Meet & Greet BBQ Beach Party w/ Music @ The White Gazebo - 6:30 PM


Foccacia Grill Pool Party w/ Music @ The Spot - 12:30 PM


Family Style Dinner @ Santa Fe - 7:00 PM


Mayan Market @ Jungle Rock - 12:00 PM

Concert @ The Salon- 8:30 PM


​Gala Dinner @ Fuentes Culinary Theater - 7:30 PM

Join 2 Getaway Travel and Chef's Robert Lyford and Matt McCallister for a culinary adventure to touch your senses of smell and taste, a look at some of the artist of the Riviera Maya to touch your sense of sight and the musical art of Steve Helms Band from Fort Worth, Texas to touch your hearing.  All this takes place August 27- September 2 at the Gourmet Inclusive El Dorado, Casitas Royale Resort & Spa and Generations Riviera Maya by Karisma.  

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What does the University of Texas,Lone Star Park and the Texas Rangers have in common? The Steve Helms Band and the hit single “Nowhere But Texas”. This new found Texas anthem can be heard playing loud and proud at all UT sporting events, at ball games for both the Texas Rangers and the Fort Worth Cats ball clubs and at the Lone Star Park horse races. Helms made his splash onto the Texas Music scene with this first hit single reaching #10 on the Texas Music chart and Texas regional Radio Report. Hitting the charts with three additional singles – “What’s It Gonna Take” reaching #14, “Between You and Me” reaching #21 and “You Make It Easy” reaching #30 – fans and industry professionals alike soon discovered that this prolific singer/songwriter is a serious contender in this genre. 

Chef Robert Lyford, raised in Collin County, TX, has always had an appreciation and love for real food. His love grew during his time at the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco where he earned his culinary arts degree with an emphasis on cooking with a seasonal approach. Lyford works closely with farmers around Texas to make use of the products available locally. Patina Green Home and Market is a functioning antique shop serving gourmet sandwiches and lunch items during the day, but offers a chef-driven multi-course dinner menu one evening each month allowing Lyford to showcase his culinary skills in a creative way. 

Matt McCallister

Air-Inclusive Rates from $1675/person

Robert Lyford

Music Entertainment

Steve Helms Band


Chef Matt McCallister thrives on the energy of the kitchen: an atmosphere that is at once chaotic and structured. After cooking in kitchens across the country, Matt found his home in Dallas at FT33, his first solo venture, which he opened at the age of 31 in October 2012. When not cooking at FT33, Matt can be found shopping at farmers’ markets, going on long runs, which he says is when most of his new menu ideas come to light, reading cookbooks, or catching a DnB show. His favorite time, though, is time spent with his daughter, Ella. The five-year-old enjoys shopping, hanging out at the park, reading, working on puzzles, and painting. Matt has always had an artistic side and a love of food. Growing up, he enjoyed cooking at home and always tended to a large garden. When choosing his career path, he felt torn between the visual and culinary arts, and he attended the Metropolitan Arts Institute in Phoenix in 2000 before ultimately choosing cooking. “Art was a passion that always competed with food, but cooking gives me an opportunity to blend the two,” says the Scottsdale, AZ, native, whose artistic sensibilities were influenced by his designer mother and scientific curiosity can be attributed to his research engineer father.