Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by PatandCorinne on January 6, 2003

Xcaret means inlet in Mayan. For more than 10 centuries, it was one of the most important Mayan ceremonial centers and seaports. Today it is an incredible eco-archaeological park.

We spent the day there swimming in underground rivers and snorkeling, watching the dolphins, checking out the exotic animals and touring the very authentic looking replica of an ancient Mayan village. There is also a botanical garden, an archaeological site, a beautiful beach on the Caribbean, horse stables and restaurants.

At night they put on an amazing cultural show in their outdoor amphitheatre complete with Mexican dancers and singers dressed in elaborate and colourful costumes. One act sang some hauntingly beautiful Mayan songs.

Riviera Maya - 5 miles from Playa derl Carmen
Playa del Carmen, Mexico


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