Xcaret, Playa del Carmen

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Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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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  • This was amazing! The kids and adults will love this place. Just make sure you look around before booking may be cheaper directly through the site.  more »
  • this year was very good this is like the 3rd time they make changes but the core show History of mexico excellent  more »
  • The very best food and service in the city! We were treated very well! The food was delicious! Beautiful restaurant! First class!!  more »
  • I loved Xcaret. There are literally things to do for everyone. The food quality is phenomenal. You can enjoy yourself there even if you don't do any of the activities. They have a small zoo and some private beaches you can chill at as well. The service of the workers is top notch. You can tell they focus on providing a great experience for the guests. Don't miss out on the night show because it is 40% of the overall experience. 5/5 stars
  • This place is not for the faint of heart. What I mean by that is that you will need to be hydrated and ready to walk, A LOT! There is so much to do and honestly may take two days to actually enjoy it all. The top moment for me was the river that you float along for about an hour and a half. Depending on how fast you swim, but I recommend just floating along. Lot of animals and sightseeing and a good buffet.
  • These people got their stuff together. This is by far one of my favourite spots. Prices are very reasonable and they have really good service. I would highly recommend the night shows. The shows are very well put together. Disclaimer! If you plan to buy the show with food, they don't give a meal, it is more like a snack. Very great experience.
  • First, I want to mention that the best way to see this is through purchasing the plus level. Worth it in so many ways. The park is huge, very clean, fun, and well organized. There's something for everyone. If you want to relax and enjoy the sun, you can do it. If you're an adrenaline junkie, there's things for you to do (might have an additional cost). One thing you need to do is to go on the underground rivers. They are a very different and memorable experience! If you are in Cancun, the park has a bus that will pick you up, so it's convenient and secure. I'd highly recommend going to this park!
  • Great place to visit with all your family. Lots of activities for young and old. Beautiful park with excellent customer service. The maintenance people take all lost items to the info centers all over the park and they help you find your lost items including phones. The people are just great and honest. Food is also good. Too much walking for my taste, its a whole day park.

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