What you'll do
After a beautiful boat ride from Isla Colon to Dolphin Bay, during which our captain will be looking for dolphins for you, I'll guide you through our chocolate farm on Isla San Cristobal where you can spot sloths, monkeys and caymans. We kick off the workshop with harvesting cacao pods & you'll get to taste fresh, fermented & roasted beans. After cracking, winnowing & grinding our freshly roasted beans, I'll show you how to make your own bonbons with conched chocolate. You can choose from various fillings & spices to personalise them. You'll then have some time to greet the farm animals & explore the garden (which is filled with fruit trees & flowers) while your bonbons firm up. After that all you have to do is enjoy your delicious new chocolate creations until the boat brings you back to Bocas Town.
Each participant gets 6 finished bonbons. We work with our milk chocolate or dark chocolate, depending on your preference.
Round-trip boat transportation from our pick-up spot in Isla Colon (Bocas Town) to our farm on Isla San Cristobal is included
Dorien & Papito
After buying an abandoned cacao farm in 2014, I co-founded Finca Montezuma Chocolate Farm together with my Panamanian partner. My dad used to work in the famous Belgian chocolate factory Callebaut when I was young, and ever since I got to visit the factory I've been fascinated by (and perhaps a little addicted to) chocolate. No wonder my favorite Roald Dahl book was 'Charlie & The Chocolate Factory'! It's a dream come true to now be able to make my own 'single-origin' chocolate from scratch, but my absolute favourite is our dark milk chocolate. I've been doing this workshop with our overnight Airbnb guests & I'm excited to now be able to open this experience to more people!
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Where you'll be
We will conduct our workshop both indoors & outdoors: in & around the chocolate room & kitchen & in the cacao forest. On the boat ride to & from Isla San Cristobal our captain will be on the lookout for dolphins while you pass though Dolphin Bay.
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Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 6 guests ages 3 and up can attend.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
There are dogs, cats, chickens and other animals on our property who may greet you upon your arrival.
Make chocolate from tree to bonbon