Mayaland's three restaurants and its poolside grill aim for variety and authenticity and are successful on both counts. Options include international cuisine as well as the best of both Mexico and the Yucatan.
Regional Yucatecan cooking is a world apart from the tacos and refried beans one generally associates with Mexico. The Yucatecans take pride in being different, and so they are. Their cuisine depends heavily on turkey and pork, rare spices, Mayan cooking techniques and a quirky love of peas and olives.
The kitchen takes its fruits and herbs, and many of its vegetables straight from the garden; it's no wonder the results are so delightful. Service is low-key and efficient in dining rooms whose ambiance ranges from informal to refine.
School children perform regional folk dances at lunch, and in the evening, guitar-strumming minstrels fill the air with the music of Yucatan's favorite composers.