Guadalupe Day Special

Available December 12

On this day, San Cristobal – the impressive church a few blocks from the central market – becomes the destination for thousands of guadalupanos – runners who sprint carrying torches in honor of the birthday of the Virgin of Guadalupe. Fireworks, food and other festivities make this one of Mérida’s most colorful celebrations. And be sure to watch for little boys who dress as Juan Diego, the peasant who witnessed the Virgin’s miraculous apparition. Since this is considered the “kick-off” to the Christmas celebrations, we’ll prepare a variety of tamales and other holiday treats typical of Yucatán cuisine.


Class Duration Approximately 8 hours
Group Size 6 person minimum
Dates December 12 (annually)
Price $225 USD / per person


8:30 am Light continental breakfast on the Los Dos terrace
9:00 Chef Mario: Introduction to Maya history and ingredients
10:30 Walk to central market; light snack
11:00 Market tour
11:30 Special visit to San Cristobal and shrine of Guadalupe
12:30 pm Return to Los Dos; cooking instruction begins
3:00 pm Wine/beer service begins
3:30 pm Comida fuerte (the large Yucatecan meal) is served
4:30 pm ¡Hasta luego!

Historical overview and market tour presented by Chef Mario; visit to local shrine; workbook with historical overview and all recipes we cook in class; a souvenir Los Dos apron; continental breakfast; mid-day snack; full afternoon meal with wine/beer service; taxes.

Service tips for Los Dos staff are not included and are at the discretion of the visitor; pesos or US dollars are welcome.

All classes and visits to Los Dos must be booked at least 72 hours in advance. Booking must be completed via e-mail; unfortunately, we cannot accommodate phone bookings or drop-ins.

* Class ending times are approximate only.