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Ecological Theme Parks in the Riviera Maya

By Viator, February 2018

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In the Yucatan Peninsula, theme parks take on a whole new meaning. Here, turquoise waters, jungle caves, cenotes, and Maya ruins can all be found in ecological parks that have won awards for sustainable tourism development. Here are our top picks in the Riviera Maya.

Xel-Ha Park
Xel-Ha fuses natural beauty with the convenience of an all-inclusive park. Set about 90 minutes south of Cancun by road, the park is a swimmer’s paradise referred to as a “natural aquarium” thanks to its calm, clear waters and abundance of aquatic life. With roundtrip transportation from Cancun hotels included with most tours, this day trip is convenient and fun.

Xplor Park
Xplor offers day-trippers the opportunity to spelunk in caves and zipline among treetops. Also on offer is a ride in an amphibious vehicle, a paddle through an underground river, a 14-line zipline course, and cave swimming. 

Xcaret Park
An ecopark on the outskirts of Playa del Carmen, Xcaret features an underground lazy river prime for floating, white-sand beaches, and natural lagoons housing turtles and manatees that are easy to observe. Add-on activities such as swimming with dolphins, Snuba underwater swimming, and jet boat tours are available for additional fees.

Xenotes Oasis Maya
Xenotes Oasis Maya is another natural wonderland in the Riviera Maya, where visitors can zipline through the jungle, swim in ancient cenotes, rappel down semi-open cenotes, and snorkel in caverns, observing tropical fish and plants. Most day trips include lunch and all equipment necessary to properly explore the park.

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Cancun Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Chichen Itza, Cancun, null
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Cancun Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Chichen Itza

4.5 star rating: Recommended 48 Reviews

Indulge in some of the greatest attractions on offer in the Yucatan with this Cancun combo! Select two out of four amazing options – Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor or ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $182.40
Xcaret Day Trip from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Xcaret Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

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Nature lovers, outdoor enthusiasts and history buffs — find your paradise at Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park located along the Riviera Maya. View birds and ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $119.99
Xplor Adventure Park from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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Xplor Adventure Park from Playa del Carmen

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Experience outdoor thrills at Xplor Adventure Park, located minutes away from Playa del Carmen. Zipline over treetops, steer an amphibious vehicle through the ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $139.99
Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun, Cancun, Theme Park Tickets & Tours
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Xel-Ha All-Inclusive Day Trip from Cancun

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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
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Xel-Há All-Inclusive Day Trip from Playa del Carmen

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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
Xel-Ha Park All-Inclusive Admission Ticket, Playa del Carmen, Day Trips
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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
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Xplor Adventure Park from Cancun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 66 Reviews

Indulge your love for adventure at Xplor Adventure Park, located less than an hour from Cancun. Soar through the treetops on the highest ziplines in the ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.99
Xenotes Oasis Maya: Cenotes Adventure from Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Theme Park Tickets & ... 
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Xenotes Oasis Maya: Cenotes Adventure from Playa del Carmen

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

Visit the park of Xenotes Oasis Maya and explore four phenomenal cenotes in the Yucatan jungle, each calling for a different adventure: rappelling, ziplining, ...  Read more

Location: Puerto Morelos, Mexico
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.99
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Xcaret Park Admission Ticket

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Pay a visit to Xcaret Eco Theme Park and discover the richness of the Mayan jungle and Mexican culture. From cultural performances to a coral reef aquarium ...  Read more

Location: Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Duration: Flexible

From USD $99.99
ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Combo Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park, Cancun, Theme Park Tickets & ... 
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ATV, Ziplines and Cenote Combo Tour at Extreme Adventure Eco Park

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 83 Reviews

Visit Extreme Adventure Eco Park and have the time of your life during a jungle adventure. You'll enjoy three activities: ziplines, ATV's and cenote, all ...  Read more

Location: Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $71.00

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