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Ecological Theme Parks in the Riviera Maya

Ecological Theme Parks in the Riviera Maya

In the Yucatan Peninsula, theme parks take on a whole new meaning. Here, turquoise waters, jungle caves, cenotes, and Maya ruins can all be found in ecological parks that have won awards for sustainable tourism development. Here are our top picks in the Riviera Maya.

Xel-Ha Park

Xel-Ha fuses natural beauty with the convenience of an all-inclusive park. Set about 90 minutes south of Cancun by road, the park is a swimmer’s paradise referred to as a “natural aquarium” thanks to its calm, clear waters and abundance of aquatic life. With roundtrip transportation from Cancun hotels included with most tours, this day trip is convenient and fun.

Xplor Park

Xplor offers day-trippers the opportunity to spelunk in caves and zipline among treetops. Also on offer is a ride in an amphibious vehicle, a paddle through an underground river, a 14-line zipline course, and cave swimming. 

Xcaret Park

An ecopark on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, Xcaret features an underground lazy river prime for floating, white-sand beaches, and natural lagoons housing turtles and manatees that are easy to observe. Add-on activities such as swimming with dolphins, Snuba underwater swimming, and jet boat tours are available for additional fees.

Xenotes Oasis Maya

Xenotes Oasis Maya is another natural wonderland in the Riviera Maya, where visitors can zipline through the jungle, swim in ancient cenotes, rappel down semi-open cenotes, and snorkel in caverns, observing tropical fish and plants. Most day trips include lunch and all equipment necessary to properly explore the park.

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ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park Cancun

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ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park Cancun

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Combine a jungle zipline course, off-road ATV experience, and a cenote swim on a small-group adventure tour from Cancun to Extreme Adventure Eco Park. Take on a fun, family-friendly challenge in a scenic destination, with round-trip hotel transfer, refreshments, and all activities included.
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  • 4 hours
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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation

Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation

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Escape for the day to Xcaret, Mexico's ecological and archeology park located in Riviera Maya. On this full-day trip from Cancun to Xcaret, swim in a lagoon, snorkel in the clear aqua waters of the Caribbean, and discover a network of subterranean rivers. Watch for monkeys, birdlife, and butterflies as you stroll through the jungle at Xcaret and take tours of the ancient Mayan archaeological sites. After the sun sets, enjoy folkloric entertainment that highlights the ancient Mayan culture around Cancun, Mexico. This Xcaret outing includes pickup and drop-off at most hotels in Cancun.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Priority Access: Nighttime Xplor Fuego Adventure Park with Transportation

Priority Access: Nighttime Xplor Fuego Adventure Park with Transportation

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Vist Xplor after nightfall on this 7-hour excursion from Cancun. When the sun goes down, the Yucatanean jungle comes alive with the sounds of wildlife. Swim, drive, raft and zipline your way though the park under the cover of darkness. Explore treetops, jungle paths and subterranean caves. Enjoy round-trip transportation hotels Riviera Maya, Cancun or Playa del Carmen.
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  • 6 hours
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation
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Priority Access: Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip with Transportation

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Explore Xel-Ha Park, the Riviera Maya's stunning natural aquarium, on this all-day trip from Cancun. Relax on Xel Ha's hidden beach, swim in cenotes and lagoons, go snorkeling, and spelunk in caves. Watch out for wildlife like angelfish and iguanas. Xel-Ha is all-inclusive, so enjoy Mayan cuisine, seafood and burgers with your admission. This tour is family-friendly and includes round-trip transportation to Xel-Ha from Cancun.
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  • 9 to 10 hours
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Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick up and Drop Off

Priority Access: Xplor Adventure Park with Hotel Pick up and Drop Off

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Satisfy an appetite for adventure on a full-day tour of the exhilarating Xplor Adventure Park from Cancun. Splash into the cool water of subterranean rivers; paddle through atmospheric caves filled with stalactites; glide over the jungle canopy on a high-velocity zip line; and drive an amphibious vehicle on exciting off-road trails. Feast upon an all-you-can-eat buffet of flavorsome and fulfilling dishes while sipping refreshing beverages from an open bar. On this all-inclusive tour, hotel transport, entrance fees and lunch are all completely covered.
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  • 6 hours
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Xcaret Park Admission Ticket

Xcaret Park Admission Ticket

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Guarantee your entry to Playa del Carmen’s Xcaret eco-archeological park by booking your entrance ticket in advance. Combining nature with history, culture, and cuisine, Xcaret boasts more than 40 attractions that guarantee a fun-filled family day out. Witness an exhilarating equestrian show, marvel at nature in the Butterfly Pavillion and on Jaguar Island, and delve into Yucatan history at the Mexican Folk Art Museum. Upgrade to an Xcarat Plus ticket for free use of lockers and snorkel equipment, a buffet lunch, unlimited soft drinks, and a beer.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive Admission Ticket

Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive Admission Ticket

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Xel-Ha’s status as one of the world’s greatest nature parks attracts large crowds desperate to experience the theme park’s aquatic activities. Guarantee your entry to one of Riviera Maya’s top attractions with this all-inclusive Kel-Ha admission ticket, which include an all-you-can-eat buffet and unlimited drinks. Enjoy access to all of the park’s attractions, which include ziplines, coral reefs, jungle trails, caves, and cenotes, and use the facilities free of charge. Ideal for families.
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  • 6 to 8 hours
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Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

Tulum and Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

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Uncover the Mayan mysteries of Tulum and the aquatic majesty of Xel-Ha on this exciting full-day excursion from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. Gain fascinating insight into the ancient archeology of Tulum on a guided tour with an expert guide; capture fantastic photographs of the rugged Caribbean coastline and atmospheric ruins; and see a colorful tableau of tropical marine life in the alluring Xel-Ha aquarium. Enjoy a fun-filled family day out with this wonderful tour.
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  • 8 hours
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Priority Access: Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xichen Itza
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Priority Access: Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xichen Itza

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Experience some of the Yucatan’s most exciting and exhilarating activities with a Cancun Combo tour. Select from four outstanding options, visiting captivating attractions such as Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Chichen Itza. Immerse yourself in the natural and historical majesty of some of Mexico’s best aquatic, adventure and archeological parks, touring ancient sites and legendary landmarks with a knowledgeable and experienced guide. Convenient round-trip transportation from your Yucatan hotel is included, in addition to delicious food and drinks inspired by local specialties. Simply take your two selected tours with 15 days of each other to enjoy this excellent economical offer.
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  • 6 to 12 hours
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Priority Access: Tour Xel-Ha & Coba Ruins - One Day from Riviera Maya & Cancún

Priority Access: Tour Xel-Ha & Coba Ruins - One Day from Riviera Maya & Cancún

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Explore Xel-Ha's natural aquatic park and the Coba ruins on this full-day trip from Cancun.  Ride a bicycle around Coba's archaeological site, then climb Nohoch Mul, the tallest pyramid in the Yucatan, for amazing views of the surrounding area. Eat lunch at Xel-Ha and continue your adventure by kayaking, ziplining and trekking around this spectacular eco-park. This small-group tour of less than 20 people ensures that you receive personalized attention from your guide.Pickup and drop-off at Cancun hotels is included.
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  • 12 hours
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