Give in to relaxation at Spa Sandos, featuring a well-equipped gym and a full spa with a variety of massages and treatments. (18+)
Escape to a natural setting teeming with green jungles, clear rivers, refreshing cenotes, mangrove forests and local animals.
From the young to the young at heart, the resort has endless fun-filled activities and sports for everyone to enjoy during their vacation.
The Mayan people believe that the spirit of the jaguar lives in us all, empowering us to get out and explore. This adventurous spirit led us to this part of the coast: an area known as Xcalacoco. In the jungles of this land, we use traditional Mayan dances and colorful ceremonies to pay homage to the sacred Mayan elements of Heaven and Earth, Water and Air, Fire and Life. Join us as we celebrate ancient Mayan legends through dance, culture and nature.
Day 1: Cenote Offering Find a seat around the main cenote as we reenact the Mayan legend of Nicte-Ha in one of our evening shows. According to Mayan legends, the Offering to Chaac, the god of rain, is based on a moving love story between the brave prince Chachazib and the beautiful princess Nicte-Ha. Their story took place next to the crystal clear waters of a sacred Mayan cenote. As the story goes, they shared a love so profound and so tragic that their story is shared in local legends to this very day.
Day 2: Fire of Life Ceremony In this ceremony, the crowd gathers around a clearing in the jungle to witness a Mayan ritual of darkness and fire. Surrounded by the intense heat, the Mayan Chilam gives thanks for everything the Great Creator has given us: the sacred elements of Water, Sun, Wind, Earth and Life. While the villagers dance to thunderous drums, the Xcalacoco community unites in a prayer for harmony. In this final ceremony, we promise to continue feeding the Fire of Life.
Adventure ActivitiesBike Path: Take a trip through the resort’s lush jungle and on-site attractions on a path that takes you around the beautiful property.
The Cenote Route: This wilderness path leads through the jungle past a series of natural underground springs known as cenotes.
Mangrove Path: Explore one of the most important coastal habitats along Mexico’s Caribbean coast! Our mangrove forests are filled with exotic trees and wildlife.
Mayan River: Take a tranquil boat ride through a winding river as you encounter native plants and animals along the way..
Nature ActivitiesBird Sanctuary: Admire a multitude of multicolored birds in a lush environment.
Deer Encounter: Observe white-tailed deer, one of the region’s most graceful animals, in a natural jungle habitat.
Discover the Mayan Jungle: An abundance of local wildlife lives in the jungle! You can spot over 60 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
Turtle Lagoon: Several species of freshwater turtles love to cool off in our lagoons.
Iguanas: These prehistoric jungle reptiles can be found sunning themselves throughout the resort.
Mangrove Crabs: Guests love the bright colors and peculiar walk of these eye-catching crustaceans.
Plant a Tree: Sandos supports the conservation of Mexican rainforests in the state of Quintana Roo. Guests are invited to take part in this important program by planting a tree at the resort to commemorate their stay.