Xcaret Mexico is the Place to Refresh Your Spirit, Soul, and Body

Xcaret Mexico

We may all use just a little (okay, a number of) non secular and wellness assist after these previous two years. Self-care took a again seat together with journey and socializing. So getting again to your sense of self and reinvigorating your soul now must be within the driver’s seat. And I’ve bought simply the vacation spot that’s teeming with non secular and wellness actions – led by an precise Shaman – to reignite and restore your inside flame. 

Xcaret Mexico, situated south of Cancun alongside the Riviera Maya, is placing wellness entrance and heart as a core providing. This luxurious lodge celebrates the spirit of Mexico whereas nurturing your particular person spirit. You’ll be blown away by the property itself, a AAA 5-Diamond property, that has a few of most unusual panorama I’ve ever skilled in a seashore resort. 

The resort is constructed amongst historical Mayan caves, dotted with underground rivers and cenotes that showcase the pure magnificence and historical past of the area. Cenotes, identified for his or her emerald inexperienced waters, feed the entire resort’s waterways including to its magical magnificence. You’ll discover hammocks and lounge chairs tucked away into caves and hidden inside coves which are the proper spot for just a little R&R and a number of privateness and seclusion. 

The resort’s 900 suites are unfold throughout themed buildings representing the common components of the Mayan tradition: Spiral, Wind, Water, Earth and Fire. There are a lot of room configurations, views, and facilities for visitors to select from, however each visitor room combines the vital options of consolation and luxurious. If you actually need to deal with your self, go for concierge service. I returned to my room after an extended day of exploring to discover a scorching bubble bathtub ready for me because of my intuitive concierge.

And whereas many visitors come to get pleasure from this pristine stretch of seashore, the resort is gaining a following for its distinctive well being and wellness choices, all based mostly on historical Mayan strategies, traditions, and supplies. 

Wellness Activities

You’ll need to begin your day with dawn yoga on a secret seashore on the resort, tucked among the many caves, surrounded by lush tropical crops. More skilled or curious yogis can be part of a 50-minute Yoga Bio Ashtanga class to study the follow of acutely aware respiration by easy methods that activate the organs and supply vitality.

The resort’s Shaman, Beto Cuevas, leads a lot of non secular ceremonies rooted in conventional Mayan practices and designed to rebalance your physique and soul.

Education about these new non secular journeys is all a part of the expertise. Sound therapeutic remedy, a follow for a lot of civilizations, is used to revive steadiness to the physique and thoughts. Laying inclined in your most relaxed state on a yoga mat beneath a cover of indigenous timber, you’ll take heed to quite a lot of sounds the shaman makes utilizing pure devices, all performed in numerous rhythms and frequencies. These sounds lead your brainwaves to a state of relaxed consciousness. After the session, you’ll really feel soothed and rejuvenated and for those who’re like me, you’ll have skilled some very private visions that depart you with a sense of nice consolation and peace. 

Cacao (sure, as in chocolate in its pure state) was medication for the early Mayans and Aztecs, and used to open the guts and carry the temper. The Shaman leads visitors in a conventional cacao ceremony as he explains the historical past and advantages of consuming uncooked cacao beans, as historical preparation methods are demonstrated, adopted by a ceremonial tasting.

Not for the faint of coronary heart however extremely really helpful is partaking in a temazcal ceremony. Another historical custom, it’s half meditation, half sweat lodge, that may purify your physique and take you again to a sense of rebirth. The Shaman’s guided meditation soothes your soul whereas the warmth of the cave purifies your physique in and out.

To actually get your blood flowing (and perhaps to work off a number of of the prior night’s margaritas), I extremely advocate difficult your self to the 4.5 kilometer calisthenics circuit. You can go alone or have interaction one of many resort’s health instructors to information you alongside the rainforest path that’s dotted with train stations. There are two treats ready on the finish of the circuit – a slide into one of many resort’s cooling cenotes and a refreshing smoothie bar.

