Xcaret Eco Theme Park is full of Mexico; Mayan Culture, Flora and
Fauna, Archaeological Tours, Water Attractions and has a great Swim With Dolphin Tour.
All this located in Playa del Carmen, 45 minutes from Cancun Mexico in the Riviera Maya,
where Xcaret is proof that development, conservation, culture and entertainment are not
The Underground Rivers attraction of Xcaret invites you to explore
their crystalline waters and marvel at this ancient creation of Mexican Nature. Dare
to explore and enjoy an experience that is unique in the world.
The soft and refreshing currents of these two Underground Rivers will
take you for more than one kilometer to discover ancient Mayan sinkholes, magical caves,
rock formations and marine fossils.
These Playa del Carmen natural wonders are lit, at certain points,
by beams of light which make the rivers even more beautiful to the eyes of the visitor.
Both Underground Rivers end near the Mexican Caribbean Sea, next to
the mangroves inhabited by a group of spectacular pink flamingoes.
The Mayans, the best known classic civilization of Middle America,
built one of their main cities and ceremonial centers at Xcaret.You can find
Archaeological Sites at Xcaret where you will discover the vestiges of the rich cultural
heritage that these incredible mathematicians, astronomers and architects left to mankind.
Xcaret (little inlet), used to be the ancient port of Polé and it was also one
of the most important trade and maritime ports that had its golden days in the Late Post-Classic
period (1400-1517 AC).
Within the natural shelter of the inlet, boats carrying honey, copal, jade and
gold ornaments, obsidian knifes and other merchandise, were unloaded. It was here, in the waters of
the sacred sinkhole, where the Mayans purified their bodies to then board their boats and travel to
Cozumel where they worshipped Ixchel, goddess of fertility.
You can take advantage of our Archaeological Site tour where an expert
guide will give you a full explanation about Mayan culture, history and the different types
of constructions there are according to the period.
Wander around this fascinating Archaelogical Sites, symbols of
worship to the gods, and feel the special vibrations of this place, selected by the
Mayans because of its important center of energy.
Xcaret opens the doors so you can walk into Mayan daily life and
invites you to travel through time visiting a replica of a Mayan Village.
The beautiful replicas of the Mayan houses at Xcaret show you their
circular architecture. Wood and palm leaf roofs were the key elements in construction
in order to keep the buildings cool all year round.
The magical attraction of Mayan customs and traditions can be
experienced through the work of their craftsmen and weavers.
Dressed in the traditional attire, they will show you their
creativity as they carve animals and god shapes in wood or make beautiful crafts the
way they learned from their ancestors
The Coral Reef Aquarium at Xcaret makes it possible for all to admire
treasures that had once been the sole privilege of divers to see. Admire, touch and learn in
this unique aquarium, one of a kind in all of America. The Xcaret Aquarium is one of the only
aquariums in the world where you will have the opportunity to experience at close range the
delicate biodiversity of the multicolored underwater gardens of the Mexican Caribbean.
Explore the fascinating reef in Caribbean waters surrounded by a rainbow
of hundreds of colorful fish, hard and soft coral, anemones, sponges, star fish and crustaceans
among many others.
Xcaret Spectacular Night comes at the end of an entire day full of
adventures at the Eco Park.
In the Valley of the Scents, the deep call of pre-Hispanic
drums resonate in the night air and the wind carries the notes of ocarinas, bells and
conch shells. The priests and Mayan warriors, wrapped in the smoke of incense, announce
an unprecedented cultural and historic journey in the Grand Tlachco, the large theatre
that has a seating capacity of 6,000. Accompanied by the song of the conch shells and
other pre-Hispanic musical instruments, Mayan children open the spectacle singing in
chorus an ancestral legend.