Choco Story Museum

Uxmal, Yucatan


Discover the mystique of cocoa and its intimate relationship with Maya culture. Over 2000 years ago cocoa played a predominant role in religious rights, trade, and important social activities. Cocoa was used to prepare food and drink, and as currency for trade.

In its earliest forms, the Mayans used cocoa to create a ritual beverage that was shared during betrothal and marriage ceremonies.  It became one of the great discoveries from the New World when Spanish explorers brought chocolatl back to Europe.

“The Chocolate Museum is right next to the Hotel Hacienda Uxmal”  The Choco-Story Museum is open from 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM every day.  Admission is 120 pesos for adults (less than $6.50).  Kids 6-12, students and seniors:  90 pesos (less than $5).  Located at km 78 on the old Mérida-Campeche Road, (Highway 261) Uxmal.  Phone:  +52 (999) 289-9914.   For more information, go to: