The Mayan Cacao Company

The Mayan Cacao Company, Cozumel: Hours, Address, The Mayan Cacao Company Reviews: 4.5/5

The Mayan Cacao Company
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Mayan Cacao Company is a place to discover the origins of chocolate in the same land as its creators: The Mayans. This is not a museum, it is an interactive experience where you become an explorer of the history of the most popular food in the world. You will learn about the Mayan culture, their relationship with chocolate, when and how it was discovered, the applications and much more. All this magical trip will be through our different areas in the park, you can also see how chocolate is made from scratch, dare to try a Pre-Hispanic drink of Mayan priests and emperors. We will finish with the opportunity to taste our famous chocolate margaritas! And in our boutique you can buy an unimaginable variety of products made from cocoa: soaps, lotions, sauces, handmade chocolate bars and much more. We have 13 different flavors of 100% organic and gluten-free chocolate. Try them and take your favorite. Let the sensuality of chocolate catch your senses.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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TravelGansta
Charlotte, NC9 contributions
Great place and interesing tour
Mar 2021
Went there in March and it was not crowded (most due to COVID travel restrictions). The tour was nice and very interesting. You can tell that everyone there took pride in their job and the company. The samples were wonderful and so was the samples of the chocolate liquor.
Written 30 June 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 2 July 2021
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Traci M
1 contribution
Awful
Jun 2021 • Family
Unless you are on a cruise, they are unwilling to sell you a tour. I tried calling for 3 days to be sure they were open because of the pandemic and no one answered the phone. When we went with a reservation through our hotel it was not the tour we wanted and they were unwilling to accommodate and blamed it in the hotel. That is $20 in a taxi ride and time wasted on our last day in Cozumel. I'm sure the tour would have been great, but we'll never know because I won't waste my time again.
Written 30 June 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
Dear 212tracim, It is with deep regret that we read your comment, as this is not our usual way of delivering incredible experiences to all our many visitors through the years. We have conducted a proper session of conversations with our staff and found this has been a logistics error that was handled in a sub-par manner. Please know that this mistake is not taken lightly and we have undertaken corrective measures so this inconsistency is not repeated in the future. Within the possibilities I would like to invite you to visit us again in your next visit to Cozumel, and allow us to show you the real The Mayan Cacao Company experience, as our special invitee, along with your family. Please be sure that your feedback is of paramount importance for us and this helps us continue our path towards excellence. If you would like to further communicate we will be glad to know your thoughts, please send us a letter if you want: ventas@themayancacaocompany.com and our Commercial Director will be in touch. Thank you again for letting us know a growth opportunity. We send you our warmest thoughts and hope to have you home again in the near future. Sincerely, The Mayan Cacao Family
Written 1 July 2021
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Scott
Beaumont, TX9 contributions
Must Do Adventure!
This tour was way more than I expected! Mayan history, parrots, molè, and a great tour guide! Learning about cacao was very interesting. Making our own chocolate from the pod was a wonderful experience! Our guide was passionate about his craft, which made the tour extremely educational yet fun! This is a must see adventure in Cozumel!
Written 26 June 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 28 June 2021
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nerdteacher
Phoenix, AZ31 contributions
Wonderful tour even on a rainy day!
Great activity even on a rainy day. Mario was FANTASTIC! I especially enjoyed the Mayan math and his explanation of base 20. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Ask for Mario!
Written 17 June 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 18 June 2021
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Tamara S
Pomona, NY19 contributions
A must do on the Cozumel Island visit checklist.
My husband and I stopped here on our skooter trip around the island and we were very happy we did. Our tour host Angelo was a pleasure and a Cozumel native of 30+ years. Angelo kindly showed us around providing terrific information about the Mayan culture including, bit certainly not limited to chocolate crafting. We learned that the nibs were used as currency and chocolate was a luxury item for only the most important people. Angelo ground the husked nibs and added spices right in front of us and we sampled the delicious creation. If the culture of a vacation destination is important to you please visit this lovely company. There are gorgeous macaws perched around the property too. We were allowed to sample all of the varieties of chocolate made there before we bought any and they made perfect gifts for family and friends. They are wrapped securely so they don't leak even if they melt. I plan to visit again and do the chocolate workshop when we go back to Cozumel. Thank you Angelo for sharing your knowledge with us.
Written 26 May 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 3 June 2021
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Bfarine
4 contributions
Lots of Fun
May 2021 • Family
Roberto was awesome, great tour and great food. Learned a lot about Mayan history and it was a fun activity overall.
Written 23 May 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 24 May 2021
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lesndave
Oklahoma City, OK820 contributions
Great day!
My hubby and I did the chocolate bar making tour and had a great time! Mario led us through the park and was very knowledgeable. A lot of interesting information. Ended with a surprisingly good chocolate margarita. Lots of fun!
Written 14 May 2021
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TheMayanCacaoCompany
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company...
Written 21 May 2021
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Nelson G
Clifford, MI92 contributions
Great time with great people!
Apr 2021
We were supposed to spend the day diving, but the port was closed due to weather. In search of something to do, we made our way to the Mayan Cacao Company and participated in the Chocolate and Margarita workshop and tour. Our tour guide, Mario, was an absolute pleasure. He shared so much information and assisted us with making both chocolate and the chocolate margaritas. This was so much fun that we did not mind missing out on diving.
Written 14 April 2021
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Voyager27537690849
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 15 April 2021
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Luv2Travel_696969
Sacramento, CA20 contributions
Lots of fun and interactive
Mar 2021
My family and I took the basic tour and it was just the 3 of us and one more individual. We learned a lot about chocolate and how chocolate is important to the Mayans and to the current people that live in the region. The guide spoke VERY good English, was knowledgeable and interactive with us. He should us how " mole " was made and we got to taste it. The gift shop is nice and the staff wonderful. Do not forget to sample not only the chocolate but the chocolate liquor! Worth the price and the whole time we were there lasted less than 2 hours.
Written 8 April 2021
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Voyager27537690849
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 15 April 2021
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Randarado
Charlotte, NC83 contributions
Awesome tour!
Mar 2021 • Couples
We had a great & educational tour with Mario, where he instructed us on how to make Mayan chocolate & chocolate margaritas- yummm! It was really interesting to learn about the history of chocolate and where the predominant production regions are today.
Afterwards, we had some more chocolate cocktails made by Pedrito: a mudslide and chocolate piña colada- sooo good! We sat on swings at the bar :-)
The gift shop is also really good and has a lot of good items including more alcohol, chocolate and handicrafts.
We highly recommend this tour- it was very educational and delicious!
Written 6 March 2021
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Voyager27537690849
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written 15 April 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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