Things to See and Do While Staying at Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Because your options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can be overwhelming, properties like the Hotel Xcaret Mexico can provide everything necessary to have fun and relax in their picturesque beachside location. This property boasts a wide selection of recreational possibilities, which means you will have plenty of intriguing activities to choose from throughout your trip.

With 2 swimming pools to choose from at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, you won't have to fight your fellow guests for enough space to spread your towel by the water. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is located right next to the beach, meaning that there are many ways to play in the water when you stay here. A long soak in the whirlpool on-location is another way to spend time in the water.

Fitness nuts won't need to put their workout routines on pause at this location; be sure to ask the staff how to access the workout facility available on-site.


Tennis players might want to consider staying at this location, because its tennis facilities — located on-site — make for a pleasant afternoon activity, or sweat-breaking challenge.

If you want to weigh all your tennis options, you may want to browse similar sites with this activity, like Sandos Playacar Beach Resort and Occidental Allegro Playacar.


Although Hotel Xcaret Mexico does not have a golf course, you may be able to arrange some playing time nearby. The closest course is El Camaleon Mayakoba, which you'll find nine miles from the hotel. You can play 18 holes at this course. The length of this course is 7024 yards, and it's rated as a par 72. If you're considering reserving a tee time, the course can be reached at (984) 206-4653.


The All-Fun Inclusive Program allows guests access to all Xcaret parks, local sightseeing tours, food and beverages, as well as transportation included in their stay.

Vacationers who like a variety of watersports will have a wonderful experience while they visit Hotel Xcaret Mexico. The following list details the water activities that the property offers.

  • Kayaking
  • Paddleboarding
  • Snorkeling

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on vacation, one of the best choices is Hotel Xcaret Mexico, which is stocked full of family-friendly offerings.

Many travelers appreciate this property's organized children's program. It gives parents some worry-free time to explore the property, while the little ones do fun activities of their own. No matter how much you love them, you may want to spend an evening out without the kids. Guests can arrange for a babysitter, so that parents can have a chance to take a romantic stroll around town.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Many people take advantage of the exciting live entertainment available on-site, which means that staying onsite for the evening can be just as exciting as going out. Entertainment at this property is hosted about 3 to 4 days per week. Of course, the schedule may vary. If you'd like to obtain additional details, call the front desk at (984) 159-1624.

There are also several bars, so guests can visit a different setting every night without leaving the property.

The nightlife scene extends beyond the reaches of your own lodgings. You can visit some of the accommodations in the area, though few are especially known for having a lot of variety. These include those displayed below:

Accommodations near the Hotel Xcaret Mexico with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Occidental Grand Xcaret 4.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen 10 --
Sandos Playacar Beach Resort Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 --
Iberostar Tucan Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 5 check
Iberostar Quetzal Playa del Carmen, Southwestern part of Playa Del Carmen 4 check
Hotel Riu Yucatan 2.0 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 3 check
ClubHotel Riu Tequila 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Hotel Riu Palace Mexico 1.9 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 --
Hotel Riu Playacar 1.8 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Royal Hideaway Playacar 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen -- check
Riu Lupita All Inclusive 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check
Occidental Allegro Playacar 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 5 check
Hotel Riu Palace Riviera Maya 1.4 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen 2 check


Not all sites in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean have a spa on the premises, but Hotel Xcaret Mexico is one of a few that is able to offer its guests a fun (sometimes necessary) way to forget their vacation stresses and unwind. The list below provides some of the services available at the spa:

  • Facials
  • Hair Services
  • Manicures
  • Massages
  • Outdoor Treatment Rooms
  • Pedicures
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Spa Pool
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool

Muluk Spa is located within natural rock or a temazcal, you feel as though you are in a different world. Beauty salon services are also available.


Even though you'll find a lot to do on the property, travelers wanting to do some exploring won't ever run out of exciting things to do and sites to see in Mexico. No matter if you'd rather spend time at the beach or enjoy a round of golf, you'll encounter plenty of other options for recreation in the immediate surroundings. Click on these links to learn more about sightseeing, shopping, diving, fishing, riding a bicycle or scooter, snorkeling, and other activities.


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