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4 BEST Cooking Classes in Cancun

Looking for the best cooking classes in Cancun? The search is over, because you’ve found the post with the ultimate culinary experiences in the city. Check them out!  

Cancun is the major and most cosmopolitan city in the Riviera Maya. Being also the gateway to the region, it will probably be the first destination of your holidays. And what better way to start your Mexico vacation than by learning the secrets behind the country’s best feature? Yes, I’m referring to its (mouthwatering) cuisine. 

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Mexico’s culinary scene is fabulous, and Cancun is the perfect city to delve into the recipes and cooking techniques of the most famous local dishes, both savory and sweet. There’s a reason why culinary experiences rank as one of the best things to do in Cancun!

Read on to find the 4 best cooking classes in Cancun, and take your pick.

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The Best Cooking Classes in Cancun

➤ This Mexican Cooking Class starts with a visit to a local market, where you’ll shop for fresh ingredients as you learn about them. Once in the kitchen of your Cancun cooking school, you’ll be suited up with an apron and follow the instructions of a chef to create a 4-course meal from scratch. 

You’ll be provided with the recipe of many authentic Mexican dishes, along with tips and tricks to make the arguably most delicious lunch of your trip (because it will be your creation!)

This tour includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off, all ingredients, a chef-guide, a 4-course meal with drinks, tea & coffee, and recipes. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

➤ A Tasty Mexican Cooking Class will unveil the secrets of some of Mexico’s most renowned dishes such as Carnitas, Tamales, and Cochinita Pibil. You’ll be preparing a 6-course meal in a cooking school situated right in the heart of the Mayan jungle. 

The menu varies depending on the day, and after you’ve finished crafting your creations, you’ll get to enjoy an authentic Mexican fiesta (party) with music, drinks, and tequila shots. Needless to say, you’ll also feast on the meal and dessert you prepared in this Cancun cooking class.   

This tour includes: All ingredients, the cooking class, drinks, recipes, snacks, and food. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

A Chocolate Making Class in Cancun

Sweet tooth? You may want to skip the traditional Cancun cooking classes and join a Chocolate Workshop instead. A local chef will welcome you with a cocoa drink and teach you about the delicious product before starting the hands-on experience. 

You’ll learn how to craft chocolate bars and create your very own, which you’ll then take home as a souvenir. A chocolate mousse is also included in the masterclass, so we can confidently say you’ll be chocolated out when you leave (and trust me, that’s a delicious thing!)   

This tour includes: Kitchen appliances, chocolate, a welcome drink, dessert, and the chocolate workshop. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

Coba Ruins + Cooking Class with a Mayan Community

Coba Adventure and Sabrosura is a wonderful cooking class in Cancun, because it merges culture and cuisine in one single tour. You’ll start the day by visiting the striking Coba Ruins, one of the only Mayan ruins in Mexico that you can still climb, and then you’ll venture into the jungle. 

There you’ll enjoy a myriad of adventures, from canoeing to hiking, and arrive at a Mayan community village where you’ll take part in a cooking class. You’ll learn to make tortillas from the local women and share the meal with them. It doesn’t get more authentic than this!

This tour includes: Transportation, lunch, visit to the community, and bottled water. ➥ BOOK IT HERE 

Cancun Cooking Classes FAQ

What are the best cooking classes in Cancun?

In my opinion, the following are the best cooking classes in the city: 
Mexican Cooking Class 
Tasty Mexican Cooking Class

Can I join a chocolate workshop in Cancun?

You can (and should!) join this Cancun chocolate class to learn all about the delicious sweet, and make your very own chocolate bar to take home as a souvenir. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.

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