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IXCACAO Maya Belizean Chocolate

San Felipe, Belize
+501 660-2840
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Fun and informative

Very interesting...Owners do a fantastic job explaining everything you'll ever want to know about... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2017
Marc A
Eldora, Iowa
via mobile
Chocolate off the beaten path

Don't expect a chocolate factory when you get here. it's just a small building with a store... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
California, USA
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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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Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting...Owners do a fantastic job explaining everything you'll ever want to know about chocolate. Lunch was great! Kids loved seeing the process of making chocolate. Go check it out!

Thank Marc A
Reviewed August 7, 2017

Don't expect a chocolate factory when you get here. it's just a small building with a store surrounded by fields. We decided to drive there since there since we were in the area. It's a bit hard to get to. You'll be on rocky terrain...More

Thank ugooli
Reviewed August 1, 2017

My husband and I visited Juan's chocolate factory while we were on a tour with Taste Belize. It's about a 2 hour drive from Placencia, but it was the second stop on our day trip - good to combine with something else since it isn't...More

Thank Savanna K
Reviewed July 29, 2017

We did the chocolate tour and thoroughly enjoyed it! We certainly learnt a lot about the process of making chocolate and experiencing 1st hand blending the beans and sugar process. The samples were pretty good as well. We asked a lot of questions which were...More

Thank Penny S
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Awesome experience, We went with taste Belize tours , Lyra was great. The drive is fine mostly paved roads.The facility is exactly what I imagined. small, efficient, family run and worked farm with an outreach to the local community and around the world. The education...More

Thank David H
Reviewed June 9, 2017 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 June 5, 2017

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 June 1, 2017

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 May 22, 2017 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
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Adriana S
April 4, 2017|
Response from Juan C | Property representative |
For all your answers please email ixcacaochocolate@gmail Regards the chocolate God
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