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Discover the Cacao route in Tabasco

One of the most fascinating fruits that has changed the world is the Cacao! This tasty delight has given us much more than one of the most enchanting flavors we have today: chocolate.

In Mexico, the Cacao bean has been an important provision that dates all the way back to pre-Hispanic times. In addition to its numerous food properties, many people don’t know that it used to be a currency for commercial exchanges. Today, Cacao plays a leading role in the Mexican cuisine as one of the main ingredients of iconic dishes such as Mexican mole.

The Mexican state of Tabasco is the cradle of Mexican Cacao as well as one of the largest producers of this delight. If you love chocolate, you can´t miss the Cacao Route when you’re in Mexico. Visit the Cacao plantations, soak up the culture and discover the cultivation processes and the fine craft of Cacao production made for a variety of products. Nestled beside a beautiful jungle landscape, with deep historical roots and a delicious chocolate aroma curling through the city.

The Cacao Route can easily begin from the city of Villahermosa, Mexico. Here in Villahermosa, you’ll encounter numerous historical sites in Tabasco.

Cacao Route: Nacajuca

Just 45 minutes from Villahermosa, discover the city of Nacajuca and its charming Mayan descendants who speak a combination of Mayan and Chontal dialects. Some of the largest Cacao crops in the state are grown here in Nacajuca.

Visit the gothic-style temple of San Antonio de Padua, or the chontal ridges where you can take a boat ride, the Freshwater Turtle Player Center or the Biji Yoko'tan gastronomic corridor to taste typical food of the region.

Cacao Route Stop #2: Jalpa de Méndez

Another 15 minutes from Nacajuca lies a small town known for its Cacao crops.

Take a tour through the Parish of San Francisco de Asís and the Museum of Colonel Gregorio Méndez Magaña. Don’t forget to buy a carved jícara from the typical craftsmanship here.

Cacao Route: Comalcalco

Touring along the Cacao Route another 35 minutes, you’ll encounter Comalcalco, a municipality that is the heart of Creole cacao. Discover the Cacao farms in the midst of the abundant flora and fauna of the region.

Visit the Hacienda Cholula, the Hacienda Jesús María, or the Hacienda la Luz and the Cacao Museum to learn about Cacao plantations and witness the process of making Tabasco chocolate. Also, we recommend the Archaeological Zone of Comalcalco, it’s one of the main attractions in the city of Tabasco. The Cacao route is a must if you are visiting Tabasco. If you plan to stay in the beautiful Villahermosa, plan your stay with us at Best Western Madan, where we’ll pamper you with comfortable rooms, first class service and an excellent location.

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