Xcaret Park

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Xcaret is an incredible natural water park in México that has captivated tourists for many years and is one of the top tourist attractions of Riviera Maya.

Situated on the Yucatan Peninsula, Xcaret Park provides many activities and experiences that lend themselves to an action-packed holiday to remember. Located just ten kilometres from Playa del Carmen (about 15 min.) and 45 min from Cancun, this park provides a range of activities for the whole family. 

What to Do In Xcaret Park?

At Xcaret, you and your family can enjoy several natural and cultural attractions across the whole park inspired by Mexican culture. Adventure seekers can try out the snorkelling and natural pools near the beach with crystal-clear waters. Cultural activities lovers will be delighted with ancient Mayan sites and traditional Mexican shows in the evenings every night. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy a bit of the Mayan culture there. 

You can also explore through mesmerizing underground rivers, dip in many beautiful cenotes, and observe exotic birds at the Aviary or colourful fish from the Coral Reef Aquarium. Visitors can also marvel at the incredible wildlife found in the Butterfly Pavilion before sitting back at night for an awe-inspiring show of pre-Hispanic ruins performed by Xcaret’s staff for their México Espectacular presentation. 

For those interested in exploring nature and the environment, Xcaret Park offers a unique “Xenotes” tour, which includes water activities, where visitors can explore the underground rivers (at extra cost). The whole experience is completed by its incredible wildlife habitats and botanical gardens, which makes it an excellent opportunity to observe animals in their habitat. Likewise, visitors can swim within lagoons surrounded by mangroves and admire coral reefs close up.

For foodies, Xcaret Parks offer traditional Mexican dishes along with international cuisine, whether you’re after street snacks, lunch buffet or fine-dining restaurants.

Xcaret is one of the most fantastic natural water parks in the Riviera Maya, México. It is truly an unforgettable experience worth visiting multiple times, as it has so much to discover! However, if you want to explore archaeological sites, Tulum could be an optional activity for you departing from Playa del Carmen or Cancun.