With plenty of excitement and enthusiasm, the island of Holbox is once again getting ready to host their annual Muestra Gastronómica: Comer, Amar y Contemplar ("Culinary Show: Eat, Love and Contemplate"), under the direction of Denise de Kalafe. From October 22 through 24, 2015, this heavenly piece of paradise will be decked out to host the now-iconic culinary festival for its fourth consecutive year. For the 2015 edition, the guest of honor is the state of Chihuahua, making it a great opportunity to get to know about northern Mexico through its flavors.

Holbox food festival 

One of the biggest parts of this year's celebration will be a giant ceviche, which is planned to become a Guinness World Record for its number of portions (2,500!). This activity will include the participation of all of the fishermen on the island through the Chendorito Fishing Tournament.

And to accompany all of the festivities, there's nothing better than the rhythm and flavor of musical artists like La Sonora Santanera, La Sonora Matancera, Margarita la Diosa de la Cumbia, and the romantic Dulce, among many others.

The name "Eat, Love and Contemplate" perfectly defines this culinary event as a way to indulge all of the senses in a way that only the charm of Holbox can offer. Take advantage of this wonderful event to savor traditional local dishes like the island's famous lobster pizza, along with an extensive list of local restaurants and visiting restaurants like La Destileria (Mexico City), El Fogon de Jobel (San Cristobal, Chiapas) and Julia Mia (Cancun).

The island of Holbox is located just off the northern coast of the state of Quintana Roo. To get there, drive 3 to 4 hours to the town of Chiquila, then take the ferry to the island. It's a great little getaway, so make sure to stay several days to fully enjoy Holbox.

This article is a translation. Click here to see the original article in Spanish on BestDay.com.