Agouti Cacao Farm

Agouti Cacao Farm, San Pedro Columbia: Address, Phone Number, Agouti Cacao Farm Reviews: 5/5

Agouti Cacao Farm
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Eladio's Chocolate adventure is a family operated business that process chocolate using ancient tools and techniques as past on by our Mayan ancestors. Its a business that showcasing from the seeds of a cacao to chocolate bar. At Eladio's we provide the following packages: 1. Handmade Mayan Chocolate Demo, 2. Mayan Food, 3. Mayan Homestays, 4. Mayan Music and Dances, 5. Organic Farm Tour etc......
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liefehhmii
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Amazing experience
Jun 2019 • Couples
Farm tour: amazing experience with eladio showing his farm. Farm full of plants And trees, not only cacao plants. We tasted a lot of fruity And veggies. It was so cool! Learned a lot about nature, Maya And Eladios life And vision of the world.

Chocolate demo: Nice to see how chocolate is Made by hand without using any machine. Very cool to drink the chocolate drink which we just Made from the roasted bean

Lunch: Very tasty lunch (chicken caldo) And also a bit of chocolate to taste
Written June 15, 2019
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Melissa
Boston, MA8 contributions
Delightful!
Dec 2018 • Family
Visiting Eladio’s farm was one of the highlights of our family’s trip to Belize. Eladio and his family are kind and welcoming, and their love and respect for nature really comes through. Our family, including two young kids, particularly enjoyed trying the fruit of the cacao pod and bananas fresh off the tree during our jungle walk. My husband and I also enjoyed sampling the ginger and heart of palm we encountered. We loved watching the leaf cutter ants and hearing how Eladio lives in harmony with the animals. Lunch (especially the lime juice) and the chocolate making lesson were a hit with the whole family. This was a priceless experience in Southern Belize!
Written January 14, 2019
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jcar245
Santa Cruz, CA9 contributions
Amazing Authentic Family Owned Cacao Tour & Demo
Dec 2018
Eladio’s authentic Mayan culture cacao farm tour was the best! Ok, we only did one but I’m glad we did. We walked around the land with Eladio and his nephew and learned about all the plants and how he helps them thrive. He picked us natural snacks along the way. This is an organic farm, but more like permaculture. His oldest daughter showed us how they roast and grind the cacao nibs, we helped and had traditional hot cacao drink. Meanwhile, their grandma made us lunch - delicious chicken soup and homemade lime juice! The whole family was super friendly.

This wasn’t marked on a map (didn’t know it was on TripAdvisor because we were looking for “Eladio’s” and not “Agouti”) so we asked locals along the way. The road is rough but we were ok in our rental car sedan. We parked at the main house, then the nephew got in the car with us to take us to the farm to find Eladio.

Really wonderful day!
Written December 26, 2018
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LTJ_WWD
Rancho Cordova, CA20 contributions
Make time for this tour!
Aug 2018 • Family
This was a wonderful day trip from Placencia and we included a tour of Lubaanatun afterwards. Eladio and his family are some of the friendliest and gracious people you will meet. Farming will never be the same after Eladio provides his tour and shares the blessings he has received as he farms. As a result his farm is far different than what I expected when I envision farming and orchards. This difference is one that makes this tour a must do. Eladio lives off the land and his family shares their knowledge with you.

If you are met at the small store in town by a couple of young men (ages 10 &12) who tell you they are your tour guides - believe them! Unfortunately I left them ‘in the dust’ only to find out a few minutes later when they met up with us at Eladio’s that they truly are a part of your tour.

Our family will never look at a chocolate bar the same way after you gain an appreciation for the growth and cultivation of cacao beans. Being able to grind and help make our own cacao drink is truly a unique experience. The lunch provided is delicious and provides an authentic meal to enhance your experience. Take the time to drive there when you’re in Placencia as it’s just over two hours drive time with beautiful countryside to enjoy. Make sure you follow the signs for Eladio when you get to the intersection where you turn left for Punta Gorda and you need to go right for Eladio’s. He has a small sign at the intersection. Then several miles down the paved road you will turn off the highway to San Pedro Columbia on a dirt road. Again, Eladio has a sign there indicating that is where you are to turn at. Pass the sign in town for the road going to Lubaanatum and the small road to Eladio’s will be on the right in approximately a quarter mile. Enjoy and have a terrific time.
Written August 3, 2018
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Thanks for a wonderful review! Very descriptive.
Written August 4, 2018
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EandCLA
Los Angeles, CA2 contributions
Do! It!
May 2018 • Couples
Your Spirit will overflow with blessings when you visit this incredible farm and family! You will learn a lot and enjoy tasty organic treats.
Written May 30, 2018
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Cory F
Mission, Canada374 contributions
Fantastic experience
Mar 2018 • Couples
When we arrived at the farm, we were met by one of Eladio's grandchildren, a wonderful young host who escorted us through the trails to where Eladio was working that morning. Meeting Eladio and hearing his passion for his farm and his way of life was quite the experience. We hiked around the farm with Eladio and he taught us a great deal about his philosophy on working the land, about the various plants and animals in the area, and occasionally disappeared in to the jungle before returning a minute later with something to taste -- cucumber, okra, jalapeno, palm, and so on. Definitely worth heading out to the farm just for that experience.

