Highway 307, Km. 282
4 miles South of Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya
77500 Cancun, Mexico
tel: 1-888-XCARET1 (From US & Canada)
NileGuide Expert tip:
Stay for the night show. It is an excellent performance and should not be missed.
This amazing ecological park is one of the most popular attractions in the Cancun area. It is impossible to see all of the shows and exhibits, or to participate in all of the activities in just one visit to Xcaret, but you will have a fantastic time trying.
Inside the lush, tropical park, you can see Mayan ruins, walk among thousands of butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion, swim with dolphins, watch performers put on a show, float down an underground river, swim in a cenote (sink hole), visit a Mayan village and a cemetery, see flamingos and other exotic birds in the bird refuge, hike through the jungle, go snorkeling, or simply have lunch and relax on the beach.
The park has a program to protect sea turtles, which nest in the Riviera Maya each Summer. Spider monkeys, howler monkeys, manatees, and jaguars are also protected at Xcaret.
The night show is spectacular and is included in the cost of admission.
The park is open daily, from 8:30am until 9:30pm.
Photo by Celso Flores