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Chocolate Workshop

water buffulo in costa ricaLearn the history of chocolate in Central America and around the world at Tree Houses. An expert will take you through the process of making your own chocolate as well during this informative and fun workshop. You will get to make your own chocolate drink as well as some chocolates to take away after you are finished.

Start time: 10 am at Tree Houses, daily

Duration: 2 hours approximately

Includes: Hands-on chocolate making and crafting your own chocolate drink and candies.
Price: $30 per person

Cooking with a Tico Family

water buffulo in costa ricaJoin a local family for dinner, where you get to help out and learn how a typical dinner is made in a Costa Rican household. You take part in the shopping, preparation and cleanup. Most of the cooking is done on a wood-burning stove and you can learn the recipes as well as share your own. There are fresh fruits and vegetables around the house that you will also get to pick and use in your dinner. The menu can be whatever you like (chicken, beef, fish, vegetarian).

Times: Daily (except Sundays) 2:30 p.m., return 6:30 p.m.

Price: $30 per adult (minimum of two people); plus food for the dinner.

EcoTEC and Bio-diesel Tour

water buffulo in costa ricaDesigned for the environmentally conscious, the Biotour is an option where you can visit EcoTEC, a project developed in the Technological Institute of Costa Rica (TEC), one of the best public universities in the country, and later the Bio-diesel tour where you can learn how the H&M company makes its own biodiesel. The tour is offered only during the mornings.

EcoTEC "is a unit of attractions regarding different environmental topics going from the protection of biotic sources, the value of local biodiversity and its nontraditional use, up to the scientific research, environmental education and the increase of new academic opportunities at TEC". This project involves mini-farms of different species such as white-tail deer, crocodiles, caiman and butterflies. Some of these species are in danger of extinction such as bio-diesel costa ricathe white-tail deer and cocodrylus acutus. In this place, visitors will have the opportunity to see and interact directly with the animals, under strict safety measures. This project also has a 600-meter trail with two kinds of forest: secondary and regeneration. After EcoTEC, there is a 5-minute drive to the H&M facilities, where the company manufactures its own bio-diesel, from used kitchen oil from the hotels and restaurants in La Fotuna, as well as the TEC’s meat-processing factory waste and the oil obtained from a plant named jatropha curcas.

Here all will enjoy a speech about the importance and advantages of biodiesel, but what’s more important, all participants will have the chance to “cook” their own homemade biodiesel. Later on our guides will show the place where each of the steps of the process takes place in the real factory of H&M. Our Biotour closes with a snack in H&M and then back to Tree Houses.

Departure Time:  8 am

Return Time: 2 pm

Includes: Transportation to/from Tree Houses; bilingual guide (English-Spanish); cookies; naturalistic guide; water

Price: email us for the price.

Tree Houses Hotel Costa Rica

300 Meters Norte de Cementerio
Santa Clara, San Carlos, Costa Rica
Voice: 011 (506) 2475-6507


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