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Maya Center Mayan Museum
Ranked #3 of 11 things to do in Dangriga
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great time touring the cacao farm and learning about the growing process. Going back to the main location we learned how the cacao beans are dried, roasted and the ground to make chocolate. We also got to make some chocolate the ancient way with grinding stones. The chocolate here is delicious and has no wax or other weird additives.
Roberto, the nephew of the owner is very knowledgeable and gives a great tour.

1  Thank Mayneric
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We contacted Mr. Saqui to arrange everything before we got there, and everything went smoothly. When we got there, we were given the tour of of their cacao farm. There, we were taught all about the cacao and certain horticultural techniques they used to make cacao farming easier. We saw the cacao fruit and tasted the seeds (very good btw). After learning everything about the plant, we then went back to Che'il to make some chocolate bars of our own (notice I said chocolate and not candy bars)! We learned how to make it the traditional Mayan way!

Very good tour to do if you are in Placencia or Hopkins. For the price of admission, it was well worth it!

Also, you can arrange to have lunch after the tour. We chose the Belizean stew chicken and it was delicious!

Thank EricandNino
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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

1  Thank Quakertraveler
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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.

Thank KaydeeBZ
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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.

2  Thank Karen Anne P
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