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Chocolates Kaokao Factory tour

#18 of 263 Tours in Cozumel
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Address: 1era bis sur entre 80 y 85 Ave, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 987 869 4705
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The visit of our small family chocolate factory consists of 3 parts:...

The visit of our small family chocolate factory consists of 3 parts:

1/History of chocolate at mayan times:

An overview of importance of the cacao seed for Mayan Civilization, Discover the tools used by mayans to make the sacred beverage: "chocolhaa" (hot cocoa). In Air conditionned small museum room .

2/Craft your own chocolate

Live the experience of grinding cacao beans with an authentic chocolate mexican mill to craft your drinking chocolate mix to take back home.In a different room. The grinding activity does not allowed the air conditioning.

3/ Tasting

All along the tour you will try the different flavors of the cacao during its process (cacao beans, cacao paste and all our finished products) . You still will have time to shop at our air conditioned gift store.

During the visit, from the grounds, you can discover the chocolate process through windows : chocolate making room and wrapping room.

Accessible for wheel chairs in all areas.

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This quaint factory is located away from the downtown hustle. Tour starts with the history of Mayan chocolate making, then , you experience hands on making chocolate with a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoyed our hands-on experience with chocolate. The tasting was great too. Everyone from age 16-62 in our group enjoyed this.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This quaint factory is located away from the downtown hustle. Tour starts with the history of Mayan chocolate making, then , you experience hands on making chocolate with a grinder. Lots of fun and educational, even my husband enjoyed it. Afterwards you sample of the chocolates they make and see parts of the factory, grinding process and packaging. Small nice... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our chocolate tasting today, but the hi-light was the amazing coffee. So much so, we left with 3 bags of coffee ($20 USD a piece). Upon making the coffee, we were extremely disappointed to realize that it is NOT what they serve there (good coffee, but no where near the cinnamon deliciousness that is served up front).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this day trip as an alternative to the Beach in Cozumel on our most recent cruise. It was a $12 cab ride - about 15 minutes to the Factory. It's small but charming and the staff was excellent. We made our own chocolate and the tour was very informative with a visit to their boutique gift shop at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I completely enjoyed the tour. it was a great mix of history and hands on education. Everyone was genuine and welcoming. The tour never felt like a sales tactic but a sincere sharing of the origins of chocolate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife requested this tour and I was merely compliant. But, this was so cool. It's small, personable, and has a wonderful atmosphere. We have been to medium and large chocolate factories before. This small place is by far my favorite. It's not what you expect. It's better. But, it is VERY hard to find. Get a taxi, even if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I learned a lot. I never new there was so much to know about chocolate. Victor was awesome. Had a great time making our own chocolate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chocolate Kaokao Factory was a great add to our tour in Cozumel. This is a lot of fun especially for history buffs because its very informative with a really neat exhibit and presentation about how the chocolate is made by the Mayans. They give lots of free sample tasting which we really enjoy and appreciate. A lot of cool souvenirs... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

My family and I enjoyed the factory visit June 10 as part of the Tours Plaza taxi tour in Cozumel. We spent about an hour making chocolate, tasting samples and learning some of the history of the chocolate-making process. The stop was a lot of fun, and Victor, our guide, was an absolute joy to talk to about everything from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Victor was an excellent tour guide! very knowledgeable and fun! The tour includes tasting allow with a wonderful history lesson on the development for chocolate. With more tasting, you move to a small room where you get to make your own chocolate bar. Such a fun activity for the whole family!

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