Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa (5 star hotel in Playa del Carmen, Mexico) recently presented Xcalacoco Experience to the world, a set of activities including health and beauty treatments inspired by the Mayas’ ancient wisdom.
Among a wide range of experiences, this hotel includes spa treatments such as the Ancient Mayan Ritual, using honey -a very healthy resource well known by the Maya for thousands of years- to moisturize, nourish and repair skin.
The sustainable use of local plants also inspired the Mayan Healing Ritual, a traditional technique of regeneration and hydration using Chaya and Aloe Vera to stimulate collagen natural production and repair sun-damaged skin.
Extracted from the Mayan medicinal wisdom deepest secrets, Ancient Well-Being is a special treatment based on the benefits of cactus and cucumber, which due to their high content of vitamins, amino acids and proteins give your skin a long-lasting moisturizing effect. It helps to prevent flaccidity and protects against premature aging by stimulating cell regeneration.
Spa treatments are complementary to other activities offered by Xcalacoco Experience: walking tours, bicycle and boat, swimming in cenotes, visiting the aviary, encounters with deers, but also environmental awareness activities such as the ‘Plant a tree’ programme. The wellbeing of body and soul also inspired the ancient ritual of Temazcal, called zumpul-che by the Maya, a steam bath with aromatic herbs. This practice has survived from the ages thanks to several native communities’ traditions. Its use is both therapeutic and relaxing as well as spiritual.
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort & Spa is located in front of a beautiful white sand beach in Riviera Maya, 15 minutes from Playa del Carmen and 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport. It consists of 78 villas with a total of 956 rooms and Junior Suites. It was built over a large area on the edge of the exotic jungle, surrounded by lush vegetation between cenotes, mangroves and natural lagoons, all set in an ecological environment ideal for those who like living within nature.
Born in Benidorm (Spain) in the 90’s, Sandos Hotels & Resorts is a growing company. After extending its borders to Mexico, has expansion plans in this country and Dominican Republic. Its business strategy is based on three pillars: differentiation, sustainability and innovation.