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Tour Operator Launches New 'Culinary Retreat' to Mexico

June 27, 2011 By: Joe Pike

Access Trips announced Monday the launch of its newest getaway: the Mexico Culinary Retreat near Sayulita, Mexico.

Specifically focused on traditional Mexican cooking, the new, seven-day tour will offer guests a variety of cooking lessons led by one of Mexico’s leading chefs, trips to local produce and fish markets, a tour of a local coffee roastery and ice cream producer, yoga classes and ample time to enjoy the lush tropical surroundings of the area.

The Mexico Culinary Retreat is the newest addition to Access Trips’ growing portfolio of cooking-focused trips and follows the success of the company’s Morocco Culinary & Culture Tour, which launched in 2010.

On the Mexico Culinary Retreat Chef Hugo Gutiérrez will lead guests through a series of cooking lessons throughout the week, focusing on traditional Mexican cuisine with a seafood and vegetarian twist, using the freshest, locally-available, organic ingredients, from exotic fruits and vegetables to plentiful locally-caught seafood.

The first trip will be offered on November 6-12 and will be available for booking for up to a maximum of 16 guests per tour in November through April. Located just 45 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta, Sayulita is a quaint and laid-back fishing village in Riviera Nayarit on Mexico’s West Coast. An experienced multilingual local Access Trips tour leader will be on-hand for the duration of the trip to ensure guests get the most out of their experience. Additional activities may also be booked including kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, spa appointments and more.

Accommodations for the Mexico Culinary Retreat are located at the hilltop wellness resort of Haramara, just south of Sayulita. The resort overlooks the jungle and ocean and offers rustic yet luxurious cabanas, some with outdoor showers.

The new Mexico Culinary Retreat costs $2,790 per person, based on double occupancy, and includes all meals, overnight accommodations, cooking lessons, yoga, a 60-minute massage, market visits and airport transfers. Alcoholic beverages and additional leisure/spa activities are an additional cost.



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Joe Pike
Joe Pike is Travel Agent's senior editor covering the Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda; Hawaii; Central & South America. Previously, Pike was a newspaper reporter for The Asbury Park...

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By Joe Pike | June 27, 2011
Access Trips announced Monday the launch of its newest getaway: the Mexico Culinary Retreat near Sayulita, Mexico.
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