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Reforesting the Riviera Maya Highway

Planting trees in the central division of Highway 307, the road from Cancun to Playa del Carmen might seem a tall order but it is happening thanks to a reforestation project spearheaded by Xcaret in which a number of Riviera Maya hotels, including…
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More Success for Xcaret’s Bird Breeding Program

Committed to conservation, Xcaret Park has an important bird breeding program to boost the populations of endangered species such as the scarlet macaw, flamingo and the king vulture.
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Xcaret’s Festival of Life & Death is a celebration of Mexico’s timeless Dia de Muertos traditions

Flickering candles illuminate a petal-strewn trail to an altar laden with garlands of cempasuchil or orange marigolds and velvety red cockscomb flowers, crosses and images of saints, fruit and gourds full of food and drink. The scent of aromatic…
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Scarlet Skies, More Xcaret Macaws Fly Free in Veracruz and Chiapas

Spurred on by the success of its scarlet macaw releases in Chiapas, where 73 birds now fly free in the jungle around the ancient Mayan city of Palenque, Xcaret has now extended its program to southern Veracruz. On June 14, 2014, 27 birds born…
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Sacred Mayan Crossing, 2012

Sacred Mayan Crossing - Journey to Cozumel Accompanied by the deep sound of conch shells, rhythmic drumbeats and the chants of Mayan priests, and with the heady fragrance of copal incense in the air, more than 300 oarsmen boarded their wooden…
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Family Fun in Cancun and the Riviera Maya

Looking for the perfect spot for a fun day with the family? The Mexican Caribbean offers a variety of parks and activities that fit the bill. Take the children to the beach, teach them how to snorkel, come face to face with area wildlife and…
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Xcaret makes the Guinness Book of Records for its Macaw Breeding Program

Each day at noon the sky above Xcaret turns red and the air is filled with sound of raucous squawks and cries as hundreds of scarlet macaws (Ara macao) take flight above the forest. These beautiful and sadly endangered birds have been raised…
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Sacred Mayan Crossing

Accompanied by the sound of conch shells, drums and the chants of Mayan priests and with the scent of copal incense in the air, more than 300 oarsmen boarded their wooden canoes in the caleta or creek at Xcaret at dawn this morning (May 20)…
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Xcaret: Mexico’s Sacred Paradise

Set in the heart of the Riviera Maya, Xcaret is a majestic park by the sea, where you can find unique activities while you have fun discovering the natural and cultural richness of Mexico. Xcaret is the best way to experience the local ecology,…