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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
Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Jaguar Reserve Road | second building on Cockscomb Resere road, inMaya Center Village. Look for our sign., Dangriga, Belize
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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
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
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
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
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Mayanmuseum, Owner at Maya Center Mayan Museum, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2018
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
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
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
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
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.