Chocolate Farm Tour Option 2 - Eco-Tour
The Green Acres Chocolate Farm might be considered in our “back yard.” It is on Dolphin Bay, a short 10-minute boat ride from Nayara Bocas del Toro.
The Green Acres tour, like the Areba Chocolate Farm tour, is highly rated, but a completely different kind of experience. While the Areba tour is a rich cultural experience with the indigenous people of the region, Green Acres boasts beautifully maintained botanical gardens and cacao plantation. It is a tropical paradise located on the shore of Dolphin Bay. It also includes a chance to see howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, and poison dart frogs.
You will learn how the cacao is grown in a sustainable manner, dried, roasted, and turned into 100% organic chocolate and nibs. Of course, samples are provided, and various chocolate products are available for purchase including 70 proof Chocolate Liquor Concentrate.
The farm has an interesting history. In 1996 Linda and Dave Cerutti purchased an abandoned cocao plantation on the shores of Dolphin Bay in Bocas Del Toro, Panama. They were delighted to discover that their new plantation included the rare Criollo cacao tree which is native to Central America and the Caribbean islands. The flavor of Criollo is described as delicate yet complex, low in classic chocolate flavor, but rich in secondary notes of long duration. The Cerutti’s set about rejuvenating the existing Criollo trees and began planting many beautiful botanical plants and trees on their 30-acre plantation. Fifteen years of dedicated and careful eco-management has resulted in the Green Acres Chocolate Farm that continues to thrive today under new ownership.
Green Acres won first place in the second annual Bocas Del Toro Showcolate Fair in October of 2020.
Photo credits (left to right)
Photo 1: Bocas Del Toro Showcolate Fair in October of 2020
Photos 2 & 3: Photos courtesy of The Green Acres Chocolate Farm
2–3 Hours | Mon–Sun
Open every day except Wednesday
10 Minutes from Nayara Bocas del Toro
Additional charge for boat transportation