Tell me why?

Why would anyone spend extra bucks after booking an all-inclusive resort vacation for the entire family?  Why should you plan one special day with your family away from The Beloved?  One reason.  One word.

Xcaret! Whoo ha! (Okay, that’s three words, but you get the drift.)

Creative minds have perfected a blend of Mayan culture, Mexican history, nature, and cutting edge technologies to become a world class destination known as Xcaret.

This is the planet’s premier ecological park in Riviera Cancun.  It takes over 300 performers sharing the stage to create a musical history of Mexico each night.  You can walk in the footsteps of Mayans at renowned historical sites, visit a mushroom farm, or check out the ocean going turtle’s area.

What?  You can hear the kids yawning?

How about a trip on an underground river complete with cave snorkeling and swimming?   You can.

Adventurous kids between ages 4-8 can safely share water with small nurse sharks and stingrays in a natural lagoon.

There’s more!   Swimming with dolphins may seem tame but you can also swim, pet, and feed nurse sharks in their natural habitat.

It’s getting better, right?

Wait until the kids find out they can walk under water.  Expert instructors accompany guests wearing the amazing Sea Trek helmet.  You breathe normally while you look out your spacious astronaut-style headpiece.

Stingrays and other fish glide right by you in Manatee Lagoon.

The whole family can share the underwater world and all the marine life via Snuba.   The oxygen is on the surface while you explore to a depth of 22 feet with mask and mouthpiece.

If this does not impress the teens you can try speed: Adrenalina is a ramped up swift boat.  Imagine a wild ride over the waves at speeds up to 90 km/h punctuated with 360 degree turns. Laughing, screaming, and realizing the loud thumping noise is your heart … it’s all part of the experience.

Newsflash!   You must be at least 8 years old to strap into Adrenalina and all kids 15 and younger must have a terrified parent with them.

Here’s a quick tip: If you don’t want to plan your day at Xcaret there are companies that will plan, transport, and guide your family through the park. They are experts and bilingual.  It’s pricey, but so worth it, because your kids (and you) will learn some valuable things about how ecosystems work, and have fun doing it.

I don’t usually recommend excursions for the entire tribe, however, to miss Xcaret is like staying at a resort near one of the 7 wonders of the world and taking a pass….you wouldn’t go to Cairo and not see the Pyramids, would you? Then don’t miss Xcaret. Seriously.