Farmer’s Market at El Pueblito in Mayakoba
We visited as a guest of Mayakoba
One of the best things about bringing your family to visit Mayakoba in Mexico is that everything your family needs is within the Mayakoba community. While we were visiting Mayakoba, I wanted to do a little shopping to bring home some souvenirs, and when I learned that they have a farmer’s market at El Pueblito on Sunday afternoons, I made plans to bring my daughter to support local small businesses.
El Pueblito is a replica of an authentic Mexican plaza. Mayakoba offers a complimentary shuttle to El Pueblito for guests staying at any of the resorts within Mayakoba throughout the day. When we arrived at El Pueblito, all of the local vendors were setting up their booths featuring their homemade foods and crafts. We took our time walking around to each booth and was able to purchase natural medicine, hand creams, and even got some authentic street tacos that were some of the best tacos we have ever had.
Once we were done walking around the plaza, we went to the beautiful church that is located at the center of the square. Inside of the church, we took a moment to look at all the intricate details and absorb the beauty that was surrounding us. There is a Catholic Mass held at the church every Sunday, and it can be reserved for weddings or christenings.
We ended our time at El Pueblito experiencing an interactive cooking demonstration at the Mayakoba cooking school. My daughter got a small taste of what it would be like taking a cooking lesson by getting to make her own tortilla. The instructor took her time to talk to my daughter about how to make the tortilla and the history behind Mayan cooking methods. The cooking school offers lessons throughout the week for both adults and children. If you are interested in attending a cooking class, reservations are available through your resort concierge.
Before taking the shuttle back to the Fairmont Mayakoba, we took a short walk over to explore the Cenote Burrodromo. It was a beautiful nature walk to the cenote and exploring the cenote is a once in a lifetime experience that your family will never forget.
If your family wants to visit El Pueblito on days other than Sunday when the farmer’s market is happening, there are shops and cafes in the plaza that are open daily. El Pueblito is located within the Mayakoba community, and complimentary resort shuttles are available. Learn more about visiting Mayakoba with your family online, Facebook, and Twitter.
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