This divine chocolate tour explains the culture and history surrounding Costa Rica's most decadent export. See cacao's story brought to life as you sample pre-Columbian-inspired hot chocolate and other treats. Lunch and sumptuous hot chocolate can be enjoyed on the terrace surrounded by lush gardens, and a shop sells goodies to take home. Tours have a four-person minimum; call ahead.

Ingredients, such as herbs, for flavoring the chocolate and restaurant's recipes, are grown organically at the facility. This storybook restaurant and chocolate operation is located just 20 minutes north of downtown San José, around 1.5km off the highway to Guápiles.