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EcoMuseo del Cacao

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Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
+52 1 999 121 8839
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Great stop outside the Uxmal ruins

Less museum per se, more like a botanical garden and mini-zoo, with chocolate-related exhibits in... read more

Reviewed May 11, 2017
Honolulu, HI
All you ever wanted to know!

Visited this museum when we had been to Uxmal ruins. It is well laid out and the information is in... read more

Reviewed March 11, 2017
Rebecca G
Torquay, United Kingdom
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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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Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
+52 1 999 121 8839
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Reviewed May 11, 2017

Less museum per se, more like a botanical garden and mini-zoo, with chocolate-related exhibits in several small buildings built along an outdoor trail. The main building in the pictures is the entrance which houses the gift shop and cafe. The re-enactment of a Mayan ceremony...More

Thank Windwardave
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum when we had been to Uxmal ruins. It is well laid out and the information is in Spanish and English. The huts containing exhibits are set out in a garden with further information given about the plants and their use. There was...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Museo de Cacoa is A nice nature walk. It has a little bit to do with chocolate. My 16-year-old that takes pictures like this better than the ruins. My 18-year-old who doesn't take so many pictures like the ruins better.

Thank Mike R
Reviewed February 14, 2017 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
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...More

1  Thank Nathalie B
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
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...More

1  Thank JoeyOsborn
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...More

Thank TomaszKozakowski
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...More

1  Thank Bingo_the_dog
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...More

Thank bruce w
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