Safari by Raft + Chocolate Tasting
Through this experience, you can view and enjoy Costa Rica’s tremendous beauty in a completely different way. You’ll explore rainforest’s attributes while sitting on a raft that is going to navigate 1,2mi (2km) down the Peñas Blancas river calmly.
This pleasant and entertaining tour will let you enjoy the sights and sounds of the rainforest in a stage unreachable via land roads. Monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crocodiles and a vast array of birds awaits hidden among the green at the borders of the river. The river is quite flat, which is excellent for having time to search for animals. Occasionally, you’ll run into class I or class II rapids to spice the ride a little. It is also common to find howler monkeys, herons, gators, basilisks, and even sloths, paired with helpful insights from the guide.
On our way back to La Fortuna, we’ll make a stop for a Chocolate tasting; a unique experience which is going to wake our senses. Eden Organic Farm is a small family company dedicated to producing chocolate confectionery according to the highest standards of product purity and quality. They are recon for being highly meticulous with this process, from the cacao crop growing, which is entirely organic, to the manufacture.
In this adventure, we’ll sit down to the table, and gradually get immersed in the sweetest gastronomic experience in the area. Bit by bit, our senses will awaken, as we take in our hands the cacao seeds to feel and smell its intense aroma. Then grind them and taste its changing flavor along the process to have pure chocolate. A specialized collaborator will guide our sensorial experience as we try five different types of chocolate, a relaxing chocolate infusion, and finally, the caramelized cacao nibs. This guide also will teach us about the medicinal value of each type and how you can differentiate an authentic chocolate product of real quality from the industrial brands.