Sandos Caracol: Welcome the Spring Equinox in the Riviera Maya

Magic Is Now Approaching

We’ve almost reached springtime, the season that brings the blessings of a new beginning.

In 2017, March 20 marks the Spring Equinox, a day with great meaning for the ancient Mayans who inhabited Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula; for them, this date is the beginning of the cycle to prepare the land for sowing. For this reason, we welcome this day as the start to a season of blooming, growth and self-improvement.

Sandos Caracol Spring Equinox event

What is the Spring Equinox?

The Equinox occurs two days a year: in the spring and in the fall. On these days, the sun is situated directly above the equator, and the day is the same length as the night in all parts of the world. It also marks the first day of spring, the season when we leave the cold behind to sow new beginnings in our lives.

The Equinox in the Riviera Maya

At Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, we celebrate the Mayan heritage of our region with events that honor the equinoxes and solstices with a full day of meditation, spiritual cleansing, cuisine, culture and fun. For the Spring Equinox 2017, we’re offering our guests a big celebration on March 20, where they’ll find a world of Mayan and Mexican culture.

As always, we’ll open the Spring Equinox with a sunrise meditation session on our white sand beach, followed by a Mayan purification ceremony where a Mayan shaman will cleanse the energies of your body and spirit. During the day, you’ll find a beach party called the “Sun Tribute” where we organize games and contests with live music and refreshing drinks.

Mexico resort beach fruit stand

There will also be eco tours so you can explore the resort’s cenotes, jungle, mangrove and Jade River while our guides tell you the Mayan legends from the ancient book Popol Vuh, and you can even participate in purification ceremonies inside our Mayan sweat lodge known as a “temazcal” (reserve in advance at Spa Sandos).

In the evening, all the fun will be in the heart of Sandos Caracol, where we’ll offer a night of Mayan and Mexican culture to end the Spring Equinox with plenty of color and excitement. At Plaza Tzolkin and the surrounding areas, we’ll have live Mexican music groups, a Mayan facepainting stand, a play area for kids, a traditional Mayan village, and an outdoor dinner with mouthwatering Mexican cuisine, not to mention plenty of surprises and characters you’re sure to love!

Mexico resort cultural event

The Xcalacoco Experience

The 2017 Spring Equinox is the first of our four annual events that make up part of our Xcalacoco Experience. Throughout the year, we also offer celebrations for the Summer Solstice, the Autumn Equinox and Day of the Dead.

Sandos Caracol Xcalacoco events

The Xcalacoco Experience at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is our extensive activities program that allows you to experience the nature and Mayan culture of the Riviera Maya. In addition to our four big annual events, the program also includes daily activities like Mayan cooking classes, the Sensory Experience, jungle survival workshops, swimming through the Jade River, eco tours and more, as well as our nighttime Mayan shows that take place in stunning outdoor settings. Learn all about the Xcalacoco Experience at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort at

Come and Experience It!

We would love to have you at our all inclusive resort to experience the Spring Equinox with us. If you want to see this or any of our four Xcalacoco events, visit us at to learn about the hotel and book your next vacation.

We’ll see you soon here in the jungles of the Riviera Maya!



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