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Xcaret

Xcaret

Daily 8:30am–9pm
Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez Kilómetro 282, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, 77710

The Basics

A prebooked admission ticket or day tour to Xcaret park makes it easy to access an impressive range of activities, with entry including the opportunity to snorkel with fish in natural lagoons, visit the park's Maya archaeological sites, and and catch the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular light and dance show. Some day tours have optional upgrades for extras such as a buffet lunch or exclusive changing rooms, while combo tours can be booked to also visit other nearby attractions, such as the Chichen Itza or Xel-Ha ruins or Xplor Adventure Park.

While there’s plenty to do within the bounds of a general admission ticket, a plethora of add-on activities are also available. For an extra fee, take a speed boat ride (from $59), snorkel atop an offshore coral garden (from $49), take in a theatrical interpretation of the origins of Mexican culture over dinner at the Gran Tlacho Theater (from $59), or experience the Temascal, a traditional four-part wellness ritual (from $39).

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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
star-4.5
$139.99 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Amazing!
Omg so much fun! It’s definitely a full day, so be well rested if you go. Plan accordingly, our guide was Samantha and she was great! Gave good recommendations and clear instructions. Also, make sure you’re around for the 7pm show. Xcaret was amazing!
Haihua_S, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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Amazing experience!
Dan_S, Jan 2022
Ecoarchaeological Xcaret Plus
Very fun experience. We purchased Xcaret Plus. Understand you will want to add additional experiences when you arrive. We did the photo package, SeaTrek, and swam with sharks. Both I would recommend!
star-5
Must visit place!
Yeji_C, Dec 2021
Priority Access: Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xichen Itza
Xcaret experience was awesome. You should definetely try out dinner option for the night show. Seatrek and para sailing were very exciting and we enjoyed a lot. Must go place when you visit Cancun.
star-5
Cozumel bunch went to Xcaret
Richard_A, Nov 2021
Xcaret Park Admission Ticket
Staff was friendly and informative. Facilities amazing, shows extraordinary. And we all got back to our hotel because Xcaret is very close to Playa Del Carmen
star-5
Underground adventure
Amy_S, Dec 2021
Xcaret Park Admission Ticket
Great experience, and the food was amazing. All the people in the park were so friendly and helpful . We are planning on returning With more family members in January
star-4
Excellent booking with...
Edio_G, Nov 2021
Priority Access: Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xichen Itza
Excellent booking with you service is awesome I will recommit to family and friends in the future. Also I am planning coming back here.
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Xcaret Park
Maria_B, Aug 2021
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Wonderful experience !!! Loved the natural habitat, we even saw a puma and a jaguar at the restaurant we ate !!! 😃
star-5
BUCKET LIST _ CHECK
Teachertori, Aug 2021
Xcaret Plus Tour - Included Transportation
Swimming with sharks was a once in a lifetime amazing experience. The staff... and they were everywhere.. were incredibly kind and helpful. However the opportunity to print a map prior or acquire one there would be very very helpful
star-5
Awesome
ChristineJoy_O, Jul 2021
Xcaret Xperience from Playa del Carmen
The water is warm and beautiful! Lots to see and do! It is so green and full of trees. The food is good too!
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Xcaret
Holly_G, Jul 2021
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
The park was amazing and transportation was perfect . Also employees at the park were very helpful ..
star-5
Highly Recommend
Veronica_S, Nov 2020
Xcaret Plus Tour - Included Transportation
We had a wonderful Experience , I Highly recommend this Tour The guides were real helpful and we felt really taken care of
star-5
Great day at Xcaret
Daniel_C, Apr 2021
Xcaret Plus Tour with Transportation
So much fun. It’s not really a tour where a guide walks you around from place to place. Think of Xcaret like a theme park. The guide will drop you off and give you some information and then you are free to go through the park at your leisure. We did all of the water-related activities first, and then ate at the Mexican restaurant for lunch. Definitely get a plus ticket for the plus lockers and the plus area. Worth the extra money for the central location and buffet lunch. Then we went through the Mayan village and the aviary and butterfly and Jaguar area. The butterfly park was gorgeous, but very hot. Stay for the shows. They are all very good. We also got dinner at a table close to the main stage for the final show of the evening. All the food was delicious and well worth the money to get a good seat and great food. Bring plenty of sun screen and drink plenty of water. Plenty of shops and cafes all throughout the park if you need a pit stop. It is a VERY long day; we got up at 5am, and got back to our hotel around 11pm...but it was so much fun and I recommend it to everyone. Family friendly!
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Problems with communication between Viator and the agency that coordinated the actual tour!
Gloria_A, Jul 2018
Xcaret Xperience from Cancun and Riviera Maya
The day that we had scheduled this tour we arrived at the tour meeting point only to find that we were not on the list. The voucher we received from Viator indicated to *check* with the Nexus Tours representative (tour coordinator) for the departure time, which we did, in person as they had an office in the hotel we were staying. But apparently we were supposed to re-confirm with Nexus, which was not indicated anywhere by Viator, and they had to give us a new voucher, with their company logo. Nexus employees were great handling this, and we managed to change the day for the tour, since we couldn't go because of the

Things to Know Before you Go

  • Visitors should bring sunscreen, walking shoes, swimming gear, and lightweight clothing.

  • Most tours include round-trip transportation from hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

  • Lockers and snorkel equipment are available for a fee.

  • Most of the park is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for rental for a fee.

  • Several add-on animal encounters are available for additional fees. Pet stingrays in a shallow lagoon (from $39); go deeper with snuba (an underwater breathing apparatus); nurse sharks (from $59); or swim with bottlenose dolphins (from $109).

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How to Get There

Xcaret is located 47 miles (7 kilometers) from Cancun and six miles (10 kilometers) from Playa del Carmen. Most day tours include round-trip transportation from hotels in both cities. Taxis are available to and from Xcaret, and parking is free for those arriving by car. Public buses run from both Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

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When to Get There

The park is open daily from 8:30am to 10:30pm—arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds and enjoy a full day of fun. Although weather is tropical year-round, it can be especially hot in the humid wet season from June through October. Peak visitor season is December through April.

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What Not to Miss

Xcaret's cultural attractions include a replica Maya village, a colorful and symbolic Mexican cemetery with a grave for each day of the year, and shows performed by the swinging Papantla Flying Men (Voladores de Papantla). Don’t miss the Maya ruins, the aquarium, the sea turtle nesting site, the walk-through butterfly pavilion, the orchid greenhouse, or the two inland islands with jaguar and puma enclosures.

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