We sailed to Dolphin Bay in Bocas del Toro to visit the chocolate farm and also to see the dolphins. As we sailed into the bay we were greeted with dolphins and as we set our anchor they played alongside us, to complete the stunning view.
On Sunday, Gary and Carlos, aka ‘the chocolate guys’ showed us their amazing 30 acre property with 3000 cocoa trees alongside a stunning botanical array of trees and plants.
Gary was incredibly informative and the boys learnt so much about everything they saw from green poison dart frogs, golden orb silk weaver spiders (whose webs are used in bullet proof vests) to variations of wild ginger and cacoa trees.
He patiently answered the boys myriad of questions and we all completed the tour much wiser and in awe of everything we had seen, including the rustic home scale chocolate factory.
No trip to a chocolate farm is complete without a tasting and Carlos duly treated us to everything from chocolate tea made from the nibs, chocolate fudge, an assortment of dark chocolate, chocolate rum and chocolate baileys. This was all before lunch, no hope of getting anything sensible down us or the boys after that lot!
We had the most amazing time and have bought a large stock of dark chocolate, chocolate tea and chocolate nibs to keep us going for awhile. The boys were very excited about finding somewhere to spend their pocket money. Happy crew! Huge thanks to Gary and Carlos for the amazing day. If you are in Bocas Del Toro, you must visit Green Acres Chocolate Farm, it’s a treasure and a delight.