Day trip

San Jose: Private Chocolate Tour & Arenal Hot Springs

San Jose: Private Chocolate Tour & Arenal Hot Springs

From US$ 245 per person

Discover the history, culture, tradition of the cocoa plant on this private Arenal chocolate tour. Relax in the thermal waters of Baldi Hot Springs.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please let us know your hotel name in San Jose or near by San José (Heredia, Alajuela, Escazú, others) to arrange pick up service. Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The tour guide will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
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  • Learn the secrets of the cocoa plant and Costa Rican chocolate
  • Take part in the chocolate making process under expert guidance
  • Make your own chocolate drink and personalize it with spices
  • Indulge in thermal hot water pools, jacuzzi & sauna
  • Have a delicious buffet lunch at Baldi Hot Springs
Full description
Enjoy a delicious rainforest experience overlooking the majestic Arenal Volcano in La Fortuna. Discover the ancient secrets of chocolate on this day tour to a local chocolate farm. Relax in the thermal waters of Baldi Hot Springs. Begin your adventure with a hotel pickup and a relaxing private drive through the Costa Rican countryside. Pass by coffee plantations, sugar cane and citrus plantations, diverse fruit stands, and rural farming communities. Your guide will point out these sights of interest to you. After a 2-hour drive to Fortuna town, arrive at your first destination. Discover the ancient history of the sacred cacao tree and how its seeds were used in ceremonial rituals and later as currency in Costa Rica. Share your enthusiasm for chocolate with professionals on this rainforest chocolate tour. During a 2-hour hands-on program, understand all aspects of cocoa and chocolate, from its origin and history. Participate in the production process. Learn how to harvest, dry, and grind cacao seeds. Afterward, make a traditional chocolate drink. Later, relax in the best thermal water pools of Baldi Hot Springs. Soothe your senses with surrounding vegetation, therapeutic waters, and pure air. Make the most of multiple thermal pools, waterfalls, a giant steam room, luxury pool bars, water slides, and more. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before a dip in the thermal pools. Use facilities like lockers and towels for the utmost convenience. Enjoy the attractions of this hot springs resort till 4 PM before heading back to your hotel in San José.
  • Private transportation
  • Guide
  • Chocolate tour
  • Entrance fee to Baldi Hot Springs
  • Buffet lunch
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    What to bring

    • Passport or ID card
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun hat
    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes
    • Insect repellent
    • Swimwear
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