Xcaret, Playa del Carmen

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Must see · Theme Park · Water / Amusement Park
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Take a short drive out of Cancun to Xcaret, where ecologically oriented activities cater to visitors of all ages. The theme park gets its name from a nearby settlement once inhabited by the pre-Columbian Maya, and some of the original village's structures remain. The park's 81 hectare (20 acre) grounds also contain a coral reef aquarium, bird and butterfly pavilions, bat cave, deer shelter, and a greenhouse designed to protect and display delicate orchids and bromeliads. Aiming to entertain both adults and children, the park's nature-based activities include snorkeling with sea turtles and swimming with dolphins. Check the official website for ticket discounts and a complete listing of special performances and family-friendly activities. To visit Xcaret and other attractions in Playa del Carmen, use our Playa del Carmen online tour planner.
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  • This park is one of the most amazing things we have ever done as a couple. Now I want you to understand that it was raining like crazy the day we went and we still came home with big smiles on our... 
    This park is one of the most amazing things we have ever done as a couple. Now I want you to understand that it was raining like crazy the day we went and we still came home with big smiles on our...  more »
  • Xcaret has a great Aviary and Butterfly exhibit and make sure you see the evening show and do the Tower 
    Xcaret has a great Aviary and Butterfly exhibit and make sure you see the evening show and do the Tower  more »
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  • I loved Xcaret. There are literally things to do for everyone. The food quality is phenomenal. You can enjoy yourself there even if you don't do any of the activities. They have a small zoo and some private beaches you can chill at as well. The service of the workers is top notch. You can tell they focus on providing a great experience for the guests. Don't miss out on the night show because it is 40% of the overall experience. 5/5 stars
  • It was a very incredible park. I jumped off a small cliff and floated down the most of the river. It was very relaxing, and there was so much to do. They had picture stations everywhere so you can take a pic with a lot of the scenery. My brother and his girlfriend went scuba/snorkeling and told me about all the fish they saw. We couldn’t do everything in one day but it would definitely be worth trying. The food was delicious. They had multiple places to eat and drink. I got to try a different style of Mexican food and it’s always nice to taste the regional differences. I would definitely try to come here again another time.

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