Xcaret, Playa del Carmen

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Take a short drive out of Cancun to Xcaret, where ecologically oriented activities cater to visitors of all ages. The theme park gets its name from a nearby settlement once inhabited by the pre-Columbian Maya, and some of the original village's structures remain. The park's 81 hectare (20 acre) grounds also contain a coral reef aquarium, bird and butterfly pavilions, bat cave, deer shelter, and a greenhouse designed to protect and display delicate orchids and bromeliads. Aiming to entertain both adults and children, the park's nature-based activities include snorkeling with sea turtles and swimming with dolphins. Check the official website for ticket discounts and a complete listing of special performances and family-friendly activities. To visit Xcaret and other attractions in Playa del Carmen, use our Playa del Carmen online tour planner .
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  • I booked this trip in a shop on 5th avenue. Booked the black option, so we could benefit the cenotes. We did the whole trip, iT was amazing in the water, people where so nice to help also. Also the pa...  more »
  • It was so crowded but Xcaret had it all under control. They had staff everywhere to look after every guest. There were attendants everywhere ensuring you would not get lost in the parking lot or on th...  more »
  • The cheapest ticket we found was 99 USD. After I visited the park, I really don’t understand what I’m paying for. Everything that looks fun to do, it costs extra (and it cost a lot). We paid 99 USD fo...  more »
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