Costa Maya

Mexican Cooking Class + Pool Day (Just 1 block from Cruise Port)

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Combine a Mexican cooking class with time relaxing around the pool with drinks on this combo shore excursion that makes the most of your time in Mahahual. Make your way to the Catrina Restaurant, just one block away from the cruise port. Enjoy an open bar, learn how to make Mexican dishes and drinks such as salsa, guacamole, tacos, and margaritas, and relax around the pool.
  • Enjoy a cooking class and pool time in Costa Maya
  • Open bar with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Access to pool and all facilities, with towels provided
  • Convenient location close to cruise port

What's Included

  • Easy convenient meeting location close to the Port
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) speaking, professional chef/guide.
  • Fish Ceviche, Guacamole and Margaritas Class
  • Open Bar including alcoholic and non-alcoholic.
  • Full access to our Pool and facilities. (Towels included)
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Catrina Restaurante Costa Maya
    Avenida paseo del puerto Frente a pirámide a media cuadra del puerto de cruceros, 77976 Mahahual, Q.R., Mexico

    You should leave the cruise port, pass the parking lot and pass the last security booth, walk a block and there will be a pyramid, in front of the pyramid on your left side is our starting point at the Catrina restaurant please any questions I am at your disposal 24 hour orders +521544234 karla Orea

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Featured review
Great experience! So fun making salsa and guacamole with Elsa, then hung out by the pool and had some great margaritas and a few beers. Wonderful service and would definitely do it again or recommend to others.


19 reviews
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Great time
Lisa_H, Mar 2024
My mother was on a scooter and couldn’t go up the 2 steps so Macarena moved everything so she could watch and participate. Macarena was a wonderful hostess. She was helpful, kind, & engaging. The fish ceviche was so good! The margaritas were amazing! We really enjoyed the day!
Great excursion that you can eat...
Terry_K, Feb 2024
This was a great excursion/ cooking class. My son had a lot of fun and liked eating his creations. Location was easy to navigate and the kitchen was large enough to conduct the class. The instructor I will call Iggy so not to mess up her name was awesome and energetic. I highly recommend this excursion.
Great food experience
Cathy_H, Dec 2023
The cooking class with Macarena was really fun. The ingredients were very fresh and that made our guacamole and ceviche taste amazing. We enjoyed relaxing at the pool is a very peaceful setting. My cousin and I had a lovely time.
Response from Host, Dec 2023
Thanks for everything Cathy! We hope to see you here soon :)
Beats staying in the port
CHARLES_E, Jul 2023
Easy to get to once you find your way out of the port. It was fun, good margaritas, we made chevichi and guac. Nothing complicated. Worth doing.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing us Charles! we will be waiting for you :)
Great experience
Keith_D, Jul 2023
We were taught to prepare ceviche and guacamole and enjoyed the entire experience. The host took her time and was very patient with us and gave a great explanation of the step by step instructions. The results were great! We also enjoyed the open bar and pool after the lesson!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thank you for choosing us! we are glad you had a nice time :)
Cooking Class ???
Anthony_A, Jun 2023
Macarena was very nice and polite. We made guacamole and ceviche with fish and shrimp. The add states that we were going to make tacos and that was not an option. We came expecting to be able to eat a lunch and it was disappointing. Probably open bar needs to be explained or just state that it is beer, margaritas and some blended ice drinks. She did let us try a Mezcal shot. The pool was in a poor state of readiness and not inviting to even think about swimming in. The walk to Caterina’s restaurant would not be bad if you didn’t have to navigate the pier shops which takes about 15 minutes to get through. Also I think they should not allow their dog to roam and lick patrons. Didn’t particularly ruin my experience but the dog did startle me when he came up unbeknownst to me and licked my leg. Finally, we had a long wait for our 11am appointment. Perhaps they should state that you may have to wait for additional people to show to start as a group. Overall average experience, but stated items need to be improved so it is worth the 79.00 USD as charged. Viator you need to go and QC this excursion.
Would love to return!
Kimberly_J, Jun 2023
A small group experience that was relaxing and enjoyable. Even though our ship was delayed our hosts made sure we were able to still take part in a delightful cooking lesson accompanied with cold drinks and good company. We also spent an hour or two relaxing in the pool afterwards. We would highly recommend this stop.
Amazing day just a block from the terminal! A hidden gem!
Kathryn_K, Mar 2023
It was an incredible day! A short easy walk from the cruise terminal and you are welcomed by the most gracious and friendliest people. We appreciated the patience and assistance that allowed our 9 year old son to participate. The dogs were the sweetest and calmest animals I’ve ever encountered. Our son enjoyed the pool after the class while we sat in the shade and enjoyed ceviche and margaritas.
Over priced and not as advertised
woofer2000, Mar 2023
The class was supposed to make tacos and margaritas. All we made was guac and ceviche. Very over priced and very disappointed in the class.
Great Cooking and Beverage Experience
James_H, Mar 2023
The cooking class was very educational hands on experience and the chef was easy to understand and very attentive. The beverages were great and the atmosphere was authentic Mexican. The pool experience was underwhelming but the drinks kept coming!! Plan to visit again on our next visit.
Perfect short day in Mahahual
Daryl_M, Feb 2023
Great experience! So fun making salsa and guacamole with Elsa, then hung out by the pool and had some great margaritas and a few beers. Wonderful service and would definitely do it again or recommend to others.
great but a little false advertisement
Hannah_R, Jan 2023
This excursion was honestly really fun and different, I went with my partner and we really enjoyed it. Upon arrival they had frozen margaritas and a whole set up for the cooking class overlooking the beach. luckily we where the only people in the class which made it more personal. Only reason why I gave 3 stars is because we where suppose to learn how to make margaritas (didn't do), fresh quac and salsa( the only thing we did learn/do) and learn how to make tacos( didn't do ). A little bit of false advertising but at least we had free drinks for an hour and got to chill in a private beach club.
Best Cooking Excursion with nicest people
What a wonderful excursion. They were the nicest accommodating people and made sure you had a great time!!!
Wonderful experience in costa maya
Tammy_E, Oct 2021
We had a great time visiting with the owners and her family. Made and ate the best ceviche ever and had some fantastic margaritas.
Response from Host, Oct 2021
Hi! We were delighted to welcome and serve you, you really are prodigies at making ceviche, margaritas, and the tortilla chips! We appreciate your review on our service, glad that you had a pleasant experience. Thank you for booking with us. Best regards!

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