El Castillo del cacao, Matagalpa

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  • Very unfriendly place if you are not doing the tour & even if you buy some chocolate. They gave us a sample or I'd give it a 0.  more »
  • I didn't get to do the chocolate tour as I was given the wrong times, but it's quite a small operation. The chocolate though is amazing and worth buying so make sure you check it out of if you are loo...  more »
  • We took our chances and showed up hoping they would be open for tours. The guide gave a good explanation of the chocolate making process in Spanish. They made attempts to protect their products by hav...  more »
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  • Very disapointing. We walked there today and at 10 in the morning and the place was deserted. No opening hours anywhere in the Matagalpa map where they advertise. It looked worn out and not well maintained. Please remove your place from the tourist map to avoid that other people step in this tourist tram Christa and Roger from Belgium
  • We'll worth a visit and the $6 entry fee. A short taxi ride out of Matagalpa (walkable if you really want to but as taxis are so frequent and cheap I wouldn't bother). Only a small place, all work done by just 3 women. Expect an explanation of each step of the process but be aware you will only get to actually witness the current task in action (for our trip it was packaging). Tour in Spanish, if you understand at least a bit, you should get the gist. If you have no Spanish at all, you might want to book a tour through Matagalpa Tours, I understand they transport you and provide an English speaking guide, however the fee is more like $20-$25 dollars which is a big increase from $6 when going on your own. At the end of the tour you get to taste a couple of samples with a coffee. The chocolate is really good and you can buy bars cheaper here than any of the shops.
  • Small place and not really worth 8 dollars for the tour. Still a nice place to spend an hour. If you don't speak Spanish you're going to have to book an expensive tour before you go. The guy that works here only speaks Spanish.
  • Like most I did the tour with Matagalpa tours and I highly recommend it, the guide was great and informative. It's not a huge place but a must for chocolate lovers.
  • Very informative tour and we were able to taste a variety of very delicious natural chocolate! Very friendly staff!
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