Get to know Xcaret
Coral Reef Aquarium One of a kind in the Americas, this aquarium exhibits over 5,000 marine organisms, fish like surgeon, butterflies and angels, sea horses, sea stars, sea urchins, anemones, cat sharks, rays and more than 500 different coral species. Interactive sections allow you to touch some of these incredible species.
Aquatic activities The best of the Caribbean with the comfort of loungers and thatched umbrellas, bar and snack service. A few steps away, enjoy the park's natural sinkholes, pools of seawater that is naturally recycled with the tides, creating a sort of natural Jacuzzi.
Aquatic activities Known in ancient times as Polé, Xcaret was a major walled ceremonial center and seaport that flourished in the late Post Classic Period (1400-1517 AD.). Its cove received large canoes, with as many as forty passengers plus heavy cargo, who made a stop here before heading to Cozumel, to worship Ixchel Goddess.
Butterfly pavilion The first butterfly breeding facility in Mexico and one of the largest of the world. It features only regional species in their natural habitat, and works diligently with some 5,000 butterflies in an intensive breeding program for 20 endemic species.
Mexican Cemetery Representing the Gregorian calendar, with 365 tombs, 52 steps and seven levels, this cemetery is a tribute to the deeply-rooted fascination with death that has existed in our country since pre-Hispanic times, and which gave origin to one of Mexico's largest and best-known traditions: the "Day of the Dead"
Henequen hacienda - Museum of Popular Mexican Art See the henequen extraction process and discover the hidden wonders of this typical 19th century house. The House of Mexican Folk Art hosts an incredible exhibit of masks, as well as ingenious art expressions that show the richness and uniqueness of Mexican popular art and the traditions of our beautiful country.
Tropical Jungle Trail More than 100 species of plants including fruit trees and bushes, timber trees, ornamental and medicinal plants and trees for construction and rituals. Ecological tours show some of the products that are obtained from regional plants: latex, hemp, coconut sweets, cinnamon, vanilla and annatto spice, among others.
Rotating Scenic Tower This rotating tower will give you a panoramic view of Xcaret, with the beautiful Caribbean Sea as the perfect background. Don't miss this opportunity to gaze at this spectacular view of Xcaret and its surroundings.
House of Whispers A beautiful store, perfect for shopping Mexican handcrafts and for experiencing the special acoustic properties of its architecture, thanks to which you can perfectly hear someone standing on the opposite side of the house, even if he is barely whispering. Or maybe you rather enjoy its mystical silence.
Living Museum of Orchids This greenhouse breeds 25 hybrid plants and 89 of the 105 species of orchids native to this region, in order to reforest this area, for almost all of them are endangered. Gaze at this fantastic symphony of colors, textures, shapes, sizes and aromas.
Underground rivers Underground rivers
Swim with dolphins Interact with these incredible mammals; kiss, hug, touch and watch them jump. Let's increase our awareness and sensitivity to the importance of respecting these animals and their environment as we spend time with them.
Mayan ball game An exact replica of the ball court found in Copán, Honduras and the only one built with hand-carved stones after the Conquest. The 52 skulls on the bleachers depict how time goes by in Mesoamerican cosmology and its sides are sloped at a 21° angle.
Xcaret Night Show In the Tlachco Theatre a 6000-seat theater presents "Xcaret México Espectacular" every night. The first part describes pre-Colombian Mexico, including the presentation of a ritual pre-Hispanic Ball Game and a thrilling depiction of the Conquest and mestizaje. The second half features a selection of music, dances and traditions from several regions of the country.