Cozumel Culinary Tour Excursion Reviews
Great family activity. Check them out of line. You need to make a reservation. $10 per person and cab ride both ways is well worth the trip. We ground our own nibs and made real Mexican cocoa disks. The history part was very educational for the children and the tasting was great. This is our second time there. Suggest you reserve before your cruise as they only do 10 people twice a day. We were lucky to email and they put in another tour for our six.
Cozumel was the last port. I took the Joy of Chocolate excursion (four stars). We had a tour in a museum and taught Mexican history then a few steps away to a building where we made our own chocolate bars. We ground the cocoa beans and mixed with sugar. We put the mixture in molds and wrapped our candy. We watched native rituals that were amazing. I hope to get you some video.
The only criticism would be in some ports, they had excursions meet in the theater instead of just meeting on the dock at the port, that is just adding a unnecessary step.
We took the cooking class with Luis - he's fabulous! They give you toques & aprons & set you up at stations, so you feel like you're on a reality show, lots of fun. We learned some interesting techniques & cooked terrific appetizers, main courses & a dessert (but made them in reverse order interestingly). The class was good fun & they were very sensitive & helpful to our non-life threatening dairy allergy (3 of us who went have this, but we got to enjoy everything & appreciated their help & understanding).
Afterwards we didn't realize that you have about 1 1/2 hours "free time" at Playa Mia, which was not great. It's really crowded - we couldn't find a free chaise lounge chair. They give you free drinks w/the tour, but we'd had a margarita while cooking & didn't want more (the drinks were watered down anyway). I wish we could have had more cooking or gone back to Cozumel after the cooking part. But the class with Luis was totally worth it!