Cocoa beans were used by pre-Columbian civilizations as money. According to the Spanish chronicler Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, " a visit to a prostitute cost between eight and ten beans".
We enjoyed our trip very much. Both hotels were fine, the parks were stunning and our guide, Aldo Vega, was wonderful.
Day 2 was very long and rushed. We would have liked to spend more time in the moon valley park - we didn't get to look at the museum - because we knew that we had to get to the other park and then drive all the way back to San Juan. As it was we didn't get back until about 10.30 that night - a long day particularly for our guide who did all the driving. I don't know........
Kerry H, Australia