You’ll travel 19 miles to the famous Marie Sharp’s production facility. There you’ll
have to put your cameras away as you get to see the inner workings of Belize’s most
famous export. You’ll see how raw habanero, carrot, and other ingredients are
transformed into the legendary hot sauce, as well as jams, sweet and sour sauce, and
the squash concentrates that make up many of the tropical drinks here in Belize.
We’ll take you on a 1.5 hour drive down the Southern highway past quaint villages
that dot the southern rain forests to a working Spice Farm in Golden Stream. You will
see and taste different spices on the trees and bushes where they grow and see how
roasting and curing can change the flavor. After experiencing what goes into creating
what you’ve only experienced in jars, you’ll never look at your spice rack the same
You’ll travel 12 miles to Maya Center village, a small, traditional Maya community
of 200 villagers, where you’ll explore the traditional ways of farming cocoa. You’ll
learn the entire manufacturing process from fermentation, to roasting, to grinding
your own cocoa by hand. You’ll get to taste cocoa butter, wine, nibs, cookies and
tea, all made from cocoa made on site.