Whether you’re 8 or 80, flying down a zip line and splashing into a beautiful cenote is an experience you’ll never forget. Cenotes are everywhere in the Yucatan peninsula. Formed when limestone collapses, revealing beautiful underground pools of rainwater, cenotes are perfect for swimming, kayaking, cliff jumping, and ziplining. It’s all part of the fun when you stay at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, a stylish all-inclusive property located near Playa del Carmen in Riviera Maya.
Hotel Xcaret Mexico, a AAA Five-Diamond resort adjacent to the Caribbean Sea, welcomes families and couples with its All-Fun Inclusive program, which means guests enjoy unlimited access to Grupo Xcaret’s eight renowned eco-adventure parks, as well as its Xenotes and Xichén Tours. The hotel’s 900 spacious suites in five separate buildings known as “casas” offer serene views of gardens, pools, or the sea. One of the five casas, Fuego, is adults only and features a rooftop pool and an exclusive restaurant.
A variety of pools tempt you at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, all with tantalizing views and plenty of lounge chairs, where Xcaret’s top-notch staff regularly provide fresh towels and tasty beverages. Or if you prefer, order a cold libation at one of the resort’s swim-up bars. A children’s pool features family-friendly fare, as well as ice cream treats all day long. Cozy white-sand beaches nestled beside picturesque lagoons allow time for quiet reading or a snooze under a shady umbrella. Feeling active? Borrow one of the resort’s kayaks or paddleboards and explore the protected lagoon.
Your all-inclusive stay also includes airport transportation, kids and family clubs, and fabulous meals in the hotel’s premium restaurants, where you can dine on cuisine ranging from Mexican to Asian, as well as family-friendly and vegan dining options. Foodies will want to reserve a table at HA’, helmed by Carlos Gaytán, the first Mexican chef to receive a Michelin Star. The gorgeous restaurant offers a seven-course tasting menu paired with wine that will take you on a gastronomic journey through Mexico’s heritage, with flavors and textures that celebrate the chef’s love for his Mexican roots.
Adjacent to Hotel Xcaret Mexico is Hotel Xcaret Arte, an exclusive adults-only hotel (ages 16 and up) with inspiring décor that celebrates Mexico’s colorful artistic heritage. With 900 tasteful suites, Hotel Xcaret Arte features stunning architecture and offers art workshops to guests, including dance, pottery, weaving, painting, and vegan gastronomy. Both hotels provide access to Muluk Spa, a relaxing oasis where guests can luxuriate in a Mayan massage and restorative body treatments, as well as a hydrotherapy circuit that will leave you feeling balanced and refreshed.
Here’s a rundown of Xcaret’s eight eco-adventure parks, where you’ll discover unlimited fun at no additional cost.
The original park, Xcaret, combines a variety of family-friendly activities in one location. You can swim through an underground river, visit a Mexican cemetery, learn about Mayan culture, explore a nature sanctuary, commune with butterflies, and watch Xcaret México Espectacular, a must-see show with hundreds of performers who share Mexico’s history and culture in a colorful extravaganza. For an extra fee, you can savor a seven-course gourmet dinner as you enjoy the show. All ages are welcome.
If you love the water, the natural water park of Xel-Há is for you. Activities include snorkeling among sparkling reefs, sliding down water slides, floating along a river, careening down breathtaking zip lines, and jumping 15 feet from a cliff into turquoise blue water. All ages are welcome.
This park will also appeal to anyone who loves playing in the water. With the highest zip lines in the Riviera Maya, Xplor appeals to thrill-seekers who love gliding through the treetops and splashing in the water. Guests can also explore underground rivers as they float on a raft or swim in the water among stalactites and stalagmites, or drive an amphibious vehicle through the Mayan jungle. All ages are welcome.
This nighttime adventure is ideal for adrenaline junkies and offers the chance to fly under starry skies on a circuit of nine zip lines, one of which takes you through a fire arch! At Xplor Fuego, you can tour underground rivers or drive an amphibious vehicle through a tropical forest where fire torches add to the excitement. Guests ages 5 and up are welcome.
Experience action-packed challenges at Xavage with the only white-water rafting experience in the Riviera Maya. You can test your skills in an amazing ropes course with heights ranging from 18 to 126 feet! Ready for more? Ride a jet boat, drive a monster truck, or paddle your kayak past mangrove trees and beautiful rock formations. The kids can enjoy their very own fun in the Splash Zone with thrilling waterslides, hanging bridges, and a fabulous pool the whole family will love. Guests ages 5 and up are welcome.
Welcome to a half-day of sensory fun at Xenses, where your imagination will have free rein as you navigate fantastic scenarios that challenge your senses. Test your balance, explore ecosystems in the dark, ride a wild waterslide, walk the way of the dwarfs and giants, or relax in a river of mud. Guests ages 5 and up are welcome.
Experience a colorful Mexican fiesta at Xoximilco, where a gondola awaits to transport you to a Mexican party like no other. Enjoy drinks, Mexican cuisine, and mariachi music in a festive atmosphere where you’ll meet new friends and dance the night away. Sombreros optional! Guests ages 5 and up are welcome.
Join a guided Xenotes Tour of some of Mexico’s best cenotes and discover amazing swimming amid lush tropical foliage in sinkholes below the ground. From ziplining to kayaking, you’ll love the beautiful natural surroundings and the adrenaline-pumping fun. Re-energize with a delicious picnic in a serene jungle setting midway through the tour. Water shoes are highly recommended. Guests ages 6 and up are welcome.
Visit Chichén Itzá, one of the Yucatan’s most-visited archaeological sites, on this all-day, all-inclusive Xichén Tour. Learn about the ancient Mayan civilization from your bilingual guide and be awed by El Castillo, the giant pyramid that reaches toward the sky. The tour includes transportation, buffet lunch, and time to swim in Xcajum cenote. All ages are welcome.