Mexico Comes to the Mall of America

BLOOMINGTON, Minn., /PRNewswire/ — Beginning last week guests at Mall of America began to experience the beauty and excitement of the Mexican Caribbean. Visitors can “Experience the Caribbean in Mexico” by immersing themselves in the rich culture as they are mesmerized by Xipe Totec, a dance group performing ancient Maya purification rituals. Indulge in authentic Mexican cuisine as Chef Federico Lopez, one of the 12 best chefs in Mexico, demonstrates how to bring the flavors of Mexico home.

At “Experience the Caribbean in Mexico”, guests will be transported into what feels, looks and sounds like the beautiful region of Mexico known as Quintana Roo from Oct. 3 to Oct. 12. Guests will learn about the great heritage of the region through musical performances, physical activities such as rock climbing or using a golf simulator. And the event is not complete without giving kids a chance to participate in the great Mexican tradition of breaking a pinata.

Families can also learn about turtle rescue efforts in Mexico and spend time with Dora and Diego in Nickelodeon Universe. For those enamored with Mexican cuisine, guests will have the opportunity to learn delicious Mexican recipes from Chef Lopez and Food Network’s Dave Lieberman. Lieberman will showcase his Mexican-inspired recipes and culminate with a signing of his new book, “Dave’s Dinners: A Fresh Approach to Home Cooked Meals.” With all of this to offer and more, the event promises to be an adventure to remember.

The state of Quintana Roo is located in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula which stretches along the Caribbean Sea, and is home to four of Mexico’s most popular destinations: Cancun, the islands of Cozumel and Isla Mujeres, the Riviera Maya strip, and Grand Costa Maya.

The event is presented by the Mexican Consulate in St. Paul, the Mexican Tourism Board, the state of Quintana Roo, MLT Vacations and Mall of America. For more detailed information please visit

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB is Mexico’s tourism promotion agency, and its participants include members of both the private and public sectors. The MTB has offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America.

NWA WorldVacations(R) — one of the largest providers of vacation packages in the United States, offers an easy and affordable, one-stop vacation shopping experience, with convenient and flexible flight options from Minneapolis/St. Paul to the most popular vacation destinations in Mexico and an impressive selection of hotels, from small, secluded casitas by the sea to 5-star, all inclusive, mega resorts with every amenity imaginable. For more information, consult a travel agent or visit