If you are traveling with gradeschoolers and have time for just one of the Riviera Maya’s eco-adventure parks, choose this one. Besides swimming with dolphins (reserve ahead) and splashing in natural pools, you’ll view turtles, tapirs, flamingos and jaguars; walk through a bat cave and butterfly aviary; and get a diver’s-eye view of tropical fish with Sea Trek, (don a helmet with pumped in oxygen) or Snuba. (Oxygen tanks float above you on a raft.) Avoid days when the cruise ships are in port, or arrive in the afternoon (when most cruisers depart), and stay for the evening shows. After watching the demonstration of the ancient Mesoamerican ball game Pok-Ta-Pok, in which players use their hips — not hands — to send a ball sailing through a hoop, we finally understand the game. The Mexican folkloric show features songs and dancers in colorful regalia.
Recent Traveler Reviews
Worth the visit, the stay and the tour
I’ve been twice to Xcaret Park. I highly recommend starting the visit in the early morning because the Park is huge and has lots of activities for different kind of adventurers. I love the rally…
Great park to learn about Mexican culture
Our family visited in May 2019 with me, my husband and 18 year old son. This park is not a theme park, in the Disney sense, but a true representation of Mexico and its culture.…