The Mayan Cacao Company
The Mayan Cacao Company
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Mayan Cacao Company is a place to discover the origins of chocolate in the same land as its creators: The Mayans. This is not a museum, it is an interactive experience where you become an explorer of the history of the most popular food in the world. You will learn about the Mayan culture, their relationship with chocolate, when and how it was discovered, the applications and much more. All this magical trip will be through our different areas in the park, you can also see how chocolate is made from scratch, dare to try a Pre-Hispanic drink of Mayan priests and emperors. We will finish with the opportunity to taste our famous chocolate margaritas! And in our boutique you can buy an unimaginable variety of products made from cocoa: soaps, lotions, sauces, handmade chocolate bars and much more. We have 13 different flavors of 100% organic and gluten-free chocolate. Try them and take your favorite. Let the sensuality of chocolate catch your senses.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Amy C
    Joplin, Missouri2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So much fun! Did the Dia de los Muertos celebration
    Could not recommend this enough. Our tour guide, Eduardo, was friendly, knowledgeable, and overall amazing. We did this as an excursion through our cruise and so happy we picked it. They really want you to understand and appreciate the Mayan history and connection to cacao and it's importance. Food, hot chocolate and hibiscus water was served as part of the experience and was delicious. Wonderful gift shop with chocolate tastings. Thank you Eduardo and the rest of the staff!
    You had the chance to experience our seasonal tour for mexican traditions "Dia de Muertos" / "Day of the Dead" , it last only 2 months. I´ll give you a quick note, after the "Dia de Muertos" tour is gone, we start with the "Mexican Christmas" tour. So maybe next time you can experience that one.
    Written October 3, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 18, 2023
  • PinballArchitect
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Chocolate lovers rejoice
    Visited during our cruise day in port. Path was an amazing tour guide providing not only the history of chocolate but also Mayan/Aztec/Olmec civilizations. The museum spaces are small and it is more about the interaction with your guide so make the most of your time and ask questions. They even had a demonstration of how they made chocolate by hand. Chocolate was delicious, make sure to pick up your favorite before you leave. Note the chocolate they make is small batch and contains nibs, so isn’t smooth like you may be used to. It isn’t bad but does has a different texture so can take you by surprise.
    we´re happy to know you like the tour, thanks for the good review, hope to see you soon again.
    Written November 12, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 9, 2023
  • TinyTiptop
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun learning experience!
    We were warmly greeted by our host, Eduardo, and then were led to a small building to start making our chocolate. Eduardo did a great job of explaining everything, including the significance of cacao to the Mayan culture. After we made our chocolate, we also made chocolate margaritas. Thereafter, we learned more about the spices and other plants in the area. It was thoroughly enjoyable and we learned a lot.
    Eduardo will be happy knowing he reached such a nice review from you, Thanks for taking the time
    Written January 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 12, 2024
  • Sofia N
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My day in Cozumel
    On a sunny day in Cozumel my family and I decided to go to the Mayan cacao company. We had booked a tour the day before. Eduardo/Lalo, our guide was extremely nice and happy. He explained everything wonderfully and answered our questions perfectly. We could not have gotten a better guide. The actual place is really pretty, just as a rainforest. With lots of shade to hide in on a sunny day and lots of different plants to look at. There were also some parrots to look at. At the end of our guided tour Eduardo helped us actually make chocolate which was a wonderful learning experience. If you are ever in Cozumel don’t hesitate to book a tour and chocolate workshop!
    We truly appreciate this nice and detailed review, thanks for it. Eduardo is awesome, we'll let him know about it.
    Written January 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written January 16, 2024
  • Michael L
    Sevierville, Tennessee5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mayan Chocolate and Margarita Experience
    We did the Chocolate and Margarita Experience at the Mayan Cacao Company. It was amazing. The tour started off with our guide Angel giving us some history on Mayan culture and what chocolate meant to them. Then we go to sample some of the best tortillas we have ever had. After that we got to make our own chocolate bar and then craft in a blender a chocolate margarita. Angel was an awesome guide and we never felt rushed. It was a 5 star experience that we will do again on our next trip to Cozumel.
    we'll be waiting for you the next time you're in town. thanks for the review.
    Written February 13, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 3, 2024
  • Beth W
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    5 stars
    My husband and I recently took the Cozumel Land and Sea tour through Norwegian Cruise Line and I must say we were not disappointed! The Mayan Cocoa Company was absolutely wonderful! From our guide Jocelyn, Paty and our driver Juan were all just great! Throughly enjoyed this experience and would HIGHLY recommend!
    We'll let everyone involved about the nice review you wrote, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Cozumel. Come back soon! "Mi casa es su casa"
    Written February 22, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 21, 2024
  • P V
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour!! A must!
    Paty was our tour guide, She was very informative on the Mayan culture. She made choclate from beans while we watched and we got to taste it and several other wonderful flavors. Also taste Mole for the first time and it was delicious. This was a very interesting and fun tour. I loved the bee! And the history of my favorite food... Chocolate!
