Xcaret encompasses the ancient Mayan port and
religious center of Pole. Eight buildings, dating from 1400 to
1517 (late post-classic). Sign up for a tour and learn more about the Maya,
in ritual and science. It’s a fascinating
tour of an ancient people, with all the conveniences of the Park.
back in time at the Maya Village. Like most ancient cities, common people
lived on the outskirts
of town, while the centers were exclusive to palaces and temples. The Mayan
were no different.
Their houses were constructed in circular or elliptical shapes (comfortable
year-round) and thatched with palm.
The Maya were wise builders; palm thatch was harvested only during full
moons to yield the most sap filled fronds (better waterproofing and lasting
up to 25 years), and houses were planted with insect and animal repelling
plants. Our village rings an ancient altar. A traditionally dressed weaver
creates handicrafts on-site and fallen-wood
carvings reproduce animals and gods.
There is even a Mayan mirror in the
Wander through living history at the Mayan Village.
Information center for the park, the Museum will inform, amaze and entertain
you. A restaurant, ice cream parlor, ATM and remarkable exhibits set the
mood and provide you with an environment to plan your day. Tour the Museum’s
displays of contemporary and classic art from modern and ancient Mexico,
including paintings and works in pottery. See the Mayan world in one
non-stop trip with the Museum’s detailed models. Great as a before-or-after
actual site visit for that ‘big-picture’ view of this fascinating culture.
Children and adults alike will be charmed by the quail chick incubators,
hatching a new chick every few moments. The Museum store with everything
from curios to Mayan textiles.
panoramic view awaits on the roof.