Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Cozumel Part 3

 Cozumel Palace
Quintana Roo
Cozumel, Mexico

During our 'membership' talk,
we got a 'gift',
the rental of a Jeep for 2 days.
Driving in Mexico, even if it's a small island,
is not for sissies!

We drove to the shopping district,
stopping to take the typical tourist pics.

It's a beautiful area to walk around and shop..

The dock for the ferry was across the street.. well as the cruise dock.

Soon it was time for the excursion we signed up for,
a chocolate tour!
We arrived on time for a lovely presentation.
We were ushered in with a few other couples.
Covid protocols were in place,
including sanitizer, masks, and temp checks.
We felt very safe!

Our guide first talked to us about the cacao bean
and the process used to grind it. 

At this point we got a cup or so
of warm, roasted beans and
some cinnamon as well.
We poured it into a grinder,
and George got to work.

The ground up cacao beans
started turning into a paste.
It smelled heavenly, but it's bitter. 

We put gloves on at this point,
and rolled it into two separate balls.
Our guide sprinkled sugar and vanilla,
which we incorporated into the balls.
As I had gloves on, no pics!
Once everything was mixed in,
they gave us molds which we put our chocolate in.

Our molds were put in a freezer to harden.
While that was happening,
we had a wine and chocolate pairing.

There were several different kinds of chocolate,
and it was so good!

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

After a torrential downpour, 
we made it back to our room
to see more cruise ships passing by.

Our dinner that night was excellent,
at the Italian restaurant.
Forgot pics of the meal, 
but desserts were always so good!

A bit about the membership..
the basics are that we have 30 weeks 
to use in a 15 year span.
Our friends and family can use it,
which is discounted from published rates.
We'll be traveling a lot!

The next day we lounged by the pool
most of the day.
The excellent staff brings food, drinks,
pretty much anything you want.
The guac and chips were the bomb!

That night there was special entertainment,
a break dancing group.
It was held inside due to the rain.
They were so talented!

Such a great place!
Next blog is about our special anniversary dinner!


  1. You'd have to drag me out of that chocolate factory! :cD

  2. I'm surprised the whole tour was in English but it looks so interesting. Can we assume you will be back there for 2 weeks every year for the next 15 years?