For Serious Chocolate Fans Only

Citizens of Chocolate

A 4 day/5 night immer­sion in the ‘Food of the Gods’

April 22 – April 26 2013

 Cit­izens of Chocol­ate (a local women’s cacao col­lect­ive) have teamed up with La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocol­ate Farm to cre­ate a very spe­cial adven­ture into world of chocol­ate. Based in the spec­tac­u­lar archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama, with its abund­ant and diverse cacao plant­a­tions, we’ll guide you through a fas­cin­at­ing chocol­atey jour­ney from pod to your plate.

Botan­ical, his­tor­ical, anthro­po­lo­gical and culin­ary angles will be explored through excur­sions to indi­gen­ous Ngobe and West Indian run cacao farms, talks from pro­du­cers and spir­itual guides, chocol­ate mak­ing work­shops and scrump­tious chocol­ate infused food and drink.

Lim­ited to a max­imum of 12 guests

$960 per per­son for five chocol­ate filled days, includ­ing accom­mod­a­tion at La Loma Jungle Lodge, all meals, trans­port­a­tion to La Loma on arrival at Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro, tours, activ­it­ies, talks and workshops

Addi­tional costs: trans­port to and from Isla Colon Bocas del Toro, Panama, alco­holic drinks, yoga classes, spa treat­ments and beach and jungle excur­sions on day 5

The Jour­ney

Monday April 22nd

After­noon arrival at La Loma Jungle Lodge and Chocol­ate Farm

Intro­duc­tion by Cit­izens of Chocol­ate cre­ator Math­ilde Grand

Din­ner at La Loma

Tues­day April 23rd

Explor­a­tion of La Loma’s chocol­ate farm

The Tale of Cacao, talk by Cit­izens of Chocol­ate cre­ator Math­ilde Grand

Hands on the Beans, a chocol­ate spheres mak­ing workshop

Wed­nes­day April 24th

Exped­i­tion to a West Indian run cacao farm

Lunch at a local West Indian restaurant

Tour of Cacabo, the national chocol­ate cooperative

From Bean to Body, option of chocol­atey spa treatment

Thursday April 25th

Exped­i­tion to an indi­gen­ous Ngobe cacao farm

Tra­di­tional lunch at San Cris­to­bal Ngobe settlement

Hands on the Beans, Chocol­ate truffle mak­ing workshop

Sac­red Cacao, talk by Esper­anza Pineda, Ngobe Zukia/spiritual guide

Fri­day April 26th

Hot and Spicy work­shop, mak­ing hot chocol­ate jungle style

Option of spa treat­ments, excur­sions to beaches and jungles.

See La Loma’s inform­a­tion book for more details

After­noon departure

For more inform­a­tion on the jour­ney includ­ing a detailed itin­er­ary please con­tact us at