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This Is How We’re Celebrating the Autumn Equinox at Sandos Caracol

A Day of Spirituality… and Fiesta!

The sun comes up over the Caribbean Sea and a new season of experiences begins here on the beaches of the Riviera Maya. Sandos Caracol welcomes the first day of autumn with meditation and purification based in ancient Maya traditions, just as we do at every equinox.

Maya warriors Playa del Carmen

But the Autumn Equinox at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort isn’t just about spiritual well-being; it’s also about celebrating Maya customs, Mexican traditions and the joy of life itself during a day filled with activities. This year, our Autumn Equinox celebration will take place on Thursday, September 22.

The Morning of the Equinox: The Beach

The entire morning of the 2016 Autumn Equinox will be centered around our beautiful beach area, where the white sand joins the waters of the Caribbean Sea. As always, we’ll begin with a meditation session on the beach at sunrise, followed by a Maya purification ceremony done by local Maya shamans. Afterwards, we’ll celebrate with a beach party called the “Sun Tribute”, an event that will include games, drinks and live music; after, we’ll host a traditional Mexican cuisine cooking class with the Sandos Caracol chefs.

Playa del Carmen meditation on the beach

The Evening of the Equinox: The Mexican Fair

Starting at 6 pm, we’ll have a night of festivities in the center of the resort, where we’ll be hosting a big Mexican fair to complete the Autumn Equinox with a colorful and musical event. Of course there will be traditional Mexican food stands around El Nido restaurant, along with strolling musical groups to set the tone for the evening. The Maya World area will feature games and snacks, while face painting stations offer themes from Maya culture. Kids will have an amazing time with the games and interactive activities at Xcalacoco Land, and everyone will be blown away by the parade of Yucatan music and dancing. By 9 pm, the festivities will move to the theater, where you can enjoy performances of Maya legends followed by a DJ and Mexican Circus event to close the night.

Mexican fair Riviera Maya resort

Celebrate with Us

If you’re staying at Sandos Caracol this Thursday, September 22, we invite you to join all of the activities during our celebration! In addition to everything mentioned above, you’ll also find a Maya artisan fair and Eco Tours to explore the mangrove and jungles surrounding the resort.

And if you’re not here this week, don’t worry! We will also have our annual Celebration of Life and Death on November 1 and 2, 2016 to honor our deceased loved ones on Day of the Dead; this will be the last of our four Xcalacoco events for this year, and it will feature two days of culture, color and joy with all the traditions and customs of this famous Mexican holiday.

To see all the details about our 2016 Autumn Equinox at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, click here to see the full itinerary on Hope to see you Thursday!

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