No one does Days of the Dead celebrations quite like we do at Sandos Caracol. This year it takes place between October the 31st until November 2nd. There are three jam packed days full of fun. This is not only a celebration, but it can be a learning experience for anyone who is new to the ritual. Every person walks away with a new appreciation for life along with a different way of honoring the deceased.
All of our scheduled events are family friendly and that means you can bring along everyone. Even the smallest children will have a total blast when they paint their face. Young and old alike will be educated on how our ancestors honored their dead. This is a tradition that’s ingrained into our culture and who we are as a people. It’s something we love to share with each and every one of our guests.
Each of the three days will have activities that are different. You’re free to join us each of the days and celebrate. You’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the local arts and crafts scene. There will even be a parade and plenty of music. We didn’t forget the food. Each day we’ll serve up dishes that are traditionally eaten during this time. It’s important to realize that you’re celebrating this right along side us. You’ll feel like you’re a local when you partake in the same exact festivities as everyone else.
The takeaway from this festival is that life is worth celebrating. We should honor those who come before us by making sure no one forgets about them. Each of our guests will walk away with a different and unique view of life. It’s only when we celebrate those who are no longer here that we understand what life is about. It connects us with our past and guides us into the future. This is what the celebration means to those of us who call this place home. It’s about honoring those who have shaped and molded us into the people we are.
During the Days of the Dead celebration no guest ever leaves the same person they were. Our society is rich culturally and there are many things that can be learned by it. An appreciation of those who have come before us is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s about understanding that generations far into the future will someday celebrate the achievements of those who are here today. This in a nutshell is the human experience and it’s what must be passed along from one generation to the next.
All seriousness aside, this is just about having some fun. Eating good food, listening to great music, and enjoying vibrantly colored decorations. It doesn’t matter if you celebrate the Days of the Dead where you live. You’ll celebrate it each and every year from now on. It’ll remain an important part of your life and you’ll always think about to the experience you had with us. That’s what traveling and living among other cultures is all about. It’s why you travel and set aside time from your busy schedule to do so.
Welcome to our eco-adventure! The All-Nature Experience pack is designed specially to entertain visitors with activities that allow them to appreciate the beauty of nature. No wonder this is the highlight of the stay of anyone visiting the Sandos Eco Resort.
Join me as I take a ride through the various activities in the All-Nature Package.
1. Once Upon a Time in this Land
This is a 3-day planned event that is designed to educate visitors about ancient Maya’s tales and myths. The Once Upon a Time in this Land contains three different love stories titled ‘the arrival,’ ‘the sacred cenote,’ and ‘the fire of life ceremony.’ These moonlight stories are scheduled for 8:30 pm every Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Trust me, you don’t want to miss any!
2. Events to Honor Spiritual Holidays
The ancient Maya tradition is littered with lots of interesting cultural and artistic events that will leave you entertained all night long. One of such is the Day of the Dead. This event is packed with a variety of amazing activities to educate and entertain both adults and children. It is scheduled to hold on November 1st and 2nd and contains various activities such as Jose Guadalupe Artwork Display, Make your Own Sugar Skull, Trick or Treat Crafts, Day of the Dead Origins, Lively Catrina Parade With a Sinaloa Band, Hotel Artisan Shops, Traditional Artisans, Day of the Dead Dinner, Day of the Dead Face Painting Stand, Mexican Cemetery, Night Legends Tour / La Llorona Xtabai, Xcalacoco Marigolds, Culinary Tour, Parade of the Souls, Skeletons and Games, Day of the Dead Screening, Dance Of The Catrinas, Musical Events, and lots more. No dull moment!
Our tributes are designed to pay homage to the mother earth. Visitors are taught the local culture of the Maya people and allowed to watch and/or participate in the celebration of the different Riviera Maya element. They also get to go on some interesting eco- adventures too. The tribute to the week contains events such as Earth-Monday, Wind-Tuesday, Corn-Wednesday, Water-Thursday, Sun-Friday, Fire-Saturday, and Roots-Sunday.
4. Eco Activities
The All-Nature Experience is incomplete without these soul-reviving eco-activities. The eco activities and tours are specially designed to take visitors through the lush jungles, mangrove forest, rivers, Caribbean Sea, and other natural cenotes that helps visitors appreciate the wonders of nature. The eco activities include the Jade River Adventure, Bird Watching, Underground Maya Cooking, Bike Tour, Romantic Boat Ride, Kayak Tour, Eco Tour, Plant a Tree, Sensory experience, Snorkel in the Cenote, Animal Keeper, and Animalia.