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 12, 2024
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Suellen T
Perth, Australia785 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Solo
I hadn’t expected to find such a well developed chocolate narrative in Mexico — but after touring the Mayan Cacao company it all made perfect sense! Not only does this place do great chocolate (including chocolate icy drinks), but it comes with history and cultural detail, along with multimedia and practical demonstrations of someone preparing the cacao in a traditional way. The grounds are lovely and the cacophony of sound from the resident macaws reminds you of their colourful presence. In case you didn’t know, the Mayans used to walk everywhere, and after watching the monkeys go nuts after eating from the cacao tree they realised the energy properties of the cacao bean. This is a lovely spot to visit... interesting things to see and look at and generous opportunities to sample their locally made chocolate. I would definitely revisit if back in Cozumel.
Written January 6, 2020
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Austin M
Charlotte, NC9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Went there in March and it was not crowded (most due to COVID travel restrictions). The tour was nice and very interesting. You can tell that everyone there took pride in their job and the company. The samples were wonderful and so was the samples of the chocolate liquor.
Written June 30, 2021
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We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written July 2, 2021
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TravelAgent
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
We had an amazing experience today. Adrian was a wonderful tour guide. Learning all about the process and history behind Mayan chocolate and the alibreje was a an excellent experience that we will remember forever. Adrian is so knowledgeable and passionate about his work that it really shows. We enjoyed every single moment of this tour. And we were able to pick and paint our own alibreje. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Cozumel.
Written March 14, 2022
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We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company. We're gonna let know Adrian that you had a great time! x
Written March 21, 2022
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RVSVD
Spring Branch, TX282 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This was a nice stop. If you can book this one. It's small, but you learn and have the opportunity to buy some chocolate made there. They also sale items made locally, so take cash for purchases as their Card machines were not working well.
Written August 31, 2022
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Thank you so much! We’re grateful to have you as our client. We´ll check the Card machines to make your next visit more pleasant.
Written September 1, 2022
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TinyTiptop
Austin30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were warmly greeted by our host, Eduardo, and then were led to a small building to start making our chocolate. Eduardo did a great job of explaining everything, including the significance of cacao to the Mayan culture. After we made our chocolate, we also made chocolate margaritas. Thereafter, we learned more about the spices and other plants in the area. It was thoroughly enjoyable and we learned a lot.
Written January 12, 2024
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Eduardo will be happy knowing he reached such a nice review from you, Thanks for taking the time
Written January 24, 2024
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Michael L
Sevierville, TN5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We did the Chocolate and Margarita Experience at the Mayan Cacao Company. It was amazing. The tour started off with our guide Angel giving us some history on Mayan culture and what chocolate meant to them. Then we go to sample some of the best tortillas we have ever had. After that we got to make our own chocolate bar and then craft in a blender a chocolate margarita. Angel was an awesome guide and we never felt rushed. It was a 5 star experience that we will do again on our next trip to Cozumel.
Written February 3, 2024
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we'll be waiting for you the next time you're in town. thanks for the review.
Written February 13, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

P V
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Friends
Paty was our tour guide, She was very informative on the Mayan culture. She made choclate from beans while we watched and we got to taste it and several other wonderful flavors. Also taste Mole for the first time and it was delicious. This was a very interesting and fun tour. I loved the bee! And the history of my favorite food... Chocolate!
Written July 12, 2024
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Luv2Travel_696969
Sacramento, CA20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
My family and I took the basic tour and it was just the 3 of us and one more individual. We learned a lot about chocolate and how chocolate is important to the Mayans and to the current people that live in the region. The guide spoke VERY good English, was knowledgeable and interactive with us. He should us how " mole " was made and we got to taste it. The gift shop is nice and the staff wonderful. Do not forget to sample not only the chocolate but the chocolate liquor! Worth the price and the whole time we were there lasted less than 2 hours.
Written April 8, 2021
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We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company... Thank you for your visit!
Written April 15, 2021
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Beth W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My husband and I recently took the Cozumel Land and Sea tour through Norwegian Cruise Line and I must say we were not disappointed! The Mayan Cocoa Company was absolutely wonderful! From our guide Jocelyn, Paty and our driver Juan were all just great! Throughly enjoyed this experience and would HIGHLY recommend!
Written February 21, 2024
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We'll let everyone involved about the nice review you wrote, we're glad you enjoyed your visit to Cozumel. Come back soon! "Mi casa es su casa"
Written February 22, 2024
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STJ_Barb
Waukesha, WI4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I went on a day with no cruise ships on the island and so I was the only one on the tour. The place more cocoa museum than factory. I thoroughly enjoyed watching how the chocolate is made by hand. They also are doing agriculture experiments which were insightful and interesting. Worth the admission? Sure.
Written November 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
We are glad to read that you had a good time at The Mayan Cacao Company. Thank you for your visit!
Written November 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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