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Cacao, a bean whose origin dates back to the 9th century BC and that even served as a currency in the period of Pre-Hispanic Mexico, is now an important alternative of sustainable development in Colombia. Arauquita has traditionally produced one of the best cacaos in the world, obtaining important awards in 2016 and 2017.

It is very important for the environment. Since its evolution, the cacao tree has had a very strong relationship with animals and plants that maintain the genetic diversity of the species. It is also a productive and undergrowth crop, that is, in the shade.

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HOW TO GET THERE?

From Arauca take the national route to Arauquita (around 2 hours), stop in El Troncal settlement and take the country route to the left to Vereda La Pica. It takes 15 minutes by car from El Troncal to your final destination, Villa Gaby Ranch.

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ACTIVITIES

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THE CACAO ROUTE

The tour inside the Ranch is comprised by 10 stations where you can learn about the process of how cacao becomes a chocolate bar.

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TREES AND VEGETATION

In the tour you will observe an Araza, Amazon Grape and Camu Camu crop, such fruits being part of Villa Gaby’s chocolates recipe.

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LABORATORY

Live the experience of making your own chocolate bar.