A museum, a tradition

 

Its main house of the reception is in honor to the Old Hacienda Uxmal, history of the important sugar estate of the family Peón.

 

It is not a conventional museum, our focus goes to the interactive side, where you are

The protagonist of the tour.

 

The concept of the museum is to rescue the history of cacao; From Mexico to the world in

Botanical gardens with cocoa trees along the way.

 

It has 6 permanent rooms, each of which represents an important aspect in the history of cocoa, a timeline from fruit to chocolate today.

 

ROOM 1

The mayas and the cocoa

ROOM 2

The Cocoa

ROOM 3

The tradicional mayan house

ROOM 5

The arrival of the beverage of Chocolate to Europe

ROOM 6

Chocolate's story From 1800 d. C to the present

· Cocoa as currency, trade.

· Cocoa as an offering of Gods was considered a drink exquisite and high privilege being used in rituals and ceremonies.

· Drink Maya (choco-ha)

· Mayan codices and vestiges copper cocoa.

· A drink of nobility (bitter)

· A new ingredient (sugar)

· Cocoa conquers Europe

· How to prepare.

· Did you know that: In the 18th century a hard chocolatier.

Produced more than 10 kilos of chocolate a day.

Where chocolate would spread to the whole world with a variety of textures, blends and flavors.

· Cultivation techniques.

· Producer Countries.

· Varieties.

· Dangers.

· Grain Preparation Processes.

· How a middle class Maya family lived.

· Clothing.

· Utensils.

· Maya Burial.

· Orchards.

ROOM 4

Demonstration

Drink of chocolate

 

Try a rich Mayan traditional drink based decacao made at the time with rich spices.

Exhibition Halls

Mayan Ceremony (Cha-Chaac)

 

One of our most special moments is the

Ceremony in honor of the god Chaac.

 

The Mayan world is one of the most

Developed by spirituality and

Man with the cosmos, with the whole.

 

Guided by a Sack'be (white path) we will connect with mother earth through the jungle at the end of the road is the altar

Maya that has been built as a sacred place by our priest who

will be our guide spiritual ceremony in this Mayan ceremony

times immemorial, to ask the god Chaac, regidor of the rains,

his favors and thus the milpa can develop and grow.

 

Animal shelter (UMA)

 

Unit of environmental management for the conservation of the wild. You are in a shelter of wild animals. The animals you see here have been mistreated since they were young and are not fit to return to the wild.

Ceramic workshop

 

You and your children can enjoy the ceramic workshop where they can recreate the Maya ceramic pieces. During this activity we will guide you in the process of decorating your pottery with Mayan motifs.

 

Meliponario

In Mexico, the Spanish monopolized the production of honey originating in Yucatan, implementing the payment of heavy taxes for the acquisition of honey, have a great cultural importance since they have been a source of food and medicine during

Several centuries.

Playground

Archaeologist for a day ... Discover the Mayan vestiges buried in the sand.

 

Come to the animals

You will have the opportunity to live close to the animals that are part of the Choco-Story family, such as jaguars, spider monkeys and deer. With them you will learn about their care and current state of conservation.

 

 

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Contact us

 

 

Closer than you might think

We are located at km 78 of

The old Mérida-Campeche road next to the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal, in front of the archaeological zone.

 

 

Nearby Attractions

- Archaeological zone of Uxmal: 2 min.

- Archaeological site of Kabah: 10 min.

- Archaeological site of Sayil: 20 min.

- Xlapak archaeological zone: 25 min.

- Archeological zone of Labna: 25 min.

- Caves of Loltun: 50 min.

 

 

+52 (999) 2899914

 

 

Open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

Maya Ceremony every 20 minutes