Xcalacoco Experience

Autumn Equinox

Friday, September 22 of 2017

The fall season in the Riviera Maya is filled with festivals and activities, including the Equinox celebrations at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort. During your upcoming vacation, you’ll fall in love with the blend of Mayan traditions and celebrations to honor nature and the environment.

This is our activities program so you can fully experience the beginning of autumn:

  • 8:00am Meditation by the Beach Place: Beach

Begin this magical celebration by balancing the mind and sharpening the senses. Our beach is the ideal setting for you to connect with the wonders of nature and breathe in the ocean air.

  • 9:15am Mayan Purification Place: Beach

Two Mayan shamans will purify your body and spirit in a traditional cleansing session.

  • 11:00am Equinox Eco Tour Place: Xcalacoco Infocenter

This guided tour through the jungles and mangroves of our resort will teach you about the Riviera Maya’s environment and Mayan culture.

  • 11:00am – 12:45pm Sun Tribute Place: Beach

Celebrate and welcome the autumn with this party on our beautiful beach. We’ll have games, drinks and live music.

  • 1:00pm Traditional Cooking Lessons Place: Salvia Restaurant

Learn to prepare mouthwatering Mexican cuisine from the chefs at our resort.

  • 3:00pm Equinox Eco Tour Place: Xcalacoco Infocenter

This guided tour through the jungles and mangroves of our resort will teach you about the Riviera Maya’s environment and Mayan culture.

  • 3:00pm Mayan Artisan Fair Place: Plaza Tzolkin

You’ll fall in love with the colors and beauty of the handicrafts made by local artisans at this Mayan market.

  • 6:00pm Face Painting Station Place: Avenida Balam (main street)

At this stand, we’ll paint your face with themes from the region’s fascinating Mayan culture.

  • 6:00pm – 8:30pm Shamans Encounter Place: Plaza Tzolkin

You can meet with our shamans to purify your body’s energy. They will share their wisdom with you so that you understand the real meaning of the Equinox.

  • 6:00pm Mayan World Place: Donkey habitat

Indulge in mouthwatering regional cuisine with traditional variety of salsas, and enjoy Mexican crafts, games, cuisine, face-painting and live music.

  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm Sinaloa Band Place: Donkey habitat

Get ready to dance to the beat of the drum. It will be your chance to show us your best moves.

  • 6:30pm – 8:30pm Jarocho Place: Avenida Balam (main street)

Listen to a live group play this traditional music during an evening in the heart of our resort.

  • 6:45pm Living Statues Place: Avenida Balam (main street)

When you least expect it, different Mayan characters will come to life. Take a picture with them and share this unforgettable celebration.

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Marimba Place: Theater terrace

Enjoy the rhythm and sound of this traditional music made popular by the Mayans.

  • My Earth Characters (All day) Place: Avenida Balam (main street)

Enjoy this small art show featuring captivating photos of well-known people from the region.

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Xcalacoco Land Place: Tennis court

Kids will have fun playing in this world of games, where we’ll have plenty of interactive activities for the little ones.

  • 7:00pm Sun Dinner Place: Plaza Tzolkin

The perfect opportunity to discover the flavors of Mexican cuisine!

  • 7:30pm Children of the Sun Parade Place: Plaza Tzolkin

This vibrant parade displays the traditional music and dance from the region’s pre-Hispanic culture.

  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm Chile Frito Band Lugar: Plaza Tzolkin Cantina

You’ll discover new rhythms with this band, playing music that’s traditional during the most popular festivities and celebrations like carnivals, weddings and baptisms.

  • 8:00pm The Tunnel of Time Place: Cenote Cristalino

This virtual museum will show you the fascinating story of the three eras of the Mayan civilization.

  • 8:00pm Virtual Mayan Ball Game Place: Plaza Tzolkin

Learn about the traditions and legends behind the famous pok ta pok ball game at this exhibit.

  • 9:00pm “Tribute to the Sun” Kids Club Place: Theater

Kids will have a blast learning about Mayan culture in this ceremony dedicated to the sun and nature.

  • 9:15pm The Night of Kukulkan Show Place: Theater

You’ll be amazed with this Mayan show, taking us on a journey with the most important details of the captivating legend of Kukulcan.

  • 9:30pm – 11:30pm Mariachi Place: Plaza Tzolkin Cantina

You can sway to the rhythm of mariachi music with traditional outfits and wonderful renditions you’ll always remember.

  • 10:00pm – 11:00pm DJ & Mexican Circus Place: Theater terrace

Experience a DJ party with plenty of music and dancing, the perfect way to end a memorable evening.