Seaside Chocolate Workshop & Wine Pairing: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine

  • Port

    Cozumel, Mexico

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Excursion Type

    Adventure, All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Cost

    USD

    Price between $0-$50
  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 2½ Hours

  • Meals Included

    No

Rich, velvety, delicious chocolate is part of Cozumel's culinary heritage. History claims that the roots of chocolate are firmly planted in Central America and migrated north to Mexico. When the Maya moved from Guatemala to Mexico, they brought cacao with them (thank goodness!) and at one point, cacao beans were even used as currency.

From the pier, it's just a short ride to a charming venue overlooking the sparkling Caribbean Sea. Relax with a refreshing chocolate beverage as your host tells of the Mayans' and Aztecs' affinity for this elixir that begins as a tiny blossom on a small tree. Discover exactly how chocolate gets from the tree to your glass, mug or dessert plate. Then, follow the simple steps in creating the perfect piece of chocolate as you grind the traditional ingredients and make your very own bar of chocolate.

Indulge in a tasting of various chocolatey items, including a delicious taco topped with a savory mole sauce -- a pungent mixture of chilies, spices and chocolate that dates back to the early colonial period. Because chocolate can be sweet or savory, your host will share the secret to the perfect chocolate and wine pairing.

Guests who wish to stay in town to shop or explore independently are welcome to do so, but must make their own way back to the ship.

Notes:

Minimum age is 8 years. Participants must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. Waiver must be signed and medical conditions disclosed.