Xcaret

 

Xcaret is a majestic park by the sea that features unique activities, where you have fun while discovering the natural and cultural richness of Mexico. Among its great treasures, in Xcaret you can find underground rivers, a Butterfly Pavilion, a beach, inlets and Xcaret’s one of a kind celebration “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular”. At Xcaret you can enjoy the most amazing water activities such as swimming with dolphins, Snuba, Sea Trek and snorkeling. Visit Xcaret!

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With the idea of creating a tourist development that would add to the attractions of the Cancun and Cozumel Cancun region, a group of Mexican entrepreneurs purchased the land surrounding Xcaret eco park, Mayan word that means `small inlet`.

In 1984, Architect Miguel Quintana Pali, captivated by the Xcaret Cancun‘s site natural beauty characteristic of the Xcaret Maya region, purchased about 12 acres of this land from the group, with the idea of building his dream house near Cozumel Cancun.

However, when he began to clear the Xcaret eco park land, he started uncovering ancient Mayan cenotes, sinkholes formed by cave ceilings that collapsed after 3 million years of underground rivers erosion. Awed by this magnificent sight representative of the Xcaret Maya region, he felt that so much beauty should not be accessible only to a privileged few, but should be available for the people of Cancun, Mexico and the world to enjoy.

This way, Quintana began to formulate the basic idea of Xcaret eco park in Cancun, a natural park open to the public and filled with all the Xcaret Maya expressions of culture, nature and beauty. Later he joined forces with Oscar, Marcos and Carlos Constandse, and soon they transformed this great project into a dream come true: Xcaret Cancun.

Xcaret park is a unique company, which not only generates profit; but also builds emotions and realities. That’s why sustainability is considered an important issue in all of Xcaret park’s actions. Since its opening in 1990, Xcaret park has carried out Corporate Social Responsibility tasks based on our understanding of what is good for our community, culture and environment. Every year since 2003, Xcaret park has received the CSR award given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI). Xcaret park is also one of the first Mexican companies that signed the United Nations Global Compact in 2005. All these years have made Xcaret park understand and respond to the wide interests of our co-workers, investors, visitors, suppliers, the government, the academy and nature.

With the purpose of being transparent and to clearly communicate our CSR actions; starting in 2008 Xcaret park will publish every year its Social, Environmental and Cultural Report; making Xcaret park one of the first companies in the state of Quintana Roo to do it. This report presents the results of the measurement of Xcaret park social, environmental and cultural indicators to all the company’s stakeholders.

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