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Live a dynamic mix between Mexico’s cultural heritage and its natural beauty at Xcaret Eco-Park, a can’t-miss attraction for travelers in Cancun and the Riviera Maya. Your Xcaret tickets will open the doors to everything that makes Mexico a perfect vacation destination in one majestic park — beaches, freshwater sinkholes, underwater caverns, archaeological sites, indigenous culture, animal sanctuaries and botanical gardens. Then cap off your full-day excursion with a world-famous night show featuring traditional dances and music from every Mexican region. Simply put, Xcaret is an essential part of your Mexican Caribbean vacation!
  • Have fun at 40 attractions inside the Riviera Maya’s largest eco-park, ideal for families
  • Discover some of Mexico’s cutest wildlife: sea turtles, manatees, tropical birds and more!
  • Swim in underground rivers and raft down the stunning Paradise River
  • Explore the Mayan world and history at an archaeological site and at a Mayan village, where you can journey into the lives of an ancient community
  • Immerse yourself into Mexican culture with a variety of folk shows and festivals
  • Stay into the night and witness the world-class Xcaret Mexico Espectacular show
  • Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off available only for 10:30 a.m. entry (return trip at 4:40 p.m. or 9:40 p.m.)


Get your Xcaret tickets to Cancun / Riviera Maya’s premier eco-park

Your excursion at the fabulous Xcaret Eco-Park begins in the morning, giving you several options as far as transportation and start times. You can opt to make your own way to this world-class park, or you can select pick-up from your Cancun or Riviera Maya resort aboard an air-conditioned bus. Whichever way you choose to arrive, take it easy as you pull straight up to Xcaret following a scenic drive to the southern edge of Playa del Carmen in Mexico's Riviera Maya.

As soon as you step out into the sun and walk to the park’s main entrance, the Mayan jungle will greet you with its verdant scenery and delightful breeze. Once you scan your Xcaret tickets and enter, say hello to the park’s signature macaws and friendly flamingos who will welcome you into their home, giving you an inkling of the exciting eco-adventure you’re about to enjoy.

Encounter an array of animals, birds, and sea life

As you continue strolling through Xcaret Eco-Park, you’ll see why this is an ideal place for the whole family. The amount of nature will stun both younger and older visitors alike at every turn. If you’re looking for wildlife, this is a chance to get up close and personal with Mexico’s diverse fauna. You could be marveling at the jungle’s jaguars, feel at peace as you’re surrounded by butterflies, admire turtles and fish, or see a complete collection of birds.

Also discover the Caribbean’s secrets in the park’s aquarium with more than 5,000 living organisms. Learn about the park’s successful environmental programs, such as the sea turtle hospital and the red macaw rescue program in the aviary. Here’s a list of the sanctuaries where you can discover great fauna surrounded by natural wonders:

  • Tropical Jungle Trail
  • Coral Reef Aquarium
  • Natural Museum of Orchids and Bromeliads
  • Jaguar Island
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Aviary
  • Marine Turtles
  • Aquatic Paradise
  • Manatee Encounter

Swim in underground rivers and delightful beaches

If you just want to refresh and relax under the Mexican Caribbean sun, your Xcaret tickets will be your key to an almost endless amount of aquatic fun, both in freshwater and at sea. Gear up with a lifejacket and head to the underground rivers permeating beneath the park. Immerse yourself into a calm aquatic paradise where you’ll gently float, listening to the silence of the underground caverns and coming out into the air as you’re surrounded by verdant greenery and breathtaking sights of the park illuminated by misty rays of sun.

The water fun doesn’t stop when you hit the end of the subterranean river’s course. You’ll be out in the open within walking distance to the park’s beaches and inlets. Feel free to swim or float on inflatable tubes, or even climb a rope bridge and dive into the delectable turquoise waters. You can also add on snorkeling by renting the equipment necessary to encounter the sea life that lives at Xcaret. Or you can just lounge around on the beach as you lie on the garden of hammocks, listening to the sound of the waves and letting the sea breeze relax you into a short nap.

