INCLUDED: This attraction includes roundtrip A/C transportation, a guide, admission to the park at the following areas: Coral Reef Aquarium, Butterfly Pavilion, Regional Wildlife Enclosure, Bat Cave, Orchid Greenhouse, Mushroom Farm, Marine Turtles, Jaguar Island and Apiary. Also these water activities are included in your ticket: Underground River, inlets, natural wells, beach and lock bag for personal belongings. You’ll enjoy cultural attractions such as: Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, Ball Game and Mexican Corner. You can use showers, bathrooms, hammocks, beach chairs, and life jackets.
PLUS PROGRAM: Xcaret Plus includes 1 buffet meal with unlimited lemonades, coffee, and 1 beer at one of the following restaurants: La Peninsula, La Laguna, La Caleta, La Cocina, La Isla, and Dos Playas from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Also we include 2 beverages (soft drinks or water) or 1 beer or if you prefer 2 chips. This entrance gives you access to our exclusive Plus Area from 8:30 a.m. where you’ll enjoy complimentary full snorkel equipment, towel and guaranteed lockers; as a deposit a $20 US dollars amount is required for giving you this equipment that we’ll return back to you at the end of your day. You'll also receive a 10% off in water activities (snorkel, snuba and temazcal), except for dolphin swim programs and Sea Trek, and 10% off in wine tasting and a discount at the Tlachco dinner.
IMPORTANT: Children under 5, FREE admission. Children ages 5-11 get 50% off adult ticket price. Must show ID at the Park's ticket office.
Xcaret is a Maya civilization archaeological site located on the Caribbean coastline of the Yucatán Peninsula, in the modern-day state of Quintana Roo in Mexico. The site was occupied by the pre-Columbian Maya and functioned as a port for navigation and an important Maya trading center. Some of the site's original structures are contained within a modern-day tourism development, the privately owned Xcaret Eco Park.While Xcaret [Eco Park] offers many tourist packages a visitor can request to visit the archaeological ruins according to an agreement with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología y Historia (INAH).
Xcaret means "small inlet" in Mayan. Its name comes from its situation next to a small inlet that in the past served as a strategic location for navigation and commerce for the Maya. The original name of the site was p'ole', from the root p'ol that means "merchandise" or "deal of merchants", which gives an idea of the economical relevance of the site.
There are documents which suggest that Xcaret was one of the most active and economically significant Mayan ports on the east coast. These documents make mention of marriages between the P'ole rulers and the people of Cozumel. These marriages were likely for political advances; they imply that Xcaret was politically important