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EcoMuseo del Cacao

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Address: Km 20, Route Puuc, Ticul, Mexico
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+52 1 999 121 8839
Fee: Yes

Ven a descubrir en un lugar maravilloso y fuera de lo comun, la misteriosa...

Ven a descubrir en un lugar maravilloso y fuera de lo comun, la misteriosa historia del cacao y su intima relacion con la cultura maya. Estamos ubicados entre los sitios arqueologicos de Xlapak y de Labna en el Km 20 de la Ruta Puuc, a la entrada de una plantacion de Cacao, la Plantacion Tikul

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Great stop outside the Uxmal ruins

Less museum per se, more like a botanical garden and mini-zoo, with chocolate-related exhibits in several small buildings built along an outdoor trail. The main building in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Honolulu, HI
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Honolulu, HI
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Less museum per se, more like a botanical garden and mini-zoo, with chocolate-related exhibits in several small buildings built along an outdoor trail. The main building in the pictures is the entrance which houses the gift shop and cafe. The re-enactment of a Mayan ceremony and samples provided in one of the aforementioned buildings afterwards is a nice touch. Vegetation... More 

Thank Windwardave
Torquay, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

Visited this museum when we had been to Uxmal ruins. It is well laid out and the information is in Spanish and English. The huts containing exhibits are set out in a garden with further information given about the plants and their use. There was a rather mystifying and totally unexplained "ceremony" that was enacted by 4 men in "traditional"... More 

Thank Rebecca G
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63 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Museo de Cacoa is A nice nature walk. It has a little bit to do with chocolate. My 16-year-old that takes pictures like this better than the ruins. My 18-year-old who doesn't take so many pictures like the ruins better.

Thank Mike R
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Visual displays and walking path but no real hands on demonstrations to see the real cocoa pod and how it is processed. More of a museum for sure ! We were somewhat disappointed.

Thank jolyswan
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62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I didnt know a lot about caco before but now i know much more thanks to this museum. It is very well explained and illustrated in a very explicative way. We spent 1h30 in the museum because we read everything hehe. Every 20 min there is a ritual demonstration when mayas had to prepare chocolate. After this demonstration, they will... More 

1 Thank Nathalie B
Duluth, Minnesota
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The museum has a lot of variation. A small ceremonial reenactment, flora and fauna, with no hard sell on the products.

Thank lennilr
Dorchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

You must visit the Chocolate Museum in the day time or when it is light as the gardens are all part of it. Everything is named and its uses listed. The rescued Spider Monkeys were very healthy and entertaining. The three white tailed deer beautiful but it always saddens me to see animals in cages. The story of chocolate was... More 

1 Thank JoeyOsborn
Warsaw, Poland
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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Located just next to Uxmal ruiny, the Eco Museo gives you an idea about local habits and history as well as shows the importance of cocoa in Maya's life. Beside exhibitions placed in few small pavillons, it also offers an opportunity to see how certain ceremonies looked like.

Thank TomaszKozakowski
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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133 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015

This is a nice reconstruction of the main facts about chocolate - the origins, the way it is processed etc. Most of the displays are reconstructions, so it has a bit of a "fake" feeling. The live demonstration, however, is worth attending. And the grounds are interesting. I would not put it on a "to see" list, but if you... More 

1 Thank Bingo_the_dog
Thunder Bay, Canada
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2015

I wasn't feeling well yet joined our group to see this site. My first impression is that this isn't disneyland. What that meant to myself as a former historic museum assistant is that this is a different interpretation of a museum. I had worked alongside aboriginal elders in a similar outdoor historic park at Old Fort William in Thunder Bay... More 

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