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The Complete Guide to Hotel Xcaret Weddings

Here’s the complete guide to Hotel Xcaret Weddings. This incredible beachfront resort will surely amaze you with comfortable suites, delicious cuisine, luxurious ambiance, and the traditional Mexican touch that will make you fall in love with Mexico (yet again).

Keep reading, and learn all the details and everything there is to know so you plan a perfect wedding in this idyllic paradise, surrounded by rivers, tropical forests, waterfalls, and luxurious details everywhere you look.

Open air hotel lobby with huge palapa roof and hanging plants
Lobby with an impressive palapa roof

Content of the Complete Guide to Hotel Xcaret Weddings

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Map and area description
Our experience with Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Hotel Xcaret Mexico Resort Overview
Pros and cons of Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Rooms and Sections
The Beach
Food & Drinks
Activities, Sports and Kids Club
Exchange Privileges
What makes this resort different from other AI resorts
Hotel Xcaret Weddings
Sample Wedding Packages at Hotel Xcaret Mexico
Extra Costs to Consider
Same-Sex Weddings
Wedding Promotions
Wedding Venues

Where is Hotel Xcaret Mexico

Hotel Xcaret Mexico is located right in the heart of Riviera Maya, south of Playa del Carmen town. Arriving here from Cancun International Airport will take you exactly one hour. According to the room category you book, a shared or private transfer is included so just get off the plane, get your bags and start your vacay!

Famous Xcaret, Xplor, and Xenses adventure parks are located within the same complex, so it would take you literally minutes to visit any of those parks from your room.

Playa del Carmen, Tulum, and many incredible locations are within reach. The benefits of being in the center of the action!

Our Experience with the Hotel Xcaret Mexico

From the very moment you arrive at the complex, you understand this is a place like no other. The design of the resort, the warmth of the staff, everything is beautiful and worth a thousand pics. Images just won’t make justice to this place, this is something you have to experience to believe it!

Hola weddings team at hotel xcaret
Everybody says cheers!

Resort Overview

  • Rooms: 900
  • Adult Only: Family Friendly
  • Pet-Friendly: Yes. Restrictions and extra rates apply
  • Room Service: 24-hour room service
  • Wi-Fi: Free
  • Restaurants: 12 dining venues inspired by pre hispanic, traditional, local, and international cuisine. Including one restaurant with a fully plant-based menu
  • Bars: 7 Bars/Lounges
  • Cafe: Yes.
  • Nightclub: They don’t have a nightclub per se, but the lobby bar offers happenings and music performances until 2 am. Also, you can enjoy live traditional Mexican Music at La Cantina Los Faroles until 2 am as well
  • Spa: Muluk Spa, a beautiful Spa carved out of rocks with treatments inspired by ancient traditions
  • Beauty Salon: Yes, it offers salon treatments
  • Fitness Center: Yes, it opens daily
  • Pools: 11 pools including 1 kids pool with playground
  • Water Sports: The ambiance of the resort is very relaxed, mainly because most guests spend the day at the adventure parks however, you still can kayak and practice some non-motorized water sports
  • Exchange Privileges: Staying at Hotel Xcaret Mexico, you have access to all Xcaret Parks and a ferry to Isla Mujeres, including transfers to and from the hotel!
Ocean front rooms with lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas
Outstanding architecture emerges from the natural surroundings

Pros and cons of the Hotel Xcaret Mexico

PROS

  • One of the incredible benefits of staying at Hotel Xcaret Mexico is that entrance to Xcaret Parks is included, with transportation to and from the hotel! Since most of them are so close together, you can go back and forth in a day if you want to.
  • They created a shoreline with rock walls, waterfalls, and lots of vegetation, so the beach is literally private and you get no seaweed. They did it this way to preserve wildlife and leave nature alone to do its own thing.
  • All the wedding venues are incredibly beautiful as are. The beaches, the jungle, the views… you don’t really need to spend a fortune on decor, save it for the honeymoon!
  • The whole experience is just A+.

CONS

  • Maybe one of the bad things (if you can say that) about this place is the feeling you’ll get of missing out on something. There’s just not enough time to visit all the parks, enjoy the hotel, dine around and see it all. You’ll just have to keep coming back!
  • Maybe some guests may find challenging to walk back and forth between the amenities and the rooms since the hotel is huge and spread out. Also, there are no golf carts.
  • And the real bad thing. LEAVING. We’ve been there a few times and it always breaks our hearts saying goodbye!

