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Awesome Time Learning About and Making Chocolate

I had taken a visiting friend to Ajaw, last month, then returned last week with my wife. I... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico
fun and informative!

This was an awesome experience. The main guy gave us a super interesting lesson on mayan chocolate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea C
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AJAW Chocolate & Craft is a locally owned local attraction demonstrating the process of making chocolate drink. It is a hands-on experience and you taste organic chocolate. Sample it and take with you a rich organic chocolate bar.
Benque Viejo Rd, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 631-0569
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I had taken a visiting friend to Ajaw, last month, then returned last week with my wife. I thoroughly enjoyed both visits and learned a lot about the history of, and making chocolate. This is a must-see when in the San Ignacio area.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an awesome experience. The main guy gave us a super interesting lesson on mayan chocolate - which really included information on history, sociology, chemistry, gastronomy, religion and more. You learn all about how the mayans came to make chocolate, starting with harvesting the...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is a good investment of 45 minutes to get some local history as well as understanding behind something so common in modern life. While primarily historically focused, it's essentially the same process today. Note: there is NOTHING about candy in this tour, so set...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018

It was really fun to learn how chocolate was first produced by the ancient Maya. The demonstration was very cool and informative, and the chocolate is delicious! The chili dark chocolate bars are delicious and so are the chocolate chip cookies!

Thank nsb218
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

we are very serious foodies who plan our vacations around where we can eat. This was not part of our original vacation plan and yet what a delight it was! A very simple 45 to 60 minute presentation on the entire cycle of chocolate production...More

Thank braineye
Reviewed 3 August 2018

If you love food and/or chocolate, then this is a unique experience! We got to see up-close how chocolate was made by the Mayan centuries ago. You can even grind up some chocolate nibs yourself! It was definitely a lot of fun!

Thank CarrieRyuko
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the demonstration here today. It was fascinating to learn about how the ancient Maya produced their religious chocolate drink. We tasted cacao and chocolate at different stages. We even got given some chocolate paste to take away to make our own afterwards....More

Thank Imogen P
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We would recommend a stop here alone or with older kids, not toddlers. Staff was well informed and taught us a lot about chocolate making. We got to try grinding the beans as well. Loved the hot Mayan chocolate!

Thank JenniferInMontreal
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We loved learning about Mayan chocolate making! It really was an interesting experience and my 10 year old and I came away with a whole new appreciation for chocolate. The presentation was full of great information and history, and we got to experiment with using...More

Thank jbiundo
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent, interactive history of Mayan chocolate. You are encouraged to make and taste at each stage. Family run nice personal, Fun. CHOCOLATE!!!!

Thank Kristin T
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31 March 2018|
Response from Theresa4196 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was between $10-12 pp.
Bill C
11 January 2017|
Response from Adrian C | Property representative |
Hi. We are 74 miles away from the water Terminal or two hours car ride. We are Mayan Traidtional Chocolate Making. NOT A FACTORY.