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8 Days Learning and Cooking with World Class Chefs in Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Cooking Holiday and Tour in Mexico

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Discover Mexico through its amazing flavors and traditions in this fun culinary vacations designed for foodies and gourmands. Top chefs, exclusive cooking classes, and food tours will take you into a deep immersion into one of the tastiest cultures in the world. Sandy beaches, cooking classes in the jungle, tours to colonial towns - fall in love with Mexico at one of its top trend destinations, Riviera Maya and Playa del Carmen.


  • Nights at trendy bars
  • Hands-on cooking classes
  • Food tours to colonial towns
  • Dinners with world class chefs
  • Beach club with snorkel at Isla Mujeres
  • Cooking experience in Mayan towns
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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During your culinary vacation you will stay at one of Mexico Lindo Cooking’s partnered boutique hotels. It’s within walking distance from one of the most amazing beaches and in the middle of bohemian walking strip in Playa del Carmen.

Mexico Lindo Cooking Culinary Vacation Itinerary

Day 1

  • Welcome to Cancun!
  • Welcome dinner at one of the best contemporary-Mexican restaurants in Riviera Maya
  • Enjoy a gourmet dinner and personal attention from the chef
  • Stay at one of the partner boutique Hotels at Playa del Carmen

Day 2

  • Culinary experience-class (Mexican breakfast at “Mexico Lindo Casita,” visit the organic garden, Mexican cooking class, snacks, Mexican feast with everything you will prepare)
  • Evening and night at your leisure so you can explore the vibrant Playa del Carmen
  • Night at boutique hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast at the famous Tamalería (delicious Mexican tamales)
  • Arrival to Valladolid - visit the food market, downtown, San Bernardino Exconvent (beautiful Valladolid colonial city)
  • Cenote and Mayan food lunch; swim and explore
  • Return to Playa del Carmen
  • Overnight at the hotel

Day 4

  • Culinary experience-class (Mexican breakfast at “Mexico Lindo Casita,” visit of organic garden, Mexican cooking class, snacks, Mexican feast with everything you will prepare)
  • Salsa experience - salsa lesson with drinks at this fun dancing club at Playa del Carmen
  • Overnight at boutique hotel

Day 5

  • Unique culinary experience in Nuevo Durango Mayan community, interact and cook along with traditional cooks. This beautiful Mayan people will teach you how to make tortillas, cook in a “pib” (buried oven), visit the deer park and eat in a little Mexican home at this village immersed in the jungle. Stop by beautiful ruins.
  • Night at your leisure.

Day 6

  • Culinary experience-class (Mexican breakfast at “casita,” visit to organic garden, Mexican cooking class, snacks, Mexican feast with everything you will prepare).
  • Dinner and drinks at top trending bar at Playa del Carmen
  • Overnight

Day 7

  • Day at Isla Mujeres. Lunch at Beach Club “Zama” with special selection food and drinks with star chef Diego López
  • Closing dinner at top trend gourmet restaurant
  • Overnight

Day 8

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • End of the culinary tour
  • Private transportation to airport

Included excursions

This cooking vacation includes three different and tasty excursions:

  • Valladolid colonial town: food tour, visit to the market and historic downtown, swim in a cenote, and eat amazing yucatan food
  • Cooking experience in a Mayan village, learn from traditional Mayan cooks how to cook in a buried oven and make handmade tortillas
  • Day at Isla Mujeres at Zama Beach Club with trendy food and drinks

Please note that the excursions to Valladolid, Isla Mujeres, and the Mayan village are complete day tours so keep that in mind when planning free time.


Alejandra Kauachi
Chef Alejandra Kauachi is passionate for Mexico, her culture, food, fiestas, holidays, and celebrations. She thinks she was born in a kitchen, so the decision of being a cook was natural. Her two grandmas were amazing cooks, who taught her a lot of Mexico's traditions. She grew up helping them and enjoying spices, scents, and amazing flavors. With that, she decided to study culinary arts in Mexico City. She has been everywhere in the food industry, but where she really felt complete is in a classroom, sharing with her guests.


During this culinary vacation, you will stay at a Mexican traditional boutique hotel located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, at the 5th Avenue. You may walk along the avenue and find a lot of shops and places, restaurants, and shopping malls. The school is located in Puerto Morelos town (25 minutes away from Playa del Carmen).



  • Boating
  • Cooking classes
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Beach


Tasty Mexican breakfasts and two amazing dinners with Mexican chefs are included. Cooking classes include tasty feasts at lunchtime (which will make you very satisfied for an early dinner). Most of the food and many drinks are also included.

Breakfast and cooking classes start at 9:30 a.m. Classes end at approximately 4 p.m. so you will be back at Playa del Carmen at 4:30 p.m. Let Mexico Lindo Cooking know any allergy or food restriction so they can be ready.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • All transportations
  • Breakfasts
  • 3 cooking classes at Mexico Lindo Cooking School in Puerto Morelos
  • 2 nights at bars with three drinks
  • 7 night accommodation in a boutique hotel
  • Beach day at Isla Mujeres with drinks and food
  • Excursion to Mayan village

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Tips
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Trip insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cancun International Airport (CUN). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Mexico Lindo Cooking will pick you up from the airport.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.
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