Xcaret Park

Underground rivers and the best of Mexico with more than 50 attractions

Code: PA-002


More than 50 natural and cultural attractions


Xcaret is everything you are looking for on your vacation. A water park, theme park, amusement park, eco-archaeological park, and more. It has a privileged location in the middle of the jungle, with natural settings such as underground rivers, cenotes, and the mesmerizing Caribbean Sea. In addition, Xcaret is the only one among the theme parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya that celebrates Mexican history, traditions, and folklore with such magnitude.

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Xcaret opened in 1990, and since then, it has become a landmark in Cancun and Riviera Maya, even considered by many as a must-visit destination in the Mexican Carribean.
In the native language, “Xcaret” means “small inlet”. Due to its location, it was an attractive point for the pre-Hispanic culture that inhabited the area, who used this port as a commercial center.


Xcaret is the only one among the water parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya with more than 50 natural and cultural attractions. It is a magical place where you reconnect with nature in its wonderful setting rich in flora and fauna. Each experience stands out among the activities in Cancun and Riviera Maya, reminding you how great the country is. Discover why Xcaret is the most emblematic place in Mexico.


Enjoy a day surrounded by the best activities in Cancun and Riviera Maya, such as swimming in underground rivers, beaches, lagoons, and natural pools. Even the little ones have a special space for them in the Children's World, where they can swim in shallow cenotes and fun wading pools.


Visit our Coral Reef Aquarium and the sea turtle center to admire the beauties of the Caribbean Sea. Learn more about regional flora and fauna at the Butterfly Pavilion, the Aviary, and the Living Orchid and Bromeliad Museum. Additionally, in different park sections, you will see jaguarsmanateesflamingosspider monkeyssaraguatos, bats, deer, and tapirs!


One of the main reasons to visit us is the Xcaret México Espectacular presentation, an experience that will give you goosebumps. You'll also be able to enjoy the Papantla Flyers ceremony, the equestrian show, and ancestral dances in the Pre-Hispanic Village. Do not miss the Mexican Folk Art Museum, the “Bridge to Paradise” Mexican cemetery, and the Hacienda Henequenera.


Since its inception, Xcaret has been a project of deep love for Mexico. After five years of development, the park opened its doors in 1990 and has continually evolved to provide you with a magical experience in one of the most coveted tourist spots in Cancun and the Riviera Maya internationally.

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  • Tours in three underground rivers (a secure bag for your belongings is provided prior to the river activity).
  • Xcaret México Espectacular presentation.
  • Access to the beach, inlet, and natural pools.
  • Visits to the Butterfly Pavilion, Coral Reef Aquarium, and the Aviary.
  • Children’s World, a place of fun exclusively for the little ones.
  • Horse Exhibition, Papantla Flying Men, and Pre-Hispanic Dances.
  • Tropical jungle trail.
  • Life jackets and inner tubes.
  • Lounge chairs, hammocks, and rest areas.
  • Restrooms, dressing rooms, and showers.
  • Free parking.
  • Other services (WiFi, ATM, and shops).
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  • Wear a swimsuit, water shoes and comfortable clothing. Additionally, bring an extra change of clothes and a towel.
  • Only use of sunblock and sunscreen containing titanium oxide and zinc oxide are allowed in the park.
  • Remember to bring cash or a credit card to purchase souvenirs, get the photos of your visit, or enjoy an Optional Activity.
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  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel is available at an additional cost. It’s only included if you give a click on “add Transportation” at the moment of purchase, and you must select your hotel or a meeting point.
  • Skip lines! You have direct access to the park.
  • The pickup time depends on your hotel’s location. Once you select it from the list, you will have the exact hour, and please, be on time at the lobby or meeting point.
  • You will have the returning hour before arriving at the park. The exact drop off time is according to the location of your hotel.
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Important Information

  • Children under 12 years of age and over 4.5 ft tall must show an ID to verify their age as well.
  • Snorkeling gear rental costs $10.99 USD (requires a refundable deposit of $25 USD).
  • Transportation from Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Riviera Maya is included if you add it at the moment of purchase.
  • Reservations cancelled more than 2 days prior to your original booking date are subject to a 10% charge for administrative fees; cancellations made between 0 and 2 days prior to your original booking date, or in the case of no-shows or not using your coupon, are nonrefundable. Any change on your booking date is subject to an adjustment in the price.
  • It is not possible to make date changes the same day of your visit.
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