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  • From intimate open-air dining under a waterfront palapa or angling your own dinner in the Sea of Cortez to signature carne y pollo delicacies and tequila tastings, Mexico offers unparalleled culinary experiences. With the country’s distinctive gastronomic flair, savor organic ingredients, limitless fresh seafood and ancient dishes fused with innovation and inspiration for a delightful epicurean adventure.


  • Day 5 | Relax in your private transfer to the Beyond All-inclusive, Beyond Compare® Grand Velas Riviera Maya for three superb nights in your sumptuous suite. Be pampered with personalized butler service amidst pristine beaches and lush mangroves. Enjoy fine Mexican cuisine and rich culinary delicacies in Frida, beginning with crispy pork rind with octopus and salsa borracha with dark beer and chili ashes. Next delight in duck in two textures with colorful mole and garbanzo pureé with nuts, followed by an entrée of yellow fin tuna al pastor with grilled pineapple, onion in red wine, salsa and cilantro salad, ending with a decadent cheescake with poblano chile stripes desert.

    Day 6 | Start your day with an al-fresco breakfast of French toast, custom omelettes or Playa del Carmen-style eggs at the French-inspired Bistro. After a day of fun, relax in a casual open-air terrace at Azul, offering an international buffet with everything from sushi and burritos to hamburgers, pizza and croissant sandwiches.

    Days 7 – 8 | Explore the best of Riviera Maya, with the Tulum & Xel-Há All-inclusive Experience. Your private guide will show you this Mayan seaport overlooking the Caribbean sea, then introduce you to the alluring beauty of Xel-Há. This full day-adventure includes lunch and private transfers. On your last day, enjoy access to the Cancun VIP Airport Lounge before boarding your flight home.

    Day 1 | Arrive at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun and relax in spectacular beachfront luxury for four nights. Begin your first evening with a unique tequila tasting from a certified Tequiliere at The Club Grill, followed by a sumptuous gourmet presentation featuring a signature pear salad, truffled corn soup, roasted Canadian duck with agave tequila sauce and a coconut soufflé.

    Day 2 | Spend the day enjoying endless sunshine along the white-sand beaches, visit Luxury Avenue shopping or wander open-air markets. Tonight, sail under the stars in the Nichupté Lagoon aboard the Spanish Galleon Columbus on the Columbus Lobster Dinner Cruise, indulge in surf ’n’ turf or lobster dinner, accompanied with fine wine, and live music among the sparkling lights of the bay.

    Day 3 | Whet your appetite for adventure with a chartered fishing trip on the Caribbean Sea for an opportunity to catch anything from marlin and sailfish to groupers and red snappers alongside a professional crew. Bring back your proud ocean catch to prepare at the resort for a delectable fresh seafood feast.

    Day 4 | Ideal for gourmands and newbies alike, celebrate your last evening in Cancun with a fun, interactive cooking lesson at The Viking Culinary Center. Featuring traditional cuisine, discover the magical ingredients and masterful techniques from the entertaining chefs, preparing creative dishes and learning wine pairings.

    Culinary Journey through Mexico

  • caramelized pistachios or try marinated octopus with chambray potatoes, followed by fresh seafood and pasta options, or duck with a strawberry Jamaica sauce.

    Le Chique at Azul Beach Resort Sensatori Mexico, by Karisma | A feast for the eyes, entice all the senses with everything from a seasonal tasting menu and wine pairing to an eight-course meal overflowing with a bounty of modern Mexican essence at this chic, AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant. Enjoy lavish lounge areas and nightly entertainment for an upscale adults-only dining experience.

    Passion by Martin Berasategui at Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla | An elegant and glamorous adults-only venue, seven-star Michelin Chef Berasategui masterfully creates stylish Basque-French cuisine including roast hake fillet with truffled spinach, stuffed Iberian pork trotters and crispy Swiss chard stems with scallops, ending with saffron veil macaroons and tea flower ice cream.

    Rosewood Mayakoba | Launching Mayan cooking classes in conjunction with the opening of its La Ceiba Garden & Kitchen, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail, recipe book and opportunity to create Yucatan classics including ceviches and fruits of the sea, moles, and learn artful asado grilling techniques.

    Cancun and Riviera MayaAlux Caverna Restaurant Lounge | Step inside a mystical 10,000-year-old cavern for an exotic dining experience. Marvel at stunning visual spectacles as you immerse in ancient Mexican and international cuisine. Relish flavors from the earth and sea, discovering traditional ingredients such as huitlacoche, lima, a variety of peppers and local gourds.

