As part of the Maroma Mexican Immersion programme guests can experience a Mayan Temazcal. A therapeutic cleansing ritual known for its healing properties, the Temazcal is one of the richest traditional spa experiences in Mayan culture. Carried out at dusk, this ritualistic treatment weaves together ancient traditions, chants and meditation to provide deep physical detoxification combined with mental calm and relaxation.
A favourite world over, no Mexican experience is complete without sampling the native gastronomic fare. Held in the hotel’s La Cantina restaurant, Noches de Cantina is a twice weekly event that offers a genuine taste of Mexico. A specially devised menu of delicious Botanas (home-style dishes), including Fideo seco (dry noodles with chipotle, avocado and fresh cheese) and cordero rostizado (roasted suckling lamb ‘Monterrey Style’), is served alongside homebrewed beers, a range of tequilas and the local tipple, Mezcal. The evening is completed by atmospheric Mexican music and dancing.
The Spanish Language Immersion programme is ideal for those wanting to become fully absorbed in their surroundings. Guests can wear a special pulsera (bracelet) signalling to the resort team that they wish to communicate in Spanish-only. To help guests along, Spanish-English dictionaries are placed in every room along with a “cheat-sheet” of helpful phrases. Best of all, Maroma’s 2:1 staff to guest ratio ensures guests plenty of people with whom to practice.
Keen to learn more? Guests can partake in a private walking tour of Maroma, where staff will discuss the iconic symbols that make up the property’s history, combined with their cultural and social importance.
Maroma’s Mexican Immersion programme can be added to any holiday at the hotel. The price includes a Temazcal spa experience, an evening at Noches de Cantina including a special menu of Botanas and a tasting of Mezcal and beer, a tour of Maroma and the Spanish Language Immersion programme.
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