Mexico Meeting & Incentive Planner 2018 - 14
Below (top-bottom): Palafitos Overwater Bungalows at El Dorado Maroma;
Performers in the Guelaguetza cultural festival in Oaxaca
as the property's all-day dining Mexican
experience, while the Estancia serves up
Argentinian cuisine, including an array of
roasted and char-grilled meats in a setting
that includes a new oceanfront terrace.
Karisma Hotels helped jumpstart the
gourmet dining trend at all-inclusive
properties with the launch of its "Gourmet
Inclusive Experience" a few years back.
With that, came farm-to-table experiences
that incorporated organic produce from
on-site greenhouses at Karisma's
In the Riviera Maya, the recently opened
Palafitos - Overwater Bungalows at the
adults-only El Dorado Maroma has already
made a name for itself as the first and
only place in Mexico with over-the-ocean
suites. Perfect for incentive groups, the
Take the experiential meetings trend a step further with
world heritage sites and cultural immersion that ignite
curiosity and a sense of wonder among attendees.
The state of Campeche is one of Mexico's latest
emerging destinations, located in the western part of
the Yucatan Peninsula. In between meetings, groups can
explore the city of San Francisco de Campeche, a UNESCO
World Heritage site, or travel to the state's southern region
where a protected UNESCO Biosphere features the Calakmul
Ruins and a remaining pyramid from "Three Stones" city that
existed between 550 B.C. and 900 A.D.
One of 16 boroughs within Mexico City, the World
Heritage Site of Xochimilco attracts groups because
of its flower market and canals leftover from what was
once an extensive lake and canal system that separated the
city from the rest of Mexico City. Attendees can spend the
afternoon aboard a gondola and even opt to purchase local
cuisines from floating food vendors.
Oaxaca is the capital and largest city in the Mexican
state of the same name. Groups come to experience
the city's colonial-era structures as well as the native
Zapotec and Mixtec cultures and archaeological sites. Meet
here in July and your group can participate in the monthlong Guelaguetza cultural festival, featuring Oaxacan dance
from all of the state's seven regions.
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