Xcalacoco Experience

Summer Solstice

Wednesday, June 21 of 2017

Sandos Caracol Eco Resort will be showing off its stunning natural surroundings and harmonious atmosphere to welcome this magical season to the Riviera Maya. Enjoy an eco experience to recharge your energy with our activities.

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  • 7:30 a.m.

Meditation by the Sea – 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.

  • 8:15 – 9:45 a.m.

Mayan Purification – Place: Beach

 A Mayan shaman will purify your body and spirit in a traditional cleansing session, cleansing session accompanied by ceremonial music and drums.

  • 11:00 a.m.

Solstice 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 Maya culture.

  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Sun Tribute – Place: Beach

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

  • 11:00 a.m

Temazcal Ceremony – Place: SPA

Delve into the jungle to experience an ancient tradition: a purifying ceremony inside a Maya sweat lodge known as a temazcal. Reservation required. Limited space available and extra cost.

  • 1:00 p.m.

Traditional Cooking Lessons – Place: Salvia Restaurant

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

  • 3:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Mayan Artisan Fair– Place:  Avenida Balam (Main Street)

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

  • 3:00 p.m.

Solstice 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 Maya culture.

  • 3:00 p.m.

Temazcal Ceremony – Place: SPA

Delve into the jungle to experience an ancient tradition: a purifying ceremony inside a Mayan sweat lodge known as a temazcal. Reservation required. Limited space available and extra cost.

  • 5:00 p.m

Tacography – Place: Donkey Habitat

We’ll take you on a culinary tour all across our country with traditional taco-style dishes. You’ll fall in love with these flavors!

  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Mayan Face Painting Station– Place: Avenida Balam (Main street)

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

  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Shaman Encounter – Place: Plaza Tzolkin

Meet our local Shaman (Mayan spiritual leader), who will perform a ritual to purify your body’s energy. He will also share his wisdom so you can understand the true meaning of the Solstice.

  • 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sun Dinner – Place: Plaza Tzolkin

The perfect opportunity to discover the flavors of Mexican cuisine!

  • 6:30 p.m.

Pok ta Pok Ceremony – Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Mexican Kermes– 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.

  • 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Xcalacoco Hologram – Place: Theater

Learn this history and the astronomy behind the construction of the famous Maya city of Chichen Itza through this ongoing screening.

  • 8:00 p.m.

The Tunnel of Time – Place: Cenote Cristalino

This virtual museum will show you the fascinating history of the the three eras of the Maya civilization.

  • 8:00 p.m.

Sons of the Sun Parade – Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

  • 8:00 p.m.

“Tribute to the Sun” Kids Club – Place: Theater terrace

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

  • 9:00 p.m.

Show – The Night of Kukulcan – Place: Theater

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

  • 10:00 p.m.

Mexican Circus Show – Place: Theater

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

Sinaloense Band

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place : Plaza Tzolkin

  • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m

Place: Donkey Habitat

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

Jarocho Band

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Place: Donkey Habitat

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place : Hotel Shops

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

Marimba

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place: SPA

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place: Donkey Habitat

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

Yucatan Band

  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Place: Hotel Shops

  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Place : SPA

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