Costa Maya

Salsa & Salsa cooking lessons + Beach Break, with pick up

Badge of ExcellenceCosta Maya, Mexico
Salsa and Salsa cooking lessons and Beach Break
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

    Sample Menu

    Starter

    Guacamole & Salsa!

    the dishes will be prepared with fresh vegetables and some of our garden, prepare to learn Mexican roots and a fantastic experience

    Main

    Mango Margaritas!

    Welcome to the fun + authentic Mexican food and drinks!

    What's Included

    • Use of Snorkeling equipment
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Lunch
    • Transportation to get to our beach club (one way)
    • Full use of Ibiza Sunset beach club facilities.
    • English speaking certified cooking chef
    • Tips
    • Transportation back to the Cruise Port (4 dlls per person)

    Meeting and Pickup

    Pickup point

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

    Pickup details

    We will send you instructions here and through whatsapp; The meeting point to take your free transportation to our Beach Club; will be just one block from the port exit at Catrina Restaurant. If you have any questions do not hesitate to call us or send us a whatsapp +52 983 186 7798.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 21 travelers

    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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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    Bianca_H
    Hands down this was the highlight of our entire trip. Jackie the cooking instructor was FANTASTIC. She made it such a memorable experience for everyone in our group including the two Little’s we had with us (ages 4 and 8). She has an incredible passion for what she does and it made for a wonderful time. The salsa and guac 🥑 were delish and the hand made blue corn tortillas were to die for! Thank you Jackie, you have a gift and we are so grateful to have met you!

