The ChocoMuseo, located in one of the main streets of the city of Granada, is a destination made for all chocolate lovers. By visiting the museum, taking a chocolate workshop or making a trip to a cacao farm, national and international tourists learn about the history of chocolate, its making process and consumption.
Inside the museum, visitors taste chocolate in its purest form, they also learn how to make a chocolate bar from a cacao seed and listen to the stories about how cacao was first used in Central America, how it got to Europe and became one of the most popular sweets around the world.
In addition to historical information, the museum offers calorie free cacao tea and a sample of 100% Nicaraguan organic chocolate, made without artificial ingredients, preservatives of additives. The ingredients of ChocoMuseo's chocolates vary from peanuts to oranges, others have liquor, coconut, almonds, and other components.
There are two type of activities for adults and children at the museum:
a. Chocolate Workshops:
Available everyday at 9 AM, 11 AM, 2 PM, 4 PM or any other time under request. Teachers share ancestral cacao recipes and explain how to make a chocolate bar. The workshops lasts around 2 hours depending on the amount of people. A minimum of two people are required. US$21 dollars for adults and US$12 for kids under 12 plus 15% tax.
b. Cacao Farm Tour:
Discovering the source of chocolate, feeling the fresh breeze of Lake Nicaragua and observing the majestic views of the Mombacho Volcano and the Granada Islets are part of this trip. It is also possible to have a great birdwatching, explore the tropical forest and the organic cacao and coffee plantations during a horseback ride around the area. Once in the plantations, tourists learn about the different stages of production and processing of cacao beans. US$89 per participant plus 15% tax.
The museum is located on Calle Atravesada, in front of Bancentro.