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Activities for rainy days in Playa del Carmen


You have been planning your vacation in Xcaret for months but Chac, the Rain God decided to give you a big welcome to the Caribbean with a little rain. Don’t worry, don’t allow this gift from Chaac stop you from enjoying your visit to Playa del Carmen.

During the hot Caribbean days, the rain is warm, nice and refreshing, but if you want to avoid it, in Xcaret you’ll find varied and fun activities; face to face with the rich culture and exuberant nature of Mexico.

1.- Swimming in the underground rivers of Xcaret is an experience you can’t miss either with rain or bright sunshine; you’ll be in the water anyway so enjoy.



2.- Under the surface of the Main Square you will find the Mexican wine storage room, to savor with all your senses the marriage between gastronomy and perfect drink and learn the interesting history of wine in Mexico, whose quality is recognized internationally.




3.-  The Coral Reef Aquarium is one of a kind. As it contains salt water, it takes you to the depths of the sea to be delighted with more than 5,000 organizations in a marine habitat of colorful gardens, without getting wet.




4.-Discover in the Main Square a singular Silver Mine keeping a fun subterranean labyrinth. Walk back up to the surface to a Mexican bookstore and visit a small room that shows films of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. The Plaza also offers an extensive gift shop and live music at dusk.



5.- The Chapel of the Virgin of Guadalupe, sculpted in rock and with a stunning image of the Virgen Morena carved on a tree trunk, is the perfect place to immerse yourself in peace.



6.- In the Caves of Xcaret you will find a beautifully lit underground world that will guide the Mayan Village, through  a place full of windows to the crystal clear waters, owl men and other surprises.



7.- If you are seeking for inspiration, go to the Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi in the highest part the Park. You’ll admire the beautiful natural panorama mixed with modern architecture.



8.- See a real Yucatecan “Hacienda Henequenera” from the nineteenth century. Amaze yourself with an incredible exhibition of ingenious artisan expressions that show the richness and uniqueness of Mexican Folk Art.



9.- Live mysticism, traditions, legends and history in a wonderful tour through the Mexico of yesterday and today. Feel Mexico under your skin in the presentation “Xcaret Mexico Espectacular” which will make you quiver, rain or shine.



10.- Rain on the Mayan jungle, the strong smell of chocolate and the satisfaction of learning something new. The setting is ideal for discovering more about Mexican roots and history; and so delicious roots. From Mexico to the world: chocolate.  From Xcaret for the world: the Chocolate Workshop.



What other advice would you recommend for those rainy days in the Caribbean?