Filed under: Luxury Travel & Hotels
Lots of resorts are featuring chocolate-themed packages for Valentine's Day but the package at the Esencia Estate in Playa del Carmen, Mexico gets you in touch with cacao right at the source.
Cacao was once referred to by the Mayans as the food of the gods. Esencia purchases the cacao seeds directly from the small town of Tizimín a few hours away from the hotel's Playa Xpu-Ha, Mexico location. It is used in Esencia's organic spa for its antioxidant properties. In the hotel's restaurant, Sal y Fuego, cacao is used in signature drinks and favorite dishes and the chef prepares the cacao in the estate's own garden kitchen using an all-natural process with no preservatives or additives.