Muluk Spa

No wellness journey could be full and not using a day, or three, in a luxurious spa. Xcaret Mexico’s Muluk Spa goals to nurture visitors’ well being by the therapeutic results of water. As you await your remedy, you’ll calm down within the open-air rest lounge the place emerald inexperienced cenotes circulate by the house. The resort’s hydrotherapy circuit is without doubt one of the greatest I’ve skilled, designed to get your blood flowing to calm down and reinvigorate the physique as you progress by cold and warm stations capped off by a ludic pool with water jets in your ft, waist, neck, shoulders and my favourite, the bubble mattress. Treatment rooms, 21 in complete, are tucked away, carved into the property’s pure caverns.

Muluk Spa affords rituals and therapeutic journeys based mostly on historical Mayan traditions and practices. Many of the spa’s pores and skin and physique remedies use native merchandise like honey, cacao, cinnamon and clay, all substances utilized by historical civilizations for his or her helpful and therapeutic properties. The Ikal facial makes use of honey as its central ingredient, identified for its properties to moisturize, nourish and restore the pores and skin whereas offering helpful amino acids, nutritional vitamins and proteins. Clay, used within the Ksakir facial, was a staple of historical Mayan civilizations to remove toxins whereas providing a deep cleaning of the pores and skin and soul.

Sensorial journeys encourage visitors to disconnect for the stress of every day life. The spa’s float tank is claimed to be equal to 6 hours of deep sleep because the physique rests and floats in zero gravity. A mud bathtub has detoxifying and anti inflammatory properties to melt the pores and skin.

The spa’s Ayurvedic journey is derived from the thousand-year-old follow of India, which approaches well being from an built-in and customized perspective. Ayurvedic therapeutic massage is a novel expertise that balances the mind hemispheres by synchronized actions.

Guests in search of extra therapeutic experiences can take part in guided Qi Yo, an ancestral method that unifies physique and thoughts to attain emotional, psychological and non secular advantages.


It’s uncommon that an all-inclusive resort affords such unique culinary experiences and Xcaret Mexico will please any palate with its 12 distinct eating locations. 

The cosmopolitan restaurant Ha’ celebrates the resort’s deal with water with a tremendous fountain show. You’ll get pleasure from elevated Mexican delicacies created by Chef Carlos Gaytán, the primary Mexican chef to obtain a Michelin Star. The 9-course tasting menu and wine pairing is an expertise unto itself. And sure, nice eating is a part of your wellness journey.

In holding with its dedication to wellness, Bio is the resort’s nice eating vegan and vegetarian restaurant by famend plant-based chef Miguel Bautista. The menu is ingenious and imaginative, even for youths. If you’ve by no means eaten vegan meals in an underground Mayan cave, that is the place!

Xcaret has made a dedication to enhance the all-inclusive resort eating expertise and has partnered with a few of the nation’s (and the world’s) high cooks to supply visitors a extra elevated eating expertise. Chef Franco Maddalozzo is the signature chef of Fuego, Italian delicacies spiced up with a contact of Mexico. XIN-GAO, beneath the helm of Chef Arzapalo, affords Asian delicacies married with the Caribbean within the types of Teppanyaki, Robatayaki, Fusion, and Omakase. There are many extra choices from informal beachside eating to worldwide buffets to curated coastal menus. For an genuine Old Mexico expertise, get pleasure from dinner and a present at Teatro del Rio.

Xcaret Resorts and Transportation

Xcaret is situated 40 miles south of Cancun within the coronary heart of Riviera Maya, solely 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen. Airport transportation is included. The adjoining Xcaret properties embrace family-friendly Xcaret Mexico, adults-only Xcaret Arte, and La Casa de la Playa boutique lodge. Guests have entry to all Grupo Xcaret parks: Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses and Xenotes. Shuttle buses run each half-hour to Xcaret, Xplor, Xplor Fuego and Xenses parks, and the concierge can prepare extra transportation. Round-trip transportation to Isla Mujeres is offered by Xcaret Xailing.

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The emerald inexperienced cenotes run all through the resort.
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Taking half in a sound therapeutic ceremony led by a Shaman at Xcaret Mexico
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Guests can study the traditional therapeutic properties of cacao in a ceremonial tasting
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The rest lounge on the Muluk Spa surrounded by water
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The Muluk Spa affords a spread of enjoyable remedies together with {couples} massages
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The resort’s vegan restaurant lets visitors dine inside a Mayan cave
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Healthy eating is on the menu at Xcaret Mexico



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