Belize City, Belize – May 18, 2012 – The 6th Annual Toledo Cacao Festival is here! Envision yourself surrounded by decadent chocolate creations, as you witness the unveiling of the anticipated ‘Chocolate Stout.’ Start or continue your family tradition in a clean, convenient and fun atmosphere; all centered in the heart of beautiful Toledo District. The Toledo Cacao Festival takes place over a three-day period, commencing on Friday, May 18th – Sunday, May 20th.
Event organizers include the Toledo Chocolate Growers Association (TCGA) and BTIA Toledo in conjunction with other stakeholders. According to Roberto Coh of BTIA Toledo, “Chocolate was once used as ‘gold’ by the Maya. This year’s event is particularly special, because it coincides with the celebrations of Maya 2012.
Our Maya culture is highlighted during this festival, and being able to embrace it in its true element should not be missed. You can experience informative lectures by Belize’s renowned Archeologist, Dr. Jaime Awe to chocolate tasting, and even a tour of Lubantun.
Each year this festival increases in attendance; goers can enjoy a colorful and cultural fair which showcases a number of performances.
Tickets for the Toledo Cacao Festival are on sale at BTIA offices in Toledo and the BTB in Belize City.
About the Belize Tourism Board
The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is a statutory body within the Belize Ministry of Tourism, and it is governed by a Board of Directors appointed by the Minister of Tourism. The BTB works in conjunction with members of the private sector – including the Belize Hotel Association, Belize Tourism Industry Association and Belize National Tour Operators Association – and is dedicated to building tourism in the most economically and environmentally sustainable manner. As a part of its responsibilities, the BTB promotes Belize as a premier tourism destination to both in-country and international consumers. Among its outreach to the international travel market, the BTB markets the country’s unique attractions to travellers, members of the travel trade industry and media outlets in key markets.