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Great experience!

We went on the chocolate tour and bought it directly from the museum. They run regularly so it’s... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2018
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Great tour

We had a great time touring the cacao farm and learning about the growing process. Going back to... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Kansas City, Missouri
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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...more
Jaguar Reserve Road, Dangriga, Belize
+501 660-3903
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

We didn't do any tour with them, we simply wanted to go to the cocksbomb reserve. We passed by to say hello and get information. Although we mainly met really friendly people in Belice, those women couldn't care less about us (maybe because we didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iban S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We went on the chocolate tour and bought it directly from the museum. They run regularly so it’s easy to book on - don’t get from a resort/ tour as we paid a lot less than we were offered for the tour. We visited the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Mayneric
Reviewed 22 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank EricandNino
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

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Quakertraveler
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.

Date of experience: January 2018
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Karen Anne P
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

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank Andrew M
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank c m
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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Carolyn M
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30 January 2018|
Response from KaydeeBZ | Reviewed this property |
$25. Yes the tour is by schedule starting from 9a.m.
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15 February 2017|
Response from KG006 |
They have a Facebook page that you can message on: Search on Facebook: The Maya Center Mayan Museum