Xcaret is a water, theme, amusement, eco-archaeological park and more, in one place.
Due to its privileged location in the Mayan jungle among underground rivers, cenotes and facing the Caribbean Sea, Xcaret has impressive locations where you can do different activities and enjoy to the scenery to the fullest. Besides that, Xcaret is a park that celebrates Mexico’s present and rich past, a country known for its traditions, culture and folklore.
Xcaret opened in 1990 and since has become a landmark of Cancun and Riviera Maya, even considered by many as THE destination of this region. Its 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, know back then as Pole, as a merchandise port.
An incredible eco-archaeological park for everybody to savor the abundance of nature and culture!
Over 40 attractions including an underground river, snorkeling, riding along the Paradise River, archaeological sites, wildlife, a butterfly pavilion, Jaguar Island, the Mexican cemetery and much, much more!
By night, Xcaret’s worldwide renowned show will send you through several eras of Mexican history. Xcaret will take you deep into the heart of Mexico, snorkel and swim through the lagoon, or see wildlife. Xcaret’s show will transport you through the different eras and traditions of Mexico.
The perfect combination of Mexican history, culture, wildlife, food, and exploration, Xcaret is a must! An incredible eco-archaeological park for everybody to savor the abundance of Mexico’s nature and culture – with over 40 different attractions, this is a place to enjoy swimming through caves along the underground river, snorkel in the crystal clear lagoon, marvel at the reef, beaches and inlets and take a ride along the Paradise River.
You will see animals such as turtles, tapir and spider monkeys, visit the bird sanctuary, butterfly pavilion and Jaguar Island. Marvel at the archaeological sites where, over 1000 years ago, the most important Mayan ceremonies were held.
Come nighttime, Xcaret’s world renowned show will transport you through several eras of Mexican history.
Throughout your day enjoy a Mexican buffet lunch with lemonade and orange juice, snorkel equipment, lockers, and use of the plus area facilities.