Reasons to return to Cancun & Riviera Maya in 2022

You think of Cancun & Riviera Maya and the first thing that comes to mind is a beach with different shades of blue, white sand, and a palm tree. And yes, you are correct, but that’s not all there is to it. This Mexican travel destination has much more to offer to its tourists. Now, in 2022, Cancun is more renovated than ever. It doesn’t matter if you have already traveled to Cancun or not before, coming back is always a good idea.


Let’s start with the accommodation options. In 2018, Hotel Xcaret México was born and it was a great novelty in the destination since it introduced the All-Fun Inclusive concept for the first time, now there are two more options to explore: Hotel Xcaret Arte and La Casa de la Playa.


1.- HOTEL XCARET ARTE The first reason to return to Cancun & Riviera Maya in 2022 is Hotel Xcaret Arte, the second hotel of Grupo Xcaret. This luxury resort opened its doors in June 2021, and it’s an adult-only hotel perfect for a romantic getaway. Just like Hotel Xcaret México, it offers the All-Fun Inclusive concept, but a big difference is that this hotel is 100% inspired by Mexican art, unique in the entire destination.

2.- LA CASA DE LA PLAYA A new boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen just opened in December 2021 which is designed to make you feel at home at all times. This luxury resort has 63 oceanfront suites, wine and dining experiences by celebrity chefs, and private transportation in luxury cars. In addition to the All-Fun Inclusive that Hotel Xcaret México and Hotel Xcaret Arte also offer, at La Casa de la Playa you’ll get innovative experiences tailored to your tastes and needs in the parks and tours of Grupo Xcaret.

3.- TRIPS TO ISLA MUJERES WITH XCARET XAILING Isla Mujeres is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the Mexican Caribbean, definitely a place that you can’t miss on your travel itinerary. The best option to do so is to cross on a ferry from Cancun and now you can do it with the quality that represents Grupo Xcaret. Sail away and get your tickets at Xcaret Sales Network.


4.- ARCHAEOLOGICAL TOUR WITH A VISIT TO THE TSUKÁN CENOTE IN YUCATAN Now with Xcaret Expeditions, you can also visit the Tsukán cenote, located in Yucatan. This cenote, also known as “Sanctuary of Life” offers narrative, cultural and gastronomic experiences inspired by the Maya world. You can’t miss it on the Xichén Deluxe Tour, available at Xcaret Sales Network. 5.- COMING SOON: VISIT THE “XIBALBÁ” NATURE RESERVE IN YUCATAN This is an exclusive natural reserve of Grupo Xcaret in Yucatan that will have iconic settings and activities to accompany as you explore something unforeseen in the underground world.

6.- XAVAGE: THE MOST FUN ADVENTURE PARK IN CANCUN IS OPEN AGAIN! In December 2021, Xavage returned, renovated with all the hygiene and prevention measures of the 360° Xafety model, ready to welcome the most adventurous tourists again.

7.- NEW ACTIVITY AT XCARET FOR MEXICAN WINE LOVERS Few know that, at Xcaret, we also have a Mexican Wine Cellar in addition to having underground rivers, the best Mexican culture night show, and natural attractions. All visitors can purchase, as an optional activity (extra cost), a Wine Pairing at Xcaret Wine Cellar led by a sommelier. 8.- A NEW WAY TO EXPLORE XEL-HÁ: POWER XNORKEL This optional activity (at an extra cost) is a very innovative and fun way to explore the inlet… at full speed! You will have control of a small jet with three speeds with which you can travel both on the surface and in the depths of the water.

9.- YOU THINK YOU ALREADY KNOW XPLOR? YOU NEED TO DO THE UNDERGROUND EXPEDITION. In addition to having the Playa del Carmen’s favorite zip-line circuit, underground rivers, and tours aboard amphibious vehicles, now at Xplor, there is also an activity that brings together the best scenarios where you can choose between two paths, a contemplative and quiet one or a more adventurous one with land and water activities. 10.- IN 2022 THE SACRED MAYAN JOURNEY RETURNS TO XCARET Finally on this list of reasons to return to Cancun & Riviera Maya in 2022, a piece of news that excites us a lot is that, after a pause due to the pandemic, the Sacred Mayan Journey that has been taking place in May at Xcaret for more than 10 years, is finally coming back.

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