5. The Jungle Awaits
Ever wanted to explore the jungle. Well, Sandos Caracol is providing you with the opportunity to satisfy that thirst by creating a package termed The Jungle Awaits, which is designed to take you through a ‘real’ jungle where you discover lots of hidden treasures. This path is just by the Mexican coast of the Caribbean Sea, giving you the opportunity to relish the Caribbean Sea ambiance. Some of the things you are allowed to explore in this discover nature package include Bike Path, Cenote Route, Mangrove Path, Bird Sanctuary, Deer Encounter, and Iguanas.
6. Yoga Sessions
What better way to start your day than with peace and tranquility? And this is just what our yoga classes are made for. Come and connect with nature on a whole different level. Each session is held on the riverside deck, just the perfect synonym for peace. Come and equip your body and mind for the various activities of each day. Our yoga classes are opened to everyone from Monday through Saturday. At Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, there is no prerequisite or past experience needed to join the yoga classes. And do not give me the ‘I am a beginner’ excuse as our yoga tutors are learned in the act to carry everyone along – beginners and experts alike.
7. Animals at Sandos
The Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is a home to dozens of animals. We believe that every inhabitant of mother earth, (animals, plant, and humans) deserves the right to live. This is why we provide a conducive environment for dozens of rescued animals and encourage visitors to say NO to every form of animal exploitation including the sale of animal photos. Some of the animals you will get to see on your visit are the Monkeys, Coaties, Turtles, Pigs, Ducks & Rabbits, Goats, Mexican Hairless Dogs, Macaws, Donkeys, etc.
About Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
This is an all-inclusive eco resort right in the heart of Playa del Carmen, here in Mexico. It prides itself as the only eco resort in Playa del Carmen that owns a full-sized water park. The Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is a paradise built to cater to need of every visitor – both children and adults. It contains a variety of restaurants & bars, beach, rivers, buffets, and a lot more to make your visit a memorable one. Enjoy your stay in the paradise!
An avid lover of vacations and outdoors will attest to the exhilarating experience of the Sandos Playacar hotel. Without a doubt, this hotel has set the bar in the hotel industry by giving all its visitors the experience of a lifetime. Fortunately, the story of the Sandos Playacar is just beginning. Why? It is expanding to create more opportunities for potential vacationers to enjoy their holidays. This has been made possible by the Sandos Palm Bay section set to be open next April. The new Sandos Palm Bay section is a 700 meters beach stretch addition to the Sandos Playacar beach resort. The new section will be an oceanfront featuring:
* Luxury amenities
* Exclusive beachside pools
* Fiber optic Wi-Fi throughout the property
* A gorgeous stretch of pristine white sand beach
* Private lobby for check-ins
* Exclusive concierge chill out lounge with snacks and music from 7am to 9pm
* Guests can choose to move around in an exclusive shuttle or use the bike sharing service
The Sandos Palm Bay will have 4 different suites to choose from which include: the ocean front king suite, ocean front family queen suite, ocean front family master suite or the ocean front family king suite. All the rooms will have; a 50” flat screen TV, balcony/terrace, water dispenser, hairdryer-vanity mirror, premium bed linens, free Wi-Fi, bluetooth music network, laptop-compatible safe, iron and ironing board, suitcase unpacking, complimentary insulated drugs, 24-hour room service, bathrobes and slippers, minibar, individual A/C control, nightly turndown service and a coffeemaker.
The new Playacar section will have 314 ocean front rooms divided over 7-4 story buildings, equipped with elevators. The Sandos Palm Bay will feature exquisite facilities including:
Infinity pools covering 300m/985 feet overlooking the Caribbean Sea. These infinity pools will offer:
- a spectacular beachfront infinity pool. Accessible for both Sandos Playacar and Sandos Palm Bay hotel guests. It will have a kid’s area and a deep pool area with a bar.
-a beachfront platinum pool exclusively for Sandos Palm Bay guests. Furthermore, this pool features two bars.
-Two Jacuzzi-style plunge pools
-beach areas with umbrellas, loungers and waiter services. All these is restricted to Sandos Palm Bay guests.
· A range of exclusive dining and beverage options such as:
-a la carte breakfast with juice bar
-2 oceanfront snack bars offering a selection of gourmet options from 10 am to 6pm
-3 oriental a la carte restaurants for dinner exclusive to the Sandos palm bay Playacar section
-1 international restaurant with VIP breakfast and dinner for the Sandos Palm Bay section.
· The Sandos Palm Bay will give private access to beach areas specially to its guests
· A jungle-inspired spa characterized by the Riviera Maya. The spa will have a natural ambiance drawn from the lush topical greenery surrounding and offer relaxing massages and body treatments.
The Sandos Palm Bay section will be one of a kind. Its impeccable facilities, design and architecture are sure to give the most memorable and unforgettable memories of a vacation. It is without a doubt one of the new hotels to look out for as it opens in April 2019. I have a countdown for May 2019 :-)
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