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EcoMuseo del Cacao

Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
045 99 91 21 88 39
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Ticul
Type: Educational Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Owner description: Ven a descubrir en un lugar maravilloso y fuera de lo comun, la misteriosa historia del cacao y su intima relacion con la cultura maya. Estamos ubicados entre los sitios arqueologicos de Xlapak y de Labna en el Km 20 de la Ruta Puuc, a la entrada de una plantacion de Cacao, la Plantacion Tikul
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Just a reminder that the museum is (or has already as of September 8, 2014) moved from its lovely out in the countryside location to a site near the Uxmal archeological ruins.

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Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The museum is well lied out and has excellent visual aides to assist in understanding. A winding path brings you through the history of chocolate. They recently added monkeys and a Jaguar that have been rescued from unsuitable captivity (I do not know the details).

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58 reviews 58 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We visited here on the same day as Uxmal and Kabah, which made it a very long day. We were travelling from Merida and I wouldn't have gone all that distance just to visit this museum. The museum is the brainchild of Belgian entrepreneur and chocolatier, Eddy Van Belle in conjunction with Merida chocolatier, Mathieu Brees. The museum consists of... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Plantacion Tikul is a working cocoa farm that tells the story of the development of chocolate and it's roots within the Mayan culture. That description doesn't make it sound very interesting or worth the $90 peso per person entry fee, but the story is told through cultural demonstrations, in well-displayed exhibits in traditional Mayan palapas, and finally with a modern... More

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Merida, Mexico
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I had heard from friends that I should go see the 'Chocolate Museum' next time I was in Southern Yucatan and I really didn't think that I would be interested but this time whilst on the Ruta Puuc I decided to go see it. I wish that I had gone sooner. It was really interesting and extremely educational. Not only... More

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Newberg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I liked this low-key stroll through native plants along a path that wound in and out of Mayan-style houses. In each hut, some aspect of Mayan culture and chocolate is exhibited and at the last one, the entire process of making chocolate from harvest of the pods to the delicious cup of chocolate handed you, is demonstrated. It's an interesting... More

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Ajijic, Mexico
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We discovered this gem of a place on our way to the ruins of Labna on the Puuc Route of archeological sites. It was great. We really enjoyed all the signs and descriptions of the different trees and plants, the various recreations of typical Mayan houses showing the Mayan history and way of life and finally the history of cacao... More

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Avon, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

Visited Dec 29 I was disappointed . The site is a loop trail of about a quarter mile in length in the jungle. Every 10 yards there is a hut with placards and displays. A lot of fascinating information, but very dry. One of the group has an anthropology degree and she loved it. The rest of us were mildly... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Go Monday thru Friday if possible. They perform during the week only and you don't want to miss the show. You will be amazed by this jewel in the jungle.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

There is some interesting information about cocoa and chocolate, but I expected more since it iis a smaill museum that already saw its best days. The nice thing is that you can try the old mayan chocolate drink.

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