In 1984 Architect Miguel Quintana Pali purchased 12 acres in the Mayan Riviera in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo with the idea of building his dream house. However, when he began to clear the land he started uncovering ancient Mayan cenotes, sinkholes and beautiful underground rivers. Awed by this magnificent sight he felt that so much beauty should not be accessible only to a privileged few and began to formulate the idea of a park open to the public. Xcaret is a majestic park by the sea where you can relive the history of Mexico through colorful traditions and shows, endless activities and beautiful native flora and fauna. Xel-H is the Natural Wonder of Mexico, and idyllic place where you can enjoy an unforgettable experience in contact with nature and snorkel next to hundreds of fish in the most spectacular inlet of the Caribbean.