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The beautiful Hotel Xcaret Mexico is leading the way for sustainability across the whole of North America after being awarded the notoriously strict “Earth Check certification in the category of Planning and Design” accolade.

This Riviera Maya Resort Is The First In North America To Receive This Prestigious Award

Although not the snappiest of award names, it undoubtedly carries a huge level of prestige and achievement; this is because the Hotel Xcaret Mexico is the first resort in all of North and South America to qualify for the award.

A New Standard Setter

The most common awards that resorts strive for are in aesthetics, service, and gastronomy. And while these are certainly prestigious in their own right, none of them focus on the areas that Earth Check deems important.

As the recipient of this award, Hotel Xcaret Mexico has had to take a hugely focused approach to the construction, design, and operation of their resort.

The idea of this new focus is to provide a legacy of sustainability long after the resort doors open, ensuring that eco-friendly construction processes aren’t quickly canceled out by a loss of vision once a few years of bookings have passed.

Furthermore, this is far from a token award. The fact that Hotel Xcaret Mexico is the first in all of the Americas to receive this should speak volumes about the difficulty the certification poses.

Hotel Xcaret grounds with water feature

To receive this Earth Check certification the Hotel Xcaret Mexico came under intense scrutiny and interrogation, from design to completion.

The following is the standard inspection template to which all resorts chasing this award are subjected:

  • Mobilization (The pre-build scrutiny of plans and design).
  • Early review.
  • Interim review and audit.
  • Final review and audit.
  • Certification.

Not only were the plans and designs scrutinized long before the foundations were laid, but oversight throughout the build in the form of reviews and audits ensured that Hotel Xcaret Mexico was sticking to its guns on all counts.

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Hotel Xcaret grounds with water features and modern concrete walkways leading to the pool

Eco-Friendly Without The Loss Of Luxury

The knowledge that the resort a traveler is staying in has taken huge steps to be as eco-friendly and conscious as possible is becoming increasingly important to travelers.

This award gives travelers a new level of security in their pursuit of a green vacation.

But, while a superb effort has been made to blend nature with humanity’s love of vacationing at the Hotel Xcaret Mexico, that doesn’t mean visitors should expect a toned-down offering.

Hotel Xcaret false beach at lazy river area with sunloungers

It should be noted that this resort has one of the highest review ratings in the whole of the Mexican Caribbean. In a destination of high-end luxury, it scores an outstanding 9.2/10.

A look at past guests’ experiences is enough to fire the booking trigger; one former guest described the Hotel Xcaret Mexico as “literally paradise!” while another said, “Everything! This hotel is so lovely. The food, the pools, the beach, the staff, the parks… we had an amazing stay, and we will definitely be back!”

And those are just two reviews from a sea of high praise!

Room view from Xcaret Mexico Hotel
Image courtesy of: Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Amenities To Rival Dubai

The Hotel Xcaret Mexico is located just 3.7 miles south of Playa del Carmen, on a beautiful strip of the Riviera Maya.

The resort has its own private beach area, as well as some of the most comprehensive amenities to be found anywhere south of Las Vegas, including:

  • Live music entertainment nightly.
  • Extensive wellness programs, including spa treatments and fitness centers.
  • Multiple high-end restaurants as well as buffet-style offerings.
  • High-speed WiFi across the grounds.
  • Extensive 24/7 security.
  • Two fantastic year-round pools with bars.
  • Tennis courts and other sporting amenities.

The list of standard amenities is too long to post in its entirety, but it isn’t the stunningly designed rooms and superb entertainment in the resort that sets Hotel Xcaret Mexico apart from the competition; what sets them apart is their one-of-a-kind “All-Fun Inclusive” package.

hotel xcaret

All-Fun Inclusive isn’t just a cute marketing ploy, it means that guests of the Hotel Xcaret Mexico are offered unlimited access and transportation to some of the Riviera Maya’s best sights and activities at:

  • Xcaret.
  • Xel-Há.
  • Xplor.
  • Xplor Fuego.
  • Xenses.
  • Xoximilco.
  • Xavage.
  • Xenotes.

In true Caribbean fashion, X marks the spot.

On top of the mind-boggling number of free and unlimited tours, guests also receive unlimited transport to and from Isla Mujeres, one of the most popular day trips available in the whole of Mexico!

Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Be Fast Or Pay More

Travelers need to act fast if they want to stay at the Hotel Xcaret Mexico as rooms don’t stay empty for long here, and the price often reflects this towering popularity.

Prices here can peak at a teeth-clenching $1,100 per night, although for travelers who are happy to plan ahead and be flexible with dates, a suite in the Hotel Xcaret Mexico can be snapped up for as little as $627 per night!

Sample date for rate:

  • August 27th 2023

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Thursday 4th of May 2023

Was just at Coba three or four days ago. You still can't climb it (COVID-19 restrictions).


Friday 5th of May 2023

@Justin, dang. Thx for sharing. Any info on when will be lifted?