Get your fill of chocolate at Costa Rica’s fourth annual Chocolate Festival in Puerto Viejo on the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica. Sample chocolate from local artisan producers and top Costa Rica chocolate makers, try pairing chocolate with single malt whiskey or red wine, and attend workshops and fun events all starring chocolate.
Better than trick-or-treating, the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival 2015 will be held Halloween weekend, Oct. 30 through Nov. 1, 2015 in the fun Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. The festival’s mission to “unify local organic farmers, chocolate makers and chocolatiers, while bringing national recognition to the cultural, historical, and economic value of Costa Rican cacao,” event information states.
Events will be happening all over Puerto Viejo and the surrounding area all weekend, but Hot Rocks Restaurant & Bar in downtown Puerto Viejo will be the main action point. The free festival opens to the public on Friday night, Oct. 30, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Hot Rocks. There will be chocolate tastings from local artisan producers and top Costa Rica chocolate makers, live music, acrobatic dancing, and micro-beer brewers, wine professionals and local chefs offering their wares.
Starting at 11:00 a.m. on Halloween Saturday, Oct. 31, you can attend workshops and presentations, and of course sample Costa Rican cacao and chocolate related products. One of the most popular events is the Chocolate Tasting Lounge, on Saturday night from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., where you can try chocolate paired with whiskey, rum, wine and other alcohol. Tickets for the chocolate tasting and pairing event are available via the event’s website.
On Sunday, Nov. 1, there will be special chocolate tours at The Chocolate Forest Experience; and you won’t want to miss the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Crawl when Puerto Viejo restaurants, bars, spas and chocolate shops offer small portions of their most creative uses of chocolate.
The place to stay for the Puerto Viejo Chocolate Festival 2015 is upscale Hotel Le Caméléon, one of the best luxury hotels in Puerto Viejo Costa Rica. The Costa Rica boutique hotel is located just south of Puerto Viejo on one of the prettiest Costa Rica Caribbean beaches – Playa Cocles. An Enchanting Hotel of Costa Rica, Le Caméléon received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015.
Stay at Hotel Le Caméléon for the utmost in vacation luxury and also take advantage of special Costa Rica Caribbean Summer vacation promotions during October. The Costa Rica luxury hotel is offering 20% discounts off rates for Superior and Deluxe rooms, a Romance Package for couples and a Family Package. Want to go on a chocolate tour in Puerto Viejo or get a chocolate massage? Hotel Le Caméléon can arrange it for you.
Article by Shannon Farley