Xcaret Eco Theme Park, Playa del Carmen

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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. To visit Xcaret Eco Theme Park and other attractions in Playa del Carmen, use our Playa del Carmen online tour planner .
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  • Certainly should be part of your trip know this place so full of magic and culture, there is much to see and do.
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  • The Park is the ultimate, connection with nature and tradition of Mexican cultures. The food is restaurant is variety and super rich. At the end of tour is the show is amazing and you can not miss it. There is everything and for all tastes. Do not miss it.
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  • All activities, infrastructure, nature, and the staff of this place are amazing. Don't miss a chance to visit Xcaret which for me is the best Park of this type. The show of the end truly shows what is Mexico and leaves you chinita skin.
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