What’s better than relaxing on the white sand beaches of the Mexican Caribbean? Only one thing: relaxing on white sand beaches while eating delicious international gourmet food at Taste of Playa, a community‐oriented culinary event featuring the diverse talents of chefs across the Riviera Maya. Thanks to the support of Yucatan Holidays, we’re able to offer this extraordinary culinary event to the public for a second year in a row.
Sponsored by Yucatan Holidays, an established Mexican-owned travel and tourism company based in Cancun, this year’s Taste of Playa* is being held on Sunday, November 21st, in the continental town of Playa del Carmen at Parque Fundadores by the beach. This Riviera Maya town offers the perfect venue for an international culinary event because of its strong multicultural influence and its reputation as a popular travel destination in Mexico.
With Yucatan Holidays’ significant contributions to the community through its sustainable tourism and environmental conservation programs in the region, the tourism company is a logical choice to sponsor this event. In fact, this year’s celebrity host, Mark DeCarlo, who is a Travel and Food Expert and Travel Channel host of the television show, “Taste of America with Mark DeCarlo,” will stay at one of Yucatan Holiday’s affiliated resorts: the prestigious Hacienda Tres Rios Resort, Spa & Nature Park in Playa del Carmen.
This sustainable tourism, 5-star resort is the first built of five resorts to be developed on 326 acres of nature reserve containing tropical rainforests, mangroves, rivers, caves, and coastal dunes. Designed in a Spanish hacienda style, this eco-friendly resort is classy yet comfortable and provides Endless Luxury™, all-inclusive benefits that rival leading resorts worldwide, including exclusive nature park access for guests. As one of the few truly sustainable resorts, Hacienda Tres Rios was developed and constructed exceeding environmental regulations.
As a strong proponent of sustainable tourism, Yucatan Holidays provides unique vacation packages that feature remarkable cultural and environmental education experiences for travelers. They include authentic cultural vacations in the Yucatan Peninsula while supporting local communities, indigenous populations, and the natural environment. In September 2010, Yucatan Holidays received the International Star Award for Quality (ISAQ) from Business Initiatives Directions (BID) for its commitment to quality and excellence.
* Proceeds from the event will be donated to a food education program of the Playa del Carmen Rotary Club to benefit the children and families of the Riviera Maya.