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EcoMuseo del Cacao

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Address: Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 999 121 8839
Fee: Yes

Ven a descubrir en un lugar maravilloso y fuera de lo comun, la misteriosa...

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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The museum has a lot of variation. A small ceremonial reenactment, flora and fauna, with no hard sell on the products.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed February 8, 2016
Duluth, Minnesota
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Duluth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

The museum has a lot of variation. A small ceremonial reenactment, flora and fauna, with no hard sell on the products.

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016

You must visit the Chocolate Museum in the day time or when it is light as the gardens are all part of it. Everything is named and its uses listed. The rescued Spider Monkeys were very healthy and entertaining. The three white tailed deer beautiful but it always saddens me to see animals in cages. The story of chocolate was... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2016 via mobile

Located just next to Uxmal ruiny, the Eco Museo gives you an idea about local habits and history as well as shows the importance of cocoa in Maya's life. Beside exhibitions placed in few small pavillons, it also offers an opportunity to see how certain ceremonies looked like.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2015

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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