THE JOY OF CHOCOLATE
Did you know that the earliest evidence of Mayan chocolate was between 400 – 600 BC?? Chocolate was extremely important to the indigenous Mayans, and, in this hands-on interactive tour, you’ll not only learn why Mayans loved chocolate so much, you’ll learn how to make your own chocolate bar with natural cacao, and you will have the opportunity to taste the traditional Mayan sacred beverage chocolha.
Discover Mexico’s Chocolate Workshop highlights how important the “cacao” seed was to the Mayans – culturally, spiritually and, even as a currency. Inside our delicious-smelling chocolate workshop – your guides will show you the traditional tools used to roast & mill cacao seeds into real chocolate. After that, you and your partner will have the opportunity to mill your own chocolate bars used to make “chocolhaa” (a delicious and traditional hot cocoa) using traditional methods – including hand-cranked mills, and mortars and pestles. Once you’ve created your very own product, you’ll even be able to wrap and seal it to take back home, with no problem through Customs. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to try chocolate samples, cocoa powder & even our exclusive Chocolate Liquor – all created using the traditional process –, which are available for purchase.
Please alert your guide if you are allergic to nuts.
Afterwards you’ll have full access to Discover Mexico Park
DESCRIPTION OF FACILITIES
Video Experience Room
Travel around the entire country just by visiting our video experience room. Relax in air-conditioned comfort as you view our award-winning multi-screen collage. You’ll learn that Cozumel is not just another Caribbean island, but also part a country steeped in rich history, culture and abound with natural resources.
Museum of Popular Mexican Art
Showcasing works of contemporary folk art created by renowned artisans from all over Mexico, you’ll discover that Mexico’s regional art is as varied as its culture.
Discover the most emblematic architectural constructions and Mexican monuments from Prehispanic, Colonial and Modern times all in one location. You’ll even find one of the recently named “Seven Wonders of the World””, Kukul – kan piramyde which is located in Chichén – Itzá, all by strolling through our tropical gardens wide pathways. Be sure and keep an eye out for our resident iguanas, turtles and other exotic wildlife.
Mercadito Corona Snack Bar
Mexico’s food is as tasty as it’s history. You’ll have an opportunity to sample our Mexican beverages, regional food, handmade tortillas fresh off the comal, and even try our ice-cream all in a open-air setting. Choose either our “Antojitos Mexicanos”, or “Taco buffet” both of which include variety of sauces and refreshing deserts. Lunch includes fresh fruit water, soft drinks or beer.
For a true taste of Mexican beverages indulge in one of our famous lemon, mango or even chocolate margaritas. Our helpful staff makes each margarita by hand, made to order. Non-alcoholic versions available.
These daredevils will re-create the heart-stopping performance of the ancient “voladores” – a ritual dance where participants climb a 20 meter pole and launch themselves – tied only by their waist – toward the ground.
Hand Crafts and Souvenir Shop
Visit our souvenir shop, where you can purchase the finest and unique hand crafts from all over Mexico not found elsewhere in the Caribbean. A perfect memento of a wonderful tour.
Your guides will show you the traditional tools used to roast & mill cacao seeds into real chocolate using traditional methods – including hand-cranked mills, and mortars and pestles. Try chocolate samples, cocoa powder & even our exclusive Chocolate Liquor – all created using the traditional process –, which are available for purchase. Please alert your guide if you are allergic to nuts.
The tour includes:
- Park entrance
- Chocolate Workshop
- Certified bilingual guides
- Show of Voladores de Papantla.
- Free wi-fi
- Parasols and umbrellas
- Taxi Telephone Service
- Food and Beverage
TACO BUFFET LUNCH
- 1 x DRINK (water, softdrink, beer)
- 1 x All you can eat taco buffet: Cochinita Pibil (pork), Tinga de Res (beef), rice, beans, hand made corn tortillas, cactus on tomato sauce, corn, rajas (green peppers with cream, sautéed zucchini, carrots, and at least 3 Mexican sauces (soft, mild and spicy).
The tour does not include:
- Transportation from Pier/Hotel and Back.
- 100% ADA compliant and fully accessible for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.
- Regional Mexican lunch included
Activity Level: Lightweight (1/3)
The guided park tour is 3 hours. After the tour, you can spend all the time you want in the park until closing time, enjoying aloof the historical and cultural richness of Mexico.