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What is Xcaret?

Xcaret is everything you are looking for on your vacation. A water park, theme park, amusement park, eco-archaeological park, and more. It has a privileged location in the middle of the jungle, with natural settings such as underground rivers, cenotes, and the mesmerizing Caribbean Sea. In addition, Xcaret is the only one among the theme parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya that celebrates Mexican history, traditions, and folklore with such magnitude.

Xcaret Information

Xcaret opened in 1990, and since then, it has become a landmark in Cancun and Riviera Maya, even considered by many as a must-visit destination in the Mexican Carribean.
In the native language, “Xcaret” means “small inlet”. Due to its location, it was an attractive point for the pre-Hispanic culture that inhabited the area, who used this port as a commercial center.

Discover Xcaret

Xcaret is the only one among the water parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya with more than 50 natural and cultural attractions. It is a magical place where you reconnect with nature in its wonderful setting rich in flora and fauna. Each experience stands out among the activities in Cancun and Riviera Maya, reminding you how great the country is. Discover why Xcaret is the most emblematic place in Mexico.

Have fun in water activites

Enjoy a day surrounded by the best activities in Cancun and Riviera Maya, such as swimming in underground rivers, beaches, lagoons, and natural pools. Even the little ones have a special space for them in the Children's World, where they can swim in shallow cenotes and fun wading pools.

Explore a natural sanctuary

Visit our Coral Reef Aquarium and the sea turtle center to admire the beauties of the Caribbean Sea. Learn more about regional flora and fauna at the Butterfly Pavilion, the Aviary, and the Living Orchid and Bromeliad Museum. Additionally, in different park sections, you will see jaguars, manatees, flamingos, spider monkeys, saraguatos, bats, deer, and tapirs!

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Feel the warmth of Mexican culture

One of the main reasons to visit us is the Xcaret México Espectacular presentation, an experience that will give you goosebumps. You'll also be able to enjoy the Papantla Flyers ceremony, the equestrian show, and ancestral dances in the Pre-Hispanic 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 has been a project of deep love for Mexico. After five years of development, the park opened its doors in 1990 and has continually evolved to provide you with a magical experience in one of the most coveted tourist spots in Cancun and the Riviera Maya internationally.