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 May. Enjoy an eco experience to recharge your energy with our activities:

  • 7:30 am Yoga 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.

  • 8:30 am Mayan Purification

Place: Beach

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

  • 11:00 am 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 Mayan culture.

  • 11:00 am – 12:45 pm Sun Tribute

Place: Beach

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

  • 1:00 pm Traditional Cooking Lessons

Place: Salvia Restaurant

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

  • 3:00 pm 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 Mayan culture.

  • 3:00 pm Art Expo

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

  • 3:00 pm 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.

  • 6:00 pm 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.

  • 6:00 – 7:30 pm 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.

  • 5:00 pm Mexican Cazuela Tasting

Place: Donkey habitat

We’ll take you on a culinary tour all across our country with traditional casserole-style dishes known as “cazuelas”. You’ll fall in love with these flavors!

  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm 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.

  • 6:30 – 8:30 pm Jarocho

Place: Plaza Tzolkin – Avenida Balam

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

  • 6:30 pm Pok ta Pok Ceremony

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

  • 7:00 pm Marimba

Place: By the Spa

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

  • My Earth Characters (All day)

Place: By the Sports Bar

Enjoy this small art show featuring interesting photos of different famous people in the region.

  • 6:45 pm Living Statue

Place: Avenida Balam (main street)

When you least expect it, different Mayan characters surprise you with their movements. Take a picture with them and share this unforgettable celebration.

  • 7:00 – 9:00 pm 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.

  • 7:30 – 9:30 pm Chile Frito Band

Lugar: Plaza Tzolkin

You will discover unique rhythms with this band, playing music that’s traditional at popular Mexican festivities and celebrations like carnivals, weddings and baptisms.

  • 6:00 pm Sun Dinner

Place: Plaza Tzolkin

The perfect opportunity to discover the flavors of Mexican cuisine!

  • 7:30 pm Mexican Folk Theater

Place: Theater terrace

In this performance, you’ll be able to experience incredible Mexican stories and tales.

  • 8:00 pm The Tunnel of Time

Place: Cenote  Cristalino

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

  • 8:00 pm “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.

  • 9:15 pm Show – The Night of Kukulcan

Place: Theater terrace

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

  • 10:00 – 11:00 pm DJ & Mexican Circus

Place: Theater terrace

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