Occidental at Xcaret Destination

Carretera Federal Chetumal Puerto Juarez Km. 282 Solidaridad | Playa del Carmen 77710  [SEE MAP]Playa del Carmen  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Numerous activities and 11 restaurants available at this all-inclusive resort
Outside noise can be heard in the rooms closer to the bars
Occupying a large swath of coastline about 6 miles south of Playa del Carmen, the Occidental at Xcaret Destination by Barcelo meets the needs of travelers seeking a no muss, no fuss vacation: Once here, there's no reason to leave. This all-inclusive resort – surrounded by the Xcaret Park's verdant greenery – offers easy access to the Riviera Maya's coveted coastline, as well as a bevy of outdoor activities. Guests can spend their days lounging by one of seven swimming pools, perfecting their short game on the mini-golf course and practicing their swing on the tennis courts. Meanwhile, 11 on-site restaurants will satisfy just about any appetite, and the supervised kids club will ensure that younger visitors have as much fun as their parents. And as far as accommodations go, all guest rooms offer standard amenities such as minibars, cable TVs and coffee makers. Past visitors recommend requesting a room near the pools; these lodging options are not affected by late-night noise and are close to many of the property's on-site amenities.
Playa del Carmen
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All-inclusive resort, 760 rooms
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Critic Reviews



This four-pearl all-inclusive resort is a favorite among families and travelers looking to be as close as possible to the wildlife and beauty of Xcaret eco-park.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 18865 have reviewed the Occidental at Xcaret Destination, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 18865 reviews 4.0 (based on 18865 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The all-inclusive property offers Deluxe rooms, along with suites and upgraded rooms in the Royal Level. The property's Deluxe rooms feature an updated take on traditional Caribbean styling with tiled floors, cream walls and a neutral color palette. All rooms have coffee makers, stocked minibars, flat-screen TVs with cable access and private balconies or terraces.
  • All-inclusive rates cover unlimited meals, snacks and beverages, access to the fitness center and sports clubs, day and nighttime entertainment, kids club and more
  • Fee for internet access in Deluxe rooms; free for Royal Level rooms

Standard room size342 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

One of the properties just south of downtown Playa del Carmen, the Occidental at Xcaret Destination is spread throughout acres of tropical grounds, with a winding river and Mayan remains scattered throughout the property. There is nothing within walking distance of the resort, but with seven swimming pools, multiple sport courts and an eco-archeological park on-site, there isn't much reason to leave the resort.
  • On-site car and motorcycle rental
  • Downtown Playa del Carmen is about 6 miles north
  • Located 39 miles south of Cancun International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking (free)
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping


The all-inclusive resort is home to 11 restaurants along with 10 bars, including a disco. For all-day dining, Le Buffet serves an international selection. Dinner options include D'Oriental, which serves a contemporary Asian menu; El Pescador, an a la carte eatery with a fish-focused menu; and Sonora Grill, the property’s steakhouse. There's also Los Olivos, which serves a Mediterranean and Italian menu, while La Hacienda offers authentic Mexican dishes. Paco’s Tacos, La Piazza and The Beach Club offer casual dining.
  • All-inclusive plans include unlimited meals, snacks and beverages

Number of restaurants11

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Greek

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast


The Occidental Grand Xcaret resort has seven outdoor pools, including one with a swim-up bar. There is also a small, manmade lagoon-style beach available with beach chairs and palapas.
    • Lap pool
    • Wading pool
    • Lazy river
    • Family pool
    • Infinity pool
    • Whirlpool/hot tub
    • Adults-only pool
    • Lifeguard on duty
    • Poolside service
    • Waterslide
    • Deck chairs or cabanas
    • Pool bar


    The resort has a full-service spa available for guests. There are a variety of services on the menu, including facials, massages and body treatments, as well as select salon services.

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      The all-inclusive resort offers a complimentary kids club with a variety of supervised activities for kids ages 4 to 12. Additionally, there is an on-site mini golf course, Ping-Pong, shuffleboard and archery.
      • Babysitting services available
      • Excursions and scuba diving courses can be arranged
      • Kids Club
      • Free Kids Club
      • Fee for Kids Club
      • Cribs
      • High Chairs


      The resort has a fitness center with cardio machines, strengh-training equipment, free weights and other exercise accessories such as medicine balls and mats. There are also dance and aerobics classes as well as a volleyball court and two tennis courts on-site. Light recreational activities include mini-golf, Ping-Pong and shuffleboard.
      • Within walking distance of Xcaret Park
      • Scuba diving lessons for an additional fee
      • Off-site excursions can be arranged
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


      The Occidental at Xcaret Destination offers indoor and outdoor venues for meetings and events. There are professional event planners on-site, while meeting room options include the Grand Xcaret which can host events with up to 1,140 people; La Hacienda Restaurant can also host meetings.
      • Audiovisual equipment available
      • Property can host events for up to 1,100 guests

      Number of meeting rooms9

      • Business center
      • Meeting rooms
      • Meeting and event planners available


      The resort has a family-friendly mini-golf course.
      • Off-site golf excursions available
      • Golf carts
      • Golf packages
      • Club rentals
      • Club house
      • Refreshment stand or restaurant
      • Caddie service
      • Pro shop


      The Occidental Grand Xcaret is equipped to host weddings and there are professional on-site wedding planners. The property offers indoor and outdoor settings for weddings, including on the beach or among the on-site ruins.
      • Wedding packages available

      Maximum wedding guest capacity1140

      • Hotel hosts weddings
      • Outdoor space for weddings
      • Wedding planners available

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