PHOTO: Experience it all at Experiencias Xcaret (Courtesy Xcaret)
Experiencias Xcaret Park is a theme park and an ecotourism development located in the Riviera Maya, a portion of the Caribbean.
Although Xcaret in Mayan means small inlet, it’s jam-packed with a lot of fun things to do. Sometimes it’s hard to even know where to start, so here are 10 of our favorite suggestions:
Take a Boat Trip: Climb aboard a comfortable raft where you will float through Paradise River and look for little surprises along the way, such as blue crabs, iguanas, and more. Don’t worry, there’s no wild rafting here – it’s just a nice, enjoyable ride.
Spill Your Secrets: At the House of Whispers, you will be able to hear the murmurs that are being shared at this venue, one of the highest points of the park. What secret will you spill?
Get Artsy: When you’re visiting another country, the best experience you can have is to get immersed in their culture and cuisine. The Museum of Mexican Folk Art offers exhibitions that showcase traditional work from local artists.
Enjoy the View: Soar into the sky via the 360 degree Rotating Scenic Tower end enjoy a panoramic view of the Riviera Maya’s highest point. You’ll not only see the beauty of the island, but you’ll also appreciate the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Take it all in!
Peace Be With You: Now that you’ve seen the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel from a distance on the Rotating Scenic Tower, get close up and personal and enjoy its Mayan architecture. Made of all local materials, the cross is carved in the image of Christ and is made out of sapodilla, the altar is made from limestone, and the pews are made of locally sourced wood. You can attend a Sunday service while you are visiting.
Pump it Up! If you’re looking for something that has a little more adrenaline, then check out Adrenalina, a new extreme boat ride on the turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean. This baby goes at high speeds above the waves, including swift daring turns, so it gets your blood pumping.
Giddy Up! This horse exhibition at Xcaret is one of the most fun things to watch. It displays the best of Mexican horsemanship with the music and color of Mexico.
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Breathtaking Butterflies: Xcaret Nature Park hosts an area of ?? for their Butterfly Pavilian, where you will find countless butterflies on the waterfalls, streams and vegetation. It’s an amazing site to behold.
Jump into History: Take in a little bit of Mexican history at the Hacienda Henequenera, a 19th-century mansion where you will learn about the art of henequen production. Henequen is a plant species native to southern Mexico and Guatemala.
Enjoy a Show: Last, but not least, Mexico knows how to put on a show with its incredible costumes, and “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular" is another fun way of getting immersed in Mexico’s culture, from the pre-Hispanic times to today. Watch more than 300 actors complete performances that include music, dance and traditions of the Mexican people. Make sure to shout out ¡Viva Mexico!