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When you are on vacation in the Riviera Maya, there’s more to explore than the beach. And for many people visiting Cancun and Playa del Carmen, a day trip to see our region’s Mayan Culture in its many aspects plus the most amazing Mexican Caribbean nature displays. With Cancun Vacation Experts, you get the best things to do in Xcaret; swimming in cave rivers, as well as a the amazing Nigh Show. Here, you will enjoy a relaxing walk surrounded by colorful butterflies, visit the aquarium and its beautiful sea turtles, or just relax in its calm beach. Enjoy a filling lunch in the different restaurants for the Plus Option as well access to exclusive Plus Area, Round-trip transportation from your hotel (in Cancun, Tulum, or Playa del Carmen) Unique experience and memorable time to enjoy, an action-packed day suitable for the whole family.
Experience the most iconic features of the Yucatan Peninsula and Mexico. Our Mayan ancestors lived and prospered by these beautiful surroundings, Xcaret was in fact part of this world and some vestiges are still visible here. The cultural shows, music and regional dishes will help you travel back in time to marvel with our pre-Hispanic heritage as well as part of Mexico`s history.
Fresh, local ingredients are on the varied lunch menus. Along the Riviera Maya, our food goes beyond tacos and burritos. Taste traditional Mexican dishes as well as international cuisine in the different restaurants. (Lunch included in Plus Option)
The Xcaret Mexico Spectacular Show. if this is your first time visiting. This night show is a most! See life a representation of the Mayan Ball Game and a musical historical account of Yucatan and the different states of Mexico. We cannot tell you more you have to see it for yourself!
Animal and Nature Lovers. In the same day walk surrounded by butterflies, admire exotic birds like the mystic Quetzal, or elegant flamingos, Spider monkeys, and majestic jaguars. Coral reef and Sea Turtles. amongst others.
Unique memorable family moments. A perfect day for families and friends to capture memories to keep for a lifetime as other unique sites worldwide.
Undreground river tour ( Secure bag provided for your belongings, during the river visit. )
Xcaret Mexico Espectacular night show
Natural Pools and Beach Access
Horse Exhibition , Paplantla Flying Men Show and Pre-Hispanic Dances
Life jackers and inner tubes
hammocks, and lounge chairs in resting areas
Showers, Restrooms and Dressing Rooms
IF PLUS OPTION SELECTED : Lunch with one beer , coffee and unlimited soft drinks, flavored water (while consuming food)
IF PLUS OPTION SELECTED : Access to plus area exclusive facilities( with lockers , dressing rooms and private rest rooms ) Snorkeling gear included ( requires a $10 us refundable deposit )
Lunch , Snorkeling Gear , Plus Area if PLUS OPTION is nor selected
Gratuities ( At your discretion)
Flip Flops or water shoes
Bring printed proof of your purchase and ID
Extra money for souvenirs
Biodegradable sunscreen only
Children over 1.40 meters but under 12 years most present ID to verify their age.
COVID-19 Health and Safety Measures
For reservations cancelled with more than two days in advance before the booking date are subject to 10% administrative fee. From 2-0 days or in case of no show, payments are not refundable .
It is not possible to make date changes the same day of your scheduled visit
How active do I need to be to take this tour?
This tour is meant to be suitable for ages 6 and up, and all activities are optional
How far is Xcaret from Cancun?
The drive from Cancun to Xcaret is about 46 miles, or 74 kilometers, on Highway 307. The advantage of taking the Xcaret tour is the round-trip transportation from your accommodations. Plus you get to sit back and enjoy the ride!From Playa Mujeres & Costa Mujeres Bay 91.5 MIles or 57 Km 1 hour and 30 Minutes From Cancun Hotel Zone & Down Town Area 46 Mils or 75 Km 1 hour and 10 Minutes From Puerto Morelos Area 26Miles or 42.5 KM 40 MinutesThese are travel distances. Pick up times are set timely prior according to different hotel pick up services
How far is Xcaret from Riviera Maya
From Tulum Area 37 Miles or 61 Km. 55 Minutes From Akumal Bay Area 35 Miles or 22 Km 30 Minutes From Puerto Aventuras Area 11 miles or 17.5 Km 20 Minutes Playa Paraiso Bay Area 17.4 Mils or 28 KM 30 minutesThese are travel distances. Pick up times are set timely prior according to different hotel pick up services
What do I wear in Xcaret?
Our weather is warm and pleasant year-round, but expect hotter temperatures in the summer. On our tours, we recommend that you wear comfortable clothing, sunglasses, hats, and typically close-toed shoes for walking and exploring. We also recommend bringing water shoes and swimsuits, especially on this tour. An extra change of clothes is a good Idea so you can freshen up before the night show.
What is a underground river ?
The Xcaret underground river is actually part of s sinkhole fresh water system that are the result of collapsed caverns. These aquatic channels are very much part of our history in the Yucatan, commonly used by our Mayan ancestors as a water supply.
How safe is it to swim in the underground river?
It is actually very safe , Mandatory life vest for all visitors, the current will slowly take you to the other end of the river while you admire the rock formations, and many openings with an array of the exotic tropical plants and flowers.
Is food included in my visit?
In the Plus option you have access to one lunch in any of the restaurants they have a large variety of international cuisine as well as typical Mexican dishesIf you go with the basic option, you may also visit any of the restaurants and pay directly there.
Is there snorkel gear available for rent ?
Sanitized snorkeling gear is available and it costs $ 10.99 us . It is necessary to leave a refundable deposit of $ 25 us .For the Plus Option the snorkeling gear rental is included in the package and the refundable deposit is of $ 10 us
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