El Pueblito is located inside of Mayakoba’s eco-friendly resort, a 45 minute drive north of Gate48. It is designed to look like an authentic village square, complete with shops, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, modeled after the colonial towns found all over this beautiful country,
El Pueblito means “little town” in Spanish, and locals visit every Sunday to partake in the farmer’s market which occurs on select days throughout the month. The centerpiece is their chapel, a Catholic church which hosts mass on Sundays and is open daily for visitors. Mayakoba is best known for its three luxury hotels – Fairmont Mayakoba, Rosewood Mayakoba and Banyan Tree Mayakoba and well as its El Camaleon golf course which hosts the yearly OHL Classic.
El Pueblito has a lot of places where you can go shopping and or grab a bite to eat. Among the places you will find at El Publito are:
Banyan Tree’s Bann Teng Thai is a Thai-style cafe which sells healthy food, including salads, baguettes, fresh juices and smoothies. They also have a Super Power Smoothie made with mango, mint, honey and yogurt.
Rosewood’s La Fondita: Tostadas y Mezacalitos sells authentic tostadas and various brands of tequila and mezcal. Try their spicy tuna with chicharron or a more traditionally Yucatecan cochinita tostada while sipping a mezcarita (a margarita made with mezcal). Perfect for a hot Riviera Maya day!
Fairmont’s El Cafecito has a desserts, coffees, and teas, perfect for an after dinner at one of the other restaurants. Try their Ball cheesecake or apple pie.
They also have a beautiful gift shop that sells Mexican-designed and Mexican-made art and crafts made by local artists from the Riviera Maya and others from around the country. There is also the Bá al Studio, a contemporary art gallery, and a boutique shop called La Casa de los Pájaros.
El Pueblito is open to the public every day from 9.oo am to 6.oo pm. For more information visit their website: www.mayakoba.com or visit them on Facebook/elpueblitoatmayakoba.
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