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In 1984, the architect Miguel Quintana Pali acquired five hectares in Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, to construct his residence. However, while cleaning the field, he discovered that it had cenotes and underground rivers. Reason enough to create a park where everybody could enjoy the natural beauties of the region.

In association with Oscar, Marcos and Carlos, the Constandse brothers, Quintana Pali succeeded in the idea of creating a park which he called Xcaret. Since its opening on December 1990, it has been recognized as one of the most famous attractions of the Cancun-Riviera Maya tourist destination.

The Grupo Xcaret is renowned worldwide as a leading company in sustainable recreational tourism and for its socially responsible commitment.

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  • Grupo Xcaret is an organization which career in sustainable recreational tourism started in 1990.
  • It represents the most successful model of sustainable recreational tourism in Mexico.
  • It is a Mexican company, specialized in offering unique and unforgettable experiences for its visitors, exceeding expectations through quality products and services.
  • Grupo Xcaret operates the most emblematic parks of Cancun and Riviera Maya: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xavage, Xoximilco, Xenses, as well as the Xenotes tour.
  • Via the Xichen brand, it operates deluxe tours, with visits to the archaeological sites of the Great Mayan Peninsula and to the colonial city of Valladolid.
  • Nowadays, Grupo Xcaret is the most important tours and excursions operator in Cancun and Riviera Maya.


Grupo Xcaret was founded in 1990 as a 100% Mexican business group leader in sustainable tourism recreation. It is located geographically in the Mayan Riviera and Cancun; destinations that have traditionally been 'sun and beach'.

The history of Grupo Xcaret shows an organization committed to generating memorable experiences in its visitors, through high quality services in places with unique attractions and outstanding facilities. It is a success story based on work, the commitment to doing things well, and above all, a deep admiration for Mexico.

Destino Xcaret | Grupo Xcaret History

In 1984, Architect Miguel Quintana Pali acquired five hectares in the Riviera Maya, in Quintana Roo, to build his residence. When cleaning the land discovered cenotes and beautiful underground rivers. Then, he decided to create a park so that all people could appreciate the natural beauties of the region. Along with the brothers Oscar, Marcos and Carlos Constandse, Quintana Pali completed this park, which he called Xcaret. Since its opening in December 1990, the Xcaret Park is one of the most important attractions of Cancun-Riviera Maya, a place where nature and culture of Mexico are experienced in all its splendor.

In 1995, the Government of the State of Quintana Roo, granted the members of Parque Xcaret the permission to operate Xel-Ha. This attraction makes possible a greater specialization in tourist services, with a deep care for the nature, since it offers to the visitors the possibility of enjoying the wonders of the marine life in an impressive inlet with tropical fish, considered the most beautiful natural aquarium of the Mexican Caribbean. The exuberant nature of the area, can be enjoyed by foot or bicycle trails that allow you to admire the flora and fauna of the region. With these parks, which are the strength of our company, the Xcaret Group was created.

In 2009, with the Xplor Park, the controlled adventure tourism market was opened in the Riviera Maya, offering unique attractions that combine innovation, technological development, service excellence and unique differentiating concepts. The surprising thing is that its design of high security, accessibility and comfort, has allowed access to a mass tourism for the enjoyment of visitors of different ages, genres and physical constitution.

In 2010 the project of the tours to the archaeological zones of the Great Mayan Peninsula, was initiated. The Xichén Tour, includes a visit to Chichen Itza and the Magical Town of Valladolid, in Yucatan. To offer more options, it was opened another business unit that includes Tours to Tulum and Cobá, combined with a visit to one of our Parks. In that same year, the mission of the Parks to generate unique experiences in the Xcaret style, was unified. Thus, parks and tours were congregated in a single company: GRUPO EXPERIENCIAS XCARET.

In 2013, two more parks, Xplor Fuego and Xoximilco Cancun, were integrated into the Experiencias Xcaret family, as well as the Xenotes Oasis Maya Tour on the Cenotes route of Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo.

In December 2017, the Group inaugurated its first hospitality experience: Hotel Xcaret Mexico, which gives rise to a new concept: All-Fun Inclusive, where 900 rooms give unlimited access to the most emblematic parks and tours of Cancun and the Riviera Maya. In addition, they maximize the experience through their first Vacation Club: Mexico Destination Club.

In order to provide more adventure tourism alternatives in Cancun, Xavage is inaugurated in December 2018, a park with a different access dynamic where visitors choose the intensity and the number of activities they want to do. The park offers a variety of adventure experiences that fit all ages, from small children to seniors, maintaining the highest safety standards above all.

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