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Why to Choose Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Mexico is more than just a resort, it's a destination rich in history, art and entertainment. The impressive ecosystem full of colors and textures, sets a perfect communion between man and nature, where the jungle, caves and rivers are the principal ingredient of a luxe and eclectic scenery.

With an exceptional approach to architecture integrated into nature, you can surprise yourself with scenarios that combine art and culture and display the best of Mexico in every corner. On property and off, experiences leave an indelible impression – as this sprawling resort is located in the Riviera Maya, one of the country’s most popular tourism destinations. This expansive stretch on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico’s Caribbean Coast is revered for its beaches, nature parks, golf courses, scuba diving, spas, and so much more.

Why Hotel Xcaret Mexico Is Perfect for Meetings
For your meetings and events, you can enjoy an admirable natural wealth, with unparalleled views of the turquoise sea, white sand beaches, and underground caves and rivers among the mystical jungle of the Mayan Riviera. Spaces that will undoubtedly delight your attendees making your event unforgettable.

Property Highlights

The variety of our meeting spaces include from our impressive Convention Center, useful for large and small groups, to a Mexican Hacienda. As well as, multifunctional rooms and venues, private beaches and the spectacular events room located in our pyramid-shaped hill, that emulates the ancient pre-Hispanic buildings, providing everything necessary to achieve the success of your event.
 
We have unparalleled outdoor facilities perfect for team building and incentive activities, as well as product launches with countless possibilities, featured by the most emblematic parks in Mexico. All of them totally soundproofed and equipped with the latest technology.

Guest rooms are luxurious and keep attendees immersed in the Mayan culture with their unique styling and ambiance. These 900 sumptuous retreats, all suites, are located in different buildings called “casas”—each of which represents an influential element of Mayan culture: spiral, wind, water, earth, and fire. Special touches including balconies with hammocks and vibrant pieces of culturally influenced artwork elevate them above the standard overnight room, and then there are the views: whether overlooking the river, right at oceanfront, or offering private swim-up access from the sparkling pool, all rooms blur the lines between indoors and outdoors with expansive windows that showcase the scenery.

With the outstanding ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE™ vacation concept, Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xenotes and Xichén will become your backyards with unlimited access to carry out team work activities, cultural tours or simply as the settings for a closing event that will assure the success of your convention. It’s a fresh new take on the all-inclusive model that goes way beyond food and beverage to include incredible destination-specific experiences, too.

That’s major for meeting planners—and a real ROI boost. Mexico as a MICE program destination has long been known for its value proposition with its massive leisure appeal, impressive intellectual capital and industry expertise, abundance of airlift, strength in hospitality, and more. Add in the Hotel XCaret’s ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE™ model, and the benefits continue with simplified budget planning by way of a set per-person price that will leave attendees not only taken care of—but also entertained and indulged—so that planners can focus more of their efforts on maximizing the productivity of meetings.

When those business sessions end, members of your group can easily explore all the delights of the eco-parks, which have lush jungles, scenic waterways, and some of Mexico’s most stunning stalactite caves. But isn’t it better if they enjoy them together? Many of the experiences afforded all Hotel XCaret guests can be turned into organized group outings and team-building activities.

They come in many forms. Attendees can cheer on their colleagues during a nighttime glide through the treetops on the highest zipline in the Riviera Maya. They can dare to tackle challenging terrain during an off-road vehicle obstacle course. Or they can transition back and forth between land and water together in an amphibious vehicle that can take on anything.

After the adrenaline rush has been had, planners can tap into the on-site cultural experiences for shared group experiences, too. They’ll especially love attending the Mexican floating fiesta, complete with live mariachi music, where they can toast in celebration to their daring feats. 

Gather

In addition to the facilities and large indoor spaces, Hotel Xcaret Mexico has unparalleled outdoor venues—like the Hacienda Henequenera in Xcaret Park, unique in its kind, with a style that will make your event stand out for itself. The Hacienda has a sliding roof, and its patio can accommodate up to 500 people where cocktails, dinners and endless possibilities can be developed in an environment that exalts Mexican roots. The hacienda also has a room with capacity for up to 1,420 people that can be divided into four spaces.

