Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort's Unlimited Xcaret Xperience Means Unlimited Fun
When it comes to the Riviera Maya, it's easy to be overwhelmed by the vast array of choices for accommodations and activities. Whether it's a relaxing week in the sun or days of nonstop adventure followed by entertainment-filled nights, this stretch of what constitutes some of Mexico's loveliest beaches offers a dazzling number of ways to spend a vacation. But why choose when you can stay at the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort and take advantage of the Unlimited Xcaret Xperience Package?
The only resort located adjacent and connected to the eco-archeological Xcaret park, the Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort offers something for everyone: five free-form swimming pools; a private white-sand beach; tennis courts, volleyball and mini-golf; full-service spa (including sauna, whirlpool and steam room) and fitness center; Kids Club with supervised activities; 11 restaurants and 10 bars; and a wide selection of land and non-motorized water sports.
Guests staying five nights or more are eligible to enhance and extend their vacation with the Unlimited Xcaret Xperience Package. That means unlimited all-day access to the eco-archeological park -- and unlimited fun -- as guests can take advantage of more than 40 cultural attractions and exhibits.
The package includes VIP hotel check-in with a special Mayan welcome, complimentary minibar, 10 percent off meals and beverages at Xcaret Park and 30 percent off a 90-minute “WAYAK” Special Mayan Massage (Hotel Spa).
In addition to unlimited park access, guests will receive reserved area seating at the Gran Tlachco Theater during the “Xcaret México Espectacular” show, a celebration of light and color during which 300 artists take the audience on a breathtaking journey through the history of Mexico. Those looking to delve deeper into Mexico's fascinating past will want to take in the other shows and activities that showcase Mexico's traditions and that are considered Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Among those are celebrations of the Day of the Dead, traditional singing Pirekua, Mariachi bands and the amazing Ritual Ceremony of the Voladores (flying men).
Nature lovers will delight at the chance to visit Jaguar Island and the Butterfly Pavilion or wander through the natural bird sanctuary, where 50 species of birds roam freely. Visitors also have the chance to get up close and personal with friendly manatees and four of the seven species of marine turtles. Those interested more in flora than fauna can stroll along the tropical jungle trails and through the orchid greenhouse. Water lovers will want to take a snorkeling tour and swim along the park's underground rivers, where they can float gently past pink flamingos and check out the Mayan cenotes. These underground rivers are composed of a labyrinth of naturally illuminated caves and interconnecting tunnels extending for 600 meters and depth of 1.6 meters. Prefer to explore your rivers from above ground? Guests can take a raft ride and enjoy the scenery without getting wet.
No matter how travelers like to spend their days, when they stay at the Occidental Grand Xcaret Resort, they’ll experience the very best in Mexican hospitality, culture and fun.
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