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Cancún: Cooking Class and Market Tour with Transportation

1. Cancún: Cooking Class and Market Tour with Transportation

Taking a cooking class is no doubt one of the best things to do in Cancún. After getting picked up from your hotel, head straight to one of busiest markets in Cancún with your chef. Delight your senses as you stroll through different food sections and immerse yourself in the scents of different herbs, vegetables, meat and seafood. Your chef will show you how to choose the freshest items for your cooking class. Once you arrive at the venue, refreshments, fresh fruit and water or coffee will be provided. The venue provides an intimate setting at one of the best Mexican restaurants in Cancún which opened more than 40 years ago. Spend the next 3 hours learning the tricks behind great Mexican traditional cooking and the origins of each dish. Experience a real Mexican kitchen using traditional tools like molcajete (stone mortar), comal (flat griddle) and clay pots.

Cozumel: Farm-to-Table Culinary Experience

2. Cozumel: Farm-to-Table Culinary Experience

Learn about local food and where it comes from throughout an experience to heighten your enthusiasm and change the way you experience food. Celebrating the age-old tradition of Mexican cooking and fresh wholesome ingredients, this farm-to-table tour delivers a fun, meaningful experience at the Toledo Ranch. Learn the history about the ranch and all the ancient Mayan local dishes, tasting traditional Mexican food from the region as you go. You discover exactly what the ranch grows and provides organically, and will understand Mexican recipes as a fusion of pre-Hispanic traditions with European, Middle Eastern and North-East Asian influences. Try something different outside the touristy area of Cozumel, and enjoy Mexico’s authentic gastronomy which is not found in the tourist parts of the city.

Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

3. Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

Start the tour by meeting Chef Alma, a local professional and embark on a true culinary and cultural experience in Playa del Carmen. Set off together into the vibrant neighborhoods of Playa del Carmen to purchase groceries and produce from stores and markets. Discover how the people of Playa select their produce and where they buy the best ingredients for family meals. After picking up everything you need to cook with, the chef will welcome you into her home and you will start cooking up a feast of Mexican home-style dishes. Learn how to cook a 3-course Mexican meal and enjoy delicious tastings of the food and tequila for lunch. Receive an email with all of the recipes you have learnt at the end, so you can take your flavorful memories of Mexico home with you.

Puerto Morelos: Tasty Mexican Cooking Class & Feast in Riv

4. Puerto Morelos: Tasty Mexican Cooking Class & Feast in Riv

Traditional Mexican cuisine was recognized by UNESCO in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Learn how to make authentic Mexican dishes during this hands on cooking lesson at a private cooking school. Prepare a 6 course gourmet meal, and feel like a member of the family during this small group experience. Your experience will start with a greeting from the friendly staff who will lead you to the dining room where you will have a small Mexican breakfast. Visit an organic garden where you will have the opportunity to learn about some of the herbs and chills that are used in Mexican cuisine.

Cozumel: Dance & Salsa at Playa Mia

5. Cozumel: Dance & Salsa at Playa Mia

Enjoy a once in a lifetime experience, where you’ll learn to prepare a variety of authentic Mexican salsas, including the world-famous guacamole, pico de gallo, and more, followed by a salsa dance lesson that will fill your day with joy and your life with unforgettable memories. Sample your freshly made salsas with quesadillas, corn chips and “taquitos dorados”, paired with salty Margaritas brought straight to you from our bars. Following, you’ll participate in a salsa dance lesson in which you’ll learn to dance salsa in a way you never knew you could! After the dance lesson, get ready to enjoy the best of the Caribbean, let loose, and let us pamper you with our top-notch services, only available at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park. This beach club is the ideal spot to swim through the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, lounge on the white-sand beach and have as much fun as you want! Watch your kiddos have the time of their lives shooting water cannons across “Buccaneers’ Bay” kids’ pool and going down the slides. You can also relax at the Hydro-Massage Tub, swim in all of our pools, or if you are an adrenaline junkie, go all the way down the Twin Twister Waterslides or dare for the Adventure Floating Park located on the sea! Your tour includes access to lounge chairs, “La Cantina” pool, shopping area, underwater Mayan city, organized games, non-motorized water toys, and much more. There are several optional services such as massages, spa services, scuba diving, WaveRunners and much more for an additional fee; we can assure you they’re all totally worth it!

