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Cozumel Food, Flavors and Local Colors Excursion S1662

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  • Unique culinary experience, taste many local Mexican and Cozumel dishes!
  • Air conditioned transportation!
  • Explore the local Cozumel fresh market!
  • Guided 3 hour local excursion of downtown area Cozumel!
  • Small groups only!

Enjoy a truly unique excursion in Cozumel...experience the local flavors and colors of the island. Sample some of the traditional Yucatan dishes. Learn the history and background of the food and beverages you will try. Explore the fresh market and interact with some locals.

Your fun day will start off at the meeting point just a short distance from any of the cruise ship piers. Your English speaking culinary shore excursion guide will be waiting for you. After getting you checked in and receiving a briefing about your day, the guide will assist you into the air conditioned transportation and the fun begins.

We recommend that you just have a light breakfast because you will be eating a lot on this cruise excursion in Cozumel! Your guide will be giving you great information about what you will be eating, preparation and traditions behind all the food and drinks.

Your first stop will be at a local empanada shop where you will try these savory type of fried turnovers. These are typically filled with meats, vegetables, cheese and other items. The food you will be eating today is not spicy...but you will have a variety of salsas to put on them to crank up the heat level. Your excursion guide will recommend caution when spooning on the salsa since habanero chilies are typically used.

A very traditional Mayan dish is next on the list. You will try cochinita pibil tacos which is a type of slow roasted pork chopped and served on corn tortillas. A unique blend of ingredients is used including achiote (annatto) and sour orange. You might want to take notes along the way as you will have the chance to purchase some of these unusual ingredients at the end of the day to try your skills back home.

A great way to see the colors and get a feel of local life is with a walking tour of the fresh market. Here you will see a variety of local fruits and vegetables being sold. Fresh meat and seafood stand, spices, herbs and other items used in preparing dishes. As you walk the open aisles of the market, your guide will point out and explain some of the items. There is also traditional clothing and items such as handmade Mayan hammocks sold there. Your next item on the menu is a Yucatan lime soup or sopa de lima.

What could say tropical Caribbean island more than fresh caught seafood! You will try some fried whole fish or shrimp tacos (depending on the day). Sit back and relax, enjoy some great seafood and watch local life go by. Throughout the day, beverage will be served.

Hope you saved room for dessert! Your Cozumel cruise excursion guide will take you to a local bakery where you will have a fresh made pastry. Your guide will take you back to the meeting point at the local super market. They will assist you with finding some of the ingredients, spices and chiles to purchase that you saw on your tour. At the end, you will have a full belly, happy taste buds and a better understanding and knowledge of some of the local foods of Cozumel.

All food and beverages are prepared with bottled water and/or purified ice.


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Teens (13 to 17 years) $69.99$69.99$0.00-
Children (6 to 12 years) $29.99$29.99$0.00-
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Enjoy a guided Cozumel cruise excursion of the local foods, sights and colors of Cozumel! Try some traditional Yucatecan food, local beverages and taste handmade treats. See how locals live, shop and eat!

