Cozumel: Chocolate Workshop at The Mayan Cacao Company

Overview

Come and take a journey through time with this chocolate workshop at the Mayan Cacao Company. Uncover the secrets of the ancient Mayan civilization and learn how chocolate formed such a central role in their social and religious life.

Start your workshop by hearing about how Cacao figured into pre-modern Mayan society as a sacred food, sign of prestige, social centerpiece, and cultural touchstone. Then, you will be walked through the traditional chocolate-making process.

Create your own chocolate bar with the cacao seeds the Mayans used in rituals and ceremonies to honor their gods. Grind them in a traditional pre-hispanic Metate, mix in simple ingredients, and take a piece of Mexican gastronomic culture with your own handmade chocolate bar.

After the workshop, visit the chocolate boutique and give your taste buds a treat by trying 13 different artisanal chocolates.

More information

Not suitable for

  • People with food allergies

 

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash

 

Know before you go

  • This workshop is not recommended for guests with chocolate or nut allergies. The tour is not wheelchair accesible
  • Learn about the Mayans’ traditional chocolate-making process
  • Make your own handmade chocolate bar
  • Have a taste of 13 artisanal chocolates
  • The Mayan Cacao Company entrance fee
  • Chocolate tasting
  • Ingredients and tools to make the chocolate bar
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
1.5 hours

Meeting point

The meeting point is at the Mayan Cacao Company. Please arrive 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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