Calling all Foodies

by tacogirl
Belize Expat Health Insurance Advice

VIP Passes and discounted Taste of Playa pesos are now available for Taste of Playa 2011 through advance purchase online at The highly anticipated culinary event will take place November 20, 2011 in Playa del Carmen.

Forty area restaurants, bars and caterers will participate in the day long festival, which celebrates the cultural diversity and culinary traditions that have helped make the Riviera Maya one of the top travel destinations in the world. Last year’s event was so successful, with double the attendance of the premier event, that organizers anticipate the VIP Passes to sell out quickly. The passes, which cost $40 US, give holders early entrance to the event where they can be the first to sample the signature dishes. VIP Pass holders will also have access to the exclusive VIP lounge, a comfortable seating area reserved especially for them.

“All of the VIP Passes sold out well in advance of the event last year and we anticipate that the VIP Passes will again be in high demand this year,” said Executive Committee Chair Monica Hartlief, “We hope that everyone who wants a VIP Pass has a chance to purchase it … but don’t wait too long, because there will be only a limited number of VIP Passes for sale.”

Individual Taste of Playa pesos will be readily available for at the event, but those who purchase them online before October 31 will receive a discount. To purchase Taste of Playa pesos and VIP Passes, or for more information about the festival and its participants, visit

Taste of Playa is a community?oriented culinary event that celebrates the creativity and diverse cultural influences of chefs throughout the Riviera Maya. Taste of Playa 2011 will take place on November 20 in Playa del Carmen’s Parque Fundadores. The event is open to the public, with advance tickets and all?inclusive VIP Passes available for sale online at

Pictures from last years event – Taste of Playa 2010 by Rafael Lizarraga Photography

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Lorenzo @belizepost August 2, 2011 - 1:17 pm

Ooohhh! How I wish I could go… too bad I already took my vacation for this year:(

tacogirl August 2, 2011 - 2:17 pm

Maybe next year Lorenzo.

al salter July 18, 2011 - 6:18 am

Did you know Laurie that 62.3% of your articles involve dining and food? Yet you stay slim so maybe you only take pics and don’t eat anything.

tacogirl July 18, 2011 - 4:10 pm

I have hollow legs Al.

Todd July 17, 2011 - 4:17 pm

How would we get from San Pedro to Taste of Playa? What is the best way to get there and where should we stay that is close by.

tacogirl July 18, 2011 - 5:28 am

Hi Todd easiest way to go is to either fly to Corozal or water taxi to Chetumal Mexico and then bus to Play from there. Hotel Alux is a nice spot to stay. [pronounced alush]


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