Mexican Cooking Master Class

Cooking Class by Chef Juan Pablo Loza by www.carlosmeliablog.comMexican Cooking Master Class  |  Riviera Maya, Mexico  |  One of the many activities you can experience and do, during your stay and visit to the very lovely Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa, is the Mexican Cooking Master Class, by the charming and fantastic Executive Chef Juan Pablo Loza. Learn the secrets of traditional Mexican gastronomy from the Executive Chef. Return from your vacation a master of Mexican cuisine. The cooking class took place outdoors at a traditional Mayan Villa, within the premises of the resort. That same night, I also join Chef Juan Pablo, to the Chef Table honoring Special Guest Fashion Designer Rubin Singer, and let him lead me through a feast of flavors in a delectable tasting session. Specially selected dishes represent the very best of Mexican cuisine. Bon Appetite a la Mexicana !! Carlos Melia Luxury Travel Curator – www.carlosmelia.com  Continue reading Mexican Cooking Master Class

Mayan Archeological site of COBA

Mayan Archeological site of COBA by www.carlosmeliablog.comMayan Archeological site of COBA  |  Riviera Maya, Mexico  |  COBA or as the Mayas used to call it Kob-Ha (Turbid Water) is located only about 44 kilometers (28 miles) inland from the shores of the Riviera Maya. It’s a direct shot to get there from Tulum but from Cancun or Playa del Carmen you need to take a less than direct route. Not the most popular or visited by tourist, which gives you are more up-close and personal experience. Also, unlike Chichen Itza, at COBA you are still allowed to climb to the top of the main Pyramid, with stunning panoramic sights of the site and the COBA Lake. A few interesting facts at COBA are: The city was founded in three occasions, being the first in between 100 – 300 BC. Coba is open all year round, daily from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.  Continue reading Mayan Archeological site of COBA

Swimming inside Cenotes

Swimming inside Cenotes by www.carlosmeliablog.comSwimming inside Cenotes  |  Riviera Maya, Mexico  |  Cenotes are a natural pit, or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes ground water underneath. Used by the ancient Maya for sacrificial offerings. There are many of them all over Riviera Maya, but we visited one of the three located in the area of COBA only minutes away from the archeological site. There you can swim, enjoy the lovely caves and if you dear, try some jumps. Cenote water is often very clear, as the water comes from rain water filtering slowly through the ground, and therefore contains very little suspended particulate matter. The term derives from a word used by the low-land Yucatec Maya, “Ts’onot” to refer to any location with accessible groundwater. This could very easily become a new sport for me, Cenoting.!!! CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends  Continue reading Swimming inside Cenotes

Swimming with Dolphins in Riviera Maya

Swimming with Dolphins in Riviera Maya by www.carlosmeliablog.comSwimming with Dolphins in Riviera Maya  |  Riviera Maya  |  This was my afternoon here in Riviera Maya. I had the great experience, for second time in my life, to swim in direct contact with Dolphins. It is such an amazing experience, to spend time from them and see how they behave, react and interact. I will let the images do the talking of course, all I have to say on this matter, specially in this region of the world, is to choose the right Aquarium and company to do this type of experiences. This is my advice. !!! Do not fund companies that mistreat animals. All it takes is just a little research, to be mindful and to put our grain to help. For this I came to Dolphin Discovery Riviera Maya. One of the few 63, out of over 360 Aquariums worldwide, certified by Alliance – www.ammpa.organd with professional IMATA Trainers – www.imata.org. My experience was to float around the Dolphins and enjoy an hour around them. This was a priority to me before doing this experience. Their Riviera Maya location was just 10 minutes away from my hotel the Belmond Maroma Resort. Although it is located over the beach, the experience takes place inside a huge Ocean fresh water pool. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

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