Puuc Route and Mayan Villages

No. 312 Traditional Cuisine Workshop in Santa Elena

Recommended experience for kids:


Recommended experience for pets:


It is an inclusive experience:

Places close to the experience where you can spend the night:

Santa Elena

Days open to the public:

Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Schedules in which you can enjoy the experience:

09:00 - 16:00

Contact number to make reservations:

Important experience activities:

  • Food preparation
  • Food tasting

Approximate price:

$300 per person MXN

Months in which you can enjoy the experience:

All year long

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Come and enjoy a visit to a Mayan hut called "Ú Najhil Úuchben Hanal" Mayan village, where you will see the process to prepare the pibil chicken and the sikil pak, a Yucatecan food made with pumpkin seeds and tomato). You can participate in the elaboration, from getting the ingredients, making hand-made tortillas, grounding spices on the metate (mealing stone), and tasting both dishes.

You will also listen to the explanation of an altar to baptize corn and (depending on the season, you may offer the sacá, made with nixtamalized corn and previously grounded and mixed with water and honey). This will allow you to learn more about Santa Elena’s village, full of mysticism, preserving their culinary traditions and customs, as well as their culture. Besides, it is located few miles away from the Puuc Route, which has archeological vestiges in the same village, and you can visit with trained people, as they are not enabled for tourism.

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Distance from Mérida to experience:


Duration of experience:

4 hours approximately

Suggested for:

Families, friends and couples

Distance from Mérida to experience No. 312 Traditional Cuisine Workshop in Santa Elena

365 days

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