Cozumel: Private Cooking Class in a Family Kitchen

6. Cozumel: Private Cooking Class in a Family Kitchen

Enjoy an authentic dive into Mexican cooking on this tour. Be led by a guide through the local market of San Miguel de Cozumel to select fresh produce. Visit a family to meet your culinary guide. Feast on traditional drinks, snacks, and a main dish. Begin your cultural adventure by meeting your guide in the local market of the island. Follow them through the market's aisles of different local products. Listen to the origins of some of the most-used fruits and vegetables of Cozumel. See as the guide grabs fresh ingredients for the preparation of salsas, snacks, and main dishes for the culinary experience. Take a relaxing stroll through the stalls and learn more about the daily life of the islanders. Select the best seasonal ingredients for your cooking session. Prepare a typical meal under the guidance of your host, while learning from their traditions. Be introduced to useful phrases in Spanish. Learn about the distinctive culture of the region and enjoy the sublime smells that will fill the kitchen. Try the dishes you have prepared at the family table while talking and sharing with your group, guide, and host. Enjoy refreshing drinks from the region. At the end of the tour, your guide will organize a taxi to drop you off at the port or your hotel.

Cozumel: Playa Mia Beach Park and Mexican Cooking Class

7. Cozumel: Playa Mia Beach Park and Mexican Cooking Class

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to learn the secrets of one of the world's favorite cuisines. Prepare and eat a delicious 3-course Mexican meal with typically elaborate dishes and exotic ingredients. Enjoy access to over 20 complimentary amenities at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park beforehand, including round-trip transportation from 3 piers in Cozumel and a free domestic bar. Begin your tour by boarding complimentary transport at either SSA International, Punta Langosta, or Puerta Maya piers. Take a short ride to Playa Mia Grand Beach Park, then let loose and explore the park's many attractions, designed to suit all tastes and ages. Sunbathe by the beach, enjoy a soothing bubble massage, splash into the Oasis Pool, or ride the wind and waves on a Hobie Catamaran. Alternatively, kayak, glide down the 200-foot (61-meter) long Twin Twister Water slides, or test your endurance at the Floating Park, among many other options besides. Afterward, meet the Mexican chef who will guide you through the art and fun of preparing an exquisite three-course Mexican meal. Savor your creation once you've finished it with a tasty and well-deserved cocktail at a private oceanfront dining room with a terrific view. The tour includes round-trip transportation, a fully equipped cooking station, a three-course meal made by you, free domestic bar, and use of over 20 complimentary amenities in the park. Optional services and activities — such as massage, snorkel gear rental, jet ski, and parasailing — are available for an additional fee on the day, which the local partner's representative will be happy to discuss with you.

Cancún: Chocolate Making Class and Tasting with Chef

8. Cancún: Chocolate Making Class and Tasting with Chef

Find out about the history of chocolate and the Mayan nobility who drank it more than 3000 years ago. In this 2.5-hour class with a local chef, you will learn about chocolate production and be able to taste its fruits. Use all your senses, touching, tasting, and smelling all the fresh ingredients needed to create a perfect chocolate bar. Listen as the chef instructor takes you step by delicious step through the process. Pause and enjoy a cocoa drink and dessert, paired perfectly and made with local ingredients and conforming to the highest quality standards and safety measures. Then get all the ingredients to make your own craft chocolate, guided by the chef. Listen as they share the secrets of how to produce the perfect bar of chocolate. At the end of the tour you can take your own bars back home to share with your friends and family.

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What people are saying about Quintana Roo

The Private Cooking Class in a Family Home is an outstanding, experiential learning tour that delivers more than it promises!! You will be guided through a market learning and buying the ingredients to make an array of delicious Mexican cooking staples. Before your eyes, you will help the patient and capable Tania prepare a feast of delicious food and drinks. The little extras, like buying some different fruits just for the sake of letting you try them was such a treat! There is no scrimping here - you will definitely not leave either hungry or thirsty. Learning the traditional cooking techniques and having the individual recipes from your private cooking experience ensures that you can prepare your own Mexican fiesta for friends and family upon your return home. Truly, this tour exceeded our expectations and was beyond anything that we thought it would be. Well done, Jeep Riders Cozumel!!

This visit was incredible. If you are looking for something to do that isn’t the traditional beach/tourist visit, then this is it. You get to meet incredible people, hear wonderful stories, and learn about the land you are enjoying. We had delicious fruit right off the tree, and made some delicious food afterward. The hosts are so respectful and I feel like I’ve made some new friends (not the least of which are the dog and cow on the farm). Even after doing it once, we’d go back to it again on our next trip to see how things have grown/changed.

If you want to truly see Cancun, this is the way to do it. Our guide, Nassim, was extremely knowledgeable and eager to share what Cancun has to offer. We were able to have authentic Mexican cuisine and learn to make it at home as well. Nassim made the class fun and inclusive of everyone in attendance. We all highly recommend!

This was an amazing experience. Alejandra welcomed us like friends and taught us techniques and recipes to bring to our home kitchen. Gardens surround the building with organic produce to supply the kitchen. If you're looking for an authentic experience you'll learn so much about Mexico & their food.

We loved this! A safe and fun way to learn about cooking Mexican food. Hector was amazing!