Coral Reef Aquarium in Cancun
See more than 5,000 marine species
Included in your admission
Admire beautiful coral specimens at Xcaret’s Coral Reef Aquarium, in special ponds with windows that allow you to see underwater. See more than 5,000 marine organisms, among which you can see jellyfish, snails, goldfish, rays, and starfish that show the richness of Mexico’s coral reefs.
This aquarium nearby Cancun is unique in the world, since all its coral reef ecosystems have been developed here. This is possible thanks to a modern technology of pumping sea water, which leads plankton, sponge larvae, corals, and mollusks to the ponds, giving rise to the colonization process.
Learn about the Caribbean coral reefs and their importance in ocean life.
Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Ages: for the whole family.
About the activity
How much does entry cost?
The admission to the Coral Reef Aquarium in Xcaret is included with all types of admissions to the park. Choose one and enjoy the more than 5,000 marine organisms living here.
Where are coral reefs in Mexico?
Coral reefs in Mexico can be found in mainly three areas: the Pacific coast, the coasts of Veracruz and Campeche, and or course, in the coasts of Yucatan and Quintana Roo.
Does Cancun have an aquarium?
Yes. There is an aquarium with more than 5000 species nearby Cancun at Xcaret park. In here you will learn and appreciate the richness of Mexico's coral reefs.
Are there coral reefs in Riviera Maya?
Yes, Riviera Maya is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System that inhabits thousands of species. You can admire a lot of its species in the Coral Reef Aquarium at Xcaret.
Does Cancun have a barrier reef?
Yes, Cancun is part of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, the second largest in the world.
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