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    Great family fun with our adult kids
    Bob_C, Apr 2024
    We are a blended family with four adult kids. This was a great, fun activity which appealed to the cooks, swimmers and dancers in the group. We all had a great time.
    Great Fun for the entire family
    Bianca_H, Apr 2024
    Hands down this was the highlight of our entire trip. Jackie the cooking instructor was FANTASTIC. She made it such a memorable experience for everyone in our group including the two Little’s we had with us (ages 4 and 8). She has an incredible passion for what she does and it made for a wonderful time. The salsa and guac 🥑 were delish and the hand made blue corn tortillas were to die for! Thank you Jackie, you have a gift and we are so grateful to have met you!
    Salsa excursion
    Marissa_D, Apr 2024
    My husband and I had a great time learning how to make authentic Mexican salsa and guacamole at Catrina Restaurant. The staff were so accommodating and made sure we were enjoying ourselves. There was open bar at the restaurant and the drinks were excellent! We also sampled mezcal while at restaurant. Afterwards we learned how to salsa dance on the beach which was very fun. I highly recommend this excursion. We had a great time!
    Tasty sala class.
    Elizabeth_C, Mar 2024
    Our hostess was very nice the salsa making class was fun. Overall we had a great time. The drinks were yummy.
    Awesome service. Quality experience
    Brad_B, Mar 2024
    The food was amazing, Jacki was a great teacher and so fun, the beach club was perfect. We had a great day!
    Worms snd crickets
    David_K, Mar 2024
    The salsa and guacamole demonstration was interesting and fun. Open bar was a plus. Sampling of mezcal with salt made from worms, and the dried crickets for a chaser was a unique experience. The beach area was OK. The salsa dance lesson was not well done. I don’t think they were prepared to teach us.
    Amazing!
    Alyssa_C, Feb 2024
    There were 7 ships in Costa Maya when we were there and if you’ve been there, you know that’s never good. This excursion took us to a secluded beach which was beautiful! It wasn’t crowded and the drinks were amazing. There was an open bar and the drinks were great too. The food was SO GOOD! We can’t wait to go home and make salsa and guac. We also got a massage (not included)
    Super Fun
    Sylvie_A, Feb 2024
    Super friendly staff. Jackie was such a pleasure to learn salsa and guac making. She is very mindful of clean utensils and hands. We had interesting chats and lots of laughs.
    Great fun & great value!
    Stefanie_L, Feb 2024
    Jacqui welcomed us into her tent on the beach and we had a great hour with her making salsa and guacamole with homemade tortilla chips and fresh warm tortillas. We loved her stories about living in Mahahual and being a female small business owner. We salsa'ed to great music on the beach! We walked & shopped on the "boardwalk" & didn't use the beach.
    Guac-Amazing & Marg-ariffic!
    Jesse_R, Feb 2024
    Jackie is AWESOME. She adds the personal touch that you don't get from so many of the Cruise excursions. Best excursion on Costa Maya. Get off the boat, out of port and have the best Guac & Tamarind Marg ever!
    Learning was delicious! Beautiful beach included!
    Amy_W, Feb 2024
    Highly recommend! Easy walk to Catrina restaurant from the port. Host talked about the town's history while she guided us on making guacamole, roasted salsa and peanut salsa. Served us the most amazing margaritas! And al pastor tacos. Then frozen tamarind and Hibiscus margaritas. It was all so incredibly delicious! She then called us a taxi (included in price) to head to the beach. It was a small restaurant with modest restrooms on a beautiful beach. We had a few drinks (included in price) and enjoyed the sun and water. We also paid $25 ea for a massage on the beach. When we decided to leave they escorted us to taxis and got us a driver. We paid $4/pp to return to port. We loved it all so much, we'll go back again!
    Great Time Making Guacamole and Salsa
    lmholbrook, Jan 2024
    The lady that greeted us and showed us how to make the guacamole and salsa was extremely friendly and patient with us. She showed us how to pick an avocado, how to slice it properly, etc. it was tremendous fun.
    Salsa, Sun and Fun!!
    Terri_W, Jan 2024
    This was a fun way to add a little more variety to a day at the beach. The hardest part was finding our way OUT of the Costa Maya shopping port area- but once we got to an exit, it was about a 5 minute walk to the meeting place. Bottled water and transportation was provided and we were brought to meet Jackie- who was very efficient and a great hostess to us for the day! You can see in my picture that a nice little area was set up with all the ingredients for our salsa and guac experience. Drinks were readily made available and we had a fun time preparing and eating our salsa, guac and chips. After the cooking class, Jackie provided us with beach chairs. And even though it was a crowded day (lots of cruise ships) I had a nice, shaded area as requested. Drinks were available for 2 hours. There are a lot of vendors who come through the area trying to sell you stuff. But no one was overly pushy. My husband and I did both get a beach side massage (extra cost). You can see the tables in the pictures. They were good and relaxing massages- especially for the low price. My tip would to bring a lot of cash as there is plenty of opportunity to spend it. We had use of a bathroom the entire time. And- when it was time to arrange for our own ride back to ship- Jackie assisted again and advised exactly what we should pay. If you are open to a little adventure and looking for a good deal, then this is worth it. If you are a "Ritz Carlton" personality- then this may not be right for you. We all loved it - two 55 year old adults traveling with a 22 year old son. I would recommend to a friend and I would do this again!
    Fun and delicious
    Charlene_J, Dec 2023
    This was a fun experience. Jackie was an engaging host. We made delicious salsa and guacamole. The margaritas were excellent. Freshly made. The beach is beautiful and the salsa dancing was fun. You won’t regret it
    The BEST excursion!!!
    Kristin_H, Nov 2023
    Jackie and her team were amazing!!! They gave us such a wonderful experience!! The salsa and guac we made were so fresh and delicious! Complimentary food and drinks. Vegan-friendly (just ask) and great smoothies. Gorgeous beach with loungers and sheltered bed! Salsa dancing on the beach was so fun, and the teacher was very patient! Our favorite excursion!!!
    Fun for the day making and dancing Salsa
    Warren_P, Nov 2023
    My wife and I were on a cruise and chose this excursion for the day and had a wonderful time learning to make Salsa, and then having drinks on the beach learning to Salsa dance. Experience was a lot of fun for the day.
    One of the best and most unique activities we had on our cruise.
    Chad_K, Oct 2023
    A great time! Made salsa and guacamole. Learned some Salsa dance moves. Nice beach. Massage. All good.
    So Fun
    linkx4, Jul 2023
    What a fun time. Jackie is awesome.....what hospitality! My teenagers even loved it. This is not a fancy experience, but so fun!
    Salsa and ceviche experience
    Chad_S, Jun 2023
    I highly recommend this. The beach area was very rustic so don’t expect anything luxurious. The servers at the beach area were very friendly. Bring cash to tip them. We did not get a chance to salsa dance but did not want to after eating all of the yummy food.
    Great day!
    Caitlin_N, May 2023
    This was a fun activity! We arrived to the cruise port and eventually found our way out of the port and down the road. They sent instructions after we booked via message on how to find the restaurant. It was a bit of a hot walk and the restaurant was pretty hot but it was alright. They provided free drinks (sodas and alcohol). We completed the cooking portion at a different location than I was anticipating (it wasn’t the beach restaurant) but it was clean and nice. We made guacamole and ceviche. They were both delicious. Macarana was our teacher and she was so kind and helpful. The cooking took about an hour. After that they were kinda like ok.. that’s all! But I showed them the booking ticket and asked about the included beach club. One person at the restaurant knew what we were talking about and so they called us a taxi that took us down the road about 5 minutes to the beach club. The beach club lady met us at the taxi and paid the driver since that ride was included. She showed us to the club and we got some comfy beach chairs. They served us free drinks and free chips and salsa. The beach wasn’t the most beautiful beach ever (this is a costa maya problem) but it was nice and clean. It was overall a really enjoyable day and all of the staff was very nice. We had to pay for the taxi back ($4 person). It was a bit on the pricey side but for what was included I would say it was worth it.

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