Puerto Vallarta Walking Tours recently announced that it has a new Puerto Vallarta tour which is sure to delight tourists and locals alike who happen to have a sweet tooth. That’s right, Puerto Vallarta now has its very own Chocolate Walk! You will join a small group on a fascinating journey through the origins and history of chocolate, as well as that of the city of Puerto Vallarta itself. If you consider yourself a chocoholic, you definitely will not want to miss this Puerto Vallarta tour during your next vacation!
New Puerto Vallarta tour for chocolate Fans
Whilst on the Chocolate Walk you will find yourself surrounded by a small group of like-minded people, and together you will learn about the history of chocolate, Mexico, and Puerto Vallarta. This quaint tour will let you see inside two production kitchens belonging to some of the city’s finest producers of chocolate, but it will also provide interesting and factual historic tidbits for your intellectual satisfaction. Don’t worry, however, there will be samples and there will be chances to buy some of what you see!
History and chocolate in one
As you stroll from location to location in Puerto Vallarta you will learn about the history of this romantic and historic location (which was once just a sleepy fishing town), but also about the role which chocolate and cacao have played in the development of Mexican culture and Mexico! You might even catch sight of the Marigalante pirate ship as it sails on the horizon during your chocolate inspired Puerto Vallarta tour.
Are you ready to find out how chocolate went from a Latin American staple to a worldwide favorite.
Mexico and chocolate
Cacao has been revered as a powerful and magical thing in Mexico for around 4,000 years, and was utilized by many groups for medicine, ritual, and consumption. The Mayans used Cacao and its beans for medicinal purposes, for example. The Azteca, however, are most noted for the way they roasted and ground the beans to produce a spicy ritual drink which the Spanish Conquistadores loved. The Aztec have had perhaps the most tangible effect on the way cacao is consumed today; even the word Chocolate comes from their name for that spicy ritual drink; “Xocoatl”. Much like that drink chocolate today can be found at the weddings, births, and even funerals of many a person!
At the end of the Chocolate Walk Puerto Vallarta tour you will enjoy a mini-class in which allows you to roast and grind cacao beans, just as the Aztecs did, to make that ancient drink so that you can see for yourself what all the fuss was about.
If this adventure leave you in the mood to shop you can also count on having some time to buy as many cacao and chocolate themed goodies as you would like.
The newest Puerto Vallarta tour, the Chocolate Walk will be available on Wednesdays and Fridays at 10am and 2pm respectively from the 18th of October 2017 onwards.