Nature and outdoor enthusiasts should not miss a trip to the Xenotes Oasis Maya park, where four completely contrasting water deposits are connected to a system of underground rivers and streams. Each cenote has their own personality, offering different landscapes and a whole host of adventure activities to enjoy.
K'áak ́ Fire Xenote
K'áak ́ is an open cenote with lush plant life adorning its vertical walls. Enjoy its mysterious emerald waters by jumping in a kayak and paddling around its perimeters, or admire the beautiful scenery as you float along in an inner tube.
Lu'um Earth Xenote
A stunning hidden cave cenote, Lu’um is formed by a large vault of stalactites with only a small opening at the top, through which the sunlight filters in and reflects upon the turquoise water. Thrill seekers will enjoy rappelling down the stone walls and into the inviting waters below.
Ha' Water Xenote
Ha’ is a semiopen cenote featuring fascinating rock formations and an abundance of diverse fauna and aquatic life. Grab a snorkel and explore an underwater world filled with exotic fish and waterlily gardens.
Lik’ Wind Xenote
Known for its cylindrical shape and lush vegetation, the limestone walls of this ancient cenote have now fully collapsed, providing an impressively dramatic landscape. Clip in and soar above the water on a highoctane zip line ride, before plunging in for a refreshing swim in the gentle currents.
Insider’s Tip: The activities at Xenotes Oasis Maya are family friendly and suitable for children over the age of six years old. (A minimum height of 4.5 ft. and a minimum weight of 88 lbs is required for ziplining.)
The park is located between Cancun and Puerto Morelos, and most people visit on an organized tour from Playa del Carmen, with an experienced guide, food, and roundtrip transportation included.