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Costa Rica River Cruise and Chocolate Tour

Float down the Peñas Blancas River and savor gourmet chocolate on this Costa Rica River Cruise Tour. Look for wildlife and learn how to make chocolate.

USD $94.00

Per Person

Spot Wildlife and Taste Chocolate on this Costa Rica River Cruise

Your day of adventure and sweet indulgence starts with a Costa Rica River Cruise down the Peñas Blancas River. This is a wonderful river trip for nature lovers of all ages. The design of the rafts allows you to get up close to the banks to see wildlife and local plants. You also get to learn about, participate in, and enjoy the results of the chocolate-making process.


  • Float down the Peñas Blancas River
  • Marvel at local wildlife such as monkeys and iguanas
  • Enjoy a hands-on chocolate tour and savor a taste of chocolate at the end

Tour Information

Duration: 5 hours, 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Start and end location: La Fortuna
Availability: Year-round


You will be picked up at your La Fortuna-area hotel, and take a short drive to the dock along the Peñas Blancas River. Your knowledgeable, friendly guide will assist everyone with life jackets before helping you board the rafts. During your two-hour float down the Peñas Blancas, your guide will share the history of the region and their love of Costa Rica!

You will move along at a leisurely pace down the Peñas Blancas River so you can see the abundant life that inhabit this river. Monkeys, the long-nosed bat, iguanas, Jesus Christ lizards, owls, and many more reside along the banks of the Peñas Blancas River.

After returning to the dock, you will depart for a chocolate tour, where you will learn about the history of chocolate from its discovery to the process that creates the delicious forms we enjoy eating today. During this hands-on experience, you will participate in the chocolate production: harvesting cocoa, using drying techniques, and grinding the seeds.

At the end of the chocolate experience, you will get a chance to sample some of the high-quality gourmet chocolate! At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to your La Fortuna-area hotel.

What’s Included

  • Transportation
  • Bilingual certified guides
  • Fruit, snacks, and ice-cold drinks
  • Towels

What to Bring

  • Quick-dry clothing
  • Long pants and comfortable hiking shoes
  • Change of clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Water shoes (no flip-flops)


Río Peñas Blancas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Río Peñas Blancas, Alajuela, Costa Rica 10.443585, -84.524689

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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