Comalcalco and Chocolate Haciendas
After breakfast, you will be met in the hotel lobby and privately transferred to the fascinating pre-Columbian archeolgical site of Comalcalco. This site is unique as it is the only Maya city that used bricks backed from clay, oyster shells and sand to construct its grand temples and ritual centers. Comalcalco was inhabited by the Chontal Maya and the abundance of the Cacao bean, which was used as currency in pre-Columbian times afforded a special place for Comalcalco and its inhabitants. Caco, the bean used to make chocolate continues as the most important cash crop into the modern era. After a private visit to the site accompanied by your expert guide, who will lend color and contour to the site, you will continue on to Hacienda La Luz, an active Cacao plantation to learn more about the magical bean the world has come to know and love as Chocolate. After a visit to the museum you will be treated to lunch consisting of local fare at a nearby local restaurant. Departing from the hacienda you will head back to Villahermosa.