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The Wine & Food Festival Comes to Sandos Cancun

5 Days of Flavor in Cancun

Already celebrating its fifth year, the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival is returning to the beaches of Cancun for five days of culinary events in some of the city’s most luxurious venues. The festival will take place April 27 through May 1, 2016, bringing in some of the best chefs in Mexico and the rest of the world to share their culinary talents through tastings, dinners, workshops and social events.

We’re proud to announce that Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort will be hosting the festival’s very first event: the welcome cocktail party! On the night of April 27, we’ll bring together the celebrity guests, media, winery owners and sponsors of the 2016 edition of the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival so they can meet the Star Chefs in a beautiful luxury setting. Guests will have the chance to enjoy an impressive culinary display to begin the festival, along with cocktails, beers, wine and a selection of Nespresso coffee.

This year, the Star Chefs of the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival include Chef Alejandro Ruiz (Mexico) and some of the most renowned chefs from Barcela: Chef Fran Agudo, Chef Paco Mendez and Chef Rafael Zafra, in addition to an extensive list of sommeliers and Mexican chefs.

Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort pools

Cancun as a Culinary Destination

Previously known mainly as a sun and beach destination, Cancun is now evolving into a culinary destination thanks to restaurants and resorts like Sandos Cancun that offer tourists and locals a wide variety of gourmet cuisine. Mexican Chef Federico Lopez, one of the founding chefs of the Cancun Riviera Maya Wine & Food Festival, describes it like this:

“The destination, Riviera Maya as well as Cancun, has become a gastronomical destination, more so than it already was, but now let’s just say that some very, very interesting cuisine is happing in the region. At the same time, chefs are already seeing the destination as an innovative point of reference… not just because of the festival, but for vacations as well. The festival has the responsibility to keep up the quality it is already providing, and keep creating more cuisine. We have great hotels, great restaurants and great tourist attractions… Mexican cuisine is very on trend right now, and the gateway is this tourist destination.”

Cancun wine tasting

For Sandos Cancun, it’s an honor to form part of this culinary renaissance in the destination of Cancun. We always strive to offer innovative and delicious cuisine to our guests through the Total Gourmet Experience, our upscale version of the all inclusive plan. Our resort boasts incredible restaurants where each guest can savor creative international cuisine along with beautiful modern style and luxury details for a culinary vacation by the Caribbean Sea.

The welcome cocktail party at Sandos Cancun is by invitation only, but you can purchase your tickets for the festival’s other events at

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our friends at JSAV (J&S Audio Visual) for their support during this event. They will help us to create a truly spectacular ambiance for our VIP guests at the welcome cocktail. You can see more of their beautiful audiovisual work at

Cancun audiovisual equipment

Almost all of the Wine & Food Festival will take place in the Cancun Hotel Zone this year, and Sandos Cancun offers you the ideal location to attend the festival’s events. To book your stay at Sandos Cancun Luxury Resort, visit us at

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