Traditional Mayan Chocolate Making

Maya Chocolate Making Experience

Experience traditional chocolate-making, whether you’re visiting districts like Cayo, Stann Creek, Toledo, or even San Pedro Town. Learn about the history of the unique cacao fruit, such as its health benefits and significance to the Maya Civilization. Some tours would share this information on their cacao farm for an immersive experience. Witness the intricate process from bean to bar using the ancient art of grinding cacao nibs using traditional Maya stone tools. You can try grinding the cacao to create either dark chocolate or sweetened, some made with pure homemade cane sugar. After the tour, you can continue to show support by purchasing an array of chocolate products, from ice cream to cocoa powder and decadent chocolate bars.