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Beauty Beyond the Beach in Cancun


February 28, 2023
Words by John Roark
Photos courtesy of Hoteles Xcaret

Welcome home.” Its the first thing you will hear upon arriving at Cancuns all-inclusive oceanfront Hotel Xcaret for your destination wedding, and the sentiment will be repeated throughout your check-in. Whether youre journeying to the semitropical coastal splendor of Playa del Carmen, Mexico from near or far, the disarming greeting puts you immediately at ease and sets the tone for your stay. 

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Set like a gem between the Mayan rainforest and the sparkling Caribbean Sea, this Five diamond-certified family-friendly resort joyously celebrates the rich spirit of authentic Mexico. All 900 suites have your choice of ocean, rainforest or river views. A collective of 11 distinctive dining venues helmed by celebrity chefs—including Carlos Gaytán, Mexicos first chef to earn a Michelin star—provides exceptional fare for every taste. Amenities include roundtrip airport transfers, optional dedicated butler service and access to the nearby Grupo Xcaret parks.

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For your romantic celebration, Hotel Xcaret ensures a seamless experience, from planning through conclusion. Priding themselves on creating unique and unforgettable moments, the weddings team delights in partnering with you to make your most romantic vision a reality. No need to sweat the small stuff – this expert team has your back, and whether you select a beach wedding or exchange vows against a backdrop of hidden coves or turquoise rivers, you also have the assurance that your day is exclusive to you—with the resorts policy of only one wedding per day.

Hotels Xcaret

The largest of three adjacent properties, your stay at the family-friendly Hotel Xcaret includes access to two neighboring adults-only destinations. The within-walking-distance trio of all-inclusive resorts provides a perfect opportunity for visiting or alternate guest lodging. Inspired by and paying homage to great Mexican artists, Hotel Xcaret Arte includes 900 meticulously curated postcard-view suites, 10 gastronomic experiences and the award-winning Muluk Spa. Nestled in a truly serene setting, the charming and sustainably designed boutique La Casa de la Playa is comprised of 63 oceanfront suites, white-sand beaches and two conceptualized dining venues. Dont miss the Chocolatería, which decadently honors one of the Mayas most valuable treasures: cacao.

Grupo Xcaret Parks

When it comes to Cancun adventure, no one does it better than the legendary Grupo Xcaret Parks. Jungle and underground river tours, snorkeling, ziplining, swimming and white-water rafting, plus nature parks and archaeological tours offer an abundance of experiences for every age and taste. Guests of any of the Hoteles Xcaret resorts have full access to all 9 Xcaret parks.

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