5 Reasons to Visit Guatemala This Year (3 of 5)


#3 – Chocolate

 

Chocolate was the “food of the gods” according to the Mayans, and we’d have to agree. It was so important to them, they inscribed it’s harvesting and use onto many of their artifacts. The Mayans drank and ate chocolate for it’s healthful and aphrodisiacal qualities, and modern studies have verified many of the healthful benefits of chocolate. On top of all this, people have been refining the chocolate making process here for thousands of years.

In modern times, we can travel to Guatemala and visit ChocoMuseo Antigua. Here you can attend a workshop that will guide you through the process of making your own chocolates or truffles in about 2 hours for only $24 per person. You can also do a full day plantation tour, which includes harvesting your own cacao, ecology instruction and learning to make hot chocolate like the Mayans.

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