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IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate

San Felipe, Belize
501 742 4050
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Very Fun Learning Experience!

The chocolate tour was wonderful! It was great to go through the whole process of making chocolate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kate B
New York City, New York
via mobile
Unprofessional, waste of time

I emailed the owner to ask if they had availability on their Tuesday tour. He quickly got back to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Here at Cyrila's which is now IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate, we make authentic Maya chocolate products. For our guests, we offer hands-on chocolate making sessions, tours of the cacao farm and our production facilities. We can share with you the ancient Maya traditions of chocolate, in relation to our religion, economy, and environment. We will show you the secrets of Maya chocolate making and it's historical significance in our culture and its expansion around the world. Our guests can sample our products - including chocolate bars, cacao powder hot chocolate, and cacao wine - and visit our gift shop to purchase chocolate and other local artisan gifts. A visit to IXCACAO is educational, fun, and tasty. A must-see in Belize!
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  • Very good11%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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San Felipe, Belize
501 742 4050
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chocolate tour was wonderful! It was great to go through the whole process of making chocolate while also learning about the history, and getting to eat a lot of chocolate! The lunch prepared on site was perfect local mole and sides. We bought bunches...More

Thank Kate B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I emailed the owner to ask if they had availability on their Tuesday tour. He quickly got back to me to say that he was available to accommodate me on Tuesday so I travelled half way across the country from San Ignacio to Punta Grda...More

Thank elmaklamangee
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been to the Chocolate World where I met the Chocolate King and Queen. This place is a must visit when in the Toledo District. The hosts are very good at what they do. I had a ball learning about dealing with cacoa and...More

Thank chamor2547
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit when traveling to the Toledo district. The warm welcome and expert tour and information provided by Mr. Sho will blow your mind away. Your tour of the factory from farm to table will be matchless. You will also be able to make...More

Thank KaydeeBZ
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Had a great visit to Ixcacao Chocolate in April. Informative, fun and delicious. The chocolate is outstanding and lunch was fantastic. Definitely worth the scenic drive.

Thank Dobolina
Reviewed May 12, 2017

What a wonderful experience! We heard about Ixcacao from another guest where we stayed and I am so grateful. Juan give a fabulous presentation and Abelina's Mayan dinner was the best! And there's chocolate!

Thank DeRavenala
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Step by step education of cocoa and how to drink/eat some incredible chocolate. We were also served lunch (choc corn tortillas, choc chicken) really great. Recommend.

1  Thank Theresa H
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

This was our second visit to Ixcacao. This time we went with a group from Placencia organized for the kids. The kids always enjoy the hands in experience of making chocolate and learning the importance cacao attributes to the rainforest. Education that excites your taste...More

Thank travelinghearts12
Reviewed April 21, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful time at Ixcacao with the owner and his family for a great Mayan lunch and learning about making chocolate. you are such a good cook, Abelina, and Juan is wonderful at explaining the process and allowing us to make some chocolate....More

Thank Nita W
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend the gold tour. Juan is very passionate and knowledgable about growing cacao trees and making chocolate. The tour takes you to where the cacao trees are grow along with the many other fruit, herbs, peppers, and spices that juan grows. You're shown...More

Thank Linda C
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Adriana S
what gifts does she offer to people who worship her? im not a robot. im a student doing a research but thats not all i want to know . i want to know what are her strengths?nwhat are her weaknesses? does she have have a symbol that represents her?if so,what is that symbol? does this god still infuence people today ? if so ,how? please write soon.
April 4, 2017|
Response from Juan C | Property representative |
For all your answers please email ixcacaochocolate@gmail Regards the chocolate God
Hello what is the cost of doing this tour and where are you located.?
July 13, 2015|
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Response from Juan C | Property representative |
Hello!, welcome to Belize in Central America, We are located in southern Belize, in the village of San Felipe, Toledo district. Please click on this map of our location on our contact page And our options to tours and... More