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Xcaret, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The photographs in these galleries were taken on a trip to Xcaret, Quintana Roo, Mexico in February 2006. Xcaret (pronounced "Shcaret") is less than an hour south of Cancun or about ten minutes south of Playa del Carmen. The hotel was adjacent to the eco-archeological Xcaret Park.

Xcaret (little inlet), used to be the ancient port of Polé and it was also one of the most important trade and maritime ports that had its golden days in the Late Post-Classic period (1400-1517 AC).

Within the natural shelter of the inlet, boats carrying honey, copal, jade and gold ornaments, obsidian knifes and other merchandise, were unloaded. It was here, in the waters of the sacred sinkhole, where the Mayans purified their bodies to then board their boats and travel to Cozumel where they worshipped Ixchel, goddess of fertility.
The Hotel
:: The Hotel ::
Tulum & Xel-Ha
:: Tulum & Xel-Ha ::
Chichen Itza
:: Chichen Itza ::
Xcaret
:: Xcaret ::
Sunrise & Playa Del Carmen
:: Sunrise & Playa Del Carmen ::
Panoramas
:: Panoramas ::