The Mayan Riviera’s food, with strong Mayan influences, creates another delicious enticement for visitors to the region.
The fragrance of exquisite dishes using wild turkey, wild boar, and deer is found across the Mayan Riviera. Visitors are encouraged to savor each of these delectable gastronomic creations while listening to the sound of gentle waves splashing onto one of many white sandy beaches.
The preparation method commonly used for various types of meat, including pork, is called pibil. This technique involves marinating the meat in achiote (annatto) paste, wrapping it in banana leaves, and baking it underground.
There are also various types of seafood and fish dishes to try, mainly along the coastal strip. Tikinxic (barbecued fish seasoned with achiote) should not be missed.
Rice and beans cooked with coconut oil, a culinary influence from nearby Belize, is another regional dish.
The exquisite fragrance and flavors of the Mexican Caribbean offer another example of why it is a top tourist destination, and where tasty food is part of the fun.