Chocolate And Chaa Creek: Belize’s Delicious Duo

Belize Chocolate Fest 2019

The 12th Annual Belize Chocolate Festival With the 12th annual Belize chocolate festival running from May 24 to 26, 2019, we think this is a good time to talk about one of our favourite indulgences… Sumptuous treat, guilty pleasure, or “Food of the Gods” to the ancient Maya, chocolate means many things to many people, … Read more

History of Chocolate and its use by the Mayas


Chocolate, a name derived from the Maya word Xocoatl, was revered as a favored food of the Mayan gods during the golden age of the Maya Civilization in Belize in 500 BC. The Maya, once the world’s most advanced horticulturists, cultivated cocoa beans that were used throughout Mesoamerica as money.