Learn The Intriguing Story of Mexican Culinary History in the Riviera Maya
The Mexican Caribbean, home of the Maya civilization, is now a place of several archeological sites which hold secrets and were witness to the greatness from the past. Now this region is internationally renowned for its incomparable destinations, Cancun, Cozumel, Holbox, and the Riviera Maya.
The beauty of this region is never ending! The Mesoamerican Reef is the second largest in the world. The beautiful beaches, diverse landscapes, the picturesque cities, the culture of ancient Mayas, and of course the food. All of these offer an ideal starting point for adventure.
The Mayan Riviera is one of the world´s most attractive and interesting destinations. The Caribbean coast spans over 100 kilometers of Quintana Roo beginning in Puerto Morelos, continuing through Playa del Carmen, Tulum, all the way to Punta Allen and to the Costa Maya. Visitors will find both extraordinary resorts and small sea-side hotels nestled between restaurants and bars that cater to gourmet experiences.
The Mexican Caribbean and its indigenous cultures had its first contact with the Spaniards in the early 1500’s. It is at this point that everything changed in Mexico; culture, society, politics, traditions and even food. It is this historical perspective that makes Mexican food so enticing. The prehispanic recipes mixed with European influences have shaped the culinary landscape of Mexico. It is an untold story only locals know and can share. Join a journey that takes you through the history of Mexican food, secret off the beaten path restaurants and markets, and local recipes that few talk about, and even fewer have tasted.