by Carla Menendez
I had the luxury of previewing the launch of “Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean”, a new promotional campaign hosted by the Cancun Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).
We stayed at Le Méridien Cancun Resort & Spa
(www.starwoodhotels.com) which has elegant rooms and beautiful balconies. Upon arrival, we were greeted with a refreshing Mango drink while the bell man took our bags to our room.
The campaign started with a fashion show on the beach featuring world-renowned designers such as Spain’s Agatha Ruiz de la Prada. Also featured in the show were Mexican designers Pineda Covalin, David Salomon, Daniel Espinosa and Erika Flores. The stunning, colorful fashion show was held beach side at the La Amada Hotel in Playa Mujeres. Afterwards we dined VIP-style with state and local officials that attend the launch. Renowned international chefs served exotic dishes such as traditional tikinxic style fish or lobster pizza.
The next day we zip lined through the Yucatan Mayan Jungle at Selvatica (www.selvatica.com). This is for the more adventurous at heart. We went through 12 zip lines before going back to our home base. What a rush. It was beautiful. Selvatica has different tours that you can combine together such as zip line, night flight and snorkeling. I highly suggest trying this adventurous Cancun alternative.
After our morning zip line we ventured to the ME hotel. We attended a cooking class with Heriberto Gomez. This was by far my favorite activity! He is the head chef at the resort’s Latino Asian bistro, Silk, he has combined the gastronomy of the Caribbean islands and the Asiatic continent creating the concept “fusion, Tepapanyaki and Sushi bar.” I love to cook so it was an honor to be in Gomez’s presence, cooking with him. We had a small group of 4-5 and Heriberto gave a very personal cooking lesson. With his charm and 5 star personality he made it all seem effortless as he coached us making Tortilla Española. Afterwards we enjoyed the fruits of our labor and had lunch while drinking fabulous sangria and experiencing an endless panoramic view of the Caribbean. The Hotel ME
(www.me-cancun.com/) was spectacular with contemporary furnishings and amazing views.
There is so much to Explore in Cancun! This campaign is aimed at inviting everyone to discover the cultural and gastronomical cultures of Puerto Morelos, and the four islands of the Mexican Caribbean: Holbox, Isla Mujeres, Contoy and Cozumel .You can also swim with the Whale Sharks in Holbox(www.holboxmonkey.com.mx) or dive in the world’s second largest barrier reef in Cozumel (www.cozumel.travel).
“Cancun and the Treasures of the Caribbean” is a multi-destination trip route that combines glamour, luxury and world class tourism with the allure for adventure.
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