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IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate

San Felipe, Belize
+501 660-2840
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Chocolate Paradise

I loved this tour. Very enlightening. I enjoyed every once of chocolate and every way it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mikewendy4
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Marshfield, Wisconsin
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Just call them on the phone and then go.

Of all the amazing experiences we had in Belize, this one made the biggest impression on us. We... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lissa D
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IXCACAO, “Queen of Cacao, goddess of fertility and happiness!”, For our guests, we offer hands-on chocolate making sessions, tours of the cacao farm and our production facilities. We can share with you the ancient Maya traditions of chocolate, in relation to our religion, economy, and environment. We will show you the secrets of Maya chocolate making and it's historical significance in our culture and its expansion around the world. Our guests can sample our products - including chocolate bars, cacao powder, butter, hot chocolate, and cacao wine - and visit our gift shop to purchase chocolate and other local artisan gifts. A visit to IXCACAO is educational, fun, and tasty. A must-see in Belize!
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San Felipe, Belize
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+501 660-2840
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this tour. Very enlightening. I enjoyed every once of chocolate and every way it was served. I unfortunately didn’t have the opportunity to try any cooked food made with chocolate. But I did experience hot cocoa, different flavors of chocolate, parts of beans...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the amazing experiences we had in Belize, this one made the biggest impression on us. We drove out into a rural area expecting a factory, and ended up feeling like we had lunch with a family, after a generous presentation on the sociopolitical,...More

Thank Lissa D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was the 3rd of 4 chocolate places I visited while in Belize. I would recommend the coconut chocolate and buy the big bars so you can bring them home. Probably one of the cheaper chocolate places as well

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We brought our whole family, ages 5 to 70 to visit Ixcacao. It was especially meaningful to my husband and I as we had visited 11 years ago and were able to see the great progress Juan and Abelina had made at their farm since...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to take a chocolate tour while we were in Belize. We'd been told the Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate tour was really worth doing, but we were hesitant to go since it was a 2-1/2 hour drive from Hopkins where we were staying. However,...More

Thank pack n my bags
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Reviewed March 12, 2018

I learned SO much from this tour. All of the information that is provided about chocolate is amazing! I highly recommend this tour if you are interested in chocolate at all!

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

The presentation begins with a discussion of the plants. You move on to the steps of producing chocolate. And finally you shell beans and make your own chocolate, Very interesting and fun, A lunch was served which was delicious! It consists of different chicken dishes...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Had a great tour of the chocolate making process and our students got to help in the process. What fun and truly interesting. We also had a wonderful meal at IXCACAO. Well worth the time.

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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Two couples went to Ixcacao with Lyra with Taste Belize. Awesome ride out with learning so much history. We got to the factory and Juan and his wife Abelina could not have been better hosts! We learned the entire chocolate making process, made our own...More

Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed February 7, 2018

Loved learning all about chocolate and tasting each stage of cacao bean. Beautiful location, beautiful process. Thank you, Juan for showing us and sharing the story of chocolate. I have an entire new appreciation for everything chocolate. Bonus: Lunch was SPECTACULAR!!

Thank 561beth
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Adriana S
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Juan C | Property representative |
For all your answers please email ixcacaochocolate@gmail Regards the chocolate God
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kenubelizeit
July 14, 2015|
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Response from Juan C | Property representative |
Hello!, welcome to Belize in Central America, We are located in southern Belize, in the village of San Felipe, Toledo district. Please click on this map of our location on our contact page And our options to tours and... More
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