Live Mexico with Xcaret’s spectacular shows and attractions

For a slice of traditional Mexico, Xcaret Park has so many shows to see, watch, touch and feel, that it would be hard to experience them all in one day. But you can certainly try. From the moment you step into the park, you’ll be surrounded by the beauty of a nation’s culture. Visit the Henequen Hacienda and the Mexican Folk Art Museum to get a feel for this country's artistic side. Travel back in time at the perfectly preserved Mayan ruins that remain as vestiges of the ancient village of Pole, which was the name of the place where Xcaret Eco-Park now stands.

Continue taking a stroll through Mexico’s rich pre-Hispanic history by visiting a Mayan village that serves as a living museum commemorating the region’s culture. You can take workshops there, including one where you learn how to make chocolate. As night begins to descend, follow the sound of the drums to the area just below the colorful cemetery, and watch a representation of the Mayan past through a spectacular dance. Then, get into the mood of a modern Mexican fiesta for a taste of folklore as entertainers put on a country-style show while riding horses. During your day at Xcaret, you’re sure to find the following attractions to immerse you into Mexican culture:

  • Main Plaza
  • Mayan Village
  • Archaeological Sites
  • Mexican Cemetery
  • Henequen Hacienda
  • Vino de Mexico Wine Cellar
  • Mexican Folk Art Museum
  • Papantla Flyers
  • Scenic Tower
  • Pre-Hispanic Performances
  • Equestrian Show

End your night with the world-class Mexico Espectacular show

Finally, to wrap up your visit on a high note, your Xcaret tickets give you access to the world-renowned Mexico Espectacular night show at the Gran Tlachco Theater. Experience the magic of a journey through Mexican history and traditions with more than 300 performers on stage in a spectacular display of costumes, dances, lights and music. Be dazzled by the Mayan fireball game, see a representation of the arrival of the Spaniash conquerors, and watch how the landscape is transformed by melding both Indigenous and European cultures into a new nation.

The Mexico Espectacular show also features performances representing each region of Mexico, such as the Papantla Flyers from Veracruz state, the Revolution-era singers of the North of Mexico, the Old Men’s Dance from Michoacan state, the Mariachi musicians and lasso performances from Jalisco state, and of course the Jarana dance from the local Yucatan Peninsula area.

Xcaret’s in season, for good reason

In addition, you can enjoy some of Xcaret’s seasonal celebrations if you come on certain dates. In May, experience the magic of the Sacred Mayan Journey (Travesia Sagrada Maya), a 500-year old tradition where 400 men and women dressed in traditional Mayan attire cross the Caribbean Sea by rowing traditional canoes from the shores of Xcaret to the island of Cozumel. The participants train for 6 months to prepare for this journey, which is a way to pay homage to Ixchel, the Mayan goddess of fertility.

Also, between October 30 and November 2, the Riviera Maya park dresses in marigold flowers and incense for its beautiful Festival of Life and Death to celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead. Go to the park’s theaters and stages to admire various dance representations and artistic performances. Most notably, a renowned musical guest tops the bill every year at the Gran Tlachco Theater, giving your Xcaret tickets extra value as you get to witness an exclusive concert on these dates. You can also visit Xcaret’s spectacular cemetery all lit up in celebration of the dearly departed, admire intricately decorated altars crafted by members of the community, and taste traditional foods plus Day of the Dead bread with hot chocolate to really taste and feel the spirit of the authentically Mexican festivities.

Add on upgrades to enhance what your Xcaret tickets already give you

Last but not least, there are several upgrades to spice up your already unforgettable day at Xcaret. If you upgrade to Xcaret Plus, you’ll get a buffet lunch at a variety of restaurants (including unlimited soft drinks and one beer), access to exclusive areas such as a VIP dressing room, plus included snorkeling equipment rental (only requiring a deposit). Additionally, you can purchase a gourmet dinner as you enjoy the view from a preferred seating area at the Gran Tlachco Theater during the Mexico Espectacular show — a perfect way to end a perfect night in paradise.

