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This Attraction Near Cancun Is Hugely Popular This Summer As Temperatures Rise

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Xcaret Park, a massive eco-adventure park near Cancun, is seeing its popularity explode with families this summer amid the Mexican Caribbean’s sweltering weather. 

A pool in Xcaret park with swimmers and blue water

With the thermometer regularly hitting temperatures of over 91 degrees Fahrenheit this summer, travelers are increasingly keen on refreshing and cooling experiences to escape the heat.

And with its lush vegetation, underground rivers, and natural pools, Xcaret Park is the perfect place to cool down this summer.

Here’s why this popular family-friendly attraction is trending right now with travelers:

Xcaret Park with few travelers and outdoor pools

Where Nature Meets Mayan Culture

Xcaret is a massive 81-hectare eco-adventure park just an hour south of Cancun and a stone’s throw away from Playa del Carmen. 

Featuring a stunning landscape complete with cenotes, tropical jungles, and thrilling naturally-formed underground rivers, Xcaret is truly unparalleled in its natural beauty. 

The beautiful park also showcases the Mexican Caribbean’s rich cultural and historical treasures, with an array of daily shows and performances for the whole family. 

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And this summer, the park is outright skyrocketing in popularity, welcoming between 10 and 11 thousand daily guests – 15% more than on average. 

Cool Down With These Aquatic Activities 

One of the main reasons behind Xcaret’s resounding success is its abundance of aquatic activities that are a magnet for travelers during the scorching summer heat.

Allow yourself to be carried through Xcaret’s three underground rivers with crystalline water. Afterward, explore the park’s beach – featuring plenty of natural shade – or its natural pools with expansive views of the Caribbean Sea. 

Flamingoes Under the Xcaret Sign at Dusk in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Travelers can spot plenty of exotic birds and animal species throughout the park, which is also a nature sanctuary, making this one of the most comprehensive eco-experiences in the Riviera Maya.

For an additional cost, travelers can also book unique experiences like stingray encounters or meeting and swimming with dolphins.

Impeccable Reviews

With nearly 100,000 reviews on Google with an average rating of 4,8/5, travelers will be hard-pressed to find an attraction with more glowing reviews.

Families on Vacation at Xcaret Park near Cancun, Mexico

Travelers love the park’s unique fusion of nature and Mayan culture, not to mention its cleanliness and the professionalism of the staff. Although on the pricier side, visitors get a lot of bang for their buck, with several inclusions that make the experience well worth it.

Guests have also given the park top marks for its daily entertainment, which features prehispanic dances and Xcaret’s flying men performance. 

Practical Information For Travelers

With so many ticket types available, choosing the right one can feel overwhelming, so let’s go over some of the different options. 

Travelers can easily book tickets online on Xcaret’s official website, which has endless options for all types of travel needs.

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Basic admission currently costs $130.99 per adult and $98.24 per child and includes access to the park’s most famous attractions. Food, transportation, and special activities come with an additional cost.

Xcaret also offers Xcaret Plus Admission as well as the more comprehensive Xcaret Total Admission, which allows visitors to experience more of the park’s unique activities without having to pay for them separately. 

Travelers can create their own adventure packages online in case they’d like to explore other Xcaret parks in the Riviera Maya.

A lush outdoor pool in Xcaret with blue water

Visitors can also book tickets with round-trip transportation from Cancun on Viator or Tripadvisor, where they can also read travelers’ reviews to help them choose the perfect experience. 

Xcaret is open all year round from Monday to Sunday from 08:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m., giving travelers plenty of time to explore the park’s one-of-a-kind offerings.

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P Waddington

Sunday 9th of July 2023

To expensive now I have been 6 times now going on carrabean cruise cost less and better food and drinks all tips included.