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Maya Center Mayan Museum

Jaguar Reserve Road, Dangriga, Belize
+501 660-3903
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Healing arts presented well

Run by a Mayan couple. She is a healer. He is a Mayan elder. They have a good display of herbs... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Quakertraveler
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Burnsville, North Carolina
Educational tour

This beautiful farm to table tour is very educational. The small group presentation makes it truly... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
KaydeeBZ
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Dangriga
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The Maya Center Mayan Museum is a culturally interactive museum, that entertains and teach real Mayan culture. We do hands on demonstration, such as tortilla making, Cultural Dance training, Coffee making and now Chocolate making. Chocolate making is more fun as you get to do it, you will discover how much it is.
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Jaguar Reserve Road, Dangriga, Belize
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+501 660-3903
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Run by a Mayan couple. She is a healer. He is a Mayan elder. They have a good display of herbs used. They will do traditional ceremonies

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This beautiful farm to table tour is very educational. The small group presentation makes it truly special. It is a must stop point when traveling down the southern highway.

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Reviewed 22 November 2017

One of the few places in Belize where you can find locally made products (most tourist stuff sold in Belize is actually made in Guatemala). The sales benefit the local Maya community - money goes directly to the craftspeople who supply the goods.

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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

We took the chocolate farm and factory tour at Che'il. We drove to the factory ourselves. It's next door to the gift shop and visitors center for the Cockscomb Jaguar preserve. The tour was incredible! One of the farmers who cares for the cacao trees,...More

2  Thank Andrew M
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

we stopped here twice, we loved the art so much. great prices and wonderful handmade items! it is on the entrance to the road to cockscomb preserve, so a very easy stop to make if you are doing the preserve. your shopping benefits the mayan...More

Thank c m
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I always enjoy my visit to the Maya Center Mayan Museum and their Che'il Chocolate Factory. They make some of the best chocolate I have ever eaten and offer a variety of flavors, ginger, orange (my personal favorite), milk, dark and mint. They also offer...More

1  Thank Carolyn M
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

We were the only ones on this tour that day.this became a private tour for us. Mr Saqui, was very good. We did learn about chocolate and how it was produced from coco pods to a candy bar. It is a long process. I recommend...More

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

We took the Che'il Chocolate tour at the Maya Center. We chatted with Julio while waiting for the others in our group to arrive. He is an interesting person to talk to. We started by going out to the farm where the cacao is raised...More

3  Thank Julie O
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

The Che'il chocolate tour at the Maya Center is great. They first bring you on a tour of the farm, and then you get to hand make chocolate. It was interesting and the couple who run the place are so nice. The farmer who gave...More

1  Thank Sara S
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

I love visiting the Maya Center Maya Museum and Che'il Chocolate Factory owned and operated by Julio and Heliodora Saqui. They and their staff produce some of the best organic chocolate on the planet. You must try the different flavored chocolate such as orange, mint,...More

1  Thank Carolyn M
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Response from KaydeeBZ | Reviewed this property |
$25. Yes the tour is by schedule starting from 9a.m.
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They have a Facebook page that you can message on: Search on Facebook: The Maya Center Mayan Museum
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