Xcaret Eco Theme Park

Xcaret Eco Theme Park featuring a coastal town, general coastal views and a luxury hotel or resort
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Commune with nature, explore ancient ruins and learn about Mayan culture at this popular theme park, home to a natural underground river.

Part theme park, part wildlife sanctuary and part archaeological site, Xcaret Park has dozens of attractions and activities to keep the whole family occupied. So many, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to see everything with just one visit.

At Xcaret, the emphasis is on getting close to nature. Swim with dolphins and nurse sharks in the Caribbean Sea. Learn about the park’s plant conservation efforts when you take the tropical jungle trail, a guided hike that passes sacred Maya trees and endangered plant species. Make sure to stop by the butterfly pavilion where twenty species of butterflies — some endangered — flutter freely above your head.

Follow the crowds to one of the park’s most popular attractions, swimming in the half-mile (800-meter) underground river. The swim brings you under rocky stalactite formations and cavern walls embedded with marine fossils. The currents are soft, the water clear and the depth about five feet (1.5 meters).  

Light filters through a number of natural openings so the swim is not completely in the dark, and there are a number of exit points along the route for people who may feel tired. All swimmers regardless of ability are equipped with float vests.

The theme park encloses a set of ancient Mayan ruins. Mayan building at Xcaret dates from around A.D. 1200 to 1500.The structures were part of a port and a ceremonial center. Maya would come here and bathe in the waters to purify their bodies and minds. Visitors are free to wander around most of the ruins.

At night, Xcaret puts on a song and dance spectacular that takes you through Mexican history from pre-Hispanic times to the present day.
The park is situated in the Riviera Maya, approximately 37 miles (60 kilometers) south of Cancun International airport and 3.7 miles (six kilometers) from Playa del Carmen. You can get to Xcaret by car the on-site parking is free. Alternatively, take a bus from the station in Cancun (Uxmal Avenue) or from Playa del Carmen (Fifth Avenue).

Xcaret Park is open 365 days a year.

Top Hotels Close to Xcaret Eco Theme Park

Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
The price is CA $285 per night from Dec 17 to Dec 18
CA $285
per night
Dec 17 - Dec 18
Stay at this 4-star beach property in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (2,212 reviews)
"Gorgeous grounds, very kind staff. Unfortunately the food made me feel sick every day. I wish we understood when booking that we could only eat at the restaurants twice and had to eat at the buffet the rest of the time. I also read online later that the shops in the resort are Mayan artisans who ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2022

Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
The price is CA $806 per night from Dec 13 to Dec 14
CA $806
per night
Dec 13 - Dec 14
Stay at this 5-star luxury property in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the pool and the bar in our reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,666 reviews)
"exceptional, you have to live the experience I was with my wife and my 6 year old son we all had fun the food, the restaurants are very good Las cuevas restaurant for dinner recommended 👌"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2022

Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Arte – All Parks / All Fun Inclusive, Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Arte – All Parks / All Fun Inclusive, Adults Only
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juárez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
The price is CA $947 per night from Dec 22 to Dec 23
CA $947
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23
Stay at this 5-star luxury property in Playa del Carmen. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Xcaret Eco Theme Park and Playa ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,090 reviews)
"I have never experienced customer service like this. They accommodated for food allergies, catered to random whims and even allowed us in to the employee-only viewing of the World Cup when the customer area was full. Jorge at the Mercado was incredible. Cons: dress codes for certain areas not posted ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 24, 2022

Hotel Xcaret Arte – All Parks / All Fun Inclusive, Adults Only
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Casa Kaoba Hotel & Suites
Casa Kaoba Hotel & Suites
3.5 out of 5
Carretera Federal Playa Tulum, Mza 329, Lote 9, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
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Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal - Puerto Juarez Km. 282, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
Hotel Xcaret Mexico - All Parks / All Fun Inclusive
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Carretera Federal 307, KM 282, Chetumal a Puerto Juarez, Xcaret, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
Occidental at Xcaret Destination - All Inclusive
Hotel Xcaret Arte – All Parks / All Fun Inclusive, Adults Only
Hotel Xcaret Arte – All Parks / All Fun Inclusive, Adults Only
5 out of 5
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Hotel Xcaret Arte – All Parks / All Fun Inclusive, Adults Only
La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret - All Inclusive Adults Only
La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret - All Inclusive Adults Only
5 out of 5
Carr. Chetumal-Puerto Juarez KM 282, Lote 023 2, 77710, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
La Casa de la Playa by Xcaret - All Inclusive Adults Only
Palmaïa - The House of AïA Wellness Enclave All Inclusive
Palmaïa - The House of AïA Wellness Enclave All Inclusive
5 out of 5
Paseo Xaman Ha, Lt.1, Playacar, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
Palmaïa - The House of AïA Wellness Enclave All Inclusive
Sandos Playacar All Inclusive
Sandos Playacar All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Paseo Xaman-Ha, Mza. 1, Lote 1 Fracc. Playacar, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
Sandos Playacar All Inclusive
Iberostar Tucan All inclusive
Iberostar Tucan All inclusive
4.5 out of 5
Avda. Xaman-Ha, Lote Hotelero No 2, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77710
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Residence Inn by Marriott Playa del Carmen
Residence Inn by Marriott Playa del Carmen
3.5 out of 5
Retorno 50 Avenida Sur, Carretera 307, Cancun Tulum Chetumal Cancun, Playa del Carmen, QROO, 77717
Residence Inn by Marriott Playa del Carmen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.