costa Rica

      Street 29, Av 7 & 9. Costarican direction: From "Parque Francia" 150mts North, is a white house, the only one with yellow gates (in front of the Kinder Garden). Barrio Escalante, San José, Costa Rica.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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    Jenn_C
    Mauricio and Lucia are deeply knowledgeable and passionate, and have a wonderful way of inviting people into the amazing history of chocolate and cacao. We went with our 10 and 13 year olds, learned a ton and all had an absolute blast making our own chocolate bars - AND they are delicious. Everything about this experience is so well done. Highly highly recommend. (The location looks like a residential neighborhood, but the yellow gate is easy to spot - Mauricio was also outside welcoming us even before we were out of the cab). Go to this - you’ll be so glad you did!

    Reviews

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    Fantastic experience!
    Nicolette_K, Apr 2024
    This was an excellent tour with delicious chocolate. I highly recommend it! The entrance is a little hard to find since there is no sign.
    Lucia was the best!!
    vfxsxm62xp, Mar 2024
    We had a wonderful time with Lucia learning about and making chocolate. This was a wonderful experience for the 4 of us. We would definitely recommend for anyone to do!!
    Great experience for chocolate fans
    Deanne_N, Mar 2024
    It was a great experience to start at the beginning of the chocolate process by sampling the cacao and being able to create our own dark chocolate bars. Would recommend for those who are chocolate fans and want to leave with a custom creation.
    Very well thought out...
    Casey_F, Mar 2024
    Very well thought out experience! Fun, educational and delicious. I felt it was worth the money and time
    Best chocolate cooking class!
    Jenn_C, Mar 2024
    Mauricio and Lucia are deeply knowledgeable and passionate, and have a wonderful way of inviting people into the amazing history of chocolate and cacao. We went with our 10 and 13 year olds, learned a ton and all had an absolute blast making our own chocolate bars - AND they are delicious. Everything about this experience is so well done. Highly highly recommend. (The location looks like a residential neighborhood, but the yellow gate is easy to spot - Mauricio was also outside welcoming us even before we were out of the cab). Go to this - you’ll be so glad you did!
    Making our own chocolate bars
    Tony_G, Jan 2024
    Lucy was very friendly, patient and has an immense amount of knowledge on the subject that she loves to share. We all had a lot of fun. Great experience.
    Great experience!!
    Kati_E, Jan 2024
    Had a wonderful time! Very interesting, learned a lot and had a great time! When you are looking for the correct place it is behind the yellow.
    Chocolate making experience!
    DANIEL_B, Jan 2024
    The place to find through Google map was difficult because no sign outside! Was very informative and interesting! I highly recommend to take is experience for chocolate lovers!
    Fun and easy!
    Andrew_S, Jan 2024
    This was such a fun experience. The instructor was extremely knowledgeable about the history of cocoa and answer questions very well. The chocolate was delicious and watching it be made was so much fun. Highly recommend this.
    Wonderful experience
    KaPo_L, Jan 2024
    The co founder makes plant based chocolate and showed passionate to us! We tasted from the cocoa fruit to chocolate end products
    What a sweet tour this is
    marybzorn, Jan 2024
    I highly recommend this tour for anyone that is going to San Jose for a few days. It gives you the history of chocolate in Costa Rica. It tells you the truth about why the chocolate in Europe is so good. It is because all the chocolate is exported from Costa Rica to the European countries famous for chocolate. The best part of the tour is that the class is taught by one of Costa Rica’s highly sought after chocolatier. She gives information about the whole process of chocolate making from cocoa beans to the wonderful sweet chocolate that we all love. Finally everyone gets to make 2 of their very own chocolate bars. What can be better than that??
    Great experience would recommend!
    Carolyn_F, Dec 2023
    We had a great time making our chocolate bars and learning all about how they are made. Well worth the 2-hours! The hosts were very welcoming, knowledgeable and gracious. Conveniently located in Barrio Escalante. I would bring people back to this.
    Tasty, informative and fun!
    Jeffrey_A, Dec 2023
    I thoroughly enjoyed making and learning so much about chocolate in the San Jose chocolate factory. Lucia, who conducted the chocolate making and tasting session was fantastic. It was both informative and fun. It was a high point of my stay in San Jose.
    Experiencia com chocolate
    Marcia_B, Jan 2024
    Aprendi sobre o processo do grão ao chocolate, a explicacao do passo a passo, e no final , fiz a minha propria barra com chocolate 75% de cacau de excelente qualidade

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