The Tikul plantation from Belcolade
At the occasion of a recent trip to Mexico, we went to the plantation that Belcolade started in the Yucatan region.
This region is full of Maya pyramids and sites and it was hence logical to expect to find Maya ruins on the land of the plantation itself.
On top of one of the hills we found the remains of a Maya settlement.
The foundations of a wall
A very large “metate”
A hole in the ground, is the access to a Mayan food chamber
View from the top of the hill
Under the hill there is a Maya well dug in the stone
House of the guardian
Stable for the horses, they will bring the cocoa pods from the plantation
Entrance to the site
The beans are planted
The small trees
Offerings to the gods of the forest
Blessing the cocoa trees