Recommendations for visiting San Blas and finding cacao?

Hazel Lee
12/02/14 09:51:26AM
1 posts

I studied a little about the Kuna Indians and the effect of their cacao drink on cardiovascular health at university. I have decided to visit San Blasthis Christmas as part of a 4 week trip. Although there seems to be a lot of info on the studies of Kuna Indians and their cacao consumption, there seems to be little or no mention of cacao on any San Blas tourist websites.

I've booked into a tour and really hope to find something when I'm there, but wondering if anyone has any recommendations or contacts that they can share which mayhelp mefind cacao on San Blas?


updated by @hazel-lee: 05/05/15 03:01:31PM
12/25/14 05:58:18PM
12 posts
We have a nice selection of 2014 beans here in puerto VIEJO Talamanca, Limon, Costa Rica just across the boarder of Panama. 011-506-8563-2790 . Thanks
01/02/16 03:34:16PM
2 posts

Hi Hazel. Did you go to Panama? I dont think san blas has cacao plantations. Bocas del toro does.

What exactly are you looking for? I'm from Panama.

my email is

Mr. Brian Wallace
01/03/16 08:29:34PM
9 posts

We had a hard time finding anything related to cacao in San Blas, though it was still one of the most awe-inspiring places I've been to on the entire planet. The next time I visit I'm hoping to stay off the islands and explore the mainland a bit more, with hopes that I'll be able to find cacao there. Check Bocas del Toro, Almirante, and across the border in Talamanca (Costa Rica) for lots of great cacao. There are lots of options in these areas that aren't too hard to find.. I'm at if you'd like more details. Happy travels. 


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