You may have read about the booming cocoa bean industry in Nicaragua in a previous blog.Â Now, in this article, you will learn how you can enjoy the artisan chocolate for yourself. Â Tourism in Nicaragua is on the rise, and as you plan your next vacation there is one place in Granada that you need to visit: the Mansion de Chocolate.Â Specifically, check out the ChocoMuseo!
Discover Artisanal Chocolate
The chocolate industry in Nicaragua is very much focused on artisanal, minimally processed cacao.Â Â The ChocoMuseo is a great place to become an expert on what goes into artisan chocolate production.Â How do you learn so easily you might ask?Â You get to make your own!
Take a Chocolate Making Class
In a class running just under two hours, you will roast and prepare cocoa beans, produce your own chocolate liquor, and craft a unique bar of chocolate to take home with you.
During this time, you will be presented with traditional recipes and even get to sample the cocoa drinks enjoyed by Native Americans of the region thousands of years ago.Â This makes for a memorable experience for the whole family, and only costs less than $20 per person (kids receive a discount).
If itÂs not enough for you to leave the ChocoMuseo as a practiced chocolate artisan, you can book a night at the Mansion de Chocolate and enjoy their various chocolate-themed spa treatments.Â If you do decide to stay the night, you wonÂt want to miss out on the included all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet.
The ChocoMuseo also offers in-depth tours of cacao farms and the surrounding countryside that you will have to see to believe, and of course, a chocolate gift shop.Â The facilities are truly gorgeous and exemplify the luxury and affordability that come hand-in-hand with tourism in Nicaragua.
WouldnÂt you like to learn a skill like chocolate making on your next trip to Granada?Â Not only will you be in one of the hottest artisan cocoa markets in the world, but youÂll also be spending your time in a beautiful colonial city rich with culture.Â Start that adventure today with an unforgettable experience at the ChocoMuseo.