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Cozumel: Chocolate Workshop at The Mayan Cacao Company

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Experience the Richness of Mayan Culture through Chocolate

At the Mayan Cacao Company, you are invited to immerse yourself in an educational and delightful experience where history and taste collide. Engage in a hands-on chocolate workshop that allows you to understand and participate in the ancient Mayan tradition of chocolate making.

Workshop Overview

Duration and Scheduling

  • Length: 1.5 hours
  • Availability: Check for start times
  • Cancellation: Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the event

Educational Insight

During this workshop, participants will delve into the sacred role that cacao played in Mayan society—a symbol of prestige and a vital part of social and religious ceremonies. The session begins with a comprehensive historical overview, setting the stage for a deeper appreciation of the chocolate-making process.

Interactive Chocolate-Making Session

Crafting Your Chocolate Bar

Guided by skilled instructors fluent in both Spanish and English, you will learn the traditional method of chocolate creation used by the Mayans:

  • Grinding Cacao: Use a pre-Hispanic Metate to grind cacao beans, embracing the authentic technique that has been passed down through generations.
  • Mixing Ingredients: Combine the ground cacao with simple, natural ingredients to form your very own chocolate bar.

Taste of Tradition

As a culmination of your workshop, indulge in the flavors of 13 distinct artisanal chocolates. Each variety offers a unique glimpse into the extensive range of textures and flavors crafted by the Mayan Cacao Company.

What You Will Receive

  • Entry to the Mayan Cacao Company
  • All ingredients and tools needed for chocolate making
  • Guided instruction by knowledgeable staff

Additional Details

Location and Arrival

  • Meeting Point: Mayan Cacao Company (please arrive 15 minutes early)

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothing suitable for a hands-on activity
  • Cash for any additional purchases at the chocolate boutique

Important Notes

  • This workshop is not recommended for those with chocolate or nut allergies.
  • The facility is not accessible by wheelchair.

Visit the Chocolate Boutique

After creating your chocolate masterpiece, extend your experience by visiting the onsite chocolate boutique. Here, you can explore a vast selection of handcrafted chocolates and other cacao-derived products, perfect for taking a piece of this rich cultural heritage home with you.

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