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Maya Center Mayan Museum

Open Now: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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The Maya Center Mayan Museum is a culturally interactive museum, that entertains and teach real Mayan culture. We do hands on demonstration, such as tortilla making, Cultural Dance training, Coffee making and now Chocolate making that is more fun as...more
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Jaguar Reserve Road | second building on Cockscomb Resere road, inMaya Center Village. Look for our sign., Dangriga, Belize
+501 637-6521
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Reviewed June 21, 2019

The Che'il Chocolate tour was a highlight on our trip to Belize. They grow some of their cacao at a farm across the road, which is the start of the tour. Then you head back to the Maya Center to make chocolate using traditional Mayan...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Eryn B
Reviewed March 21, 2019 via mobile

My family had a very enjoyable time at the Chelil Chocolate Factory. We made the drive up from Placencia which only took about 25 minutes. Very easy to find off of Southern Highway. Julio was very hospitable and he spoke great English. Before leaving our...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Dwaparker
Reviewed January 24, 2019

If you are headed through Maya Center, in Dangriga or even Hopkins, Maya Center Museum is a must stop, Julio and his family are gracious hosts who welcome all like family. They happily hosted my study abroad groups hear after year for meals, museum tours,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank J A
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

We didn't do any tour with them, we simply wanted to go to the cocksbomb reserve. We passed by to say hello and get information. Although we mainly met really friendly people in Belice, those women couldn't care less about us (maybe because we didn't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Iban S
Mayanmuseum, Owner at Maya Center Mayan Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018

Hi, I am Julio Saqui, the owner of Maya Center Mayan Museum and Che'il Mayan Chocolate. I must say i am sorry to read about your debacle about your trip to cockscomb. It must have been truly disappointing. Well, i must tell you that i...More

Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went on the chocolate tour and bought it directly from the museum. They run regularly so it’s easy to book on - don’t get from a resort/ tour as we paid a lot less than we were offered for the tour. We visited the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time touring the cacao farm and learning about the growing process. Going back to the main location we learned how the cacao beans are dried, roasted and the ground to make chocolate. We also got to make some chocolate the ancient...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank Mayneric
Reviewed June 22, 2018

We contacted Mr. Saqui to arrange everything before we got there, and everything went smoothly. When we got there, we were given the tour of of their cacao farm. There, we were taught all about the cacao and certain horticultural techniques they used to make...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank EricandNino
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Run by a Mayan couple. She is a healer. He is a Mayan elder. They have a good display of herbs used. They will do traditional ceremonies

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Quakertraveler
Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful farm to table tour is very educational. The small group presentation makes it truly special. It is a must stop point when traveling down the southern highway.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed November 22, 2017

One of the few places in Belize where you can find locally made products (most tourist stuff sold in Belize is actually made in Guatemala). The sales benefit the local Maya community - money goes directly to the craftspeople who supply the goods.

Date of experience: November 2017
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January 30, 2018|
Response from KaydeeBZ | Reviewed this property |
$25. Yes the tour is by schedule starting from 9a.m.
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February 15, 2017|
Response from KG006 |
They have a Facebook page that you can message on: Search on Facebook: The Maya Center Mayan Museum