Cancun, Q.R. — Thousands of people made their way to Xcaret over the recent Dia de los Muertos holiday season to celebrate the country’s traditional Day of the Dead.
Iliana Rodriguez, head of the Communication and Social department of Experiencias Xcaret, announced that more than 46,000 people visited the park over the four-day festival. Rodriguez explained that this year, the park kept better track of those arriving to participate in the Festival of Life and Death, noting that when the park exceeds 12,000, it becomes less enjoyable.
“This year we did a better job of controlling the amount of people who accessed the festival, because in past years, we have left the entrance more open and the truth is, once the park has exceeded 12,000 people the experience is no longer enjoyable. So this year, we limited access,” she explained.
“Last year, we reached 50,000 visitors, but this year, we did not intend to reach that figure because we prefer greater enjoyment.”
The annual event of the Festival of Life and Death put on by Experiencias Xcaret ran from October 30 to November 2 and was filled with exhibitions, food, live music and shows as well as traditional caricatures all depicting the Mexican tradition.