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  • Address: Highway Chetumal-Pto. Juárez, Tulum, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan 77780, Mexico
  • Hours: Daily 9am-6pm
  • Admission: Adults $89+, Children (4+) $45+
Xel-Ha, a natural, aquatic theme park south of Playa del Carmen, has 35 acres (14 hectares) of clear, warm, swimmable lagoons, caves, and aquatic inlets. Named after a Mayan archaeological site, Xel-Ha means ‘place where the waters are born’ and offers a variety of land and water activities, plus ecological attractions. Visitors keep busy snorkeling (gear provided), tubing down a natural lazy river, riding the jungle train, hovering above the river on a rope walk, exploring verdant jungle paths, and visiting a scale model of the Tulum ruins.

Add-on activities allow visitors to cycle through tree canopies on a zip bike (from $35) for a bird’s-eye view or walk beneath the waves on a SeaTrek surrounded by fish (from $31). Although not offered by Viator, add-on animal encounters are available—choose a 40-minute, educational session that includes snorkeling with manatees, a stingray encounter (from $49) or the opportunity to swim with dolphins (from $99). These activities are offered during scheduled time windows and require advance reservations.

Practical Info

Xel-Ha is located about 70 miles (117 km) south of Cancún and 30 miles (48 km) south of Playa del Carmen in the Quintana Roo region of the Yucatán Peninsula. Getting around the park is easy with the jungle train and available bicycles. Xel-Ha is part of a network of related parks and experiences, including Xcaret, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xenotes Oasis Maya, Xoximilco Cancun, Xichen, and Xenses. Packages including admission to multiple parks are available. Some tours depart from Cancun or Riviera Maya and include roundtrip transportation. Travelers will find four restaurants, a gift shop, several bars, lockers, showers, and free WiFi at Xel-Ha. Wheelchairs are available for rent.

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Xel-Ha Park All-Inclusive Admission Ticket, Playa del Carmen, null
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Xel-Ha Park All-Inclusive Admission Ticket

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Considered one of the world’s greatest natural parks, Xel-Há will give you one of the best experiences while you are visiting the Riviera Maya. Your ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $89.99
Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun, Cancun, Attraction Tickets
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Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 60 Reviews

Attention water lovers: Paradise awaits at Xel-Há, a natural aquarium located along the Riviera Maya. Angelfish, iguanas and other wildlife complete your ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Spend a day splashing around Xel-Há, a natural aquarium located on an inlet along the Riviera Maya. Snorkel and swim in a lagoon, float down a river in an ...  Read more

Location: Tulum, Mexico
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $119.99
Tulum and Xel-Ha All Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun, Cancun, Day Trips
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Tulum and Xel-Ha All Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

4 star rating: Recommended 141 Reviews

Discover the mysterious beauty of Tulum and the stunning, natural Xel-Ha aquarium. This relaxing, all inclusive excursion from Cancun or Playa del Carmen will ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $138.99
Tulum and Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Tulum and Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Enjoy history, stunning landscapes and aquatic adventures on this combo tour to Tulum, a bluff-top walled Mayan city, and Xel-Há, a natural aquarium and ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $148.99
Cancun Combo: Xel-Ha and Coba Ruins in One Day from Cancun, Cancun, Day Trips
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Cancun Combo: Xel-Ha and Coba Ruins in One Day from Cancun

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Discover the Mayan ruins of Coba and dive into Xel-Ha, a natural aquatic park, on this combo tour from Cancun – all in one day! Bike around the archaeological ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $129.99
Tulum and Xel-Ha from Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, Day Trips
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Tulum and Xel-Ha from Riviera Maya

4 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Venture to the mysterious ruins of Tulum on a full day trip from Riviera Maya and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city towering above the ...  Read more

Location: Riviera Maya, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Tulum Ruins Early Access and Xel-Ha 2-in-1 Combo Tour from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day ... 
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Tulum Ruins Early Access and Xel-Ha 2-in-1 Combo Tour from Playa del Carmen

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Make the most out of your day when you book this 2-in-1 combo tour which includes Xel-Há park in an all inclusive trip, plus an early access tour to the ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $178.57
Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cozumel, Cozumel, Day Trips
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 3

Tulum and Xel-Ha from Cozumel

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Visit the mysterious ruins of Tulum and enjoy the view as you explore this abandoned walled city that towers above the deep turquoise of the Caribbean. Then ...  Read more

Location: Cozumel, Mexico
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.00
Two Day Combo to Tulum and Xel Ha from Cancun, Cancun, Day Trips
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Two Day Combo to Tulum and Xel Ha from Cancun

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

Early access to the Tulum archaeological site means you beat the crowds and the heat. The next day, you'll continue to Xel-Ha aquatic park for ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $178.57

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