A Shining Star in Mexico

A delve into Yucatan, Mexico

The team of Baku Events in Yucatán, Mexico want to give you a glimpse into our world, sharing our favorite recipes, must do activities and an insight into our company. This is just a snippet of what this fantastic part of the world has to offer.

Café en el Teatro Peón Contreras

The Yucatan

Set on the south eastern peninsula, Mexico’s southern tip combines Mayan archaeological sites with colonial towns and natural reserves.

What to do

Swim in a private cenote (sinkhole) in the middle of the jungle, visit colonial cities guided by a historian, for animal lovers take in the pink flamingo or turtle conservation tours and of course a visit to Mayan archaeological sites leaded by an archaeologist.

Where to stay

The beautiful boutique hotels located in Merida, Valladolid or Izamal. The Haciendas are dotted around the Yucatán inside Mayan towns and in the middle of the Peninsula’s jungle. Each restored to fit its surroundings, using original materials as far as possible and reflecting the architecture, landscape and vegetation of the area.

Hotel Casa Lecanda, photo courtesy of the hotel

The Company

Baku Events tries always to hire local vendors and continually looking for ways to provide opportunities to businesses that work with quality and knowledge.

Something of interest

95% of our staff are women.

Baku’s favorite recipes

Albondigas al chipotle (Meatballs with chipotle)

Serves 6


For the meatballs

  • ½ cup cooked white rice,
  • 12 oz ground beef
  • 12 oz ground pork
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ tsp dried ground oregano
  • 3 sprigs fresh mint
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds, toasted, ground
  • 1/3 cup of finely chopped white onions
  • Salt and pepper to season

For the sauce

  • 12oz ripe roma tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1cup finely chopped white onions
  • 4 cups light meat or chicken broth
  • Canned chipotle peppers “adobado” to taste


  • Mix together the mince, cooked rice and herbs and spices until smooth. Make meatballs around 11/2 inches in size.
  • For the sauce, pour boiling water over the tomatoes, pouring just enough to cover and cook for 5 minutes. Drain and blend with chipotle pepper until almost smooth.
  • Heat oil in a pan and gently cook the onion until translucent, add the tomatoes bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes. Add the meatballs, cover the pan bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer slowly for 40 minutes. Serve.
Albondigas al chipotle, photo courtesy of People en Español magazine