Choco Story uxmal
Choco Story uxmal
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistory Museums
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:30 PM
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Perpetual Motion
Florida506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
I was cajoled into visiting by my wife and because it was right next to the ruins of Uzmal we gave it a try. The price seems a bit steep but once in it becomes worth it. A pleasant walk through the jungle leads to displays of cultural and chocolate interest. There is a ritual performance given about every 15 min which is very cool. There is also a demonstration of chocolate drink making where you get a chance to taste the real thing. Along the way there are indigenous animals and many trees and plants that are identified. Over all it takes about an hour. The walk ends in a grossly overprice gift shop...skip, you won’t miss anuthing.
Written February 2, 2020
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GiblinVanBauzanum
191 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Couples
This museum is a nice "walking and experience" kind. You get to see different plants of Yucatan as well as some of their wild animals (though caged...). A Mayan ritual and traditional chocolate beverage preparation and taste demonstrations take place regularly.
The shop is full of delicious goods, though maybe a bit expensive.
Really great to experience with kids, they will love it!
Written January 27, 2020
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markanderson2017
Playacar, Mexico73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
A great little walk through chocolate history. It is 180 pesos per person to enter and you get to walk through a section of jungle that displays the various plants and some rescued animals along the way. There is a re-enactment of a ceremony to bless the chocolate and then you get to taste the hot chocolate, which is produced the same way that the Mayans have done for many centuries, and are given a demonstration of how they processed the cocoa. The signs are all in Spanish, English and French so understanding is made very easy. A nice thing to do after Uxmal.
Written October 12, 2023
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia18,666 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021
We visited this place as, I can say now, we were misled by good Google and TA reviews. I wonder what those people found so interesting here, but for me it's nothing more than an ordinary tourist trap set in a good location, just across the street from the imposing Uxmal ruins.
The "Story" depicts everything - little bit cocoa producing and trade history data displayed in Mayan shacks - almost known and boring long reading facts on boards.
Then you have monkeys and deer you can see and feed, like in a zoo. Also, some crocs in a pond.
There's a touristy Maya shaman performance and dance in the woods - so artificial, and at the end cocoa tasting.
Maybe it's a good idea with young kids, but even my two teens were bored.
Written February 5, 2021
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Christina M
San Diego, CA277 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
I actually leaned a lot of information about the historical use of cacao and it’s eventual introduction to Europe. They also had a demonstration of a Mayan ceremony honoring the rain god Chaac and made some drinking chocolate for sampling. Also, the animals are all rescues, which gave me some peace of mind.

It’s all outdoors or in open air buildings, so it can get quite warm. Bring a fan and a cold drink.
Written June 20, 2022
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adrenalinejunkie007
Los Angeles, CA57 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We visited ChocoStory as part of a private tour to Uxmal. The exhibits showing the process and history of chocolate were pretty informative; there was an 'interactive' exhibit showing the process of converting the cocoa seed to chocolate (with beverage samples provided) that was brief but enjoyable. It's a relatively quick walk-through and good for kids as there is some interaction with native animals available as part of the tour. However, during our time there weren't many of them available (deer, birds...and we didn't see alligators either) so it shortened our expected time there. I wouldn't go out of my way to visit it, though.

The chocolate slushie drink at the cafe near the entrance is sooooooooo good I bought two; one for the walk and one for the drive back to Merida. Very delicious for my tastes!
Written March 13, 2023
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mezaco
Canada458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
I was pleasantly surprised by this experience. I had some time to spare after Uxmal before my bus and I was expecting a one-room building with bland old dioramas. But it's an interesting and informative place. It's an outdoor museum in a peaceful jungle setting and the exhibits are set in various huts along a pathway. Each hut has different detail about the history of chocolate and how its made. In one of the buildings, you get to sample freshly made drinking chocolate. In another area they do a Mayan ceremony. It also houses some animals, and although I don't like zoos, they are careful to point out that it's not a zoo and they are all rescues. There is also descriptions of the various plants that you find in the region. And there is also a store (although I am not sure the chocolate is actually from there as one packed I looked at said "imported from Belgium!") . If you are going all the way to Uxmal anyway, it's worth a visit.
Written May 4, 2023
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Rocio5
Royal Oak, MI27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
We recently traveled to Uxmal and in our itinerary we had a visit to Choco Story. To be honest, we were not sure what to expect and so we did not set enough time aside to see it. We totally regreted that decision! The place is really nice and I would have loved to spend more time there. It is really well kept, clean, and interesting. Exhibitions are very informative and the chocolate tasting was delicious! If you are visiting Uxmal, you should definitely stop by Choco Story!
Written January 10, 2022
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nicola C
Akumal, Mexico11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Fabulous museum and lots of animals and plants too. Not just Cacao. Option to attend a Mayan Ceremony and Chocolate workshop with tasting. Right next door is the Planetarium but we ran out of time to experience this.
Written March 13, 2024
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William F
Denver, CO743 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
This was fun for an hour after seeing Uxmal and Kabah. Learned a bit about Cocoa, tasted it. Of course bought a chocolate bar. Got to feed a deer and see Jaguars up close. Is it touristy, absolutely, but have fun with it!
Written May 24, 2020
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