Mayan Archaeological Sites
MEET THE LEGACY LEFT BEHIND BY THE ANCIENT MAYANS AT XCARET
Xcaret, originally called Polé, has more than a thousand years of history. A Mayan community dedicated to maritime trade was settled in this area. Likewise, it was an important port and ceremonial center. Every year, dozens of canoers departed from here, bound for Cozumel to worship the goddess Ixchel.
The Mayan ruins at Xcaret México are distributed at the back of the cove, on the Tropical Jungle Trail, behind the stage of the Papantla Flyers, and between the Open Forum and the Aquarium.