Things to do
You need not venture across the Yucatán to experience all the thrills, Mayan sights, & exotic wildlife that make the region such a special place. That’s because the 200-acre ecological theme park wonderland of Xcaret is just 4 miles south of Playa.
Uniquely Yucatán Adventures & Attractions at Xcaret Park
Kilometer Marker 282
Chetumal-Puerto Juarez Hwy
Adults – $99
Ages 5-11 – 50% Off
Children 4 & Under – FREE!
Just four miles south of Playa del Carmen sits a 200-acre ecological theme park boasting a taste of nearly everything there is to love about Riviera Maya. Home to ancient Mayan ruins, exotic wildlife, white sand beaches, crystal clear cenotes, museums, live shows, animal encounters, and thrilling adventures, here’s a breakdown of the Top 20 Things to Do in Xcaret Park:
- Swimming – Cenotes, lagoons, natural pools, and a private beach offer refreshing reprieves.
- Learn About the Reef on a Guided Snorkeling Tour.
- Breathe Underwater with Sea Trek® or Snuba® Diving.
- Live Shows – From 300+ actors in the Mexico Espectacular to exciting equestrian performances, Papantla “Flying Men,” Mayan ball games, & more.
- Savor Tastings in the Wine Cellar.
- Treat Yourself to a Massage at the Xpá.
- Find Your Center in a Traditional Temescal Steam Ceremony.
- River Tours – Calm waters course through the park, optimal for quiet gondola rides to the Mayan Village.
- Hike the Park’s Many Trails.
- Enjoy the Mexican Folk Art Museum.
- Explore the Mayan Village – Authentically recreated inside and out, this is truly a window back in time.
- Behold Onsite Mayan Ruins.
- Take a Mexican Cemetery Tour.
- Climb the Scenic Tower – At over 260ft high, this is the tallest point in Riviera Maya, with a 360º view.
- Get Your Blood Pumping on an Adrenalina Speedboat.
- Swim with Sharks or Stingrays.
- Take a few Dolphin Rides.
- Meet the creatures of the Coral Reef Aquarium, tropical Aviary, Butterfly Pavilion, Orchid Museum, Sea Turtle Pool, Jaguar Island, Manatee Lagoon, & a Bat Cave.
- Shop for Handmade Mexican Crafts.
- Dine at Your Choice of 11 Onsite Restaurants.