Itzá, the ancient city whose name means "in the mouth at the
Itzáe's Well", was, in its time of grandeur (between 800 and
1200 A.D.), the centre of political, religious and military power in Yucatán,
if not all of South-eastern Meso America.
architecture one can observe a gradual change in style, starting with
the Puuc style, also shared with Uxmal and other sites in the Penninsula
and cluminating with the so-called Mayan Toltec style, due to the architectural
similiarities with Tula, capital of the Ancient Toltecs, and with other
sites in Central Mexico, such as Oaxaca and the Gulf Coast.
Itzá was a large city with a great many inhabitants, distributed
around the architectural nucleii which we observe as ruins, who had a
relatively easy access to the water coming from the various caves and
Cenotes of the region.
means "Inlet". Nature’s sacred paradise. Eco-Archaeological
park developed around the inlet (underground river natural spring) used
by the ancient Mayans to sail to the island of Cozumel for commerce and
religious purposes. Entrance includes swimming in the Underground and
The Mayan Village Rivers, Snorkeling in the Inlet, visiting The Butterfly
Pavilion, The Aviary, The Reef Aquarium, The Sea Turtles Lakes, The Orchid
Greenhouse, The Mushroom Farm, The Tower, archaeological sites and many
other wonderful attractions.
there are different optional activities such as The Snorkeling Tour, The
Scuba Diving Tour, Diving Courses, The Snuba, The Streak, Horse-Back Riding,
Dolphin Programs (Interactive, Educational and Swimming) and many activities
more. At sunset, Xcaret turns into a fantastic place.
of this journey into the past, enjoy the Mexican fair and snacks in your
way to the "Great Tlachco" (Ball Court in Mayan) where you will
be delighted with the best of Mexican folklore with over 200 artists including
The Famous Mayan Ball Game (never played again in 800 years), all this
shall sow emotions and memories that will last you a life time.
means ‘where the water is born’
is that the Mayan Gods gave Xel-Ha to mortals. Guarded by the symbols
for Parrot Fish and Iguana representing wisdom, illusion and love are
the historical elements representing the Park’s natural beauty and
its role as a cultural and religious center.
Mexico, Xel-Há grew to become a port and commercial zone for the
privileged and safe harbor for seagoing
Xel - Ha,
is located 120 km from Cancun via highway 307. Xel - Ha is a beautiful
cove of the State of Quintana Roo is one of the most beautiful National
Parks in Mexico. Xel - Ha is inhabited by a great variety of fish. The
waters of Xel-Ha are shallow, making it a natural hatchery for various
kinds of fish. The breathtaking surroundings will make Xel - Ha landscape
an unforgettable visit.