• The Riviera Maya's Xcaret recently completed a new wine cellar, available for small group functions. Vino de México, a $1 million facility, is designed to share the history of Mexican wine and is the only wine cellar in the world that stocks Mexican wines exclusively. The Sommelier's Office, stocked with the most exclusive vintages, is available for groups of 10, while the tasting room can accommodate groups of 25 persons. A third room is filled with exhibits on winemaking.

Xcaret also recently opened the first phase of Hacienda Henequenera, styled like an authentic henequen (sisal) plantation, which will be able to accommodate groups of up to 1,000 attendees when completed in December 2010. Other facilities at Xcaret include a 6,000-person theater. 52 (998) 883-0470; www.xcaretgrupos.com/home_en.html