Workshop or class

Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

Activity provider: Cookin' Vallarta

Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

Activity provider: Cookin' Vallarta

From US$ 130.50 per person

Meet Chef Alma and get ready for an authentic culinary and cultural immersion in Playa del Carmen. Learn how the locals shop, cook, eat and live as you acquire a deeper knowledge of Mexican flavors and daily life in this vibrant neighborhood.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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English, Spanish
Small group
Limited to 6 participants


  • Participate in a cooking class with a local master chef
  • Discover off-the-beaten-path neighborhoods and markets
  • Learn how to select different produce to combine and balance flavors
  • Cook Mexican recipes from scratch in a small group class with up to 6 people
Full description
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.
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the markets and kitchen
  • Cooking class with a master chef
  • All ingredients
  • Cooking class for a 3-course meal
  • Recipes in English sent to you via email
  • Soft drinks and bottles of water
  • Tequila tasting
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Your guide will be waiting for you at the meeting point with a sign saying: "COOKIN' PLAYA". If arriving by taxi, ask the driver to drop you off at the corner of SILVA store on 50 Avenida Norte.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Sleeveless shirts

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before check-in
  • Have a filling breakfast before leaving your hotel, keep in mind that you must shop for the products you will cook with and you will need to cook everything from scratch; the 1st course will be served around 1 PM
  • Bring money in case you want to buy products for yourself
  • Please inform the chef about dietary restrictions or food allergies
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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This was by far the best part of our vacation. Alma was very informative and knowledgeable. We learned a bunch about Playa Del Carmen and the local traditions as well as how to prepare authentic Mexican dishes. We had so much fun, highly recommend!

January 3, 2023

This was amazing! it was my favorite thing I did in Playa del Carmen. Alma was a great teacher and so welcoming. I learned a lot. I recommend this to anyone who likes to get off the beaten path and enjoys unique experiences. I would do this again!

December 11, 2022

Fantastic cooking experience. Alma was very knowledgeable and patient. Highly recommended!

November 22, 2022

Product ID: 246412