Spa and Fitness Center - SandosSpa and Fitness Center - Sandos

Give in to relaxation at Spa Sandos, featuring a well-equipped gym and a full spa with a variety of massages and treatments. (18+)

Xcalacoco EventsXcalacoco Events

Learn to live like the ancient Mayans throughout the week with activities and performances inspired by regional history, culture and nature.

Aqua ParkAqua Park

From the young to the young at heart, the resort has endless fun-filled activities and sports for everyone to enjoy during their vacation.

 Special Xcalacoco Events
Special Xcalacoco EventsHonoring Spiritual Holidays

From solstices and equinoxes to the fascinating Day of the Dead, celebrate important annual events that represent ancient Mayan astronomy as well as Mexican traditions. You’ll find yourself opening up to the energy of these spiritually meaningful days through meditation, nature, culture and so much more.


Spring Equinox: March 21, 2015

Summer Solstice: June 22, 2015

Autumn Equinox: September 21, 2015

Day of the Dead: November 1 – 2, 2015

March 21, 2015

When the sun shines directly over the equator and daytime becomes as long as the night, the world rejoices in the beauty of the spring. This is the perfect time to open our minds to nature and celebrate the equinox, just as the Mayans of the Yucatan Peninsula have done for so many centuries. Join us at Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort.

-7:00am Meditation by the Sea
Place: Beach

Let the sun and the sand awaken your senses to the possibilities of this season with a meditation session on the beach.

-7:45am Mayan Purification
Place: Beach

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

-11:00am Equinox Eco Tour
Meeting Point: Sports Bar

This guided tour through the jungles and mangroves of our resort will teach you about the Riviera Maya’s environment and Mayan culture.

-11:00am – 1:00pm Sun Tribute: An Equinox Celebration
Place: Beach

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

-12:00pm Traditional Cooking Lessons
Place: Main Pool

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

-1:00 - 10:00pm 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.

-3:00pm Equinox Eco Tour
Meeting Point: Sports Bar

This guided tour through the jungles and mangroves of our resort will teach you about the Riviera Maya’s environment and Mayan culture.

-3:00pm Art Expo
Enjoy this small art show featuring beautiful works created by local artists.

-5:00pm Mayan World
Place: Donkey Habitat

Step into this recreation of a traditional Mayan village with residents from the local community.

-5:00pm Mayan Face Painting Station
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

At this stand, we’ll paint your face with themes from the region’s fascinating Mayan culture.

-6:00pm Equinox Dinner
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

We’ll be offering a variety of food stands serving mouthwatering Mexican food and delicious drinks.

-6:00pm – 8:00pm Mayan Purification
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

-6:00 – 9:00pm Guided tours (leaving every half hour)
Place: Spa entrance

You’ll have the chance to learn the significance behind the most important expos and displays of the event, allowing you to understand each element and when it means to the Mayan culture.

6:00pm Mayan Zodiac
-Place: Plaza Tzolkin

Discover which of the 20 sun seals from the Mayan calendar you should apply to your everyday life.

-7:00pm Mayan Ball Game (Virtual)
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

-7:00 - 9:00pm Marimba
Place: By the spa

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

-7:00pm – 9:00pm Jarocho
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

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

-7:00pm The Tunnel of Time
Place: Cenote Cristalino

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

-7:00pm – 9:00pm Xcalacoco Land
Place: Tennis court

Kids will have a blast while playing in this world of games, where we’ll have plenty of interactive activities for the little ones.

-8:00pm Sons of the Sun Parade
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

This vibrant parade displays the traditional music and dance from the region’s pre-Hispanic culture.

-8:00pm – 10:00pm Yucatan Band
Place: By the shopping area

A traditional band from the Yucatan region will be playing during the Equinox festivities to accompany the evening with local music.

-8:00pm Earth Ceremony by the Kids Club
Place: Theater terrace

The resort’s youngest guests will put on a ceremony dedicated to the earth and nature.

-8:15pm Dance of the Pig’s Head
Place: Plaza Tzolkin

This regional dance is a long-standing tradition that represents a tribute thanking nature for all of its blessings.

-8:15pm Theater Performance
Place: Theater terrace

In this performance, you’ll be able to experience the incredible stories and tales of the Mayan civilization.

-9:15pm Popol Vuh Ceremony
Place: Theater

The Popol Vuh is a book filled with captivating stories from the ancient Mayan culture. Live the magic of Mayan legends with this show.

-10:15pm DJ Kukulcan Party
Place: Theater terrace

Experience a pre-Hispanic carnival with plenty of music and dancing, the perfect way to end a memorable evening.

June 22, 2015

The phrase “summer solstice” comes from Latin, meaning “the sun stops”, referring to the moment that the sun reaches its highest point above the equator.

This event occurs in the northern hemisphere around June 22, the longest day and the shortest night of the year.

September 21, 2015

The fall season in the Riviera Maya is filled with festivals and activities, including the Equinox celebrations at Sandos Caracol Eco Experience Resort. During your upcoming vacation, you’ll fall in love with the blend of Mayan traditions and celebrations to honor nature and the environment.

On this day of celebration, we’ll have photography displays and pre-Hispanic instruments, along with film viewings in the hotel’s movie theater so you can learn all about the region’s fascinating Mayan heritage.
Below is the activities program that we have planned so you can welcome the Autumn Equinox in an ambiance surrounded by culture, nature, joy and peace.

November 1 – 2, 2015

In the first days of November, Mexico shines brightly with candlelight and colorful costumes during the famous Day of the Dead. Discover how the country honors loved ones who have passed away through beautiful altars and ancient traditions that celebrate life after death.

On these two days, we have a variety of activities planned so you can have a blast. Take a look and get ready to experience this fascinating celebration!