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Xcaret México Espectacular

Schedule: 7:00 p.m. (subject to park operations or seasonal requirements)
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Gran Tlachco theatre

Get excited with the greatest staging dedicated to Mexico: Xcaret México Espectacular. More than 300 artists on stage will take you on a journey through Mexico’s history and its different cultural regions.

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HORSE EXHIBITION

Schedule: 6:00 p.m. (subject to park operations or seasonal requirements)
Duration: 20 min
Location: outside La Cocina restaurant, in front of the Hacienda Henequenera

Admire the Mexican sport that combines charreria with a colorful folkloric fiesta, at the perfect setting in Xcaret:the Mexican Corner. Marvel at the perfect performances by charros and adelitas (women jockeys), riding magnificent Aztec horses.

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Papantla Flyers

Schedules: 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. (subject to park operations or seasonal requirements)
Duration: 25 min
Location: in front of Xcaret Plus facilities

Be jaw-dropped with the ritual ceremony of the bird-men. The stage is a tall pole surrounded by jungle... you should click to know more.

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Mayan Village

Travel to the past and learn about the daily life of the Mayan people, look inside their houses and customs. Additionally, discover what surprises you will find when the sun goes down in this unique place.

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Pre-Hispanic Performances

Schedule: 5:00 p.m. (subject to park operations or seasonal requirements)
Duration: 25 min
Location: Mayan Village

Follow the call of the conch shell and of the powerful drums through the jungle until arriving at the Mayan Village. In a unique scenario, between copal, lush vegetation, and underground rivers, impressive pre-Hispanic dances are represented.

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Archaeological Sites

Be familiar with the history of the Maya in the archaeological site of Xcaret. These ancient buildings witnessed important events in the commercial, maritime, and religious life of the former inhabitants of Polé, today Xcaret.

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HACIENDA HENEQUENERA

Visit a typical 19th-century mansion; a tribute to the the golden era of haciendas in Yucatan. Come and discover all the curiosities of this hacienda !

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Mexican Folk Art Museum

Experience the art of Mexico, filled with color, shapes, and textures, in a permanent exhibition by Mexican artisans that shows you the most striking characteristics of the country in every artwork. This collection has a own legend of its own, do you know it?

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“BRIDGE TO PARADISE” MEXICAN CEMETERY

Tour this replica of an authentic Mexican cemetery. It synthesizes the way Mexicans live death: with respect and humor. Identify the symbolisms that surround this singular place and be fascinated by it when you visit.

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“VINO DE MÉXICO XCARET” WINE CELLAR

One of the best wine cellars of Mexico is in Xcaret.This cellar, located in a very unexpected place, houses the finest national wine labels., which you can taste with the assistance of Xcaret’s expert sommelier.

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Sacred Mayan Journey

Dates: Last Friday and Saturday of May

Be part of this ancient tradition that recreates the pilgrimage the ancient Mayans did in a canoe to the island of Cozumel to visit the oracle of the goddess Ixchel.

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FESTIVAL OF LIFE AND DEATH TRADITIONS

Date: October 30th to November 2nd

Prepare to live the Day of the Dead like Mexicans do. A four-day celebration to honor the dead, with altars, offerings, and Mexican cuisine. Enjoy artistic expressions, expositions, workshops, and concerts.

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Xcaret Posadas

December before Christmas

"Posadas" are popular Mexican festivities that take place before Christmas. They are a celebration full of the magic of this season, where you will find piñatas full of candy and fruits. You can be part of Xcaret’s posadas if you visit the park on those dates.

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