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The Belize Chocolate Festival

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Cacao Festival in Belize – Punta Gorda, Toledo District

Punta Gorda, Toledo District

Type Of Event -Festival Start Date – Sunday, 24 May, 2020 Annually Entrance Fee – Free! (some events are tickets)Date:5/24/2018 – 5/26/2


  • Cacoa Products, Genuine Maya Chocolate, Maya Cocoa
  • Tours of the Cacao Farms
  • Live music, Drumming
  • Fun Competitions
  • Belize Cuisine, Barbecue, Belikin Beer
  • Belize and Maya Art
  • Dancing Lessons, Cultural Presentations, Chocolate-making Process Presentation, Commercial Exhibits
  • Nim Li Punit Archaeological Site

About Event

The Belize Chocolate Festival

Started in 2007 by a group of local cacao farmers and chocolate manufacturers, the Belize Chocolate Festival, or the Toledo Cacao Festival, in Southern Belize celebrates the Maya culture through traditional Maya Chocolate along with other chocolate-related products from local farmers and manufacturers. Belize’s Toledo District is world-renowned for having some of the finest quality cocoa in the international market.

The Belize Chocolate Festival was conceptualized for local cacao farmers and chocolate manufacturing businesses to showcase their premium cacao, cacao-products, chocolates and chocolate drinks. Since then, this Chocolate Festival has become popular to locals and travelers. Many would travel far and wide to be able to experience all things chocolate on this three-day event.

Along with consuming indulgent chocolate and chocolate products, this festival is also a great opportunity for visitors to learn about the Maya Culture through cultural presentations, dancing lessons, and traditional Maya chocolate-making demonstrations.

The 2019 Belize Chocolate Festival

The 2019 Belize Chocolate Festival is scheduled for May 24 to May 26, 2019. First night is the Wine and Chocolate tasting at Garbutts Marine & Fishing Lodge. May 25, 2019 is the Taste of Toledo Stree Fair at Front Street. The last day on May 26 is the grand finale at Nim Li Punit Archaeological Site.

Why should you attend the 2019 Cacao Festival in Belize?

The entire weekend will be filled with activities and entertainment. Each year the Chocolate Festival is filled with fun activities, cultural presentations and, of course, CHOCOLATE! Many travel to Punta Gorda to enjoy Chocolate Fest’s educational and indulgent three-day event that features locally-produced cacao, chocolate products and chocolate-inspired dishes for a bargain. MoreSuitable for:KidsTeensAdultsFamiliesGroupsCouplesSeniorsWhat to bring?

  • Your appetite!
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Cash
  • Tennis Shoes/Hiking Shoes

Activities:DancingDrummingHikingLearningNature WalkOffroadPhotographySightseeingWalkingOutline of Event

5/24/2018Wine and Chocolate at Garbutts Marine & Fishing Lodge
5/25/2018Taste of Toledo Street Fair at Front StreetFull Day
5/26/2018Grand Finale at Nim Li Punit Archaeological ReserveFull Day

Contact InformationEmail:info@chocolatefestivalofbelize.comContact Number:+501-722-2531FacebookLocation InformationVenue:Punta Gorda TownAddress:Punta Gorda Town, Toledo, BelizeDistrict:Toledo


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