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Tulum: Scuba Diving in Cenotes

1. Tulum: Scuba Diving in Cenotes

Embark on your first underwater scuba-diving experience in a beautiful Cenote. This open lagoon is surrounded by mangroves, and its crystal-clear water and sparkling light makes it a unique site – perfect for your first dive.  First, take a 30-minute class to understand the basic theory and safety of diving. Then, get set with the right equipment and immerse yourself in the water to practice some basic skills. Once you feel comfortable and have successfully completed this practice session, you'll be ready for your first experience! Plunge into the gorgeous waters of the Cenote and discover its majestic underwater world. Your expert instructor will always be there to supervise you. The dive lasts between 30 and 50 minutes, and you can enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks at any point. 

Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

2. Playa del Carmen: Cooking Class & Local Markets Tour

Start the tour by meeting Chef Alma, a local professional and embark on a true culinary and cultural experience in Playa del Carmen. Set off together into the vibrant neighborhoods of Playa del Carmen to purchase groceries and produce from stores and markets. Discover how the people of Playa select their produce and where they buy the best ingredients for family meals. After picking up everything you need to cook with, the chef will welcome you into her home and you will start cooking up a feast of Mexican home-style dishes. Learn how to cook a 3-course Mexican meal and enjoy delicious tastings of the food and tequila for lunch. Receive an email with all of the recipes you have learnt at the end, so you can take your flavorful memories of Mexico home with you.

Puerto Morelos: Tasty Mexican Cooking Class & Feast in Riv

3. Puerto Morelos: Tasty Mexican Cooking Class & Feast in Riv

Traditional Mexican cuisine was recognized by UNESCO in 2010 as an Intangible Cultural Heritage. Learn how to make authentic Mexican dishes during this hands on cooking lesson at a private cooking school. Prepare a 6 course gourmet meal, and feel like a member of the family during this small group experience. Your experience will start with a greeting from the friendly staff who will lead you to the dining room where you will have a small Mexican breakfast. Visit an organic garden where you will have the opportunity to learn about some of the herbs and chills that are used in Mexican cuisine.

Cozumel: Playa Mia Beach Park and Mexican Cooking Class

4. Cozumel: Playa Mia Beach Park and Mexican Cooking Class

Roll your sleeves up and get ready to learn the secrets of one of the world's favorite cuisines. Prepare and eat a delicious 3-course Mexican meal with typically elaborate dishes and exotic ingredients. Enjoy access to over 20 complimentary amenities at Playa Mia Grand Beach Park beforehand, including round-trip transportation from 3 piers in Cozumel and a free domestic bar. Begin your tour by boarding complimentary transport at either SSA International, Punta Langosta, or Puerta Maya piers. Take a short ride to Playa Mia Grand Beach Park, then let loose and explore the park's many attractions, designed to suit all tastes and ages. Sunbathe by the beach, enjoy a soothing bubble massage, splash into the Oasis Pool, or ride the wind and waves on a Hobie Catamaran. Alternatively, kayak, glide down the 200-foot (61-meter) long Twin Twister Water slides, or test your endurance at the Floating Park, among many other options besides. Afterward, meet the Mexican chef who will guide you through the art and fun of preparing an exquisite three-course Mexican meal. Savor your creation once you've finished it with a tasty and well-deserved cocktail at a private oceanfront dining room with a terrific view. The tour includes round-trip transportation, a fully equipped cooking station, a three-course meal made by you, free domestic bar, and use of over 20 complimentary amenities in the park. Optional services and activities — such as massage, snorkel gear rental, jet ski, and parasailing — are available for an additional fee on the day, which the local partner's representative will be happy to discuss with you.

Tulum: eFoil Electric Surfing in Nopalitos Lagoon

5. Tulum: eFoil Electric Surfing in Nopalitos Lagoon

Hop on board and get ready to try out eFoiling, the latest trend in the world of watersports activities. Fly over the spectacular lagoon of Nopalitos in Tulum region. Relax on the hammocks, swim in the pristine lake, or take a kayak out in the water on this fun-filled excursion. Start your day of adventure with a hotel pickup. After 30 minutes on the road, arrive at Nopalitos Club, home to one of the most stunning lagoons in Tulum. Besides eFoiling, enjoy access to all facilities like sunbathing on the hammocks, swimming in the lake, kayaking around the lagoon, or snorkeling. Surrounded by towering palm trees, get ready to hover over the clear and flat waters for your 1-hour eFoil surfing session. With a professional instructor by your side at all times for your safety and training, improve your eFoiling skills rapidly to get flying above the water. On request, your instructor can also make videos of your watersport experience so you can relive the thrill and share the moment with your friends. Make the most of a premium eFoil for an amazing experience on the waters of Tulum. Guests who choose the full-day experience can savor the bright flavors of Mexican cuisine over a traditional lunch. Once the session is over, be taken back to your hotel.

3-Hour Beach Kiteboarding Lesson

6. 3-Hour Beach Kiteboarding Lesson

Learn how to kitesurf in the calm waters with this 3-hour course. You will get an introduction to kiteboarding with a complete explanation of the principles of the “wind window.” Start with a trainer kite on land and then learn how to set the equipment, the bar, and its safety mechanisms for a 4-line inflatable kite. By the end of the course you will know techniques for piloting a kite on the beach with our unique short line method. This method allows you to learn how to pilot the kite without full power. It is the safest and fastest way to learn.

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

The dive shop Aqua Clara was easy to find. All of the staff and instructors were all super friendly. After trying on our diving suits, we drove to the cenote with our instructor Luke and a driver. The cenote was easy to reach by car. We looked at them on site and then prepared the equipment with Luke. The complete equipment was in great condition. After the theoretical introduction, exercises followed in or under water. Our instructor explained all of these in a very good and understandable way. After the exercises the correct dive followed, this lasts about 45 minutes and led through mangroves and rocks within the cenote. You could see a lot of fish there. The water was clear and visibility was good. All in all it was a great trip, great experience and absolutely recommendable.

We had an amazing discovery dive that felt safe and fun. The four of us were all diving beginners, but our instructor Leo made sure we all knew what we were doing. I have some issues with anxiety which can impact my breathing at times. Leo really took the time to make sure I was OK and managed to calm me down under water which is not a small feat. Really an amazing experience which I can only recommend!

This was an amazing experience. Alejandra welcomed us like friends and taught us techniques and recipes to bring to our home kitchen. Gardens surround the building with organic produce to supply the kitchen. If you're looking for an authentic experience you'll learn so much about Mexico & their food.

Alma is a great host and cook. We had a great insight and a lot of fun. We are happy to recommend this experience to others