Mexico's culinary history and repertoire are vast, with significant variations by region. In the Yucatan Peninsula, where Cancun is located, many traditional dishes are informed and inspired by the Mayan culture. You can learn what that means and how to make the area's favorite dishes by signing up for a cooking class. There are several options in Cancun; two of the most popular are Can Cook in Cancun with Chef Claudia Garcia Ramos and cooking classes offered at The Ritz Carlton. In nearby Puerto Morelos, another option is The Little Mexican Cooking School.