This is the kind of “get your hands dirty” experience everyone can get behind! Gather around, foodies, and get ready to experience the birth of the world’s most perfect food: chocolate.
It all begins with a journey through the jungle canopies of a Mayan cacao farm. Smell the soil and touch the leaves of the plants that produce everyone’s favorite treat. You’ll learn how the love of the farmers gives these trees everything they need to create a perfectly cultivated pod of cacao.
The harvesting of the seeds is both an art and a science – but we’ll leave that to the professionals! Because now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and make a chocolate bar all your own.
Watch and learn from the masters Adrian and Elida, both Q’eqchi’ Maya, as they show you how to grind the beans into a delicious paste and add just the right amount of sugar, coconut, or other flavorings for your ideal bar. We guarantee you’ve never tasted chocolate this good!
The ecosystem in Belize is the perfect home for these incredibly important plants. The world’s leading chocolatiers seek out the beans from this region specifically for the care our farmers put into each and every tree.
Drawing from Maya traditions, Belizean cacao producers are making a name for themselves internationally.
But no matter where you go, you’d be hard-pressed to find a tastier chocolate bar than one made right here in the jungle. So be sure to pick up a bar or twenty on your way out! They make great gifts, but we certainly won’t judge if you keep them all to yourself.
If your mouth is watering already, make sure to tell our team to add the cacao tour to your stay! And for all you truly die-hard foodies, consider adding a traditional Maya Cooking Class to your itinerary.
Taking place in Ka’ana’s own Maya kitchen, the fun-filled private class will have you cooking up tamales like a local in no time!