The Mayan Cacao Company
The Mayan Cacao Company
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Mayan Cacao Company is a place to discover the origins of chocolate in the same land as its creators: The Mayans. This is not a museum, it is an interactive experience where you become an explorer of the history of the most popular food in the world. You will learn about the Mayan culture, their relationship with chocolate, when and how it was discovered, the applications and much more. All this magical trip will be through our different areas in the park, you can also see how chocolate is made from scratch, dare to try a Pre-Hispanic drink of Mayan priests and emperors. We will finish with the opportunity to taste our famous chocolate margaritas! And in our boutique you can buy an unimaginable variety of products made from cocoa: soaps, lotions, sauces, handmade chocolate bars and much more. We have 13 different flavors of 100% organic and gluten-free chocolate. Try them and take your favorite. Let the sensuality of chocolate catch your senses.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Amy C
    Joplin, Missouri2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun! Did the Dia de los Muertos celebration
    Could not recommend this enough. Our tour guide, Eduardo, was friendly, knowledgeable, and overall amazing. We did this as an excursion through our cruise and so happy we picked it. They really want you to understand and appreciate the Mayan history and connection to cacao and it's importance. Food, hot chocolate and hibiscus water was served as part of the experience and was delicious. Wonderful gift shop with chocolate tastings. Thank you Eduardo and the rest of the staff!
    You had the chance to experience our seasonal tour for mexican traditions "Dia de Muertos" / "Day of the Dead" , it last only 2 months. I´ll give you a quick note, after the "Dia de Muertos" tour is gone, we start with the "Mexican Christmas" tour. So maybe next time you can experience that one.
    Written October 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • PinballArchitect
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chocolate lovers rejoice
    Visited during our cruise day in port. Path was an amazing tour guide providing not only the history of chocolate but also Mayan/Aztec/Olmec civilizations. The museum spaces are small and it is more about the interaction with your guide so make the most of your time and ask questions. They even had a demonstration of how they made chocolate by hand. Chocolate was delicious, make sure to pick up your favorite before you leave. Note the chocolate they make is small batch and contains nibs, so isn’t smooth like you may be used to. It isn’t bad but does has a different texture so can take you by surprise.
    we´re happy to know you like the tour, thanks for the good review, hope to see you soon again.
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • TinyTiptop
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun learning experience!
    We were warmly greeted by our host, Eduardo, and then were led to a small building to start making our chocolate. Eduardo did a great job of explaining everything, including the significance of cacao to the Mayan culture. After we made our chocolate, we also made chocolate margaritas. Thereafter, we learned more about the spices and other plants in the area. It was thoroughly enjoyable and we learned a lot.
    Eduardo will be happy knowing he reached such a nice review from you, Thanks for taking the time
    Written January 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Sofia N
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My day in Cozumel
    On a sunny day in Cozumel my family and I decided to go to the Mayan cacao company. We had booked a tour the day before. Eduardo/Lalo, our guide was extremely nice and happy. He explained everything wonderfully and answered our questions perfectly. We could not have gotten a better guide. The actual place is really pretty, just as a rainforest. With lots of shade to hide in on a sunny day and lots of different plants to look at. There were also some parrots to look at. At the end of our guided tour Eduardo helped us actually make chocolate which was a wonderful learning experience. If you are ever in Cozumel don’t hesitate to book a tour and chocolate workshop!
    We truly appreciate this nice and detailed review, thanks for it. Eduardo is awesome, we'll let him know about it.
    Written January 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Michael L
    Sevierville, Tennessee5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mayan Chocolate and Margarita Experience
    We did the Chocolate and Margarita Experience at the Mayan Cacao Company. It was amazing. The tour started off with our guide Angel giving us some history on Mayan culture and what chocolate meant to them. Then we go to sample some of the best tortillas we have ever had. After that we got to make our own chocolate bar and then craft in a blender a chocolate margarita. Angel was an awesome guide and we never felt rushed. It was a 5 star experience that we will do again on our next trip to Cozumel.
    we'll be waiting for you the next time you're in town. thanks for the review.
