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Melipona Honey
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Mayan Honey Experience

In the magical town of Cobá, in Quintana Roo, you will find a true treasure that you cannot miss. It is the sanctuary of the melipona bee and the Mayan cocoa, where you will surely live an unforgettable experience. You will be in contact with nature and you will learn everything about the Mayan bee. In addition, you will find a variety of products derived from raw honey that artisans from the same community make for visitors. It will undoubtedly be one of the most beautiful experiences of your life.

Mujeres Mayas cuidando abejas en Cobá

Conservation of the melipona bee

The impact on biodiversity of at least 1,500 hectares of the Coba ejido and the melipona bee sanctuary; they are added through the rescue, conservation and sustainable use of melipon bees.

Miel natural 100% organica utilizada en medicina

Medicinal Honey

Melipona bees are characterized by making one with medicinal qualities, which is known as melipona honey.
The Mayan priests assure that the destiny of men and bees is united and they call the bees people.

Dios maya de la miel

History of Honey

The Mayans had extensive knowledge of entomology and specific techniques for growing honey from their native bees. This is known due to the Madrid Codex

Entradas a Chococacao manos agarrando cacao

Entrance to Chocolate + Cenote + Honey Experience Sanctuary

Access to cenote Life Vest Organic Soap workshop Gourmet Food with Cocoa and Honey

Adults

$36

$50

Child

$29

$40

Benefits of melipona honey

  • It has high amounts of antioxidants.
  • Helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • Reduces inflamed areas.
  • It also contains bactericidal properties.
  • Promotes wound healing.
  • It has high amounts of antioxidants.
  • Helps to strengthen the immune system.
  • Reduces inflamed areas.
  • It also contains bactericidal properties.
  • Promotes wound healing.
  • Decongests the respiratory tract.
  • It stimulates the production of red blood cells so it is widely used for the circulatory system.
  • Relieves disorders in the digestive system.
  • Reduces facial blemishes.
  • Ideal for Vegan food diet.
platos de madera con cacao entero y molido

Melipona Natural Honey Products

Places such as the sanctuary of the melipona bee and the Mayan cacao in Cobá, made up mostly of women. And as a result, they develop artisan and organic products that favor the preservation of the melipona bee and raw honey.

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How do you get to Chococacao Maya?

This historical place, Chococacao Maya, is located on the road that leads to Cobá, in the middle of the jungle, just a few minutes from the archaeological site and right next to the sacred Sacbe built by the ancient Mayans to connect Cobá with Chichén Itzá.

You can get to Chococacao Maya by yourself by renting a car or by boarding public transportation from the Tulum Downtowm.

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