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Originally a small fishing town, Playa del Carmen was named after Our Lady of Mount carmel, a patron saint of Cancún.  Playa del Carmen became popular as the departure point for a passenger ferry to Cozumel, a major scuba diving and snorkeling destination.  Today is is a popular place alternative to Cancun for beaches, and the stopping point for several cruises. 
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OCCIDENTAL GRAND XCARET

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Tucked within an ecological and historical preserve, the all-inclusive Occidental Grand Xcaret captivates guests with spectacular grounds, a pristine coastline and unparalleled service and amenities. Located less than an hour south of Cancun International Airport and 10 minutes from renowned Playa del Carmen, this glorious resort boasts winding river channels, free-form pools and a private beach with powder-soft white sand on a quiet cove. The Occidental Grand Xcaret features 11 international restaurants and 10 bars to fit every mood and occasion, from a romantic dinner to a lively family meal.

The Occidental Grand Xcaret offers each guest a greatly discounted day pass to the breathtaking natural wonder of the eco-archeological Xcaret Park. Located adjacent to the resort and within walking distance, travelers with a taste for eco-touring and adventure can explore the remains of a Mayan village, snorkel through ancient caves and underwater gardens, swim with dolphins, or observe jaguars, butterflies, tropical birds and other indigenous species in their natural habitat. Discounted tickets for Xcaret Park may be purchased at the resort’s front desk.

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All-inclusive include:: ALL-INCLUSIVE FEATURES

An all-inclusive escape from the everyday begins at any of the Occidental Grand Xcaret's five inviting pool areas and its 10 public whirlpools. Plus, the resort features a man-made beach on a cove with crystal clear water and sparkling white sand - perfect for an afternoon playing with the kids or for floating your cares away.

Also included in the all-inclusive plan are sports and activities, such as archery, mini-golf, tennis, a gym, snorkeling, Kids Club as well as spa services such as sauna, steam room and whirlpool. Daily entertainment and activities programs for children and adults are also part of the package as well as nightly shows and entertainment.

All-inclusive include::

  • Unlimited meals, snacks & beverages
  • Full open bar with premium brands
  • 11 restaurants, 9 bars & 1 Disco with bar
  • 5 swimming pools
  • Beach Club
  • Beach bar with butler service
  • Chaise lounges & towel service at pool & beach areas
  • Daily activities program by the pool & beach areas
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Fitness room
  • Solarium
  • Sports: 2 paddle & 2 tennis courts, shuffleboard, mini-golf & archery
  • Kids Club with supervised activities (ages 4–12)
  • Taxes & gratuities
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