an hour from Cancun, Xcaret is one of the many natural
eco parks within touching distance and a popular tour
to take. An underground river journey takes you for over
a kilometer to emerge next to the gorgeous Xcaret beach.
Explore the park, see turtles, the aquarium, big cats,
butterfly pavilion and swim with dolphins. Stay into the
evening for a chance to see the ancient Mayan 'football'
game and a show in the amphitheater that gives an insight
into Mexican culture.
by tropical jungle and wildlife you can laze in the natural
lagoon. Hundreds of brightly colored tropical fish and
the sound of birds floating on the air from nearby islands
makes Xcaret a natural paradise. Easy access to the water
for children and physically challenged makes this fun
has two naturally occurring underground rivers. The cold
water provides a sharp contrast to that of the sea and
is an ideal way to start off your day. Life jackets and
locking bags are provided at the river entrance and your
belongings will be transported by donkey to await you
at the end of your swim. There are many exits and stopping
points along each river so it is easy to take a break
and either rest or explore. Even non swimmers will enjoy
range of Xcaret tour options:
has a fantastic aquarium which educates you about various
types of reefs and their importance, along with plenty
of fish. Saltwater flows freely between the aquarium and
the Caribbean, bringing along a variety of marine life.
Great for kids.
an additional charge certified open water divers will
enjoy diving Barracuda Reef or the sunken wreck "Mama
Viña". If you’re not certified but want
to learn you could join the professional dive masters
for a resort course and take the plunge. For something
slightly different try Snuba - diving without a tank or
Sea Trek - diving for the non-swimmer, yes really! Experience
the underwater world with fun and safety.
offers the opportunity to swim
with dolphins for an additional charge, varying
programs and prices are available. It is strongly recommended
that these are booked in advance. With a typical ratio
of 4 persons to each dolphin, if you try and book this
on arrival at Xcaret you are likely to be disappointed
particularly during peak season.