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“Wonderful friendly unique little chocolate factory”

Mayan Monkey Mijas Chocolate Factory
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Mayan Monkey Mijas - a Chocolate Factory on the outside, and a Happiness Laboratory at heart! Open seven days a week, from 10am right through without siesta (closing times varies depending on the season) You can pop in and watch us make chocolate, ice cream and delicious baked goods, or BETTER YET: make your own chocolate! If it's quiet enough (tip: usually Jan & Feb!), We will give you a FREE tour and chocolate-making demo :)))) And we will invite you to try our chocolate and ice creams Mayan Monkey Mijas is the ONLY chocolate factory in Spain offering amateur-level chocolate-making workshops. All ages, interests and budgets catered for. EVERY DAY from 10am - 6pm: Express Workshop: No Booking Required - just turn up :))) Exclusive workshops - for birthday parties, school trips, club days, hen parties, etc. Tailormade workshops are also available.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed June 23, 2018

Just off the main square in Mijas. A little tiny place, a working chocolate factory with lots of ancient machinery. A really enjoyable tour and you get free chocolate samples and can make your own as well. A little gem, a very unexpected find.

1  Thank Paul A
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

Was strolling past this small factory/shop and got invited in for a free guided tour (by Debbie), didn't expect much other than a sales pitch but was really surprised at the time and attention we were given, found the information and the tour (which lasted about 15 minutes) really enjoyable. The free samples were very good - No heavy sales pitch (but we did buy some good quality chocolate). If you are in Mijas, it's in a corner of the main square and I would recommend a visit.

1  Thank Karl M
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

We ventured upon the chocolate factory while in Mijas for the day, nd it was just a joy! We strolled in to meet a friendly man named Jason who was giving a talk on the equipment used in the factory. He casually jumped between French and English to explain to chocolate making process and show us the old machines with fancy names. We couldn't resist making our own chocolate for the great value of €11.70 (which was the same price as buying 3 bars in the shop). The process was so much fun, with simple rules to ensure hygiene was maintained. Our guide who was conducting only her second English workshop did very very well. She was so friendly and patient. We got to choose our chocolate of choice, and decorate them (with a wide range of toppings to choose from). To our delight we were presented with two chocolatier certificates and we had to leave through the miniature door because we were chocolatiers! In the 'happiness laboratory' next door we were greeted by the lovely Deborah who served us ice cream of our choice. She was very helpful and friendly. All of the staff seemed so happy in their work and it was contagious! We got a 10% discount on our bill as we had made our own chocolate. This is certainly a wonderful experience for children and adults alike! We will be back!!!

1  Thank Imelda M
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Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

The whole experience of being in the place was fantastic. Jason was so lovely and the whole concept of making your own choloclate bars for exactly the same price as buying any 3 of the pre-made bars is brilliant. I know this is an over used phase nowadays but, I can't recommend them enough.

Mayan Monkey
Chocolate factory
Today you bought us cheer

Cocoa wonderment
Wonka supliment
You turned us into chololatiers

1  Thank ColinPoet
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Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Had a rocking good time making our own chocolate here.

Well organised, super nice people. Very good chocolate.

A really nice outing

Not cheap. But the goods they things rarely are...

1  Thank Maybellehoney
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