The 15th edition of the Sacred Journey in May, 2023 pays tribute to a ritual and tradition rescued after hundreds of years of not being carried out, where the ancient inhabitants of the region made a pilgrimage by sea to pay tribute to the goddess Ixchel and receive a message for their people. Among the goals of the Sacred Journey that Xcaret rescues outstand:
Preserve an ancestral tradition. This ritual recreates an offering to Ixchel, the goddess associated with the moon and fertility. It was performed by the ancient settlers of this area of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Contribute to the consolidation of a cultural offer in Cancun and Riviera Maya. Strengthen the original culture of the region, promote sustainable tourism development, and spread one of the most relevant events in the Playa del Carmen area.
Be a vehicle to learn about the traditions of the former inhabitants and create interest among new audiences.
Invite the community to be proud of the region’s ancient culture, preserving it from the intense migratory flow in the region.