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AJAW Chocolate & Craft is a locally owned local attraction demonstrating the process of making chocolate drink. It is a hands-on experience and you taste organic chocolate. Sample it and take with you a rich organic chocolate bar.
Benque Viejo Rd, San Ignacio, Belize
+501 631-0569
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Full disclosure....I don't like chocolate. I find it too sweet and rich. After this tour, I learned I've never before tasted real chocolate. This enlightening tour gave me real insight as to the Mayan history of chocalate, which suits my palate much better than the...More

Thank Simone M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place and it did not disappoint! We made chocolate and tasted some of the best drinks! Adrian and Gloria were so knowledgeable and fun! They set everything up to take great insta pics! We bought the cocoa wine at the end...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only saw this place because we accidentally drove past it. We did some Trip Advisor research and were so impressed! We showed up a few minutes before the top of the hour and they accommodated us nicely. We instantly felt like they were welcoming...More

Thank Aubrey P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a very interesting tour. We ate a pod out of the cacao plant. The pods are removed and dried in the sun. Then they are ground into chocolate syrup. We were able to grind the cacao beans into chocolate which turned out to...More

Thank Triggeress
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had taken a visiting friend to Ajaw, last month, then returned last week with my wife. I thoroughly enjoyed both visits and learned a lot about the history of, and making chocolate. This is a must-see when in the San Ignacio area.

Thank hayoka
Reviewed August 20, 2018

This was an awesome experience. The main guy gave us a super interesting lesson on mayan chocolate - which really included information on history, sociology, chemistry, gastronomy, religion and more. You learn all about how the mayans came to make chocolate, starting with harvesting the...More

Thank Andrea C
Reviewed August 16, 2018

This is a good investment of 45 minutes to get some local history as well as understanding behind something so common in modern life. While primarily historically focused, it's essentially the same process today. Note: there is NOTHING about candy in this tour, so set...More

Thank Advisor_289
Reviewed August 16, 2018

It was really fun to learn how chocolate was first produced by the ancient Maya. The demonstration was very cool and informative, and the chocolate is delicious! The chili dark chocolate bars are delicious and so are the chocolate chip cookies!

Thank nsb218
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

we are very serious foodies who plan our vacations around where we can eat. This was not part of our original vacation plan and yet what a delight it was! A very simple 45 to 60 minute presentation on the entire cycle of chocolate production...More

Thank braineye
Reviewed August 3, 2018

If you love food and/or chocolate, then this is a unique experience! We got to see up-close how chocolate was made by the Mayan centuries ago. You can even grind up some chocolate nibs yourself! It was definitely a lot of fun!

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March 31, 2018|
Response from Theresa4196 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was between $10-12 pp.
Bill C
January 10, 2017|
Response from Adrian C | Property representative |
Hi. We are 74 miles away from the water Terminal or two hours car ride. We are Mayan Traidtional Chocolate Making. NOT A FACTORY.