The 7 in one, Rainforest and Chocolate Tour has so much to offer that among the shore excursions in the Costa Rican Caribbean that is hard to summarize it in one paragraph, please read the following and see of you can stop from reserving right away!
As you depart from the pier, you will head South from on one of the most luscious roads of Costa Rica.
You will be in a comfortable van for about an hour, passing by banana plantations, cocoa plantations and with great ocean views as this road goes parallel to the ocean.
Your first and main stop is “Cocoa Trails”, a fantastic place where you will learn, walk, taste and have fun!
At first, you will see the indigenous museum. As Cocoa Trails is partly managed by the indigenous of the area, in this part of the tour you will learn about the native culture as well about the remedies based on medicinal plants and herbs.
On a second step, you will enter the bananas plantation area, where our guide will tell you all about the history that turned the wild Costa Rican Caribbean area into the first banana plantations of Central America, the train tracks that came with it and the Jamaican Afro-Caribbean population that arrived to change our history forever.
And, well! Here comes chocolate!
Moreover, this is where you will learn everything about this delicious product. From the rainforest trees, its fruits on the bark of the trees, how they go from green to dark red and how they are harvested and processed.
They will show you the original process of cocoa with the old tools and the old classical taste of the first chocolates.
Once you finish this part of the tour, you will hop back on our transportation to go to the Cahuita National Park to start a walk that will stay in your memories forever.
Not only because of the fantastic white sand beach and turquoise sea, but also because of the incredible amount of wildlife you will enjoy this trail.
Your local guide will be pointing monkeys, birds, snakes, iguanas, and more!
Cahuita is the essence of the pure life that makes Costa Rica so popular! Furthermore, it is undiscovered.
And in this paradise, you will have some time to simply lay on the beach, try the warm ocean or walk by yourself while looking for more wildlife.
After you enjoy the perks of being on vacation, you will go into one of the best restaurants in the South Caribbean to try their delicious coconut recipes.
On the way back to Limon you will stop at a fruit stand to try some exuberant tropical fruits and at the end a sightseeing tour of this small city that harbors the most important commercial ports of Costa Rica.
And certainly… Your credit cards! The shopping in these areas is quite unique.
In terms of shoes… You will be at the rainforest… It can be muddy, it can have insects… Our recco would be hiking, tennis shoes or similar.
Shorts, skirts, the place is pretty warm and so is the banana plantation. However because of the AC, the bus can be a bit chilly, so bring a light jacket.
Repellent and Sunscreen. You will be in the rainforest, and in the tropics. And even if under the canopy (In the forest) the UV tropical sun rays trespass anything. On the other hand, mosquitoes are the lords and owners of the rainforest. You are a visitor. So, simply wear your repellent.
- Swimsuit and towel for the beach
Camera, and enough memory in it!
If you want to bring a rain jacket is fine. Rain ponchos are recommended.
Binoculars are really advised. Every now and then there are amazing wonders up in the canopy.. the Howler and Spider monkeys and other gifts…
- Luxurious Transportation
- Bilingual Specialized Tour Guide
- Entrance fee to the Cocoa Trails, indigenous museum, chocolate museum
- Cahuita National Park Entrance Fee
- Typical Caribbean Lunch
- Fruit Stand Samples
- Limon Sightseeing Tour