The natural world delivers unforgettable experiences for travelers on the hunt for adventures that entertain and educate. Barceló Hotel Group’s properties, including Royal Hideaway Luxury Hotels & Resorts, Barceló Hotel & Resorts, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, and Allegro Hotels brands, offer one-of-a-kind eco-adventures in pristine locations. You’ll return from your getaway with a new appreciation for the wonders of nature.
Occidental at Xcaret Destination, a 24-hour all-inclusive resort, is in a prime location for exploration of the incredible Xcaret Park, a 200-acre eco-archaeological wonderland on the Riviera Maya. The resort’s Unlimited Xcaret Xperience package offers guests unlimited access to the park’s 40 amazing exhibits and attractions, including the park’s cenotes (or underground rivers and pools), a Coral Reef Aquarium, a Butterfly Pavilion, a Manatee Lagoon and much more.
The all-inclusive Barceló Aruba, located on the beautiful island of Aruba, offers a one-of-a-kind, under-the-waves eco-adventure. Just a short distance off the coast is the resting place of the SS Antilla, the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean. At 400-feet long, the Antilla is now an underwater playground, suitable for all levels of scuba diving. Over the years, the ship has become an eco-system in its own right, providing a home for colorful tropical fish and coral. Dive in and see.
From the all-inclusive Barceló Ixtapa, just steps from the beautiful Playa del Palmar, eco-adventurers can take a 10-minute boat ride out to Isla Ixtapa, a tropical paradise off Mexico’s spectacular south coast. With crystalline, tranquil waters, the island is the perfect destination for snorkeling experiences amidst colorful marine life – keep an eye out for playful dolphins. You’ll also enjoy four golden-sand beaches, a wide range of lush local plants and flowers, and panoramic views.
The Palancar Reef, located off the island of Cozumel, is one of the top scuba diving and snorkeling destinations in the world – and both the all-inclusive Occidental Cozumel and all-inclusive Allegro Cozumel are fully equipped to provide guests of all skill levels with everything they need for this awe-inspiring underwater experience. Allegro Cozumel’s Ultimate Dive Experience includes one diver’s tank per day, an Ultimate Dive Experience exclusive ID wristband, accommodation within an exclusive section of the resort, near the beach diving shop, a special hanger to dry your diving suit in your room, plus many more amenities. It’s just what you need to see what’s happening under the waves.
The all-inclusive Barceló Gran Faro Los Cabos is located in front of the stunning Sea of Cortez – a part of the world famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau called the “world’s aquarium.” Book the resort’s special Whale Watching Tour package from December through mid-April and you’ll get a front row seat to the parade of hundreds of humpback, blue and grey whales who migrate through the area every year.