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EcoMuseo del Cacao

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Address: Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
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+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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I didnt know a lot about caco before but now i know much more thanks to this museum. It is very well explained and illustrated in a very explicative way. We spent 1h30 in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 19, 2016
Nathalie B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visual displays and walking path but no real hands on demonstrations to see the real cocoa pod and how it is processed. More of a museum for sure ! We were somewhat disappointed.

Thank jolyswan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

I didnt know a lot about caco before but now i know much more thanks to this museum. It is very well explained and illustrated in a very explicative way. We spent 1h30 in the museum because we read everything hehe. Every 20 min there is a ritual demonstration when mayas had to prepare chocolate. After this demonstration, they will... More 

1 Thank Nathalie B
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.

Thank lennilr
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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 

1 Thank JoeyOsborn
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.

Thank TomaszKozakowski
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

1 Thank Bingo_the_dog
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 

1 Thank leslie f
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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10 reviews
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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!

2 Thank Breedloves
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28 reviews
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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.

4 Thank DH1and2

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