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Salsa, Salsa and Margaritas/ Salsa and Margarita Making & Salsa Dance Class/ Salsa & Salsa

Salsa & Salsa
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Tour Description

You will board taxi at the pier and take a 10- to 15-minute drive to the Hotel Cozumel & Resort, a 4-star property located near downtown San Miguel.

Upon arrival, you'll be assigned to a cooking station. At the station, you'll begin your lesson on how to make an authentic lime Margarita and a frozen strawberry Margarita. As you sample your Margaritas, enjoy the complimentary snacks, including cheese quesadillas, chicken taquitos and corn chips. The Margaritas are all-you-can-drink, and there's Jamaica Tea (hibiscus herbal tea) and bottled water as well.

Your station will also be equipped with salsa ingredients, and you're off on your culinary journey. The two dancing chefs will instruct you on how to make a total of seven different kinds of salsa, including a Fiery Red Salsa, Tangy Green Salsa, Oaxacan Guacamole, Pico de Gallo and more.

After the cooking demonstration comes the dance party. A salsa instructor will teach you the moves and swings of the salsa, step by step by step. At tour's end, you'll not only have some great salsa recipes, but you'll also be able to make some great moves!

Following the dance lesson, you will have the choice of just relaxing on the beach, enjoying one of the hotel's pools or renting snorkel gear from the on site full service PADI dive shop for a nominal fee and enjoy the superb reefs of the Chankanaab National Park. Lockers and towels are also available for rent at a nominal fee. Aquatic activities are not included in the price of this tour; however, free time to enjoy the resort and the beach is provided.

Note: Minimum age to participate is 8 years. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21 years. All minors must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Activity Level:


Excursion Length: 4½ Hours

50% This activity will take up about 50% of your time in port.

Tour Prices:

Carnival: Adults, from $69.99; kids, from $49.99
Royal Caribbean: Adults, from $99; kids, from $84
Celebrity: Adults, from $99; kids, from $84
Princess: from $69.95
NCL: Adults, from $109; kids, from $89

What You Need to Bring:

  • Comfortable shirt and pants or shorts
  • Dancing shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Money for incidentals and shopping
  • Bring your camera. Amazon sells a great feature packed Nikon 13 MP point-and-shoot camera that's waterproof, shockproof and family friendly for around $150.

Cruise Lines Offering This Tour:

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What Else You Need to Know:

Transit to the site: You'll board a pre-paid taxi at your cruise shp pier. The drive to the Hotel Cozumel & Resort will take about 10 to 15 minutes.

Who should take this tour:

  • Cooks
  • Dancers
  • Dancers who want to learn how to make some great salsa
  • Cooks who want to learn how to dance the salsa
  • Folks looking for a fun and zesty excursion

Additional Venue Information:

The Margarita. The margarita is the most common of tequila-based cocktails, made with Triple Sec or other orange-flavored liqueurs, and lime or lemon juice, often served with coarse salt on the glass rim. Silver or blanco tequilas are preferred for margaritas, though some will use reposados or 'gold' tequilas.

Margarita is the Latin word for pearl and the Spanish word for daisy.

Carlos Herrera. Carlos Herrera invented the margarita at Rancho La Gloria, a restaurant he opened in 1935 at his home south of Tijuana. Local legend has it that one of his customers was a showgirl and sometime actress who called herself Marjorie King. She was allergic to all hard liquor except tequila, and she didn't like to drink that straight. That reputedly set Herrera to experimenting. He told friends that it was sometime in 1938 or '39 that he decided to mix a jigger of white tequila with lemon juice, shaved ice, triple sec and--the crowning touch--salt. He named the result "margarita" after the actress, the legend goes.

Margarita Sames. Margarita Sames invented the margarita in Acapulco. The Dallas socialite's favorite party game was to duck behind the bar and mix drinks for her guests with whatever was available. During a 1948 Christmas party at her vacation home in Acapulco, she threw together tequila, Cointreau and lime juice with great success. Her friends took the recipe stateside, and it spread like melted cheese sauce over nachos.

Pancho Morales. Pancho Morales invented the margarita at Tommy's Place in Juarez. He was working the bar in 1942 when a woman came up to him and ordered a drink called a Magnolia. Morales could not remember what was in a Magnolia, except Cointreau. So, he decided to fake it. After mixing Cointreau with tequila, he named the new concoction after another flower, the daisy.

What you'll do


Meet guide at your cruise ship pier

Board pre-paid taxi and drive to Hotel Cozumel & Resort (15 minutes)

Check in, don apron, divide into groups of 6 (10 minutes)

Margaritas and salsas lesson (1 hour 30 minutes)

Servings of ice cream (15 minutes)

Salsa dancing lesson (1 hour)

Free time for beach, swimming, shopping (1 hour)

Board pre-paid taxi and return to your cruise ship pier (15 minutes)

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