The Parks of Xcaret

On my first trip to the Mayan Riviera, I completely fell in love with the Hotel Xcaret, and the beautiful park that we visited, Xel-ha. Until I can plan a return trip, I thought that I would share with you the amazing parks that the Group Xcaret has opened! All of these parks, along with transportation (to/from) is included with your stay, if you are staying at Hotel Xcaret, or Hotel Xcaret Arte; which is an amazing perk of these two All-Inclusive Resorts! If you aren’t staying at these two resorts, we can purchase tours to these parks.


What is Xcaret? Park Xcaret opened in 1990 and has since become a landmark in Cancun & the Riviera Maya, considered by many as THE destination of this region. It’s name means “small inlet” due to the fact that a portion of the Caribbean Sea enters the land. Because of this, the Mayans used Xcaret, known back then as “Pole”, as a merchandise port.

Xcaret is a water park, theme, amusement, eco-archaeological park and more, all in one place! Due to its privileged location in the Mayan jungle set among underground rivers, cenotes, and facing the Caribbean Sea, Xcaret has impressive scenarios where you can do different activities and enjoy them to the fullest. Besides, that, Xcaret is a theme park in the Riviera Maya that celebrates Mexico’s present and rich past, a country known for its traditions, culture & folklore.

Xcaret is the water park in the Riviera Maya with over 50 natural and cultural attractions where you and your family will get closer to each other by living together experiences close to the heart; and to nature, in Riviera Maya and Cancun activities in a wonderful setting rich in fauna and flora. Discover why Xcaret is the most emblematic attraction in the Riviera Maya.


Xel-ha in the Riviera Maya is a natural water park, with unlimited snorkeling, food & drinks! Feel a bit closer to paradise in a place considered one of the greatest and most beautiful natural wonders in the world. Xel-ha Mexico offers one of the best holiday experiences right in the heart of the Riviera Maya. Get unlimited snorkeling, food & drinks while you are able to observe multi-color fish and a great diversity of marine species that inhabit the fresh waters of its rivers, cenotes & natural inlet. Here you will discover that paradise is at your fingertips!

For lunch, be sure to not miss La Cocina del Pueblo Restaurant. It featured some of the best Mexican food I’ve had, and absolutely the best Chicken Mole (pictured above, with the sesame seeds) I’ve ever had. The beverage I had, was named “The Xcaret” and was delicious…and strong. And, it’s all included!


Xplor is an adventure park in the Riviera Maya. Adventure sets the spirit free, and at Xplor, you’ll be able to live it in total freedom!

The world’s most visited zip-line park lets you choose the path into your All-Inclusive adventure.

Six activities, two smoothie stations and an outstanding buffet are scattered across the jungle, from over the destination’s highest zip-lines and into the Earth’s core in stalactite rivers and an Underground Expedition.

Did you know that the meteorite that caused the dinosaur extinction 65 million years ago happened here, in the Yucatan Peninsula? Did you know it caused a mass system of underground rivers and caverns that are interconnected in the area? At Xplor, you’ll be exploring a prehistoric river as you swim along the stalactite scenery in an underground adventure with freshwater flowing along with you

Make your way through a spectacular day surrounded by gorgeous scenarios of nature while your heart races to the beat of limitless fun. Watch their YouTube video here.


Be ready to live a night of adventure exploring from the heights through the jungle and inside our planet!

Xplor Fuego is a thrilling adventure full of adrenaline on Zip-lines, Amphibious Vehicles, swimming and riding on Rafts over stalactite rivers, discovering ancient caverns and caves in an underground world, and gliding on a hammock into a cenote. The most intense nighttime adventure!

Xplor Fuego is an all inclusive Park where you can enjoy an exquisite BBQ ribs buffet and many other delicious meals, as well as unlimited non-alcoholic beverages to quench your explorer’s thirst and hunger.

Come to Xplor Fuego to unleash your intrepid nature!

  • A seven zip-line circuit which includes the tallest in the Riviera Maya.
  • Circuit of 3.1 miles (5 km) of jungle and caves driving an amphibious vehicle.
  • Swim in the 437 yard (400 m) stalactite river inside ancient caves.
  • Underground river rafts of 623 yards (570 m) paddling with special hand paddles.
  • Hammock Splash.
  • Spelunking hike.
  • BBQ buffet with delicious ribs (vegetarian options available).
  • Unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, hot chocolate and fresh flavored waters).
  • Locker for two.
  • Rest areas, dressing rooms and restrooms.
  • Other services (ATM, WiFi and gift shops).

For more information about Xplor Fuego, click here.


Xavage is a new thrill park in Cancun and a great place to have an adventure. An exciting day is waiting for you where you can climb through hanging challenges on a Ropes Course or paddle through the only canals in Cancun on a Kayak.

Discover Xavage,  where you can enjoy distinct activities, many of them unique in the Mexican Caribbean. Choose your admission between Basic or All-Inclusive and spend a day having thrilling rides in a Monster Truck, or a Jet Boat, Rafting in the only whitewater rapids in Cancun and Riviera Maya, gliding through a Zip-line or climbing different challenging levels at the Ropes Course.


To discover the festive & fun side of Mexico, everyone’s invited to Xoximilco!

Xoximilco pays tribute to the traditions, culture, and folklore of one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in Mexico: Xochimilco. Come to honor this place of Mexico that fills the Mexican people with pride!

From the second you arrive, Mexico’s essence presents before you with a Mexican carnival with games, snacks and a musical surprise to start an evening full of emotions.

It’s on board a colorful Mexican gondola, that will take you on a ride through the charming natural scenarios of Xoximilco, where the celebrations, dancing, singing, the toasts and fun games take place.

During the ride, you will enjoy the scents and flavors of a whole country with a delicious dinner with the distinct tastes of Mexican cuisine. And because in Mexico there is no party without drinking, the open bar of tequila, vodka, rum, beer, soft drinks and fresh flavored waters will have you shouting all the time, cheers!

The different ensembles playing live music will set the mood so you can dance and sing with the rhythms of the entire country. In addition, a personable host will be with you at all time with games, telling fun stories and guaranteeing a joyful night.

Come to Xoximilco Cancun to tremble with authentic expressions of a Mexico full of happiness and passion for partying. Watch a YouTube video about Xoximilco here.


Come to Xenses and discover a fun way to use your senses! Set free your sensations at an incredible half day park that takes you through two paths of unique activities in more than 50 fantastic scenarios. Hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste and many others senses you are about to discover will show you that at Xenses, nothing is what it seems!

Xenses may be one of the hardest parks to explain, without having been there first! Check them out at this link. And, here’s a video that will completely fool your senses!


Xibalbá is the gate to the unknown underground world of Yucatan, Mexico, waiting to be discovered. This exclusive nature reserve by Grupo Xcaret houses remarkable scenarios and several activities that will encourage you to explore things you have not seen before. It is a reflection of a unique tribute to the history and culture of this Mexican state, plus taking a look at its ancient and contemporary natural treasures from a different point of view.

So, that’s a very brief descriptions of the Xcaret Group’s parks in the Riviera Maya area. I’ll be talking about the tours that are included with stays of Hotel Xcaret & Hotel Xcaret Arte….stay tuned!

Would you like to begin planning your All-Inclusive vacation at one of the amazing resorts in this part of the world? If so, you know who to email!