Chocolá Region

Chocolá is now a small village strategically located in the heart of the south coast of Guatemala. Between the years 1000 BC and 200 AD an ancient Mayan city appeared, the remains of which were found by the end of the 19th century by Karl Sapper. Some of the most prized cacao during the Mayan and Aztec empires was grown in this region. Though there is no much information about it, it’s still considered as a major evidence of the bond between Olmec and Mayan cultures.

After the Spanish arrived, Chocolá became a profitable coffee production site.

Nowadays a 48.4% of Guatemalan cacao is produced in the south coast of Guatemala.