Chocolate gift delivery to Costa Rica
When will my chocolate be delivered ?
Deliveries are sent to the address you have provided via DHL EXPRESS from Monday until Friday from 8 am to 6 pm.
How much are the delivery charges ?
Planète Chocolat offers you secure methods of payment. Our delivery charges for Costa Rica are €42.96 including tax.
Is delivery also possible on weekends or public holidays ?
Unfortunetly, no , DHL only delivers from Monday to Friday between 08:00 - 18:00 and does not work during public holidays.
Chocolates delivered to Costa Rica
Thanks to Planète Chocolat you can now send your favorite chocolates in perfect condition to Costa Rica using our delivery service. Why not place your order in our online store and send a gift to friends or family who are living in Costa Rica?
A country that produces limited amounts of cocoa
The production of cocoa beans in Costa Rica remains marginal. The main cause was the sudden arrival of the Monilia fungus in 1978 which wiped out nearly 80% of the cocoa trees at this time, causing exports to fall by 90% . Ultimately, about 10,000 hectares were abandoned. Nevertheless, the country has the largest university research center on cocoa in Latin America. It contains an impressive collection of 1,200 varieties of cocoa trees. Obviously, the work focuses on the fight against this fungus. This work has resulted in the creation of quality varieties, which were recognized in 2013 at the Paris Chocolate Fair as being among the top 50 in the world.
A crop favorable to the environment
Issues related to the preservation of the environment are today at the root of a lot of the agricultural research which takes place. This is the case for Costa Rican cocoa which is considered to be an environmental asset due to its excellent capture of greenhouse gases. In addition, the impact on soil and water resources is quite low. You should know that cocoa cannot be grown using a harmful intensive monoculture, as it prefers to develop along with other species that conserve moisture and provide shade. This grouping forms an ideal territory for biodiversity. Currently, cocoa plantations, unlike their counterparts such as banana plantations and palm groves, are of modest size and familial. This does not prevent this little local production from being almost entirely export oriented, a proof of quality recognized by the leading players in the chocolate industry. Maybe you've already tasted chocolates flavored with coffee or banana, they are absolutely delicious!