Taste of Cozumel with Mexican Traditions

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The fun begins on this Cozumel excursion as you head to Mexico Lindo Tequilera, a tequila manufacturer, to learn the origins of Mexico's national drink and the role it has played throughout Mexican history and culture. Learn how tequila is manufactured and sample several different types.

From there you will travel to Mayan Cacao Company to discover the origins of chocolate and how the ancient Mayans used the beans for currency. See the tools they used to create hot cocoa, their sacred beverage. Sample some delicious chocolate then continue to Playa Mia Grand Beach and Water Park.

Here you will attend an exciting Mexican Cuisine workshop where you will craft a three-course meal. Under the supervision of your expert chef you will make a variety of Mexican dishes including dessert. Once you have finished cooking your meal you will have the chance to sit down with a cocktail, your fellow cooks and a gorgeous ocean view as you enjoy the delicious fruits of your labor.

After your cooking lesson, be prepared to enjoy the best of the Caribbean; relax and let loose with top-notch services, facilities and exciting activities for all ages. This famous beach park is the ideal place to swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean, sunbathe on the white-sand beach and have a blast in the brand-new water park. Explore Buccaneer's Bay kid's area; a lagoon-pool chock-full of fun activities including a pirate ship, water cannons, water sprays and animal slides. Relax with your favorite drink at the Oasis Island Pool and Hydro Massage Tub or make a splash on the 200-foot long Twin Twister Waterslides.

In addition to the white sand beach and beautiful Cozumel water, there is a shopping area, swimming pool, lounge chairs, beach volleyball and soccer courts, ping-pong tables, restrooms and dressing rooms, kayaks, paddle boats, water bicycles, floating mats, and the amazing floating park. Under the ocean, there are sunken Mayan relics you can snorkel over.

For an additional fee, the following activities and items are also availabile at the park: drinks at the espresso bar, beach umbrellas, snorkel gear, other water sport equipment, outdoor massage, hair braiding, a fish spa, parasailing, and more.

This Cozumel tour is a great introduction to the flavors and culture of Mexico, reserve your place today.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach, Cuisine
Shore Excursion Duration
5 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
An approximately 5 minute walk from the cruise pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
A tequila tasting, a chocolate tasting, a three-course lunch you will prepare yourself, and a domestic open bar with alcoholic drinks and soft drinks is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing a swimsuit under comfortable beach wear. A towel, sunglasses, biodegradable sunscreen, and sandals are recommended.
Restrictions
All participants must sign a waiver. The minimum age to participate is 12 years of age. Guests must be at least 4 feet tall. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older at all times. Guests must be 18 years of age with a photo ID as proof of age to drink alcohol. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. All guests must be able to climb more than 20 steps and stand for up to 90 minutes in a row. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back or neck injuries.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 8 Reviews Review This Tour
3 Stars5 stars cooking classJanuary 12, 2018

Reviewer: JJJ
This was such a fantastic tour almost private as only 5 persons in the group (4 are from one family plus myself). Two chef's are pretty funny and experienced which made entire cooking class so relaxing instead of being pressured). We cooked 3 delicious courses for the lunch, appetizer (shrimp on Mexican traditional corn bread with Salsa spicy dipping sauce), entree (yammy fish fallet) and desert. Tour guy Allen (if I remember his name correctly) is very patient and kind. Highly recommend this excursion to everyone!

5 StarsSO much funDecember 18, 2017

Reviewer: Eric
Had such a fun time with this excursion. It was educational and great to see the "non-touristy" parts of the area. We had a wonderful guide that shared a lot of great info and we learned some wonderful facts. The cooking class MADE the whole experience. I think we spent the while time laughing and learning and having a great time (seriously so much fun). It was also a nice break from being in the sun. I would do it again just for the cooking class!!

5 StarsTaste of Cozumel with Mexican TraditionsDecember 11, 2017

Reviewer: Jenn Monroe
We have done every type of excursion you can think of from beach breaks to parasailing but this was by far one of our best excursions ever. We have cruised for years but I recently became a travel agent who specializes in cruises and I wanted to do something different then a beach break so I could give my clients other options. This is it! I have already booked a party of 4 for this excursion. From the moment we arrived at the storefront for check-in to the moment we got out of the van at the end the employees were professional and knowledgeable and they truly enjoyed their job! The chef and his sous chefs' were very knowledgeable and made the entire experience beyond FUN!!!

5 Starsgreat fun timeOctober 09, 2017

Reviewer: Garry & Donna Woodward
We did this and had the time of our life. We were the only two on the tour so the Chef was at our table showing us everything. We made our desert, a shrimp appetizer.and a baked fish plate. Learned a lot and laughed a lot.( The 2 large pina coladas that were include made for a fun time ).Would highly recommend this excursion.

4 StarsA Lot of Fun!July 17, 2017

Reviewer: Angela Gittens
We had a group of 17 people and we all had a blast! The tequila tasting and cooking class were the best part. The only criticism we all had was there needed to be more ventilation because it gets really hot as you are cooking. The chef and his team were awesome and the food was FABULOUS!

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