We start off with a guided tour of the Chocolate Museum in which you get to explore the fascinating origins of cacao, including the little-known key role of Spain in the history of chocolate!
Enjoy the tour whilst sampling a selection of our delicious handmade & ethically sourced artisan chocolates paired with a glass of our organic wine or cava (or a delicious freshly prepared mocktail, in the case of children or anyone who doesn't drink alcohol).

From here, we head to the chocolate factory for a masterclass in chocolate-making made easy & fun by your Mayan Monkey Mijas hosts :)

1. Become a Bar Designer!
To begin with, make your own unique "Deco Bars" whilst learning to design, mould & decorate.
Choose from dark chocolate, white chocolate, regular milk chocolate & vegan milk chocolate as a base for the bars. In addition to the chocolate, select from a delicious assortment of 54 different ingredients.

2. Make your own box of Soft-Centre Chocolate Bonbons!
We take you through all the steps & techniques of bonbon creation.
Casing is the technique of creating a chocolate shell thin enough that the chocolate breaks easily, and thick enough so that there is a wonderful contrast between the chocolate and the filling.
You will learn how to marble the bonbon shells, using liquid chocolate.
When it comes to fillings, there is such a huge selection on offer, and they are handmade onsite at Mayan Monkey Mijas. We have that many on offer that, if you wish, you can pretty much put a different centre into each bonbon! Take a look at the options:

- Passion fruit Caramel
- Argentinean Caramel
- Red Wine Caramel
- Pistachio Chocolate Praline
- Hazelnut Chocolate Praline
- Chocolatey Salted Peanut Butter
- Chocolate Nougat
- Chocolate Tahini
- Poppy Seed Chocolate Cream
- Caramelised White Chocolate
- White Chocolate Ganache
- Dark Chocolate Ganache
- Milk Chocolate Ganache
- Vegan Chocolate Ganache

Once the bonbon shells have been filled, you will then seal them with chocolate....and perhaps even decorate the base, eg. a piece of pistachio or candied fruit ;)
As soon as the bonbons are set, you will learn to carefully demould them and then decorate them using natural colours (oxides).

3. Robes of Chocolate
In this chocolate-enrobing segment, you will coat luscious strips of mango and freshly made cream truffles in chocolate and, waste not, want not: the remaining chocolate in your dipping cup becomes a hot choc on a stick, to which you can add warm milk at home :)

4. Bean-to-Cup
Learn to make the most exquisite hot chocolate from your own freshly-roasted cacao beans. It really is THE BEST hot chocolate you have ever tasted! During this hands-on session, in which you get to Roast, Shell & Grind cacao, you will also discover the theory behind the transformation of cacao into chocolate, including an overview of the processes in both the cacao farm and the chocolate factory.

There are fifty four different ingredients to choose from:
- Nuts: pistachio, almonds, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, peanuts.
- Dried Fruits: aloe vera, banana chips, cherries, strawberries, salted corn, grated coconut, coconut cubes, papaya.
- Spices: allspice, aniseed, cardamom, cinnamon, chilli, cloves, ginger, liquorice, nutmeg
- Seeds: linseed, poppy, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower
- Essential Oils: bergamot, mint, lemon, orange, eucalyptus
- Chocolate buttons & cacao nibs
- Coffee beans & matcha tea
- Andalusian sea salt & Himalayan rock salt

You will be inside the factory for an hour and a half. And then you can relax in our cafe and enjoy a drink or one of our award winning hand-made ice creams whilst the chocolate is setting and is being packaged (which takes around 15-20 minutes).

You take home the chocolates they make - 

Chocolate to enjoy on-site per person:
- During Museum Tour: wine OR cava or mocktail (1 glass p.p.) + chocolate (1 bonbon, 4 pieces of chocolate bark p.p)
- During Workshop: hot Chocolate made freshly from the cacao bean - as much as you like!

Chocolate to take home per person:
- Box of chocolate bonbons (24 pieces)
- Deco Bars x 3
- Chocolate-dipped fruits x 3
- Chocolate truffles x 3
- Hot Choc on a Stick x 1

2 participants: 99.95€ pp
3-10 participants: 94.95€ pp
11+ participants: 89.95€ pp

Minimum of 2 people are required and if there are any children under the age of 12 it requires a ticket holding adult (who will have an absolute fantastic time and enjoy just as much as the children).

Add-ons to enhance your visit

Personalised Book for your child.

Delight your child by surprising them with a personalised book at the end of the experience.

50% discount when purchased with a workshop - 19.95€ instead of 39.95€

Oolal, our soft toy

Thrill your child with our plush Spider Monkey, our mascot at the Mayan Monkey Mijas. We have them made locally in Spain.

They are top quality and are available for 29.95€

Click to watch this enchanting video.

Reviews from our clients

Jenny  - Denmark

"superb fun from start to finish and very professionally run."

5 * 

Arnold - USA

"Our family was made to feel so welcome and the chocolate making was AMAZING"

5 *

Sofia - Spain

"We loved making the chocolates. We shall return."

5 *