Making chocolate is an art, a delicious one.

The Puerto Viejo area has been growing cacao for over 400 years and now you can experience how chocolate is made by hand, as it has been for centuries, and as it is now. The smells, textures and tastes of the chocolate making process will give you a truly authentic appreciation for the most loved sweet in the world.

We have been growing organic cacao on our farm for over three decades and have been producing our award winning chocolate onsite. In this 3 hour experience you’ll participate in all aspects of the production, from roasting to wrapping.

When: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10AM – 1PM

Where: Puerto Viejo, in our chocolate kitchen here on the farm.

“From the first communication to when we all drove away from Ancels, I felt like we all made a new friend, as well as a greater appreciation for the whole community that puts in such hard work to make such special chocolate. Ancel has such a vast knowledge and experience about the cacao plant and also the history of it in the surrounding area. None of us attending had any idea. We learned sooo much. All in all we each agreed this was a highlight of our trip to the area. ” -Morag 2019

“Incredible, informative and so fun! It was messy, fun, and delicious all at once. Wonderful insight into the history of cacao and a detailed hands on experience of each step of the chocolate making process. It really made me appreciate and love chocolate even more. Thanks for this wonderful experience! ” -Sharon 2019