Belizean Food

Maya Mountain Cultural Cooking School

Maya Mountain guests have long pleaded with us for our Belizean recipes so they learn to cook some of our delicious creations back home! At long last, Maya Mountain guests, as well as visitors staying in other accommodations, will have the opportunity to learn some of these wonderful dishes.

Each course includes either an adventure to the San Ignacio town and market just one mile away or a tour of the Maya Mountain Lodge grounds to view a diversity of edibles and ornamentals, many of which are ingredients in the course menus.

Courses Offered

Course 1 – Maya Regional cooking
Time: 8 AM to 1 PM

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to locally available ingredients and possible substitutions
  • Hands-on preparation of 6 popular dishes
  • Lunch consisting of the food you have cooked
  • Recipe book including the recipes you prepare
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Maya Mountain Cultural Cooking School


Courses take place in the covered open-air dining area of the Maya Mountain Lodge.

Price per person (including 4 course lunch)

$75.00 USD per person / Daily (2 people enrolled) / $125 USD (one person enrolled)
+ 12.5% tax.  Visa and Master Card are welcome.
Please contact our office for more information or registration.

All-inclusive package available - CULTURAL COOKING EXPERIENCE


Course 1 –Maya Regional cooking
  • Market - A visit to the San Ignacio town market
  • Food Preparation
  • Tamales*
  • Escabeche*
  • Corn Tortilla
  • Salbutes
  • Bean Empanades
  • Arroz con leche
  • Lunch (4 course)  
  • Presentation of Certificates
*Vegetarian non-meat or non-fish options available on request (Please request the night before)

For more information:
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Location - Maya Mountain Lodge, 3/4 miles Cristo Rey Rd., San Ignacio, Cayo, BELIZE
Mailing Address - P.O. Box 174, San Ignacio, Cayo, BELIZE
Telephone - 011-501-824-2164

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