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Food lover's DREAM
     5/5 Visited February 2018
81
This excursion was amazing. Went to about 5 different restaurants/storefronts that double as people's homes. The guide Gerardo, was awesome and really laid back. All the food we samples was as interesting as it was delicious. Going to the market was also a great experience. Capped the whole thing off with a tequila tasting at a hacienda. Any one I ever take back to Cozumel absolutely has to experience this tour!!!
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Three Rivers, Michigan
Totally Fantastic Experience
     5/5 Visited February 2016
73
What a great excursion for the wife and myself. We only had one other couple with us, which gave us a lot of one on one time with Jerry (our guide). It was great to get off the beaten path and into the heart of the old city, where we could experience the true flavors of this city. Jerry had a devoted taxi van for the entire excursion, which made it very easy and convenient to get around. We enjoyed something different at every stop, and the dishes were absolutely fantastic. We were so stuffed by the end of the tour that we had to get our deserts "to go" at our last stop. Jerry was absolutely great and we would do this tour again in a heartbeat. Thanks again Jerry!
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Grayson KY
Interesting tour, amazing food
     5/5 Visited December 2018
21
Enjoyed being off the beaten path of the commercialized tourist areas. Our guide, Jerry was nice and very informative. We had our own personal van driver, Martin, who was wonderful. We tried so many different local, authentic food and drinks. My favorite drink was rice water. We tried mushroom, cactus, pulled pork, shrimp, and octopus tacos. We had Lima soup, delicious. Everyone was friendly and welcomed us into their establishments. I just wish I could remember the names of the restaurants.
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DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!!!
     5/5 Visited March 2018
91
THIS WAS ONE OF THE BEST TOURS WE HAVE BEEN ON. WE LIKE TO SAMPLE THE LOCAL CULTURE. IT WAS REALLY EASY TO FIND THE MEGA STORE DIRECTION WERE GOOD. ONLY $8.00 FOR TAXI. JERRY OUR GUIDE WAS THE BEST. HE WAS REALLY INFORMATIVE AND HAD A GREAT PERSONALITY. MR. JOE OUR BUS DRIVER DID AN EXCELLENT JOB. THE FOOD AT EACH STOP WAS THE BEST. TRIED DRINKS AND FOOD WE HAVE NOT HAD. I LIKED THE CACTUS TACOS AND MY WIFE LIKE THE ONE FROM THE CORN. THE PORK TACO WAS GOOD AND SO WAS THE SOUP. SO MUCH FLAVOR AND COLOR. GOOD NAME FOR A TOUR HUH? THE BEST WAS THE FISH. MY WIFE REALLY LIKED IT. IT WAS ALSO NEAT TO GO TO THE LOCAL MARKET. LOTS OF PRODUCE AND MEATS. THE STOP AT THE TEQUILLA PLACE WAS ALSO GREAT. DID NOT KNOW THERE WERE SO MANY FLAVORS. HAD TO BUY A BOTTLE OF THE COFFEE FLAVORED. WOULD HIGHLY RECCOMMEND THIS TOUR. ALSO SMALL GROUP. JUST RIGHT WE HAD 9.
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Monroe, NC
Highly Recommend this Tour!!
     5/5 Visited February 2018
81
This is an excellent and unique excursion. This tour allows you to experience the local food and culture with a private local tour guide. We were comfortably and safely escorted around the non-tourist areas in an air conditioned taxi while our guide Jerry explained to us the local food we were about to sample at each stop. All of the stops were places the locals eat and Jerry takes care of everything while you are there. The stops are charming and rustic. The food and drinks at each stop were wonderful!! Jerry not only explains the ingredients and preparation, but also tells you the best way to eat things and the spice level as well. I don't like super spicy food and I was fine with everything that was served. You will leave this tour completely stuffed!! The fried fish was the best I've every eaten! One of the highlights of our trip for sure.
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Atlanta, GA
Fun and Yum!
     5/5 Visited December 2016
78
Get off the beaten path with other tourists stepping all over you. If all you sample of food in Mexico is Margaritaville and Senor Frogs then you are missing out! We were in Cozumel for that day on a cruise and so glad we took this tour. This great tour takes you to cafes and eateries where the locals go, to try food the locals eat. Jerry was a great guide and very informative. The whole fried fish and ceviche were great. Ask about the corn fungus tacos...much better than it sounds. Soup, bakery, local market. Much more. Well worth it.
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Loved this excursion!
     5/5 Visited January 2016
89
We loved this excursion! It was one of the most enjoyable and interesting excursions we have ever been on. The food was great, the information was interesting and our guide was just wonderful. We will do this again!
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Grand Blanc, MI
Cozumel by local
     5/5 Visited May 2015
82
Very much enjoyed the personal tour by Yurri, who took us to authentic restaurants (the kind that operate out of a converted garage, etc) where the locals go for food and drinks. Loved all the culture and knowledge shared with us. We (2) were the only people on this tour and got the VIP treatment. Had plenty to eat, and drink! I could not eat it all and did not want to waste such delicious and home cooked food. If you are looking for something away from the tourist traps, souvenier shops, etc., then this type of shore excursion is right for you. Only problem was waiting for a taxi that wanted to take us around. Our guide explained about the "union" that controls all the Taxi's on the island and how it operates, which delayed our journey, but it worked out well.
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Dallas area
Worth the money
     5/5 Visited January 2015
60
This was clearly the best excursion we went on while on our 7 day vacation. Jerry, our guide, took us to several locations, where we tried authentic empanadas, tacos, Red Snapper, and baked goods. The guests that went along with us were also all very nice and we just had a great time. I would highly recommend this excursion to couples, or families. Thanks Jerry!
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San Diego, CA
So thrilled with this excursion
     5/5 Visited October 2014
78
We chose this excursion because we wanted to experience the city, the people and the foods of this region. We were not disappointed. The pictures of the foods and locations were exactly what you eat and where you go. You truly experience this city through their foods. At first, 2 of us booked this excursion, but 4 others decided to tag along with us. By the end of our entire trip, the 4 others were still thanking us for bringing them along. We all agreed that this was our favorite of all the excursions. Emily, our guide, took us to 5 different eating locations and to the open air market. Each location had a different food and beverage to try. In the market, she showed us the items we had consumed. I highly recommend this excursion to everyone!!!
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Interesting tour, amazing food
Cindy
December 2018
DON'T MISS THIS ONE!!!!!
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March 2018
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