Cooking in the Yucatan, Mexico
with Chef Anita Lo:
Feb. 24-Mar. 2
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Food has no borders

Spend 6 days with Chef Anita Lo exploring the beauty and bounty of the Yucatán. Learn from local cooks in hands-on cooking classes where you’ll prepare salsas, guacamole, panuchos, poc chuc, pollo pibil, tortillas and so much more.

Chef Lo’s cooking class will teach you how to make a meal using local ingredients with her signature, contemporary take on Yucatecan cuisine.

Chef Lo, Hacienda Petac

Our Hacienda Es Su Hacienda

Savor your 7 day/6 night culinary adventure in an elegant, restored 17th century  hacienda, with just 7 bedrooms. It’s situated on 250 acres of gardens and natural habitat with walking trails surrounding a swimming pool, spa, salon and gym pavilion.

Shaped by traditional hacienda architecture, The Casa Principal includes expansive terraces, elegant living rooms and a library with a well-stocked bar. Soak in the sound of pouring waterfalls and bird songs, while lounging on outdoor terraces. The beautiful bedrooms include luxurious baths, high ceilings and ceramic tile floors. An attentive staff will take care of your every need.


Day 1
Arrival and transfer to Hacienda Petac. You will be greeted at the airport by our driver and guide. The drive from the Merida Airport to the Hacienda is a comfortable half hour. Depending on the hour of arrival, guests will either be greeted with iced Jamaica tea and botanas or tea and a light supper. We make the best Margaritas and serve the coldest beers at your request!
Day 2
After breakfast, we head to Merida for an interesting tour to include the City Cemetery, drive through various old colonial neighborhoods, stop to walk through the Main Square and the Main Market We will have time to do a little shopping with a visit to the famous KiXocolatl chocolate store and refreshments at the Gastronomy Museum. After a slow meander up the beautiful Paseo Montejo, we make our way back to Hacienda Petac and lunch, followed by some down time. A mixology class will precede a light supper.
Day 3
After breakfast, head into head to the Teaching Kitchen for a hands-on class with a local cook, . This afternoon is free to have a swim, a game of pool or ping pong, or just relax in a hamaca. Supper will be your homemade baked Mucbil Pollos!
Day 4
Pack your bathing suits and waterproof shoes for an excursion to the Gulf of Mexico town of Celestun. The drive is about 1 hour 20 minutes. There will be two boats and life jackets on board. All the operators are licensed and trained. The tour is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes. You will see a colony of flamingos and other bird species that are feeding in the lagoons. Afterwards, drive to the Gulf beach, where you can have a delicious fresh seafood lunch. Back at the Teaching Kitchen we'll make the traditional Mayan country meal, Poc Chuc. Marinated thin pork cutlets with roasted habaneros and tomatoes, mixed with cilantro and fresh hot tortillas.
Day 5
After breakfast, an excursion to visit Uxmal, considered one of the most important archaeological sites of Maya culture. It has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, bring your bathing suits and take a dip in the Santa Barbara Cenote,. There should be time for a rest or spa treatment before evening Mixology class at 7:00 p.m. Supper to follow.
Day 6
Today you will be cooking with Chef Anita Lo. She will guide us through a special day of cooking. Tonight, before supper, a serenade during cocktail hour by the incomparable troubadours, Los Tres Yucatecos.
Day 7
Today is departure day and depending on your flight time we will offer coffee, banana bread, hard-boiled egg and fruit or a light sit-down breakfast.

Hacienda Petac staff follows all government Covid precautions. Depending on travel regulations for returning to the United States, we can organize preflight testing. This will be updated over the next months.



•7 day/6-night package includes luxurious accommodations
•All meals, beers and margaritas
•Traditional Yucatecan Cooking Class
•Merida Market Tour, Gastronomy Museum
•Tropical Drink demonstration class
•Botanans, salsas and Guacamole class
•Panuchos, Poc Chuc and Tortillas class
•Excursion to Celestun and Flamingo Nature Reserve
•Cooking Class with Chef Anita Lo
•Farewell Dinner and Trova Serenade
•WiFi, daily Laundry, 24 hour on-site manager, staff, daily housekeeping
•Use of the fitness center, pool and spa area.


Cost: On request

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