Culture and authentic animal care collide in the best possible way on our Chocolate Museum and Jaguar Rescue Center tour! Experience the chocolate-making process from start to delicious finish, then explore a center dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured wildlife from all over Costa Rica in one incredible one day tour in Puerto Viejo!
Our Costa Rica chocolate tour begins with a walk around a former cocoa plantation where methods had not yet been developed to protect these trees from harmful insects. You´ll be able to contrast this plantation with a newer one that has now created environmentally friendly methods for pest control for these precious cocoa plants so important to the Talamanca indigenous culture. Up next we will visit the Chocolate Museum and view an old cocoa dryer, a technique that was used in the past along with sun drying and cocoa fermenters. Allow our knowledgeable chocolate tour guides to explain the entire chocolate making process and taste the delicious results of the procedures that have been passed down over many generations. After the chocolate museum you will head to a palm tree ranch which is full of indigenous plants. Native BriBri shamans used this area as a hospital for healing and you can also view the indigenous tombs and figures created by the BriBri. Aside from the yummy chocolate tour, this is a wonderful cultural experience for all ages!
We'll round out this amazing day with a visit to Costa Rica's famous Jaguar Rescue Center in Puerto Viejo. Not solely dedicated to felines, the Jaguar Rescue Center is committed to animal rescue and release back into natural habitats, serving wildlife throughout the entire country of Costa Rica. At the Jaguar Rescue Center, you are able to get close up photos of monkeys, sloths, raccoons, marsupials, reptiles, and amphibians all being cared for in semi-captivity and be prepared for their release back into the wild. Learn about the native species and how you can do your part in helping keep Costa Rica´s animals safe and sound.
Book your Chocolate Museum & Jaguar Rescue Center online with The Real Deal Tours and know you are getting the best deals in Costa Rica on the best tours in Costa Rica. For those wanting to experience authentic Caribbean culture and immerse themselves in the incredible wildlife native to Costa Rica, our Chocolate Museum and Jaguar Rescue Center tour in Puerto Viejo is the perfect vacation experience for you!
Departures: 8:00 AM Approximately
Length: Approximately 5 hours.
Restrictions: Entrance fee to Jaguar Rescue Center is NOT included in price. The Center is not open on Sundays.
Note: Extra charge applies for pick ups in certain hotels:
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