Xcaret Eco Theme Park, Playa del Carmen

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Take a short drive out of Cancun to Xcaret Eco Theme Park, 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 Eco Theme Park and other attractions in Playa del Carmen, use our Playa del Carmen online tour planner .
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  • This is one of the best places in the world with so many things to see and do. Plan to spend more than one day as there is way too much to do see it all in one day. The beach is absolutely gorgeous, f...  more »
  • Not worth what is paid entry $ 100! Animals in captivity! Dolphins to jump if they give them to eat and people queue to see them! In which world we live! An icy underground river! Small silver where do not stop to offer to eat or to take photos or to what that is for $! Go to Disney don't waste a weight in this park!
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  • With my family we were able to meet and explore the main attractions of the Park in one day and I want it to share, recommend first choice Excaret Plus mainly by the buffet. We entered the Park at 09:00 hrs and immediately took to the right white route (Mayan people, cemetery, etc) to take it to the aviary, butterfly, etc. and at the height of the island of Jaguars, we switched to the black route (approx. 13:00) returning to the exit but focusing on the entrance of the underground rivers and entering them. Leaving at the end of the rivers we had lunch in the restaurant of the beach with view to it where can you relax in the hammocks and revel in the view. About 15:00 hrs to be very near the cave of bats is located and immediately asked to take the blue route and go to the Aquarium and all marine beauties, tour that once again joined the exit/entrance of the Park. Arriving again near the entrance we take alongside my family tour "rio paradise" where we got into a kind of barge and toured a river whose wonderful circuit ended in the same place. Coming out of that appeal we headed to the hacienda, the beautiful church and its surroundings to then access the scenic Tower. Still at about 18:30 we went to take a good location to the main theater to see the wonderful and grandiose "Mexico spectacular" that can't miss you. I thought the Park was larger but recommend advance study Park plane to the point to familiarize yourself with the, (you can download from the official site of the Park). Plan your journey and ask just one is disorienting is what I recommend. If one runs through blind will know very little, unless you go at least 2 days.
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