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Xaret park in mexico – Review

January 25th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Xcaret Park in Mexico

Xcaret Park is a privately owned and operated theme park and resort. In addition, it is a self-developed ecotourism development. Ecotourism is a chance to show tourists the insight into the impact of human beings on the environment. The goal of ecotourism is to encourage everyone to recycle, how to become energy efficient, and water conservation. This ecotourism is located in the Riviera Maya. Riviera Maya is located on the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s state of Quintana Roo. This area is being used for ecotourism and is approximately 47 miles south of Cancun.
Xcaret is named after the nearby archaeological site Xcaret. It is a settlement constructed by the pre-Columbian Maya. Some of these structures lie within the boundaries of the 200 acres of land holdings

In 1984, 5 hectares of land was purchased by a group of Mexican entrepreneurs headed by architect Miguel Quintana Pali. When Miguel began to clear the land he started to find cenotes, which are sinkholes that are formed by collapsed cave ceilings. These cave ceilings were weakened by 3 million years of erosion. This erosion was caused by the underground rivers that were running through the caves and then flowing out to sea.

Feeling like these cenotes would be something a tourist might like to see, he began to formulate an idea of an Ecological Park and open it the public. He achieved his goal in December 1990 with the help of Marcos, Oscar, and Carlos Constandse. A contract was established with the National Institute of Anthropology and History. The reason for this contract is they had an objective of rebuilding the remnants of the Mayan buildings and pyramids found in the area. All of the operation was subsidized by the parks administration and the INAH put in charge of a team of specialists.
When you visit the park you will have nature-based attractions, cultural attractions, a Temeascal*, spa, and demonstrations.

Nature-based Attractions

A river goes through the Mayan Village
Subterranean concrete sluice where visitors, wearing a life vest, can snorkel and swim
Near the inlet, recreational activities at the beach include snorkeling, Sea Trek*, and

Snuba in the reefs

Swim with the dolphins
Visit the coral reef aquarium turtle nesting site
Near the inlet there is an area for manatees you can watch.
Watch birds and butterflies at their own pavilion
Visit the bat cave
Visit the greenhouse to see the orchids and bromeliad
Island of jaguars
Deer Shelter
And Much More

Cultural Attractions

An open church to visit
Replica of a Mayan village with real artists at work
Visit a Mexican cemetery
Visit a museum
Watch an equestrian show
Watch a Mesoamerican*ball game
Watch pre-Hispanic dances in an open theater
Watch Papantla flying men*
Visit the Gran Tlacho—a theater with a six thousand people capacity. The ball game is represented and the meeting of two worlds, Mayan and Spanish are represented at this theater.
See the presentations of several Mexican dances

Demonstrations of Mexican Traditions
Day of the Dead* celebration
Mayan Sacred Crossing—this is an annual rite when the Mayans would cross the sea from Xcaret and Playa del Carmen* to Cozumel in order to pay homage to the lunar goddess Ix Chel. From late May to early June a modern version shows the recreation of this rite.
In addition, you will find 11 restaurants, souvenirs and handicraft stores, dressing rooms, and an all-inclusive resort hotel adjacent to the park.

Temeasal—A type of sweat lodge originating with pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. Original spelling was temazcal.
Sea Trek—An underwater helmet diving system.
Snuba—An underwater breathing system developed by Snuba International. The word is a portmanteau of snorkel and scuba.
Mesoamerican—It is a sport with ritual associations played since 1,000B.C.
Papantla flying men—It is a ceremony/ritual which had its roots in the pre-Hispanic period. Associated with the town of Papantla. It was called the “Dance of the Flyers”
Day of the Dead—It is a holiday celebrated by many in Mexico to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died
Playa del Carmen—It is a resort city just south of Cancun on the coast of the Caribbean Sea.

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