2019 is here and it’s time for fun in the sun in Cancun. Visitors from all around the world will flock to this beautiful coastal city on the Caribbean sea known for its miles of white, sandy beaches and clear, turquoise waters. If you find yourself in Cancun, make sure to check out the incredible Mayan Village Show in the Playa del Carmen area that celebrates the unique heritage and history of the indigenous people that inhabited the Cancun area hundreds of years ago. Read more to learn about the Mayan Village Show in Cancun.
Celebrate Mayan Culture
Situated in the heart of the Xcaret Eco Park, the Mayan Village Show offers activities for visitors throughout the entire month of January. One of the many Cancun events that celebrate Mayan culture, a visit to the Mayan Village is a great chance for the whole family to have an educational experience that is exciting and interesting at the same time. The event includes spectacular recreations of ancient Mayan civilization life that will delight visitors and guests. Attendees will feel as if they have stepped back in time during jungle walks through the lush vegetation of the region, and there will be a ceremony celebrating the discovery of fire. An ideal experience for history buffs and families alike, the Mayan Village Show is a perfect opportunity to learn more about the incredible Mexican culture and enjoy Cancun’s natural beauty at the same time.
Traditional Mayan Daily Life
Sometimes the best way to learn and appreciate a culture is to put yourself in their shoes so to speak. The Mayan Village Show and experience gives visitors a chance to imagine what life was like for Mayans who lived in the Cancun regions many years ago. Take a walk through the jungle and enter an authentic recreated Mayan village at Xcaret in Playa del Carmen. A visit to the Mayan Village feels like a journey into the past where you can imagine what daily life of a pre-Hispanic community was truly like. Visitors will learn about their way of life, how social structures were organized, how they constructed their homes, and what kinds of foods made up their diet. In addition, guests will learn about true Mayan artisans and you can even take home a piece of their beautifully crafted artworks.
As dusk arrives and the sun is setting, the Mayan Village will become filled with the scent of copal which is a tropical tree of the algarrobo family that consists of compound leaves and zygomorphic flowers. The copal wood is used frequently in cabinetmaking due to its durability, and was also a popular wood used by the Mayans. As the sound of ancestral drums fill the air, guests will be delighted by the Pre-Hispanic Dance performance that will inspire and entertain the whole family. Let the music feel your spirit as you watch the mesmerizing dances that are steeped in ancient history.
A day at the Mayan Village Show is a must do activity if you find yourself in Cancun area. Take a break from the beach to have a fun filled day of culture and excitement amongst the breathtaking natural beauty of Xcaret.