However, after the walk with Eladio, we went back to the farmhouse area and had a really fantastic lunch of chicken in a broth loaded with local vegetables and a fantastic fresh lime juice (that was very welcome after a long walk on a hot day).

After lunch, we did the chocolate demonstration and Victoria, our host and instructor, was really wonderful as well. We went through the process from roasting the cacao to making a chocolate drink. The entire day was a great experience. Don't leave the area without doing it.
Written April 9, 2018
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It's always a pleasure to showcase and share our way of life and to give you the best treat. Thanks.
Written April 11, 2018
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erik m
32 contributions
Wonderful authentic experience!!
Nov 2017 • Couples
Most people skip the villages on their way from punta gorda to the north. To bad, because this is and amazing experience!

We stayed for one night at Agouti cacoa farm and learn a lot about farming on a very natural way. We started with a fresh lunch and a dip in the bleu river. After we learned how to make chocolate on the traditional way. The proces from the Cacao fruit to the chocolate or Chocolate drink is very interesting! We could smell, taste and try in every step of the process!

The owner (Elaido Pop) gave us a very passionated tour through his 32 acre farm. Wich was for us more like a jungle then a farm, but thats the way Elaido is farming. He's one with the nature and learned us a lot about all the plants and animals and how important it is that you dont only take from nature, but also give something back!

When we arrived back at his house we got a nice warm meal and after a nice conversation with the family, everyone went to bed early.

The room is basic but very clean, and the bed is very comfortable. Ofcourse there is no private toilet and shower, but you want to experience the true Maya farming life, right?

You can watsap Elaido a day before, his number is +5016240166

The price we had on november 2017 was:
Farm tour 40blz each
Chocolate making 40blz each
Lunch 20blz each
Diner 10blz each
Breakfast 10blz each
Guesthouse 50blz per night
Full day hike incl kanoeing 75blz each

Your money goes directly to the family with 15 children, so we felt good about it!

You can really easily reach the farm by local bus. The drivers in Belize are very helpful, (and ofcourse speak English) they will point you when to get out. Farm is only 5 minutes walking from the corner where the bus will drop you off.

So get off the beaten track and step into real Maya life for a day or two!

Written November 9, 2017
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Ann T
Concord, MA55 contributions
Highly recommend especially for church groups
Mar 2017 • Friends
Such a great family and wonderful way to learn about the Mayan people today. We especially enjoyed the ladies that made us lunch. The food was terrific. I would suggest the tour to people that are inspired by the Christian faith as this is a big part of the farmer's story.
Written March 3, 2017
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dj10111
North Little Rock, AR34 contributions
Fun and informative
Dec 2016 • Couples
If you want to visit an authentic cocoa farm, this is it! My husband is in agriculture and wanted a personal tour of Mayan farming. He was not disappointed. Eladio and his family are extremely welcoming and very knowledgeable about their history and family farm and are excited to share this information. We spent the first part of the tour walking through potions of their Cocoa Farm. They also grow turmeric, ginger, bananas, coconuts, corn and heart of palm, to name a few. He told us about the variety of trees, plants and animals that grow on the farm. After the personal tour, we went back to the house and ate a tradition chicken stew cooked by Eladio's daughter. It was delicious, but beware of the hot peppers!! My husband accidentally ate one that was intended for spice and garnish, but not meant to be eaten! Lol. After the lunch, we watched her demonstrate the chocolate making. It was a wonderful way to spend the day. It took about 4 hours total, from driving to the farm and back. I would highly recommend it!
Written December 9, 2016
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julieleroux87
Roatan, Honduras6 contributions
Amazing place!
Aug 2016
We were spending the night in PG and decided to visit the Eladio's chocolate farm. It was absolutly worth the detour to San Pedro Columbia. We ended up having a private tour with Eladio himself (we were just 3 persons so it was great and very personalized). The tour started with a visit of his propriety. We loved how Eladio takes so much pride in showing us all of his land, the guy litteraly knows every single plant on his grounds. Then we had an amazing lunch in his house with the family. The food was outstanding and that lime juice was to die for on a hot day like we had. Then they showed us all the process to obtain the cacao paste from the beans. It was highly instructive and we got to try everything and taste at every step of the process. Thanks again for everything, you made our stay in PG!
Written August 11, 2016
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