XCARET is a complete life experience that deserves to be discovered little by little, bit by bit. slowly with no haste.
This beautiful place is built on the site of the ancient Mayan port of Polé and it is spectacularly framed by the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea and the richness of the tropical jungle.
XCARET was created to encourage its visitors to respectfully and in harmony enjoy the richness that Mother Earth has to offer as well as the cultural inheritance of the Mayan world, stimulating a profound love for nature and the environment through a knowledgeable and direct, hand to hand experience that helps to restore a measure of value and a real sense to the world we belong to.
Thousands of multicolor fish have made their home in the XCARET inlet where they become the fascination of snorkelers. Its beaches of soft white sand and its relaxed and casual like atmosphere are an open invitation for rest and fun, while a few steps away, the “Palapa”, a water sports activity center offers special tour for diving ,”Sea Trecking” (an incredible experience where you literally hike under the sea), and Snuba.
XCARET also has a mushroom and an orchid farm as well as the One-of-a-kind reef aquarium where fish of marvelous colors can be admired in a fascinating habitat of natural coral reefs and marine plants. The park protects exhibits and sets free every year around 220 thousand baby sea turtles. Yet Xcaret´s wild life is completed by the many different species of monkeys, jaguars and many other native mammals as well as beautiful horses which are kept in specialized riding stables that offer jungle and beach horse back rides as well as a rodeo show (charrería) and traditional sets as the Mexican Corner and the Aroma Valley that serve as a presentation for the great XCARET Spectacular Night Show.
When the day light fails and nightfall settles down, XCARET is completely transformed, the air comes alive bringing scents of the past, the fragrant smokes of copal and incense charge the atmosphere with mysticism, tradition, legends and history beginning a fascinating trip through time that finds its highest peak at the Great Tlachco, a spectacular hall with capacity for 6 thousand people, the place where the spectacular XCARET night show is carried out. It is an experience for all your senses.
Xcaret Underground Rivers
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.
Xcaret Archaeological Vestiges
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 Mayan Village
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. There, you will be able to witness to how common people lived at the time when the extraordinary Mayan civilization inhabited this land. As in all ancient cities, Mayan people lived in the outskirts while its center was exclusive for palaces and temples.