Cancun, Mexico — 3-Day Itinerary

Next week I visit Cancun, Mexico for my first Caribbean getaway. Follow along or plan your vacation using this itinerary as a suggestion.

We’ll stay at Hotel Xcaret Mexico but also tour the new Hotel Xcaret Arte that opens this summer. Learn more about both properties:

Hotel Xcaret Mexico / Facebook

Hotel Xcaret Mexico is an oceanfront haven where thrilling nature-driven experiences, superior service and the authentically rich spirit of Mexico come to life. Situated by the azure blue Caribbean Sea and verdant Riviera Maya jungle, the premier all-inclusive resort features striking architecture and design inspired by Mexican traditions, art and culture which reimagines the possibilities of luxury all-inclusive hospitality. Complete with 900 spacious guest suites, 12 distinct dining destinations, multiple swimming pools, a world-class spa and wellness center, the hotel offers guests all the perks and privileges of its exclusive All-Fun Inclusive® concept, where travelers are privy to Grupo Xcaret’s nine nature parks and archaeological tours. Hotel Xcaret Mexico is the only hotel in the Americas to have been awarded the EarthCheck Certification for Planning and Design, and was recently awarded the 5 Diamond Certification, a recognition shared only by 121 hotels out of the 27,000 inspected by the AAA.

Hotel Xcaret Arte / Facebook

Hotel Xcaret Arte is the second resort property from Grupo Xcaret, Mexico’s premier provider of sustainable tourism and recreation experiences. The hotel pays homage to Mexican artists and it is
infused with passion and respect for the surrounding Mayan region. The first of Grupo Xcaret’s hotels designed exclusively for adults, features 900 suites, seven restaurants, ten bars, a spa and events and convention facilities. Hotel Xcaret also features the All-Fun Inclusive® concept, offering resort guests unlimited access to seven renowned eco-adventure parks, as well as its Xenotes, Xichén, Tulum and Cobá tours. The hotel highlights the most important symbols of the country’s culture through the creation of five distinct Casas inspired by Mexican traditions providing guests with the opportunity to explore and engage with the country’s heritage and nature. The Casas include Casa del Diseño, a textile workshop, Casa de la Música with dance instruction, Casa de los Artistas will inspire guests to paint, Casa de la Pirámide will explore Mexico’s rich and diverse pottery traditions, and Casa de la Paz, with cooking workshops specializing in vegan cuisine. Hotel Xcaret Arte also boasts nine culinary experiences by some of Mexico’s most renowned and world class chefs. Guests will live and breathe the Mexican culture and history in the eco-integrating architecture and design displayed throughout the property.

Day 1

Check-in Hotel Xcaret México

Lunch at Trajinera Restaurante

Relaxed afternoon to enjoy the beach or pools and water activities including paddleboard and kayak.

Group dinner at Xin-Gao Restaurant
Indulge in a journey of the flavors of Asian cuisine including a dynamic teppanyaki, the fire of the robata grill, a Western tatami, and a luscious sushi bar. The Mixology Bar is the perfect complement for this dining experience.

Day 2

Brunch at Las Cuevas
Delight your palate from a variety of dishes curated by the resort’s culinary team.

Mid-morning and afternoon at leisure to enjoy the resort
Recommended activities: beaches, pools, kayaking, paddleboard.

Muluk Spa Experience – Hydrotherapy Ritual
Muluk Spa is a mystical and natural sanctuary that offers a holistic experience which leads you on a path to complete rejuvenation through relaxation, stimulation of the senses and health. The hydrotherapy ritual takes place within a space of peace and serenity where you will
undergo an invigorating experience through thermic contrasts in different settings such as: a Jacuzzi, a recreational pool, a sauna, a steam room, a cold water tub and a hot water tub.

Muluk Spa Personalized 50 min. massage
Harmonize your senses through comprehensive healing with personalized treatments dedicated to the well-being of your body and mind in settings designed amid the natural surroundings of the Riviera Maya.

Afternoon at leisure to explore the hotel’s restaurants
Suggested restaurants:
• El Mercado de la Merced
• Trajinera
• Las Playas
• Chibali

Group dinner at Cantina de los Faroles
Oaxacan cuisine curated by Chef Alex Ruiz.

Day 3

Breakfast at Fuego Restaurant
A mix of Mexican and Italian cuisine curated by famous Chef Franco Maddalozzo.

Depart for a sneak peek of Hotel Xcaret Arte

Hotel Xcaret Arte / Facebook

Depart to Xcaret Park

Explore Xcaret Park!
Activities will include:
o Aviary
o Aquarium
o Main Plaza
o Underground rivers
o Paradise River
o Archaelogical sites
o Mexican Museum of ARt
o Mayan Village
o Chocolate Experience
o Dinner at Xcaret Park
o Xpectacular Mexican Show

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Bobbie Martin says:

    I will be interested to hear about your experience. Considering options for a family group vacation for 3 generations

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  2. jilldutton says:

    Although Hotel Xcaret Arte will be an adults-only property, Hotel Xcaret Mexico would be perfect for a family group vacation with its water park, Kids Club and Family Club. I’m eager to hear about your trip!


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