    Cocina de Autor at Grand Velas Riviera Maya | Chef Nahúm Velasco steals the show with beautiful, sensorial gastronomic offerings incorporating the essence of new flavors and textures with a playful creative experience. This AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant boasts an innovative blend of Mexican and Caribbean influences utilizing only the freshest ingredients and authentic cultural techniques in everything from beef and poultry dishes to the catch of the day.

    Fantino at The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun | Don your resort elegance for an exquisite epicurean journey at this AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant. A medley of Mediterranean charm, rich natural ingredients and sophisticated cultivation, savor dishes of filet mignon with parmesan gnocchi and a Port wine reduction, grilled octopus salad or Main lobster risotto with preserved lemon.

    La Casa del Agua | Enjoy indoor or rooftop garden open-air dining and a wine cellar just steps from the sea. Offering an international menu, start with a fig compote salad with

    caramelized pistachios or try marinated octopus with chambray potatoes, followed by fresh seafood and pasta

    Cancun and Riviera MayaAlux Caverna Restaurant Lounge | Step inside a mystical


    CULINARY TIPS • For homemade tortillas, use ground masa mixed with water and a little

    limestone, fl atten the patty with a tortilla press and cook on ahot griddle.

    • Th e pre-historic molcajete, a classic stone version of the mortar and pestle, is still used today to grind various ingredients for traditional Mexican cooking.


    • A traditional condiment made with tomatoes, onions and chilies, salsa dates back to the ancient Aztecs, Maya and Incas who used the freshest ingredients available.

    • Mole is generally a dark red or brown sauce primarily used over meats or poultry and offered in various flavors with chili peppers and chocolate as the common ingredient.

  • Los CabosCasianos | Labeled as spontaneous cuisine with no menus or rules, be amazed at the magic that the chef can customize with Baja’s finest ingredients for a surprising personal culinary experience. Begin with an exquisite five-course tasting menu, and delight in a meal made especially for you utilizing fresh seafood, meat, poultry and indigenous ingredients.

    Lorenzillos | Delight in a marina setting with spectacular sunsets as you savor international cuisine combined with acclaimed lobster offerings, live steamed plates, imaginative seafood combinations and pasta dishes, chicken and roasted angus beef, plus mouthwatering desserts including a flaming Crepes Suzette.

    Los Tamarindos | Set on an organic farm in San Jose del Cabo with customized trips from One&Only Palmilla, enjoy farm to table cuisine, customized to your taste. Pick your own ingredients, shop their onsite market or enjoy a culinary class learning the flavors and techniques of the chefs.

    Nick-San | An innovative Japanese and Mexican fusion culinary attraction in the heart of Los Cabos, tempt your palette with unique sushi and seafood creations including tuna tostadas, homemade gyozas stuffed with scallops and shrimp, and an array of signature sashimi and hand rolls, plus the chefs will gladly prepare your fresh catch of the day.

    SEARED at One&Only Palmilla | An elegant new steakhouse,  showcasing Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s culinary prowess. Dine al fresco on the ocean-facing terrace as you savor a choice of 15 different cuts of meats from around the world, seafood entrées with delectable sauces and a vast wine selection. 

    Puerto Vallarta and Riviera NayaritCafé des Artistes | French-trained Chef Thierry Blouet presents masterful gastronomic elegance and authentic ambience at this fine dining oasis. Indulge in culinary pleasures such as prawn and pumpkin cream soup, or smoked and confit duck leg with chilhaucle mole from Oaxaca and exquisite crème brûlée for the grand finale.

    Carolina at The St. Regis Punta Mita | A sensual fusion of casual luxury, ocean views and mosaic of culinary styles from Chef Meza, this signature AAA Five Diamond award-winning restaurant offers Mediterranean and regional flavors for a vast selection of delectable dishes. Indulge in Caribbean lobster, wood-grilled lamb and artful desserts such as a Bunuelo with guava, cinnamon ice cream and piloncillo sugar syrup.

    La Palapa | Revel in tropical Mexican cuisine under an open-air thatched-roof palapa alongside the ocean. Be sure to sample crusted french toast or egg-stuffed enfrijoladas, a variety of fresh seafood salads, ceviche and specialties including grilled beef arrachera or pan-seared scallops plus tasty desserts.

    Le Kliff | Perched on a cliff high above Banderas Bay, this dazzling palapa-covered restaurant is a perfect setting for a memorable meal or special event. Choose from international menu items such as mixed tapas, rack of pork with poblano chile, passion snapper with pistachio crust and roasted lobster in adobo sauce.

    Mariscos Tinos | Known as the Cathedral of Seafood since 1990, sip specialty tequilas along with an oyster cocktail, shrimp ceviche or crab tacos. Then try traditional entrées like ajillo-style seafood featuring conch, octopus and mussels in a guajillo chile sauce or try Fish Zarandeado, served with fresh fish, tortillas, onions and secret sauces.

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