Rooms and Sections

The 900 suites are scattered in five buildings called “Casas” or ”Houses”, each representing one universal element the Mayan culture was based on. So that would be spiral, wind, water, earth, and fire. Each with its own personality.

All suites incorporate natural and local elements and display handmade art pieces made by Mexican artists from all around Mexico. It’s like your own showroom! Plus, there are different pieces in each room so that makes them all unique.

Hotel room with lots of wood and pink accents

A truly remarkable feature is the ”all view suite” concept. No matter where you are in the room, you will always enjoy the river, beach, or forest view according to the room category you booked. Even while you are taking a shower!

If a romantic getaway is what you are going for, Fuego and Agua buildings are adult-only areas. Rooms are the same, just no kids.

Hotel suite with lots of wooden furniture, big glass windows and a hammock at the terrace

The Beach

The beach here is comprised of several man-made inlets that offer private nooks, and secluded areas so you always feel like you are in your very own personal paradise. Find umbrellas, lounge chairs, and many corners to sunbathe and enjoy your time under the sun.

Around the whole resort, surrounding the suite buildings, you’ll see the rivers. Here you can also swim, kayak, or just dip into the fresh waters. And look how beautiful they are!

River in the middle of high stone walls with lots of vegetation

There is however an entrance to the beach, but you won’t see day beds or lounge chairs, instead, there is lots of vegetation since they try to leave the area as untouched as possible to prevent wildlife from being disturbed.

Pristine, untouched beach with palmtrees in Xcaret

Food & Drinks

Hotel Xcaret knows how important culinary experiences are when you travel. They have created a unique combination of flavors in settings that will surely make a memory out of any meal!

During your visits to the restaurants, you will clearly see a homage to Mexican culinary heritage with the use of ancestral ingredients. 10 talented chefs, including Michelin star winners: Carlos Gaytan and Paco Mendez, and sommelier Sandra Fernandez are in charge of the gastronomic offer, so I guess we could say the food will be more than good, right?

Mexican restaurant with traditional decoration with pinatas, basquets and colorful stained glass ceiling

To immerse yourself completely in true Mexican food, you can find several carts with typical street food, exactly like the one you’ll find in any small town or big city around Mexico. So your taco cravings are covered, too!

Street food truch with mexican dishes

For the health and fitness enthusiasts, BIO is a restaurant with a whole plant-based menu located inside caves, with views of the rivers. Have you ever had a salad inside a cave? I know I haven’t!

Restaurant inside of a cave

Guests also have the opportunity to enjoy Italian-Mexican specialties, a steakhouse buffet, a grill, traditional and modern Asian cuisine, and for an extra fee, you can get access to a fine dining tasting menu restaurant ”HA”, for those seeking the very best of the best.

Activities, Sports & Kids Club

If you and the kids need a break from the parks, you can always enjoy some downtime at the kiddie pool and the kids club, only to recharge your energies to continue with the adventures!

Kids pool with large octupus slide and lounge chairs with umbrellas

”Cantina los Faroles” translates as ”Lanterns Cantina”. Well, no need to explain the name right? This can be considered as the playground for grown-ups. Picture yourself sipping a delicious Tequila, eating some nachos, and singing along with the mariachi until after hours.

Mexican style restaurant with lots of hanging lanterns and wooden furniture

If a show is what you are looking for, ”Teatro del Rio” or ”River Theatre” is an open-air theatre where they offer a delicious tasting menu while artists play Mexican music, and perform traditional dances.

Exchange Privileges

Although Hotel Xcaret Arte and hotel Casa de la Playa are located next door, you can’t really visit them. But why would you? You will be so busy going to the parks and enjoying your own resort!

What makes this resort different from other all-inclusive resorts

If you put together all the best Mexico has to offer in regards to music, food, and the warmth of the people at mind-blowing architecture and an impressive beach, the result would be Hotel Xcaret Mexico.

Suspended glass pool overlooking the ocean
A suspended pool? with glass walls? above the beach?!

The facilities and service are just spotless. Everyone is genuinely glad to assist you and make sure you feel at home at all times. And that service is very consistent throughout the parks as well, so for sure, you are in good hands when it comes to planning your vacation or destination wedding in Riviera Maya.

Hotel Xcaret Weddings

Hotel Xcaret Weddings are dreamy celebrations embraced by white sands, turquoise waters, a lush tropical forest, and impeccable 5-star service that will satisfy the most discerning wedding couple and wedding group.

