Xcaret Eco-Park is the perfect blend between nature, adventure, culture, fun and the beauty of the Mexican Caribbean. There are so many things you can do at Xcaret Eco-Park that we decided to create this guide to help you get the most out of your next visit.
Mexico: culture, history and folklore
At Xcaret Eco-Park you will be able to experience firsthand the culture and folklore of Mexico; you will also have the chance to learn about the history of this iconic country that is much more than just tequila, mariachis and sun. From Mayan archaeological sites to colorful shows full of music and interesting facts you will learn a lot more about Mexico from beginning to end. And, yes, there will still be tequila and mariachis!
Horses, flying men, mariachis and pre-Hispanic dances are some of the cultural activities and events Xcaret Eco-Park offers daily to all their guests. There are special events like the “Mayan crossing” or “Life and Death Festival” which occur once a year. If you have the chance to visit Xcaret when one of these events are taking place, this will surely be something you will remember and cherish for years to come.
Xcaret Eco-Park: fun activities
Of course, all the cultural shows and events are amazing and fun; but there is more to Xcaret Eco-Park than just that. Nature is also a key element showcased and adored by visitors from all ages. Underground rivers, white-sandy beaches, turtle farms, aquariums, the aviary and butterfly pavilion are just some of the many activities related to nature that you will surely love.
Marine turtle encounter
There are seven species of marine turtles in world and six of them nest in the Mexican coasts; out of those four of them do so in the Mexican Caribbean which is why Xcaret Eco-Park has focused part of its efforts to collaborate with Riviera Maya’s Turtle Conservation Program. Xcaret Eco-Park offers sanctuary for these turtles, big or small. There you will be able to interact with these marine creatures, learn more about their life cycle and the efforts done to preserve them.
Walk underwater and explore the marine world
Yes, you can actually walk underwater with one of the activities Xcaret Eco-Park has to offer: the Sea Trek® experience! Put on a helmet that allows you to comfortably breathe underwater. See an entire new world that opens up around you.
With the help of the expert guides you will know how to communicate with the rest of the group. Admire the beauty of the marine life in the Caribbean up close! Discover their habitat while fish and other marine life swim calmly in the area. You can even see the stingray habitat!
This is definitely an experience you will cherish forever! How often do you get to comfortably walk and breathe 13 feet underwater?
Swim in an underground river
Part of what makes the Yucatan Peninsula so special is its ground composition which allows water to filter from the rain and form underground rivers and sinkholes (“cenotes”). Most are connected to each other, flowing freely across the area.
Xcaret Eco-Park is no exception; a set of these freshwater underground rivers run through the park and into the Caribbean Sea. You can snorkel, leisurely float or swim through these rivers. Just keep in mind that these waters have been barely hit by the sun so they will be cool and refreshing. A revitalizing break from the heat!
A rush of “Adrenalina” at Xcaret Eco-Park
Looking for something with a quick? If you are more into a thrilling lifestyle Xcaret Eco-Park has an option you will love. With its new “Adrenalina” you will board a speedboat that rushes through the waves at 56 miles per hour and can do exciting 360° turns. Sail the azure waters of the Caribbean in a unique and fun way! Of course, before and during the ride all precautions are taken to make sure you have a safe experience.
Jump in or just chill under the sun
Xcaret Eco-Park has many options for those looking to just chill by the water and get in some well-deserved time under the sun. You can choose between the beach, the lagoon or some of the many natural pools available all around the park. See firsthand the true beauty of the Mexican Caribbean and its iconic colors. Do some leisure swimming or simply find the perfect spot under a palapa. Relax and let it all sink in.
Phew! Are you feeling like being teleported to Xcaret Eco-Park right now? And this is not all! There are many more activities for you to do and discover at Xcaret Eco-Park and the other parks and attractions by Xcaret Group.
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