    Written February 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Beth W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 stars
    My husband and I recently took the Cozumel Land and Sea tour through Norwegian Cruise Line and I must say we were not disappointed! The Mayan Cocoa Company was absolutely wonderful! From our guide Jocelyn, Paty and our driver Juan were all just great! Throughly enjoyed this experience and would HIGHLY recommend!
    We'll let everyone involved about the nice review you wrote, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Cozumel. Come back soon! "Mi casa es su casa"
    Written February 22, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
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Morgan W
Durham, NC6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
This was an excellent tour. We arrived to Cozumel on a Cruise ship. We immediately got off and took a taxi to the Mayan Cacao company. It was a short drive from the Carnival port. The people at the port knew exactly what we’re talking about and said there were two Mayan Cacao companies, but they suggested the one near Playa Maya. The tour was excellent. We did not pre schedule our tour. We arrived right when they opened at 9am and we’re able to purchase tickets for general admission and basically get a private tour because all of the schedule tours were later. We tasted chocolate, watched the tour guide make chocolate, learned the history of the Mayans, more! Highly recommend!
Written June 18, 2024
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Sarah W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
The Mexican "Willy Wonka" was fantastic! Such a great tour and fun time. I really enjoyed learning about the history and culture. Such a wonderful adventure. So glad we took the time for this tour. The chocolate was amazing and the drinks were fabulous! All staff were kind and friendly.
Written June 10, 2024
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Carol H
Columbus, OH2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We had an amazing time learning about organic ingredients and why they are chosen. Making our own Margarita was a bonus and fun experience.
Written June 5, 2024
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Vicki
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Vacation in Cozumel, first time at Chocolate and Margarita workshop. Eduardo was great, and very knowledgeable!! Chocolate Margaritas and the mile tortilla were delicious! Had a great time!
Written May 27, 2024
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Alicia W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We did a tour with the cruise line and our guide was Eduardo and he was INCREDIBLE! We had an absolute blast! The margaritas making was fun and delish, the pineapple was our favorite but the chocolate was such a fun and new flavor! Definitely worth it
Written May 22, 2024
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Brent
Charleston, WV9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My Wife, Brother, and I had a wonderful, fun, and informative experience with Paty. She was very passionate about her job and our experience. We would recommend to anyone. Oh yeah, the chocolate and chocolate margaritas were amazing as well!!!
Written May 8, 2024
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You had the chance to be with Paty, she's one of the best. Thanks for the nice review.
Written May 17, 2024
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Denise K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Roberto was our tour guide. He was amazing! A great tour, with history and a margarita tutorial. Highly recommend! Got some chocolate too
Written May 6, 2024
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Roberto will be happy to hear from this review, thanks for posting it.
Written May 17, 2024
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Eric P
Houston, TX2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Great..... Learned a little enjoyed a lot... Fun for everyone . Eduardo our guid was great .you get to make your own chocolate... And yes you make a chocolate margarita from scratch... The best part. .
Written April 29, 2024
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thanks for the positive review, come back soon.
Written May 17, 2024
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Ella D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This excursion gave me a new found respect for tequila. The education was A+ and makes me want to add tequila to my bar! Eduardo and Diego were the perfect tour guide and mixologist! Highly recommended the perfect margarita tour/excursion! Chocolate margaritas are amazing!!!!
Written April 29, 2024
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We appreciate the good review you provided, thanks for sharing.
Written May 17, 2024
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Kelli C
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely the BEST experience that we had on our cruise! Paty was a phenomenal tour guide. Very knowledgeable and so pleasant. The drinks and entire experience was just so much fun! I would do it again and again!
Written April 26, 2024
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Thanks for this positive review, we'll make sure Paty gets to hear them.
Written May 17, 2024
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