Indeed—without ever having to bring a group off property—planners can enchant their attendees with several spectacular special event settings. The lay of the land at Hotel XCaret caters to spectacular outdoor events, as the topography is nuanced with special places that can accommodate various-sized gatherings. A private plated dinner can be served for a group of board members in a secluded spot with a stunning rock cave; end-of-program celebrations can happen on the beach; and receptions can be tucked away in an inlet or cove, where the scenery is both magical and serene.

Planners can mesmerize meeting attendees even more by arranging for special add-ons that showcase Mayan history and culture. Mayan words and concepts can be incorporated into keynote speeches or small-group seminars to activate dynamic discussions inspired by the destination. Private performances showcasing traditional Mayan dance, music, and dress can be a fun and festive way to mark the end of a MICE program. And group dining experiences can be designed to feature dishes and ingredients specific to the region, treating attendees’ taste buds to an authentic and artisanal cultural celebration, too. 

 

Meetings Inspiration

Dine

Twelve restaurants and nine bars at Hotel Xcaret Mexico will take MICE program attendees through a culinary journey of global flavors, where the Mexican gastronomy, declared by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, is the protagonist. It will captivate all of the senses, surprise with the most colorful presentations and textures, and intrigue with traditional ingredients that reflect centuries of ancestral and cultural legacy.

Group members will see that at places like Restaurant Ha’, whose chef Carlos Gaytán was the first Mexican to receive a Michelin Star, or Las Cuevas, where Mexican wines are paired with dishes served in a unique dining room that is a cave carved out of peninsula rock. At Teatro del Rio, a tasting menu is accompanied by dinner-show performances on a riverfront stage, and there is both live Mexican folk music and mezcal and tequila tasting flights to accompany the dining experience at the gastro-cantina, Cantina Los Faroles.

But beyond the showcase of local techniques, traditions, and flavors, on-property dining options also include international cuisines from places like Italy, France, the Mediterranean, and Asia. These around-the-world culinary options give all members of a group the chance to customize their Hotel XCaret F&B experience into one of epicurean extravagance. 

Relax

Where the Hotel XCaret experience affords meeting attendees downtime filled action and adventure, so, too, does it afford them the chance to complete succumb to relaxation. It happens in the most luxurious and unique of ways at the property’s Muluk Spa, a mystical and natural sanctuary that puts spa-goers on the path of complete renovation and renewal.

The spa’s environment is truly unique—inspired by both nature and deeply embedded ancestral traditions: 21 cabins that are nestled into natural rock formations and a temazcal, or traditional Mexican steam bath, that is set deep into the mysticism of the jungle.

Four unique philosophies, or “journeys,” allow attendees to customize their spa experience:
Treatments that are part of the Mayan Journey draw from long-standing traditions focused on renewal and wellness, and make use of regional products such as honey, cocoa, and clay.
A treatment from the Sensory Journey makes use of baths and floatariums for a water-based experience that’s truly unique.
Holistic in nature, the Ayurvedic Journey was inspired by long-standing traditions from India and features a menu of spa treatments designed to simultaneously balance the brain through ayurvedic massage and stimulate vital energy points through synchronized movements.
The Contemporary Journey uses state-of-the-art technology in facials and body treatments focused on skin health. 

Contribute

Nature is so much an inspiration for and a part of the Hotel XCaret experience, and both planners and attendees will be pleased to know that their bookings help contribute to its preservation. Meetings at Hotel XCaret are greener, cleaner, and more mindful—thanks to the property’s investments in sustainability, the protection of natural resources, and support of local communities.

They come in many forms, starting with a commitment to energy-efficient practices and the implementation of new water and waste management programs on site. Nearly sixty percent of purchases from Grupo XCaret are made on the Yucatan Peninsula, which not only fuels the local economy but also greatly reduces the hotel’s carbon footprint.

