Bocuare Jungle: Take a one-hour scenic drive along the vast coastline, passing by quaint towns and abundant plantations, where you will find a reserve owned by a Costa Rican family immersed in the indigenous Bribri community at the Estrella Valley of Limon. They are devoted to the conservation of tropical flora and fauna, bringing prosperity and peace of mind to many indigenous women, and producing their family’s high quality, organic chocolate beans.
Cocoa Cultivation: This interactive excursion is the perfect way to enjoy the tropical rainforest. Admire the manicured botanical gardens and see the chocolate process from the farm, fermentation, drying and packing using ancient indigenous ways of transforming cocoa beans into delicious chocolate in a sustainable manner. There are many options to enjoy such as a walk of their property to admire the beautiful view of the wonderful plants that surround the lagoon, explore Villa Bocuare, learn how sugar cane is processed or help extract the juice and savor the fruit of your labor. Keep your eyes open and your camera ready as many bird species have been recorded at the reserve. Visit the open-air restaurant to enjoy a typical lunch prepared by the Bocuare family before returning to your ship.
Requirements & Restrictions: Guests must be able to safely navigate a considerable amount of walking over uneven surfaces, climbing steps and crossing a low-rise hanging bridge. For safety reasons, guests with mobility difficulties may not participate on this excursion.
What to Bring: Wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sunglasses, a light jacket, and raingear. Camera and binoculars.
Good to Know: Please remember wildlife sightings are common but cannot be guaranteed. This tour ends at the artisan’s market inside the Port Limon facilities, where you can browse for souvenirs.