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IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate

San Felipe, Belize
+501 660-2840
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Had the good fortune to visit today.It was obvious from the start that Juan and his family are... read more

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bobkat653
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An adventure getting there ... and beyond worth it!!!

My wife and I were super excited to visit Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate during our week in... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Greg F
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IXCACAO, “Queen of Cacao, goddess of fertility and happiness!”, 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, butter, 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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  • Average2%
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San Felipe, Belize
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+501 660-2840
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had the good fortune to visit today.It was obvious from the start that Juan and his family are passionate about chocolate! He was both informative and entertaining. And the lunch wa amazing!! Put a visit here on your "to do" list, you will not be...More

1  Thank bobkat653
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My wife and I were super excited to visit Ixcacao Maya Belizean Chocolate during our week in Belize. Mr. Cho responded quickly to my email re: scheduling and managed to get us in on our first full day in country. We very much appreciated his...More

2  Thank Greg F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

IXCACAO was by far the biggest highlight during our honeymoon to Belize and we had a LOT of highlights, including the ATM cave. There are not enough kind words to say about Juan and Abelina. They are truly amazing human beings who treated us so...More

3  Thank 444Mandy444
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a gem and the owners have a mission to educate the world on chocolate. This is a fascinating excursion and well worth your time.

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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely loved visiting Ixcacao chocolate factory! We heard great things, but the experience exceeded our expectations! Juan was so enthusiastic and informative about where chocolate realllly comes from! We definitely have a different view of chocolate in a very good way....More

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Reviewed June 28, 2018

I live in the north of Belize and discovered Ixcacao chocolate. Now, I purchase it as gifts for everyone who wants a special Belizean treat. Just recently, I purchased many bars, my order was processed immediately, was put on a plane and was delivered to...More

Thank GussieH1996
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Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The Mayans are what gave us our calendar; but oh so much more! CHOCOLATE! Not the trash you buy in the store, real chocolate. Cacao; from the “bean to the bar”.... literally. Juan IS Mayan and has done documentaries for National Geographic among others. The...More

1  Thank chesne55
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I would give the chocolate 4-5 stars and the experience with the proprietor 0 stars. You can buy their chocolate in other locations, so save yourself the trip and the trouble and don’t visit the farm. The owner seemed to know a lot about chocolate,...More

Thank Stephanie R
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Juan C, Owner at IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

THank you very much Stephanie, for such a generous review. Unfortunately we as humans on the face of this planet can never be pleased by real people, it’s unfortunate that when we’re conditioned by our environment to sopport cooperations yes in Belize the Walmart and...More

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Reviewed May 11, 2018

Really loved this tour, from start to finish. It was very informative and delicious. You learn a lot about Maya culture, cacao and chocolate from Juan, the owner of Ixcacao and the only Belizean Maya chocolate producer in Belize and the world.The experience is very...More

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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

I had the best experience ever at Ixcaco Chocolate factory in San Felipe Village in Toledo District . Miss Angelina was a most gracious host . I tasted cardamom, cinnamon, coconut , dark chocolate, black pepper, milk chocolate , spicy, ginger , cacao nibs ,...More

Thank Nirisi C
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Adriana S
April 4, 2017|
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Response from Juan C | Property representative |
For all your answers please email ixcacaochocolate@gmail Regards the chocolate God
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kenubelizeit
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
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