Traveling is one of the best things we can experience in life, since we get away from our daily; it allows us to connect with new people and ourselves, and get to know breathtaking places.
Vacationing in the Mexican Caribbean is to live a once in a lifetime experience in which nature, culture, history and gastronomy blend together perfectly. Each one of our destinations offers a wide variety of activities and attractions which you can choose to enjoy a one-of-a-kind vacation.
Our beautiful white sandy beaches and turquoise waters may be the main reason why year after year thousands of visitors from all over the world choose to visit our idyllic destinations, however there are more attractions that will take your breath away. Forget about staying all day long in your all inclusive hotel, dare to experience the Mexican Caribbean as never before. Let’s start with gastronomy…
Learning about the different flavors, ingredients and contemporary techniques of our cuisine can be a true adventure for your senses, which will allow you to know the origin of our traditional Mayan cuisine.
In Cancun and the Riviera Maya, you will find a wide variety of restaurants featuring all kinds of cuisine for everyone´s taste, from delicious tacos and Mexican food to the most extravagant culinary options. Many of the finest restaurants have some of the best chefs in the world who capture the spirit and essence of the region through a local and sustainable approach to cooking. Most of these restaurants usually overlook the Caribbean Sea or the beautiful Nichupté lagoon (located in Cancun), and some others are located within the lush Mayan jungle.
On the islands of Holbox, Isla Mujeres and Cozumel you can enjoy delicious seafood. Whether you have a ceviche, a shrimp cocktail or fried fish, you can be sure that what you are eating is totally fresh. Tulum, on the other hand offers unparalleled gastronomic experiences which please even the most demanding foodies, presenting a fusion between international and regional cuisines. Many of Tulum´s restaurants are located in eclectic settings such as inside a cenote, in the middle of the jungle, and in the lush treetop canopy. Being a small fishermen village, Puerto Morelos is also the perfect spot to try dishes made out of fresh seafood, as well as international delicacies.
In Maya Ka´an you can experience the authentic Mayan culture by interacting with its inhabitants. Get to know their customs, traditions and ways of life, which they have preserved from the ancient Mayans and are reflected in their dishes made with indigenous ingredients. Here, visitors have the opportunity to cook with the locals, a truly unique experience.
Grand Costa Maya culinary options are quite diverse, in Mahahual you will find many restaurants offering dishes made out of fresh seafood. In Bacalar, small and picturesque establishments will surprise you with exquisite international dishes, while in Chetumal you can discover new flavors through some dishes with Belizean influence such as coconut rice and beans, meat pie or coconut curry shrimp.
Further on, we will dig into each of the destinations of the Mexican Caribbean to discover the ingredients, spices and techniques, as well as the flavors that have shaped the region’s cuisine for years and that will complement your vacation in this Caribbean paradise.