What is Xcaret?
Xcaret is a water park, theme, amusement, eco-archaeological and more, in one place. Due to its privileged location in the Mayan jungle among underground rivers, cenotes and facing the Caribbean Sea, Xcaret has impressive scenarios where you can do different activities and enjoy them to the fullest. Besides that, Xcaret is a theme park in Cancun and Riviera Maya that celebrates Mexico’s present and rich past, a country known for its traditions, culture and folklore.
Xcaret opened in 1990 and since has become a landmark of Cancun and Riviera Maya, even considered by many, as THE destination of this region above the aforementioned. Its name means “small inlet” due to the fact that a portion of the Caribbean Sea enters the land. Because of this, the Mayans used Xcaret, know back then as Pole, as a merchandise port.
Xcaret is the water park in Cancun and Riviera Maya with over 50 natural and cultural attractions where you and your family will get closer to each other by living together experiences close to the heart; and to nature, in Riviera Maya and Cancun activities in a wonderful setting rich in fauna and flora. Discover why Xcaret is the most emblematic attraction in the Riviera Maya.
Have fun in water activites
Have fun in Riviera Maya and Cancun excursions with activities that will take you to mystical places in the territories of Chaac, the Mayan god of water. Enjoy snorkeling in Cancun and Riviera Maya waters, underground rivers, a beach area, a lagoon, and natural pools of seawater. For the little ones, there is a special area, Children’s World, where they can swim in shallow cenotes and wading pools designed for them.
Explore a natural sanctuary
In the park you can visit the Coral Reef Aquarium and the sea turtle center. Learn more about regional flora and fauna at the Butterfly Garden, the Aviary, the Rainforest Trail, and the Living Orchid and Bromeliad Museum. Additionally, in different sections of the park you will see jaguars, manatees, flamingos, spider monkeys and saraguato, bats, deer, and tapirs.
Feel the warmth of Mexican culture
One of the main reasons to visit Xcaret is the presentation Xcaret Mexico Espectacular, an experience that will give you goosebumps. In the park you can also enjoy the Papantla Flyers ceremony, the Equestrian Show, or the pre-Hispanic Dances in the Mayan Village. Do not miss the Mexican Folk Art Museum, the "Bridge to Paradise" Mexican Cemetery, and the Hacienda Henequenera.
Visit Mexico’s Majestic Paradise
Since its inception, Xcaret, which means 'small cove', has been a project infused with love for Mexico. After five years of development, the park opened its doors in 1990 and has continuously evolved to offer the most complete leisure experience in the Riviera Maya.