Xcaret Eco Theme Park, Playa del Carmen

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Theme Park
Take a short drive out of Cancun to Xcaret Eco Theme Park, 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. Take a look at our Playa del Carmen travel itinerary maker to schedule your visit to Xcaret Eco Theme Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • We did this as a shore excursion on a cruise. It took almost 2 hours each way- so that's a determent. Once we got there, there was a TON of walking- in water shoes. I wish I'd brought tennis shoes too...  more »
  • My wife and I went here as part of our shore excursion from a Carnival cruise last week. We only had about 4 hours in the park, but you need more than that. We did the under ground river and also went...  more »
  • Best theme park that was in my life. It has everything: beaches, water park, Zoo, diving, Mayan ruins, concerts of all kinds and a closing show absolutely fantastic!
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