Fine Dining and Entertainment in Cancun and Playa del Carmen In addition to spending afternoons by the turquoise sea, swinging in a hammock, watching the passing couples: your trip to Cancun and the Riviera Maya could be a culinary and recreational exploration. The Mexican Caribbean has become very cosmopolitan, with chefs from all over the world. Every other year during the first two weeks of November, the Gastronomy Festival of the Mexican Caribbean is celebrated. About 30 restaurants and chefs participate in the delicious competitions: Professional chefs, up-and-coming young chefs, and bartenders. There is also the beer festival, the wine festival, the paella festival, the expo tequila in which an expert tequilier gives a presentation of the most popular drink in Mexico, its history, principal producing regions and the differences between various types. An aged tequila is perfect to accompany a main dish like a delicious lobster in tamarind sauce. To burn those calories try living the nightlife. It is really an adventure in Cancun and Playa del Carmen; you will find famous nightclubs, with modern, sophisticated sound and light system, different shows every night, world famous DJ’s, live music, performances. After a night of dancing, the lounges were waiting for us with gourmet snacks and mellower music. Cancun and Playa del Carmen are world-class destinations for gastronomy and entertainment.