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Xcaret

Daily 8:30am–9pm
Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez Kilómetro 282, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya & the Yucatan, 77710

The Basics

A prebooked admission ticket or day tour to Xcaret park makes it easy to access an impressive range of activities, with entry including the opportunity to snorkel with fish in natural lagoons, visit the park's Maya archaeological sites, and and catch the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular light and dance show. Some day tours have optional upgrades for extras such as a buffet lunch or exclusive changing rooms, while combo tours can be booked to also visit other nearby attractions, such as the Chichen Itza or Xel-Ha ruins or Xplor Adventure Park.

While there’s plenty to do within the bounds of a general admission ticket, a plethora of add-on activities are also available. For an extra fee, take a speed boat ride (from $59), snorkel atop an offshore coral garden (from $49), take in a theatrical interpretation of the origins of Mexican culture over dinner at the Gran Tlacho Theater (from $59), or experience the Temascal, a traditional four-part wellness ritual (from $39).

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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
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Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
star-4.5
US$139.99 per adult
Traveler Favorite
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Taking pictures with birds and the river swim was awesome. Over all great time and made some great memories
Adriana_M, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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Xcaret 5/2022
Suzette_L, May 2022
Xcaret Plus Tour - Included Transportation
I had the best day going to Xcaret water park. I didn't realize how much you can experience while visiting. This was an amazing experience that I will cherish for a lifetime. My son and I did a lot there and we ran out of time because there is so much to do. I went swimming with the dolphins, and in the underground cave. My son did the simi dive with sting rays and fish. I loved this experience and would love to do it again some day. Thank you, Suzette & Sean
star-5
Incredible place!
Chris_N, Jun 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
An absolutely amazing day, lots of activities to do so be sure to plan your day well to take advantage of everything. Reflecting on it, I’d recommend doing a two day trip here if you plan to do everything! Enjoy it, we certainly did!
star-5
Wow! Wow! Wow!
Landy_C, Jun 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Wow! Amazing tour. This was very worth it! Enjoyed every minute of the day! Staff is very friendly and helpful! They speak English, so that helped.
star-5
Swimming Adventure!
Taylor_G, Jun 2022
Xcaret Park Admission Ticket with Night Show included
The whole park was amazing but my favorite experience was the underground rivers! It was so amazing to swim through caves and jungle. I would highly recommend this to anyone.
star-5
Awesome!!! :)
brittany_e, Jun 2022
Xcaret Park Admission Ticket with Night Show included
Amazing, must do excursion! We had so much fun and would definitely recommend to anyone who visits Mexico
star-5
Awesome Adventures with learning 🐱
Patricia_E, May 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Swimming under the cave, visiting the Mayan village and the many activities Xcaret offers were engaging, exciting and fun. The show at end of the day was awesome 😊.
star-5
Xcaret is a must!
Caleb_M, Apr 2022
Xcaret Park Admission Ticket with Night Show included
If you get the chance, go to Xcaret! And you MUST stay for the big show at the end, it's so beautifully done! It was so relaxing to just go down the rivers with gorgeous clear water around you and great views above you. The lunch buffet had so much variety and the service was top notch! We ate with an amazing ocean view.
star-5
Fun! Fun! Fun!!
Lisa_K, Apr 2022
Priority Access: Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xichen Itza
These places were amazing. So much fun! Great family time. One day was all about moving and getting a great workout for the day. And the second day was complete relaxation. We had the best of both worlds by doing Xplor and Xel-ha.
star-5
Expectations exceded
Naomi_R, Apr 2022
Xcaret Plus! Transportation Included
Beautifull place. Something to do for everyone. Service provided as annonced. Great communication. Friendly and courteous employees. Excellent food and night show . Operation very well organized.
star-5
Awesome !
brenda_v, Apr 2022
Tour Xcaret All Inclusive from Playa del Carmen
Supper amazing experience! I highly recommend this package so you can fully experience everything without worrying for transportation. They are supper organized and communicate well .
star-5
Great and beautiful
Arlenee_H, Jun 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
A bit pricey, but beautiful sensory, beautiful history of Mexico, beautiful water falls. Excellent night show so beautiful. Wonderful experience swimming with the dolphins. Had an amazing day but very exhausted at the end of the night.
star-5
Magical Place!
MiguelSteffan_M, Apr 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Xcaret is truly a magical place. From swimming in underground rivers and swimming with dolphins and sharks, to exploring authentic Mayan ruins, to exploring massive aviaries, butterfly pavilions and re-created Mexican villas and churches, this place has it all. Every time we go back, we experience something new. The spectacular night show is worth the visit alone.
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Things to Know Before you Go

  • Visitors should bring sunscreen, walking shoes, swimming gear, and lightweight clothing.

  • Most tours include round-trip transportation from hotels in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

  • Lockers and snorkel equipment are available for a fee.

  • Most of the park is wheelchair accessible, and wheelchairs are available for rental for a fee.

  • Several add-on animal encounters are available for additional fees. Pet stingrays in a shallow lagoon (from $39); go deeper with snuba (an underwater breathing apparatus); nurse sharks (from $59); or swim with bottlenose dolphins (from $109).

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How to Get There

Xcaret is located 47 miles (7 kilometers) from Cancun and six miles (10 kilometers) from Playa del Carmen. Most day tours include round-trip transportation from hotels in both cities. Taxis are available to and from Xcaret, and parking is free for those arriving by car. Public buses run from both Cancun and Playa del Carmen.

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When to Get There

The park is open daily from 8:30am to 10:30pm—arrive early in the morning to beat the crowds and enjoy a full day of fun. Although weather is tropical year-round, it can be especially hot in the humid wet season from June through October. Peak visitor season is December through April.

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What Not to Miss

Xcaret's cultural attractions include a replica Maya village, a colorful and symbolic Mexican cemetery with a grave for each day of the year, and shows performed by the swinging Papantla Flying Men (Voladores de Papantla). Don’t miss the Maya ruins, the aquarium, the sea turtle nesting site, the walk-through butterfly pavilion, the orchid greenhouse, or the two inland islands with jaguar and puma enclosures.

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Frequently Asked Questions
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