We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Amazing!

This demonstration was fantastic! The history of chocolate and it's relation to Mayan culture was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wendiann C
via mobile
Couldn't be better!

I can't describe a more perfect experience. This is a must for any visit to San Ignacio. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick B
,
Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Read all 262 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“beans” (47 reviews)
“chocolate drink” (20 reviews)
“pasta” (31 reviews)
LOCATION
Benque Viejo Rd, San Ignacio, Belize
Write a ReviewReviews (262)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"beans"
in 47 reviews
"chocolate drink"
in 20 reviews
"pasta"
in 31 reviews
"mayan culture"
in 32 reviews
"learn how"
in 12 reviews
"hot cocoa"
in 5 reviews
"raw cacao"
in 5 reviews
"purest form"
in 4 reviews
"entire process"
in 4 reviews
"traditional stone"
in 4 reviews
"cacao farm"
in 3 reviews
"finished product"
in 3 reviews
"chili powder"
in 3 reviews
"small sample"
in 3 reviews
"stone ground"
in 3 reviews
"final product"
in 3 reviews
"farm tour"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 255 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This demonstration was fantastic! The history of chocolate and it's relation to Mayan culture was very interesting. During many Mayan ruins tours we heard about the chocolate drink consumed so it was neat to experience it ourselves. Don't go expecting Hershey's or Cadburys chocolate, this...More

Thank Wendiann C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I can't describe a more perfect experience. This is a must for any visit to San Ignacio. The tasting was spectacular at all stages of production! Also the facilitators/owners were incredibly knowledgeable and warm. I was so impressed by all their work and the positive...More

Thank Nick B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed a great tour and I have to admit, I learned a lot along the way, from harvested fruits to tasting the final product was amazing. Coming from Europe our chocolate is very different to the one we tasted. Thanks for the time and...More

Thank Manfred_H62
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A gentle, uphill walk close to the heart of San Ignacio, Ajaw is a chocolate maker's that offers hourly talks for 12 US dollars. I was the only customer during my talk so it was very conversational; there was an opportunity to see the cacao...More

Thank AodhMc
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides showed us how to make hot chocolate, demonstrating all the steps from harvesting (we tasted beans right from the pod - slimy!), fermenting, roasting, griding, and making the hot chocolate. We were offered several tastes along the way and an opportunity to try...More

Thank sues87
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Loved this interactive chocolate "tour"! You get to learn and see each step of the whole process from cacao fruit to chocolate. You'll also get to try the traditional Mayan chocolate drink and compare with the more modern style of drink. Definitely worth the price...More

Thank gatzbus
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2018

We were able to visit the farm and see where cacoa is grown and harvested. We saw the process from pod to chocolate. As a bonus, we had fresh coconut as well! Very informative and fun way to learn about chocolate. Back in the main...More

Thank Txnbybirth
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Learning about the chocolate process was cool but you never actually get to the point it tastes good. The samples you get are gross and served in an unsanitary way with everyone's unwashed hands grabbing in various fruits and bins of beans, no gloves etc....More

Thank nomilf
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2018

This location offers chocolate-making demonstrations that are extremely hands-on and allow for the tasting of traditional Mayan chocolate. I found the demonstrations to be very informative, interactive, and extremely fun! I learned so much and would definitely recommend to anyone who hasn't experienced such an...More

Thank Tiff_Stocks
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Spent an hour or so learning the history of Mayan chocolate while tasting chocolate as it evolved throughout history and getting our hands dirty to boot. Very knowledgeable and friendly owners - great time!

Thank dphazelwood
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 hotels in San Ignacio
Tropicool Hotel
65 reviews
.22 km away
Venus Hotel
146 reviews
.25 km away
Casa Blanca Guest House
179 reviews
.34 km away
San Ignacio Resort Hotel
1 163 reviews
.36 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Pop's Belize Restaurant
554 reviews
.15 km away
Crave House of Flavour
219 reviews
.28 km away
Cenaida's
307 reviews
.18 km away
Ko-Ox Han nah
1 512 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Green Iguana Conservation Project
1 108 reviews
.37 km away
San Ignacio Market
220 reviews
.23 km away
El Pilar
67 reviews
.29 km away
River Rat Expeditions - Private Day Tours
154 reviews
.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
WendyTundoHarwood
31 March 2018|
Answer
Response from Theresa4196 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was between $10-12 pp.
1
Vote
Bill C
11 January 2017|
Answer
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.
0
Votes
;