Market Day Tour and Belizean Cooking

Boost your Nutrition Learning Belizean Recipes and Cooking Tips! Come to know a true taste of Belizean Cuisine and meet the locals as you shop at the market for fresh ingredients and prepare tasty local dishes. This half day tour includes a cooking class at a local home with an experienced and knowledgeable cook. Learn about Belizeans favorite dishes and enjoy the lunch prepared by you!

Explore the Market

The San Ignacio Market borders the emerald Macal River and is a walking distance from down town San Ignacio and hotels such as Venus Hotel and Midas Belize. The Market is easily accessible seven days a week from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Saturdays is the busiest day and perfect for visitors to sample local food such as fry jacks, tortillas, beans, white cheese, tacos, tamales, rice & bean and much more. Due to the Saturday rush, farmers travel from far and near to sell their fresh produce and are at the Market from 3:00 a.m.

Cook with Friends

While on your tour you can taste cane juice, soy milk and eat animal shaped pancakes from the local Taiwanese or enjoy a healthy yogurt or baked goods from local Mennonite.

Local souvenirs are on displays from handcrafted jewelry, arts, crafts and colorful Maya wear. Along the tour our guide will provide information on the origin of the farmers and produce. Inhale the aromas of colorful tropical fruits and relish succulent favorite seasonal fruits, vegetables and homemade products. After we have gathered our ingredients, we make our way home and prepare the home cook local dishes.

Our cook will guide you every step of the way as you prepare your meal. This interactive tour is filled with laughter, developing conversations, learning different Creole dialogues and the multi culture traditions of Belize. The tour ends, tasting the delicious meal you have prepared and chat along with our cook and other guests. After, our guide will drop you off to your hotel.