|Janice & Dani pose with a Mayan|
Our visit to Xcaret Park was the perfect way to end our trip to Cancun, Mexico. Before our visit I did not understand what Eco-Tourism meant. It is an experience to enjoy a clean, natural park in complete harmony with nature. One can swim in clear natural rivers where you see the fish and rocks from land. We saw turtles, butterflies, and iguanas in a lush jungle. The beauty of the flora and fauna are amazing. There is a corn patch where the tortilla are ground and baked fresh daily. This is truly a farm to fork dining experience at their restaurants with gourmet authentic mexican cuisine. This was one of the best buffets that I have enjoyed in Mexico. The restaurants at Xcaret are superb.
Xcaret Park has over 30 attaractions, it is impossible to see and do everything in one or two days. It is recommended to chose one or activities and be flexible. It is nature so take your time and enjoy the lush tropical surroundings. You will never get it all done. Go slow.
We have visited Disney World as a family, Xcaret Park reminded me of Disney World except better. Xcaret Park is like Coca-Coal, "the real thing". Real Mayans performing ancient rituals instead of actors. Real undergrounds rivers, lush tropical jungles, and archeological sites. If you have done Disney, then you and your family have to experience Xcaret Park. This is the ultimate family vacation that teaches educational values and appreciation of nature, as well as Mexican history and culture.
Tip: Purchase tickets to Xcaret Park from the Xcaret Office in Cancun Hotel Zone, the bus transportation is free. Xcaret Plus tickets include lunch and is the best deal. Everything else at the Park is a separate fee.
We want to thank Leo for being our guide and Experiencias Xcaret for hosting this amazing tour of Xcaret Park.
Have you experienced an Eco-Tourism Park?