There are nearly 130,000 native plants produced by Hotel XCaret each year that are then contributed to reforestation efforts being made both inside and out of its parks. And area wildlife gets attention, too: Hotel XCaret participates and partners with several breeding projects and conservation and release programs for animal species including the pink flamingo, scarlet macaw, royal toucan, manatee, nurse shark, butterflies, and tapir.

Play

“X” marks the spot at each of the nature and culture parks to which attendees will have access through the ALL-FUN INCLUSIVE™ vacation concept: Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses, Xenotes and Xichén—each of which is unique in its own right and accessible via a quick and easy shuttle ride.

In just Xcaret Park alone, there are more than 50 attractions: underground rivers, an immersive aviary, jungle hiking path, butterfly pavilion and coral reef aquarium, as well as access to the beach and natural pools. But this park is also perhaps the most comprehensive in celebrating the spirit and character of Mexico. In addition to those fascinating displays of nature, there is the Pole ancient archeological site and special events like the Sacred Mayan Journey, horse exhibitions and pre-Hispanic dances.

Xel-Há Park is a nature lover’s paradise—viewed best from the top of the park’s unique 131-foot-high lighthouse, and from which the best way back down is by way of the spiraling waterslides that land into a natural pool. Attendees can meander down a river in snorkel gear or on a floating tube; dive into refreshing lagoons off a cliff that is five-meters high; or fly across a zip-line that cools off riders with a dip in the water below. Unique caves and the vestiges of an ancient Mayan city are hidden within the park’s grounds. 

Adventurers will thrill at visiting Xplor, where the opportunities to experience an adrenaline rush are many. Xplor is not only home to the highest zip-lines in the Riviera Maya, but also a unique zip-line hammock ride that soars over cenotes and ends with an exhilarating splash-down. Voyages aboard the parks amphibious vehicles trek through jungle lands and its waterways—and for visitors who really want to cool off, there’s a swimmable river they can navigate that winds its way through unbelievable underground stalactite caves.

When the sun goes down, the fun continues: Xplor Fuego is unique in that it is the Riviera Maya’s only dedicated nighttime park. There are torch-lit paths guiding amphibious vehicle adventures through the jungle, zip-lines that rocket through the night sky, and a “lava” river ride paced by hand-paddling and traversing underground. Before attendees turn in for the night, they can enjoy a bit of calm in front of a roaring campfire or indulge at the sumptuous all-night barbecue buffet. 

Tour

With as much to do as there is on property at Hotel XCaret and its nature and culture parks, attendees will never be lacking for experiences and adventures. But the property’s location has groups within close proximity to some of Mexico’s most fascinating historic sites—and planners may want to incorporate an unforgettable excursion to one of them into the program.

The pre-Hispanic city of Chichen Itza, an UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, is a massive 6.5-square-kilometer pre-Hispanic city that dates back to the 10th century. This stunning Mayan archeological site encompasses the Pyramid of Kukuklan, temples, ball game areas, a Mayan calendar store and more. It’s all made more amazing by details such as intricate engravings of Toltec warriors and illusions produced when the sun hits the site at certain angles. There’s also the archaeological zone of Coba, where Nohoch Mul is the tallest Mayan pyramid in the Yucatan Peninsula. From its 137-foot-high-summit, stunning area views will be likely imbed themselves in the memory of participants for many years to come. 

The same is true for the experience of visiting the Yucatan Peninsula’s unique geological formations: cenotes, or underground natural swimming holes in the middle of the jungle that have formed from collapsed limestone bedrock. A “Xenotes” excursion from Hotel XCaret takes eager participants to some of the most spectacular of these sacred spots, where they’ll learn not only about the legends and mystique surrounding them but also enjoy all the activities they afford: swimming, kayaking, zip-lining, rappelling and more. 

Learn more about planning meetings and events at Hotel Xcaret Mexico.