This a traditional turkey escabeche recipe. A true tradional meal in the Yucatan peninsula. This particular turkey escabeche recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. To achieve that intoxicating fragrance and flavor, a small, whole trussed turkey is simmered in seasoned water, but before it’s done it’s whisked off the stove, cooled a bit, thoroughly massaged with recado de bistec (Yucatan’s peppery spice paste), taken outdoors and plopped onto a hot grill. On the grill the turkey’s skin is browned first on the back and then turned over to the front, finally turning twice more to brown each side, all the while basting generously with more recado de bistec. Only when the turkey is brown and crispy fully cooked is it taken off the grill. Every Christmas Eve this will be being prepared in homes all over Cancun and the Yucatana peninsula. Continue reading
Great news for the Cancun Visitors Bureau! Lizzie Cole Guerrero has been appointed as the new Director and Chief Executive of the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau. After recently working as the Marketing Director at Riviera Maya Destination Marketing Office, Cole brings 14 years of experience in tourism and marketing to the new role, and she will be responsible for the development of new marketing and promotional strategies that will keep Cancun´s position as the leading tourist destination in Mexico.
Its white sandy beaches and warm turquoise waters and its tropical setting have been attracting hundreds of thousands of tourists every year. There are new hotels and activities opening up all the time to keep the interest alive in visitors that come back year on year to spend their vacation in Cancun.
Holbox Island is preparing to host the 5th edition of the Holbox Gastronomic Festival, aptly named the Eat, Love and Contemplate Gastronomic Festival 2016. It will be held from November 10th through to the 12th on the beautiful idyllic island of Holbox.
The Day of the Dead is coming and all the people in Cancun are getting ready to celebrate it. One of these symbols, and a very emblematic one is the calavera or skull. They are made from sugar, or chocolate and also in wood or stone. They are alway colourfully decorated and beautiful! Continue reading
Island Time Music and Fishing Festival will take place next year from February 7-11, 2017 on the beautiful island of Isla Mujeres. The Island Time Music and Fishing Fest has given music lovers and fishing enthusiasts the opportunity to interact with talented writers and performers under the welcoming skies of this paradise island of Isla Mujeres. Continue reading
Every year on October 30th, 31st and November 1st and 2nd Xcaret Park honors the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead by celebrating the Festival of Life and Death Traditions. Xcaret was declared a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and should definitely by on your list of things to do during your Cancun vacation.
During this festivity you will be able to experience the Hanal Pixan ritual (food for the souls), sample the delicious cuisine of the region, attend workshops, watch how they make the handrafts and visit the cemetery and altars with their gifts for their loved ones. There are also visual arts exhibitions, theater, dance and gala concerts.
Visit Xcaret Park during your Cancun vacation and experience thisand enjoy this celebration of the Mayan World. Visit http://www.cancun.travel for more information.
A unique experience in Cancun awaits you on the Day of the Dead!
Day of the Dead – Xcaret
Hanal Pixan, an ancient Mayan tradition, otherwise known as ‘supper of the souls’ has been celebrated in Mexico since Prehispanic times. Mexicans remember those who have passed away and believe they come back to be with their loved ones on these days. Each region has a different way of praising their ancestors through rituals and ceremonies. The ceremonies combine Mayan and Christian elements, offering food and beverage to their loved ones to remember them and make them feel alive once again. Continue reading
Here are a few tips if you are on vacation in Cancun and would like to venture a little further than the hotel beach and pool.
A good beach to spend the day is at Playa Gaviotas. You can reach this beach by a small pathway right next to Coco Bongo nightclub. Its hidden behind the Hard Rock Cafe right in the Party Centre but the ocean and sand here are truly beautiful although the waves may be a bit big if you have small children. If you have kids with you then another great choice would be Coco’s Beach Bar at Km3 which has a beautiful wide beach with plenty of seating and shade under the palm trees. They also have swimming pool here so the kids really do have a ball.
Many tourists do not venture into town but its worth going to the Parque de las Palapas, a large market square where the locals gather in the evenings. They often have live music and shows and lots of street stall selling delicious local food. The children also love it here as they have play area and electric cars to drive around the square.
For really tasty authentic Mexican food at much more reasonable prices there are plenty of restaurants downtown worth a vist, from street stalls to much more classy restaurants.
So during your vacation in Cancun, be adventurous and explore where us locals go. www.cancun.travel
What better way to spend the holiday season than spending your Christmas in Cancun! The magic of Christmas is everywhere with thousands of colorful lights illuminating the whole city. To get into the Christmas spirit take a bus or taxi to Downtown Cancun and start at City Hall, then work your way up towards the Hotel Zone and delight in the spectacle of the beautiful Christmas illuminations. Continue reading
Cancun is now becoming known for hosting great concerts with some great music venues, some in hotels and others in stadiums which hold thousands of people. Some of the concerts coming up over the next few months are :
13th November 2016 – Estadio Andres Quintana Roo – RICKY MARTIN Ricky is back in town! Reserve your tickets for a concert you will not forget and experience Ricky Martin in Cancun!
18th – 19th November – Moon Palace Arena – KOOL AND THE GANG & GLORIA GAYNOR
29th December 2016 – Moon Palace Arena – DURAN DURAN British 80s pop icons will be playing here in Cancun!
10th, 11th, 12th February – Moon Palace Arena – THE CRANBERRIES
For more information about upcoming concerts in Cancun or things to do in during your Cancun vacation then please visit our website http://www.cancun.travel.