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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.


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Spring Equinox: March 20, 2016

Summer Solstice: June 20, 2016

Autumn Equinox: September 22, 2016

Day of the Dead: November 1 – 2, 2016

March 20, 2016

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 Resort.

7:30am - 8:10am 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.

8:15am Mayan Purification
Place: Beach

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

11:00am Popol Vuh Tour
Meeting Point: Info Center


A tour through the jungles, mangroves, cenotes and Jade River of our resort, where we’ll tell you Mayan tales about the origins of the Earth, human civilization and natural phenomenons.

11:00am – 12:50pm Sun Tribute
Place: Beach


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

11:00am Temazcal Ceremony
Place: Xcalacoco


Delve into the jungle to experience an ancient tradition: a purifying ceremony inside a Mayan sweat lodge known as a temazcal. Reservation required. Limited space available.

1:00pm Traditional Cooking Lessons
Place: Salvia restaurant


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

1:00pm - 10:00pm Mayan Artisan Fair
Place: Avenida Balam (Main path)


You’ll fall in love with the colors and beauty of the handicrafts made by local artisans at this Mayan market.

3:00pm Popol Vuh Tour
Meeting Point: Info Center


A tour through the jungles, mangroves, cenotes and Jade River of our resort, where we’ll tell you Mayan tales about the origins of the Earth, human civilization and natural phenomenons.

3:00pm Temazcal Ceremony
Place: Xcalacoco


Delve into the jungle to experience an ancient tradition: a purifying ceremony inside a Mayan sweat lodge known as a temazcal. Reservation required. Limited space available.

5:00pm Mayan World: The Bonfire
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: In front of the spa


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

5:00pm – 6:00pm Marimba
Place: Donkey Habitat


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

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


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

6:00pm – 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.

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 Marimba
Place: In front of the spa


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

6:00pm – 8:00pm Sinaloa Band
Place: Donkey Habitat


Get ready to dance to the beat of the drum. It will be your chance to show us your best moves.

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.

7:30pm 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 Virtual Mayan Ball Game
Place: Plaza Tzolkin


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

7:00pm Xcalacoco Hologram
Place: By the Photopro shop


Learn the history and the astronomy behind the construction of the famous Mayan city of Chichen Itza through this ongoing screening.

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.

8:15pm 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.

9:00pm Kids Club Xcalacoco Ceremony
Place: Teatro


The resort’s youngest guests will put on a ceremony based on this beautiful love story.

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 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 20, 2016

The summer solstice is a time to celebrate the light of consciousness and reflection. The beginning of summer represents a time for purification and the opportunity to renew the energy. 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 20, the longest day and the shortest night of the year.

September 22, 2016

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.

November 1 – 2, 2016

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.