Xperiencias Xcaret Parks: Which Cancun Park is Right for Me?

Xcaret Park Riviera Maya

If you are planning a Cancun vacation and you are doing your research, it’s inevitable that you will find mention of Xcaret Mexico and its sister parks as “must do” Cancun activities. The parks operated by Xperiencias Xcaret are known for providing world-class travel experiences in nature, history and culture and have a reputation as being the most consistently popular Cancun excursions. With so many Cancun eco-parks to choose from, how do you know which Xcaret park is right for you? Let’s break it down…

Xcaret Mexico Park aerial

Xcaret Park Mexico

Xcaret Park

The “mother park” if you will, Xcaret Park is located just south of Playa del Carmen, about an hour from Cancun. There are so many things to do at Xcaret that you won’t be able to see it all in just one day! The park represents all the great things about Mexico and makes a great effort to “edutain” (educate and entertain) visitors about all the incredible aspects of the country. The cultural shows of dance and music are truly extraordinary, do NOT miss the big night show “Mexico Espectacular” (I cry EVERY time). You can swim in an underground river, snorkel with an abundance of marine life, visit rescued sea turtles, explore the butterfly pavilion and so much more! This is a perfect park for families, kids of all ages will love being immersed in the natural beauty of Mexico!

Xelha Park Mexico

Xel Ha Park

Xel Ha Park

Xel Ha Park is located just north of Tulum, about 1.5 hours south of Cancun. Xel Ha is known as a “natural aquarium”, an ideal place for beginners and experts alike to don the mask and fins and snorkel with incredible sea life. With 70 hectares of land and 14 of water, Xel Ha Park is truly representative of the natural wonders of the Mexican Caribbean, jungle, mangrove, cenotes and reefs. Float down the lazy river, jump from the “Cliff of Courage”, fly on the water-landing ziplines or dare to take on the new Lighthouse Waterslide. “Children’s World Xel Ha” is an area just for the kids with an incredible treehouse maze and kid-sized waterslides. Xel Ha is a place to spend the whole day in your swimsuit, it’s all about fun in the water! Your Xel Ha tickets include all you can eat and drink (and oh my the food is GOOD!), a hassle-free Cancun day trip that will leave your fingers pruney, your belly full and your need for adventure satisfied.

Xplor Park zipline Mexico

Xplor Park

Xplor Park

Xplor Park is the most adventurous member of the Xcaret family, with ziplines, amphibious vehicles, and underground rivers where you can navigate a raft or swim with the current. Located alongside Xcaret Park, it’s an easy day trip from Cancun and close to just about anywhere in the Riviera Maya.  The 14 Cancun ziplines are super safe and wildly fun, you never forget your first water-landing splashdown! This is not a tour for the feint of heart, but the daring are rewarded with some of the best food of any theme park in the area! You can double the adrenaline and excitement by doing the tour at night, Xplor Fuego lets you do all the Cancun activities under the stars and by torchlight (and the night tour gets you RIBS, oh those delicious ribs).

Rappel into a cenote at Xenotes Park

Xenotes Park

Xenotes Park

Xenotes Park is located on the famous “Cenote Route” of Puerto Morelos, just south of Cancun. This Cancun tour lets you discover and explore four different kinds of cenotes in one jungle paradise. You’ll enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, ziplining and rappeling in the sacred cenotes, an action-packed day of splash-time fun. Xenotes is a fabulous option for travelers seeking an adventure in nature and a boost of adrenaline. The “glam picnic” lunch of healthy treats is the perfect way to refuel after all that cenote action!

Xenses Park Riviera Maya

Xenses Park

Xenses Park

Xenses Park is a totally unique immersive experience located just beside Xcaret. Like a “science fair on steroids”, Xenses is designed to challenge your perceptions and stimulate all your senses. Float down mud river, drink from the lemonade tree in the xitric garden, “riverlax” as you float down a salt-water canal or fly free on the Bird Flight zipline. This is a half-day Cancun excursion, delight your senses then be back at your resort for happy hour.

Still can’t decide which Xcaret Cancun theme park is for you? No worries, you can book them all today! Drop us a line and our travel experts will be delighted to put together the perfect Xcaret tickets combo for you. Try them all!

 

Kelly McLaughlin
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