Visit Choco-Story Uxmal
Chocolate lovers around the world, Choco Story is here for you!
A chocolate museum is opening its doors for all of the chocolate lovers, enthusiasts and for those who would like to learn more on its production, history and importance for pre-Hispanic cultures. Choco-Story Uxmal, an interactive museum where you’ll embark on a journey across the story of chocolate.
It all began with a 300 hectares plantation of cocoa on where they decided to build the museum, to boost national production of this product, that was once -when the Maya and Aztec cultures lived-, one of the highest products, but not anymore.
The museum’s objective is to promote Mexican traditions regarding chocolate and cocoa; as a result, the museum is situated among 7 of the 300 hectares and divided into 7 homes of niches, done with clay walls and straw ceiling, just like in the ancient Maya era. These homes are dedicated to different areas, 5 of them are the exhibition rooms, each of them with selected themes: “Mayas and the cocoa”, “Cocoa”, “Maya home and kitchen”, “The arrival of chocolate to Europe” and “Chocolate production”.
It is an ecological area that besides growing cocoa, they also have endemic plants such as achiote, balché and ceiba; place where also the natural habitat of regional wildlife is respected, that is the case of spider monkeys, white tail deer and jaguars, among other species.
Besides sharing the international love for chocolate, Choco-Story Uxmal offers a unique experience on where to learn and enjoy Maya ceremonies performed during your visit. It is a cultural, touristic and ecological space, inspired in the old Hacienda Uxmal, where the actual constructions blend perfectly with the natural scenery.
Visit Mexico and adventure yourself to learn and enjoy the pleasures of chocolate in the Chocolate Museum, Choco-Story Uxmal located only 5 minutes away from the archeological site Uxmal, so close you can visit both in the same day and have a complete Maya experience.
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