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#Startrip: Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya

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It was a detail by Iberostar that in the #startrip they will take us on an excursion outside the resort to know some attractions in the area. The Riviera Maya It is a newly created destination in an area where just 30 years ago there was almost nothing built. It has a leisure offer for all kinds of tastes, although it is not cheap. Despite being Mexico, almost everything that is located in the Riviera Maya has prices of European or American standards.

He Xcaret Park It was the first one created by the group Xcaret experiences in 1990 and that also includes Xel-ha, Xplor and Xichen. But what is Xcaret Park? Well, it's an eco-archeological park in which you can enjoy nature (cenotes and underground rivers included), the fauna and culture and archeological heritage of Mexico but protecting as much as possible the extraordinary natural environment in which the park is located. For example, giving visitors biodegradable sunscreen so that it does not contaminate the environment.

Although we made an afternoon visit, the ideal is to spend all day to fully enjoy the park offer and thus amortize the entry of a day that costs 1027 pesos (€ 56). We visited the regional wildlife farm which houses more than 24 species of native birds of the Mexican southeast, some of them in danger of extinction.

One of the areas that I liked the most was the kennel of red macaws in which we could see the macaws in different phases of growth before being released. The good thing about the regional wildlife farm is that the birds are not exposed in cages, but are free and can be seen following a path and, above all, I feel very respectful of them. We saw red macaws, green macaws, yellow-headed parrots, red-fronted parrots and flamingos. There are many more species in the hatchery that we had no chance to see, such as the toucan, which is a bird that fascinates me.

After the visit to the farm we went to a Mexican farm to see the show Charra party that just started (at 5 in the afternoon). The show is held next to the restaurant "La Cocina", of traditional Mexican food, where everything looked very good.

The Fiesta Charra is an equestrian show in which charros and cowboys wear their equestrian arts dressed in traditional costumes.

In the area of ​​the farm is also located Guadalupe Chapel, which deeply impacted Hombrelobo.com, both for its exterior beauty and for its surprising interior. Too bad that his enthusiasm was not widely shared by the rest of bloggers.

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