Xcalacoco Experience

Spring Equinox

March 21, 2015

Spring Equinox

When the sun shines directly over the equator and daytime becomes as long as the night, the world rejoices in the beauty of the spring. This is the perfect time to open our minds to nature and celebrate the equinox, just as the Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula have done for so many centuries. Join us at Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort.

  • 7:00am Meditation by the Sea

Place: Beach

Let the sun and the sand awaken your senses to the possibilities of this season with a meditation session on the beach.

 

  • 7:45am Mayan Purification

Place: Beach

A Mayan shaman will purify your body and spirit in a traditional cleansing session.

 

  • 11:00am Equinox Eco Tour

Meeting Point: Sports Bar

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 – 1:00pm Sun Tribute: An Equinox Celebration

Place: Beach

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

 

  • 12:00pm Traditional Cooking Lessons

Place: Main Pool

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

 

  • 1:00 – 10:00pm 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.

 

  • 3:00pm Equinox Eco Tour

Meeting Point: Sports Bar

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 Art Expo

Enjoy this small art show featuring beautiful works created by local artists.

 

  • 5:00pm Mayan World

Place: Donkey Habitat

Step into this recreation of a traditional Mayan village with residents from the local community.

 

  • 5:00pm Mayan Face Painting Station

Place: Balam Ave. (Main Road)

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

 

  • 6:00pm Equinox Dinner

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

We’ll be offering a variety of food stands serving mouthwatering Mexican food and delicious drinks.

 

  • 6:00pm – 8:00pm Mayan Purification

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

A Mayan shaman will purify your body and spirit in a traditional cleansing session.

 

  • 6:00 – 9:00pm Guided tours (leaving every half hour)

Place: Spa entrance

You’ll have the chance to learn the significance behind the most important expos and displays of the event, allowing you to understand each element and when it means to the Mayan culture.

 

  • 6:00pm Mayan Zodiac

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

Discover which of the 20 sun seals from the Mayan calendar you should apply to your everyday life.

 

  • 7:00pm Mayan Ball Game (Virtual)

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

 

  • 7:00 – 9:00pm Marimba

Place: By the spa

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

 

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Jarocho

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

 

  • 7:00pm The Tunnel of Time

Place: Cenote Cristalino

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

 

  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm Xcalacoco Land

Place: Tennis court

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

 

  • 8:00pm Sons of the Sun Parade

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

 

  • 8:00pm – 10:00pm Yucatan Band

Place: By the shopping area

A traditional band from the Yucatan region will be playing during the Equinox festivities to accompany the evening with local music.

 

  • 8:00pm Earth Ceremony by the Kids Club

Place: Theater terrace

The resort’s youngest guests will put on a ceremony dedicated to the earth and nature.

 

  • 8:15pm Dance of the Pig’s Head

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

This regional dance is a long-standing tradition that represents a tribute thanking nature for all of its blessings.

 

  • 8:15pm Theater Performance

Place: Theater terrace

In this performance, you’ll be able to experience the incredible stories and tales of the Mayan civilization.

 

  • 9:15pm Popol Vuh Ceremony

Place: Theater

The Popol Vuh is a book filled with captivating stories from the ancient Mayan culture. Live the magic of Mayan legends with this show.

 

  • 10:15pm DJ Kukulcan Party

Place: Theater terrace

Experience a pre-Hispanic carnival with plenty of music and dancing, the perfect way to end a memorable evening.