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Address: Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
Phone Number: 045 99 91 21 88 39
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Ven a descubrir en un lugar maravilloso y fuera de lo comun, la...

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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I wasn't feeling well yet joined our group to see this site. My first impression is that this isn't disneyland. What that meant to myself as a former historic museum assistant is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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132 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This is a nice reconstruction of the main facts about chocolate - the origins, the way it is processed etc. Most of the displays are reconstructions, so it has a bit of a "fake" feeling. The live demonstration, however, is worth attending. And the grounds are interesting. I would not put it on a "to see" list, but if you... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I wasn't feeling well yet joined our group to see this site. My first impression is that this isn't disneyland. What that meant to myself as a former historic museum assistant is that this is a different interpretation of a museum. I had worked alongside aboriginal elders in a similar outdoor historic park at Old Fort William in Thunder Bay... More 

Thank bruce w
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46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

You can take kids to this museum for the presentation, brief ceremony/concert and to taste chocolate as well as to see the spider monkeys and Jaguars. We spent 2hrs in the museum. At the end a young artist sells ceramics she decorates inspired by ancient Indian ceramics. If we hadn't been traveling for 6 more weeks we would have definitely... More 

Thank leslie f
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The level of history, exhibits, information, grounds, animals, ceremonials, was so much more than we expected! Extremely worth while!

1 Thank Breedloves
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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.

3 Thank DH1and2
Nashua, New Hampshire, United States
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71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 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).

1 Thank Sue L
Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

1 Thank CED
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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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55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank annabella333
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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