Vacationing in the Riviera Maya is synonymous with sun, beach, and fun. But the beautiful and unique nature of this part of Mexico offers much more than beaches… It offers all sorts of adventures, with options for all ages and temperaments!
Xcaret – Cultural and Ecological park
This place simply represents all the best of Mexico. In Xcaret you can swim in underground rivers, visit breeding macaws, butterflies, orchids, panthers, turtles, fish, and other marine animals. See horse shows from various regions of Mexico, visit a Mexican hacienda, learn about traditions, try delicious Mexican food, visit the Pantheon and Maya village, enjoy the beach or a hammock in the shade, go snorkeling, climb the panoramic tower and have a breathtaking view of the Yucatan Peninsula, enjoy the night show with the pre-Hispanic ball game… you name it! A visit to Xcaret offers an unforgettable adventure for all members of the family with its endless activities for all ages.
Learn more about Xcaret and book the tour here!
Swim with dolphins
Another option that may be very attractive to a family with children of different ages is swimming with dolphins. It is a unique adventure for kids of all ages (yes, even 50-year-olds) to interact with these cheerful and intelligent animals. Experienced trainers will introduce the dolphins to visitors while they explain about the species, its characteristics and how to connect with the animals with the appropriate respect and care. There are different types of programs and they all offer a fun encounter with dolphins that leave all participants with a deep admiration and loving for this species.
Check out the different dolphin swim options and book your own tour here!
Mayan ruins in Tulum and fun at Xel-Ha
Picture an ancient city set on the shore of the Caribbean Sea, a place that looks more turquoise that anywhere else. A visit to the fascinating Maya temples of Tulum is an interesting reminder of the millennial history of the Maya, who sailed between different cities in the past. And what better than to combine this tour with the freshness of the eco-park Xel-Ha. This natural wonder is located nearby and offers a breathtaking El Dorado of lagoons, inlets, and mangroves perfect for snorkeling among colorful fish. You can choose the adventure of swimming among creatures of the sea, or simply float in calm, clear waters that spring from the Earth. Xel-Ha’s turquoise waters are all surrounded by a tropical forest that invites you to discover the trails on foot or bike. You can enjoy the abundant vegetation and the many species of butterflies and birds that inhabit the place anyway you like! Xel-Ha’s rustic restaurants offer delicious traditional meals and the small Maya-style houses offer handicrafts from the region as well as massages and other souvenirs.
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Pure adrenaline and adventure…Xplor!
For families with children over 6 years old who want activities full of action and speed, there’s nothing better than visiting Xplor! In it, you will find the highest zip-lines in the peninsula. They literally make you feel like a bird flying over the jungle! Need more action…? Board an amphibious vehicle and explore while takes you among the lush vegetation and an underground cave system. And how about trying underground river rafting? In the extended underground caverns you can get a raft and paddle with your own hands in the crystal clear waters of underground rivers, right between stalactites and stalagmites! You can also swim in the rivers. Xplor challenges you with a lot of action both in the air, water, ground, and underground. An unforgettable place to enjoy with your family!
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Of course, there’s plenty more tours you can enjoy while here in this adventurous destination, such as swimming with whale sharks, swimming with rays, riding ATV’s through muddy jungle paths… The list goes on and on! Choose the perfect tour for you and your family right here!