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At Cocoa Coast, you will find that this fruit produces much more than chocolate. As the Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, from Bahia, wrote in his book The Violent Land:

“The tree that influenced Ilhéus was the cocoa tree, although none could be seen in the entire city. But it was she who was behind the whole life of São Jorge dos Ilhéus. Behind every deal that was made, every house built, every warehouse, every store that was opened, every love affair…”

Known as “black gold” at the height of the cocoa cycle, the golden fruit is the main attraction of drinks that you will only try in this region: the cocoa frozen honey, a delicacy to enjoy at the Lounge Bar of Mayim Villa.