Even more, you can purchase additional activities like a dolphin swim, a photo package of all the pictures you wish to take throughout the park, a heavenly massage at the Xpa, a stingray encounter, a snuba expedition, a sea trek with a scuba mask, an adrenaline-inducing speedboat ride, and even parasailing to admire Xcaret and the sea from a great height. And of course, you can add on transportation from your resort to arrive comfortably to this eco-park. Xcaret definitely has everything, and then some! So don’t be surprised if you need to buy two Xcaret tickets to see it all in two days!


Xcaret Plus
  • Entrance to Xcaret Park
  • Buffet lunch with unlimited drinks and 1 beer
  • Access to exclusive park facilities
  • Entrance to the Mexico Espectacular night show

Xcaret Basic
  • Entrance to Xcaret Park
  • Entrance to the Mexico Espectacular night show
For full information about what's included, check out the 'Excursion Options' tab

Practical Information

  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Take sunglasses, a hat, swimsuit, towel, camera, biodegradable sunscreen and mosquito repellent
  • Bring money for lunch, snacks, souvenirs, and tips (tipping is optional)
  • Guests may also purchase the dinner menu for the evening show for an additional fee
  • The rental of snorkel equipment requires a $10 USD deposit for Xcaret Plus
  • The rental of snorkel equipment requires a $25 USD deposit and an $11 USD user fee for Xcaret Entrance Only
  • These items are also available for rental at an additional cost plus a deposit: towels, lockers, single-seat stroller, double-seat stroller, wheelchair, electric mobility scooter
  • Choose the following transportation options:
    • Hotel: take round-trip transportation from your resort to Xcaret park
    • Meeting point: take transportation from a designated meeting place
    • Ticket Only: make your own way to Xcaret park and only pay entrance
  • Round-trip transportation to/from your resort is available for an additional fee, only for the 10:30 a.m. start time, and the return trip is at 4:40 p.m. or at 9:40 p.m.
  • Note: Xcaret Eco-Park opens 365 days a year from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English | Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Xcaret Park, Riviera Maya
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: Opening hours 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Minimum Age Requirement: Suitable for all ages
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: Only for the 10:30 a.m. start time (return trip at 4:40 p.m. or 9:40 p.m.)
  • Good Physical Condition Required: No
  • Suitable For Children : Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: Yes

Excursion Options

Xcaret Plus
Xcaret Plus is the best way to enjoy all that Xcaret Park has to offer! The plus option includes:
  • Shows, exhibitions and cultural tours
  • Water activities in the underground rivers
  • Access to beaches, bays and natural pools
  • Lunch buffet including 1 beer and unlimited beverages (soft drinks, flavored waters and coffee) while consuming food
  • Access to exclusive park facilities
  • Use of snorkeling equipment
  • Life jackets and inner tubes
  • Lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas
  • Safety bag service during the river journey
  • Access to exclusive park facilities
  • Restrooms, dressing rooms and showers
  • Xcaret Mexico Espectacular show, a musical journey through the history of Mexico
Xcaret Entrance Only
Park entrance without included lunch nor access to exclusive facilities. This basic option includes:
  • Shows, exhibitions and cultural tours
  • Water activities in the underground rivers
  • Access to beaches, bays and natural pools
  • Use of snorkeling equipment (deposit and rental fees apply)
  • Life jackets and inner tubes
  • Lounge chairs, hammocks and rest areas
  • Safety bag service during the river journey
  • Restrooms, dressing rooms and showers
  • Xcaret Mexico Espectacular show, a musical journey through the history of Mexico
Gran Tlachco Dinner
  • Add a delicious dinner and preferred seating at the Gran Tlachco Theater during the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular show
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