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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
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Viva la Mexico!!!
Busy day, so much to see! Plenty of room for everyone and lines moved quickly. Staff were wonderful and knowledgeable about the park and the transportation was on a comfortable bus.
Chad_M, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Cancun

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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
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
Amazing experience!
Dan_S, Jan 2022
Ecoarchaeological Xcaret Plus
Very fun experience. We purchased Xcaret Plus. Understand you will want to add additional experiences when you arrive. We did the photo package, SeaTrek, and swam with sharks. Both I would recommend!
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.
star-5
Must visit place!
Yeji_C, Dec 2021
Priority Access: Combo Tour: Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor and Xichen Itza
Xcaret experience was awesome. You should definetely try out dinner option for the night show. Seatrek and para sailing were very exciting and we enjoyed a lot. Must go place when you visit Cancun.
star-5
Awesome
William_B, May 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
The whole park was wonderful and being picked up from our hotel and being picked up from the park made us feel safe
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-4
Rip off
Alfredo_L, Apr 2022
Xcaret Park Admission Ticket
When I had to pay for transportation as much as I paid for the tickets it should of came with transportation an all the activities were closed had to pay close to $200 extra
star-5
Great experience!!
April_H, Feb 2022
Xcaret, Chichen Itza & Isla Mujeres Catamaran 3 days Combo
Norma our tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable. And didn’t make us feel rushed. She and the driver had a good work ethic and were very professional. I believe his name was Roberto. We would definitely recommend.
star-5
Best Experience in the Yucatan
MiguelSteffan_M, Apr 2022
Priority Access: Xcaret Day Trip with Transportation
Easily the top attraction in the Yucatan, this place has it all. Underground rivers, a recreated Mayan village, a massive aviary and butterfly pavilion, jaguars and pumas, sea lagoons and the chance to swim with dolphins, sharks and lots of sea life. The day culminated in a spectacular show of Mexican history and regional dances.

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
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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