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Maya Cacao - CLOSED

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authenticity and deliciousness

Great off the beaten path cultural attraction. Delicious way to fill in an hour after a day of... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2016
enoonnip555
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San Francisco, California
A real Treat

Just east of San Ignacio on the western highway. The family is very nice and taught us their local... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2016
DeColaTours_com
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 Mar 2016
“Out of budiness”
6 Jan 2016
“authenticity and deliciousness”
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This location is closed. Please visit our Ensenada, Mexico location.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
Contact
George Price Highway, Santa Elena 00501, Belize
Website
+501 664-3505
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Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

We tried to go here today, and it no longer is in business. The sign is still on the main road, but once you turn there is nothing.More

Thank alicoc
John P, Public Relations Manager at Maya Cacao, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2016

We are sorry you were not able to visit us today. We are still in business but due to operational issues we have had to temporarily halt tours to our Belize location. We hope to resume tours soon. Our Ensenada Mexico location is still open...More

Reviewed 7 January 2016

Great off the beaten path cultural attraction. Delicious way to fill in an hour after a day of caving, nature, or ruins. Family loved it.

Thank enoonnip555
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Just east of San Ignacio on the western highway. The family is very nice and taught us their local chocolate recipe. We were there for maybe two hours. They first showed us a video of their chocolate plantation in Toledo district with a little family...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2015

Edgar and his family were so friendly and generous. He gave a tour of his farm, property while explaining the history of cacao and its place in Mayan culture, and also about his family’s background in producing cacao. I have never been so close to...More

Thank Morefun2
Reviewed 1 July 2015

This is a newer attraction that provides entertaining short video of how chocolate is processed from the cacao bean and followed by direct demonstration in a typical mayan kitchen. The mayan lady who did the demo is a full time mom and had done this...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2015

The family were so friendly and generous. We learnt about the history of cacao and its place in Mayan culture, and also about their families background in producing cacao. They demonstrated the process of roasting, shelling, crushing the beans etc and we were able to...More

Thank jmaryb_91
Reviewed 16 June 2015

This was a great experience! The owners have a wonderful video they show to teach how their family has been working this business, then they show you how they roast the beans. You get to participate in tasting, shelling, and grinding. They also give a...More

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 3 May 2015

My husband and I visited and enjoyed this. The other reviewers gave a pretty good description of the tour so I will skip that. I just want to add that they were extremely friendly and enthusiastic. They are more than willing to answer questions about...More

Thank tanda367
Reviewed 7 April 2015

Edgar and his family have planted cacao trees that will bear in 4-5 years, in the meantime let him and Victoria demonstrate the importance of cacao and dark chocolate to their culture/spiritual beliefs. Our 8 and 10 year old boys helped in the bean grinding...More

Thank craigbro0102
Reviewed 26 January 2015

The folks that run this place were super friendly and did a great job explaining and demonstrating the process of growing and making chocolate. The farm and buildings are attractive and clean. They showed us a short movie, then showed us some baby chocolate trees...More

Thank AnnieB00
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