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In 1984 Architect Miguel Quintana Pali purchased 12 acres in the Mayan Riviera in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo with the idea of building his dream house. However, when he began to clear the land he started uncovering ancient Mayan cenotes, sinkholes and beautiful underground rivers. Awed by this magnificent sight he felt that so much beauty should not be accessible only to a privileged few and began to formulate the idea of a park open to the public.

He soon joined forces with Constandse brothers Oscar, Marcos and Carlos, and they began transforming this park into a dream come true called Xcaret. Since its opening in December 1990, Xcaret is one of the most famous attractions in the Cancun-Riviera Maya destination, an eco-archaeological park where you can experience the natural and cultural richness of Mexico.

Grupo Xcaret recently merged in 2010 its commercial business operations with its partner parks the world’s largest natural aquarium Xel-Há and the recently inaugurated adventure park Xplor. This partnership agreement means to create one company in sustainable tourism, recreation and social responsibility, able to respond to customer needs of more than 6 million tourists that visit the Mexican Caribbean every year.

This new integration scheme features a complete selection of products which complement each other and will offer the best entertainment and unique experiences surrounded by the natural, cultural and archaeological richness of Mexico.

Xcaret is a majestic park by the sea where you can relive the history of Mexico through colourful traditions and shows, endless activities and beautiful native flora and fauna.

Xel-Há is the Natural Wonder of Mexico, and idyllic place where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience in contact with nature and snorkel next to hundreds of fish in the most spectacular inlet of the Caribbean.

Xplor is an underground world for the whole family. Exciting adventure circuits take visitors to amazing natural settings such as grottoes and Stalactite Rivers in the heart of the Mayan Riviera.

 


Corporate Social Responsibility

Experiencias Xcaret is a unique company, which not only generates profit; but also builds emotions and realities. That's why sustainability is considered an important issue in all of Xcaret park's actions.

Since Xcaret, Xel-Há and Xplor opened to the public, we have carried out Corporate Social Responsibility tasks based on our understanding of what is good for our community, culture and environment. Every year since 2002, our parks have received the CSR award given by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (CEMEFI).

Xcaret and Xel-Há are also one of the first Mexican companies that signed the United Nations Global Compact in (2004/2005). All these years we have been able to understand and answer the wide interests of our co-workers, investors, visitors, suppliers, the government, the academy and nature.

With the purpose of being transparent and to clearly communicate our CSR actions; since 2007 we have published a Social, Environmental and Cultural Report every year. This report features the results of the measurement of our parks social, environmental and cultural indicators which are presented to all the company's stakeholders.

By communicating our CRS actions, we wish to begin a permanent dialog with all the members of society; inviting them to walk with us along the noble and wonderful path of sustainability.

"Xcaret is a corner in Mexico that touches the soul of thousands of people. This inspires us to work day by day with passion, pride and responsibility. The strategic priorities of the park will continue to be based upon issues related to our country's natural resources, people and culture. And it will go on this way."

Arq. Miguel Quintana Pali
(Social, Cultural and Environmental Balance, 2008).



>> To learn more about our social Responsibility Activities, download here the complete report