this looks awesome, thanks for sharing WPlante, always nice to read your stories, great.
…It never ceases to amaze me when I find a cacao pod growing straight out of the trunk of a tree
A few years back, I went searching for chocolate in Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica and found some enjoyable and informative tours that explored chocolate making, history and ecology. Of course, they all had some form of chocolate sampling too. Upon my most recent return to Costa Rica, I found that a small cafe and chocolate shop, Caribeans, had moved out of the center of Puerto Viejo and closer to Playa Cocles where they started running tours through their “chocolate forest” and factory. I’ll do a review of Caribeans chocolate later, but for now, here’s what I found on a walk among the cacao trees above Puerto Viejo.
We started off the main road across from the beach. It was a sunny, dry day that was not so hot as to distract us with thoughts…
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