Come plan the perfect destination wedding, where you can personalize to the tiniest detail. Definitely, the event you and your guests will remember for a lifetime. Need to check wedding availability? Get in touch

Hotel Xcaret Weddings Packages

$5,200 USD Selling price
$90 USD extra person + TAX + Service fee

Wedding Day Inclusions: Venue for the ceremony • Minister for symbolic ceremony • Standard Gazebo • Table for the ceremony • Flower arrangement for ceremony table • Set up with cross back chairs • Toast with Sparkling Wine • Soloist for the ceremony • Audio and microphone for the ceremony • Venue for cocktail event • Basic setup • (2) Hours Open Bar • HorsD’oeuvres (4 per guests) • Bouquet and boutonniere for the wedding couple • (2) Bouquets for the bridesmaids • (2) Boutonnieres for the groomsmen • $ 200usd Gift certificate for Xtudio Photography services.

Natural caves and beach with a wedding set up

Deluxe Wedding Package – 30 guests

$8,800 USD Selling price
$170 USD extra person + TAX + Service fee

Wedding Day Inclusions: Venue for the ceremony • Minister for symbolic ceremony • Deluxe Gazebo Set up • Table for the ceremony • Flower arrangement for ceremony table • Set up with cross back chairs • Toast with Sparkling Wine • Soloist for the ceremony • Audio and microphone for the ceremony • (1) Hour Open Bar with basic setup • HorsD’oeuvres (4 per guests) • Bouquet and boutonniere for the wedding couple • (2) Bouquets for the bridesmaids • (2) Boutonnieres for the groomsmen • Access to the hydrotherapy area for the wedding couple (1 day) • $ 200usd Gift certificate for Xtudio Photography services • Private venue for the reception • Basic dinner setup • (3) course plated menu • (4) Hours Open Bar • Wedding Cake.

Extra Costs to Consider

  • Photography and Videography
  • DJ & Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Decor tweaks
  • Floral Tweaks
  • Outside Vendor Fees
  • Wedding Favors

Same Sex Weddings

Same-sex weddings are performed on a regular basis and can be personalized, adjusted, and tweaked to fit your vision and match your lifestyle. So, say I DO at Hotel Xcaret!

Same sex wedding coupleat the beach

Promotions for Hotel Xcaret Weddings

Did you know we can get you perks, benefits, and added details for your wedding?! What about some maracas for your Mexican fiesta? Or a discounted rate for a wonderful catamaran tour with your wedding group? Well, we got it for you!

Would you be interested in learning how to save a few hundred for your wedding? Read some real bride tips!

Hotel Xcaret Wedding Venues

Beach Wedding Venue

A pristine and untouched venue. The location is designed so no one else is around during your event. A true private beach in Mexico! MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 150 guests for a ceremony.

Inlet Caleta Fuego

If you are looking for a true eco-chic wedding where all the natural elements are present, you’ve found it! Have your event on the sand, with views of the river and the waterfall, while the sun sets and the air carelessly plays with your hair. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 350 guests for a ceremony and a cocktail, 120 for a reception.

Explanada Xerro

Geometry and nature converge to create this incredible backdrop for your wedding. This super private venue is surrounded by tropical gardens and adapts to any type of event.

Catholic Wedding Chapel

Chapel of Todos Los Angeles is located on top of the Xpiral Ballroom, this air-conditioned, palapa roof chapel is the star of all Catholic ceremonies. Say I DO with breathtaking 180-degree panoramic views of the Caribbean ocean and the Xcaret complex. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 60 guests for a cocktail or reception.

Cuevas Caves

Stone caves with water view and sandy areas

Several connected galleries inside a stone cave, some with views of the rivers and the impressive tropical gardens. Romantic, private, unique! MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 350 guests.

Cuevitas Little Caves

A lot like the above, but more intimate. MAXIMUM CAPACITY: 60 guests for a ceremony or a cocktail, 40 for a reception.

Conclusion

Without a doubt, Hotel Xcaret Mexico is a destination itself. The impressive facilities, the quality of the services, and the professional service create a flawless experience from start to finish.

Weddings at Hotel Xcaret are dreams come true. Come celebrate your special day with impeccable taste in this Riviera Maya wonderland. If you need more information or want to schedule a call, find our info below!

Get in touch, we love to help!
1-888-472-7077
hola@holaweddings.com

Ricardo

World-traveler, tea-lover, social media whiz, foodie, plantsman, yogi, avid reader, and sometimes a good cook... +50 hotel visits and counting. How can I help you?

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