Xcaret Coral Reef Aquarium, be amazed under the sea
Explore the fascinating coral reef surrounded by a rainbow of tropical fish, hard and soft coral, anemones, sponges, star fish and crustaceans, among many other marine creatures that inhabit the Coral Reef Aquarium in Xcaret.
The Coral Reef Aquarium at Xcaret, the only one of its kind will transport you to the depths of the Caribbean Sea. It exhibits the biodiversity of the ocean's underwater gardens, with different ecosystems thriving at distinct depths.
Very few aquariums in the world have been able to exhibit long-term healthy samples of these delicate and complex ecosystems. More than 500 corals have been planted successfully at Xcaret's Coral Reef Aquarium on the artificial reef structures, thanks, in part, to the unfiltered sea water continuous pumping system that allows free flow of plankton directly into the exhibit tanks, along with sponge larvae, corals and mollusks that start natural colonization processes.
Interactive exhibits will allow you to touch some of these wonderful species that inhabit the coral reef in Riviera Maya. The marine exhibit at the Coral Reef Aquarium at Xcaret includes more than 5,000 living organisms including tropical fish such as surgeons, butterfly and angel fish, as well as sea horses, urchins, anemones, crabs, lobsters, nursery sharks and rays.