Cocoa beans were used by pre-Columbian civilizations as money. According to the Spanish chronicler Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, " a visit to a prostitute cost between eight and ten beans".
Laura. We just got back from the Galapagos tour and we just wanted to say that it was very good and we had a very good time. Thank you for all the admin, it was forth while ! Sincerely. -- Shahaf and Linor.