Much more than beaches, parties, and natural places  

 Mexico’s favorite travel destination has many new features  

You think of Cancun and the first thing that comes to mind is a beach with different shades of blue, white sand, and a palm tree. And yes, you are correct, but that’s not all there is to it. This Mexican travel destination has much more to offer to its tourists. Now, in 2022, Cancun is more renovated than ever. It doesn’t matter if you have already traveled to Cancun or not before, coming back is always a good idea.  


Let’s start with the accommodation options. In 2018, Hotel Xcaret México was born which was a great novelty in the destination since it introduced the All-Fun Inclusive concept for the first time. With this service, in addition to being an all-inclusive hotel like most in Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Tulum, it includes entrance to the parks and tours of Grupo Xcaret… but now there are two more options to explore.  

1.- Hotel Xcaret Arte  

The first reason to return to Cancun in 2022 is Hotel Xcaret Arte, the second hotel of Grupo Xcaret. This luxury resort opened its doors in June 2021, and it’s an adult-only hotel perfect for a romantic getaway. Just like Hotel Xcaret México, it offers the All-Fun Inclusive concept, but a big difference is that this hotel is 100% inspired by Mexican art, unique in the entire destination.  

Hotel Xcaret Arte  

2.- La Casa de la Playa 

A new boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen just opened in December 2021 which is designed to make you feel at home at all times. This luxury resort has 63 oceanfront suites, wine and dining experiences by celebrity chefs, and private transportation in luxury cars. In addition to the All-Fun Inclusive that Hotel Xcaret México and Hotel Xcaret Arte also offer, at La Casa de la Playa you’ll get innovative experiences tailored to your tastes and needs in the parks and tours of Grupo Xcaret. 

La Casa de la Playa new boutique hotel in Playa del Carmen

Now let’s talk about the new destinations to be explored by Grupo Xcaret.  

3.- Trips to Isla Mujeres with Xcaret Xailing  

Isla Mujeres is one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the Mexican Caribbean, definitely a place that you can’t miss on your travel itinerary. The best option to do so is to cross on a ferry from Cancun and now you can do it with the quality that represents Grupo Xcaret. In December 2021, Xcaret Xailing began to operate two large Ferries called “Xcaret” and “Xel-Há” departing from El Embarcadero Isla Mujeres by Xcaret in Cancun Hotel Zone.   

Trips to Isla Mujeres with Xcaret Xailing  

Read more: Travel by Ferry through the Cancun-Isla Mujeres route with Xcaret Xailing

4.- Archaeological tour with a visit to the Tsukán cenote in Yucatan 

There are more than a thousand cenotes to explore, each one with a unique charm. It doesn’t matter if you have already visited one in Xenotes or other tours, they are all different experiences due to the great variety of this natural paradise we have in Mexico. Now with Xcaret Expeditions, you can also visit the Tsukán cenote, located in Yucatán. This cenote, also known as “Sanctuary of Life” offers narrative, cultural and gastronomic experiences inspired by the Maya world. You can’t miss it on the Xichén Deluxe Tour.  

Read more here: 6 tips for your next visit to Cenote Tsukán in Yucatan

Archaeological tour with a visit to the Tsukán cenote in Yucatan 

5.- Coming soon: visit the “Xibalbá” Nature Reserve in Yucatan 

If you are going to plan your vacation to Cancun for the second half of 2022, make a space in your travel itinerary for Xibalbá. This is an exclusive natural reserve of Grupo Xcaret in Yucatan that will have iconic settings and activities to accompany as you explore something unforeseen in the underground world.  

Stay tuned to our official social networks for more news about its opening.  

Now, let’s continue with Xcaret parks, the family favorites, but what’s new with them?   

6.- Xavage: the most fun adventure park in Cancun is open again!  

After the pandemic, in which all the parks and tourist attractions in Cancun had to close their doors indefinitely, the favorite adventure park has finally opened its doors again. In December 2021, Xavage returned, renovated with all the hygiene and prevention measures of the 360° Xafety model, ready to welcome the most adventurous tourists again.  

Xavage: the most fun adventure park in Cancun is open again! 

Read more about how this experience is lived in the new normality here: What to do in Cancun that is fun? Good news: Xavage Park is back!

7.- New activity at Xcaret for Mexican wine lovers 

Few know that, at Xcaret, in addition to having underground rivers, the best Mexican culture night show, and natural attractions such as the butterfly pavilion, aquarium, etc., we also have a Mexican Wine Cellar. Previously, this place, which is located inside the Main Plaza of the park, only had experiences available for groups… but that has now changed. Now all visitors can purchase as an optional activity (extra cost), a Wine Pairing at Xcaret Wine Cellar led by a sommelier.  

New activity at Xcaret for Mexican wine lovers 

Read more here: Get to know the Xcaret Mexican Wines tasting experience

8.- A new way to explore Xel-Há: Power Xnorkel  

Snorkeling in Xel-Há is one of the favorite activities of all tourists who travel to Cancun for the natural wonders that this inlet in Tulum offers. No matter how many times you visit Xel-Há, you will always love it, but if you want to try something new, you have to do Power Snorkel. This optional activity (at an extra cost) is a very innovative and fun way to explore the inlet… at full speed! You will have control of a small jet with three speeds with which you can travel both on the surface and in the depths of the water.  


 A new way to explore Xel-Há: Power Xnorkel 

9.- You think you already know Xplor? You need to do the Underground Expedition.  

At Xplor we are always looking for new ways to explore and experience adventure and this Underground Expedition is the most recent. In addition to having the Playa del Carmen favorite zip-line circuit, underground rivers, and tours aboard amphibious vehicles, now at Xplor, there is also an activity that brings together the best scenarios in an 809-yard route. Here you can choose between two paths, a contemplative and quiet one or a more adventurous one with land and water activities.  

 Read more here: 10 Reasons to do the Xplor Underground Expedition

10 reasons to return to Cancun in 2022 - Underground Expedition

10.- In 2022 the Sacred Mayan Journey returns to Xcaret  

 Finally on this list of reasons to return to Cancun in 2022, a piece of news that excites us a lot is that, after a pause due to the pandemic, the Sacred Mayan Journey that has been taking place in May at Xcaret for more than 10 years, is finally coming back.  

The event is a crossing made by oarsmen rowing from Xcaret to Cozumel and back, to bring offerings to the goddess Ixchel, as was done in this area since pre-Hispanic times in the Maya culture.   

Although this activity is carried out by the local community of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and Cozumel, it is also a unique attraction that visitors in Xcaret can enjoy. 

10 reasons to return to Cancun in 2022 - Sacred Mayan Journey

Stay tuned to our official social network pages for more news.  

What are you waiting for? Buy that flight to Cancun right now because there are many new things to experience in this Mexican destination.