Summer Solstice 2016 Is Coming to Sandos Caracol

Feature Story Summer Solstice

Rays of sunlight burst through the green canopy of the jungle. The soft white sand heats up beneath your feet. The smell of copal smoke reaches you, permeating the surrounding air. Summer has come to the Riviera Maya, and with it, all the meaning of the solstice.

June 20 marks the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer and the day when the sun stays longest in our sky. A season that begins for honoring our connection with the sun and the earth, a time to look within ourselves to celebrate the light of our consciousness.

On the coast of the Riviera Maya, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort is welcoming the beginning of this wonderful season with its Summer Solstice celebration. On June 20, 2016, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort will offer its guests a full day of celebration, featuring Mayan culture and Mexican traditions to honor this significant date.

To kick off the Summer Solstice and welcome the sun, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort will offer a sunrise meditation session on the resort’s beach—there’s no better way to recognize our relationship to the sun and everything it gives us in our lives. The resort will also have a real Mayan shaman to cleanse guests’ energies for the new season with a Mayan purification ceremony using traditional copal smoke.

At 11 o’clock in the morning, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort will start its beach party known as the “Sun Tribute” with a variety of games, drinks and live music to celebrate the beginning of summer in true Caribbean style. There will also be eco tours during the day so guests can explore the hotel’s different ecosystems, from mangrove to jungle, while learning about the region’s captivating Mayan legends. To enjoy a little culture, Sandos Caracol Eco Resort will have Mexican cooking classes with the resort’s chefs.

There will be live bands playing all kinds of Mexican music, from the marimba to jarocho, and the Mayan ball game known as pok ta pok. Kids will love the Xcalacoco Land play area and the Mayan face painting stand, and Sandos Caracol Eco Resort will also have live shows at the theater with performances of Mayan and Mexican legends.

We hope to see your client’s soon at Sandos Caracol Eco Resort to celebrate the Summer Solstice 2016 with us, or any of our other annual events! This special event, as well as Sandos Caracol Eco Resort’s other annual events, gives your clients the chance to experience the best of Riviera Maya history and Mexican culture, along with gorgeous natural surroundings, during their beach vacation. For more information, visit