• Tour code: 23186P1
  • Location: Cozumel, Mexico
  • Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Go behind the scenes of a family-owned chocolate-making factory on Cozumel island during this 1-hour tasting tour. Taste different flavors of cacao and gain insight into its role in ancient Maya culture. Learn all there is to know about chocolate production, starting with grinding your own beans on site! This small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a more memorable experience.

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multiple times offered throughout the day
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Small group ensures personal service

What You Can Expect

Enjoy this brief but informative inside look at the chocolate-making process on Cozumel island. During the 1-hour tour, a knowledgeable guide takes you around a family-operated business dedicated to the creation of handmade Mexican chocolate.
 
From the passionate owners, hear about the deep roots of chocolate in Mexican culture, beginning with the importance of the cacao seed for Maya civilizations. Considered by the Maya as a sacred food, cacao was used to make a ceremonial beverage called chocolhaa, what we now know as hot cocoa.
 
Using an authentic chocolate mill, grind your own cacao beans and craft a drinking chocolate mix to take back home. Throughout the tour, you’ll sample different flavors of cacao in its various phases, including raw beans, roasted beans, cacao paste and finished chocolate products.
 
Come away with a palette familiar with the subtleties of the cacao bean, as well as a knowledge of the origins and history of chocolate in Mexico.

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