Riviera Maya Journal # 4 - Xcaret - Larry Widen
Xcaret. It's part zoo, part aquarium, part adventure park. This fabulous place on the Riviera Maya defies description only because it’s so unique. Xcaret is located on a caleta, or natural inlet, off the Caribbean Sea.
Imagine spending the day in a series of fabulous natural swimming pools or snorkeling along a trail inside an ancient underground river. Xcaret was once a Mayan city, and the ruins are everywhere you look. Seamlessly intergrated into this historic site is a man-made aquarium like nothing else you’ve seen.
Wind your way through natural rocky caves and view giant sea turtles, sharks, hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish and more. See manatees in their natural environment and butterflies the size of a pie plate. Encounter the sacred jaguars of Quintana Roo.
Enjoy lunch or dinner in this tropical eco-park and spend some time relaxing on one of the area’s most beautiful unspoiled beaches. In the evening, stay for the fabulous stage show that relives Mayan history from the days of the conquistadors to the present.