The endlessly popular destination of Playa del Carmen is best known as the more laid-back southern cousin of Cancun.
Full of fantastic attractions to keep travelers entertained during their vacation, Playa del Carmen has cemented its place in Mexico’s huge tourism industry.
And right now, there is one attraction that is trending massively among Americans.
Located just a 10-minute cab ride south of Playa del Carmen city, Xplor Park is one of the most accessible attractions for travelers visiting Quintana Roo.
But its accessibility is just an added bonus; the real attraction for Xplor Park is its unmatched experiences.
Thrilling Sky-High Adventures
Imagine flying above the jungle canopy, through waterfalls and caves, and experiencing a view of the Mexican Caribbean many fellow travelers never will.
That’s what awaits at the zip-line course at Xplor Park. At over 2.3 miles (3.8 km) long, the route is extensive, as well as being the highest zipline in all of Quintana Roo.
Travelers concerned about safety can rest assured that Xplor Park has an outstanding safety record, and every precaution is taken to ensure this zip-line experience ends with smiles and high fives.
ATV Tours With A Difference
There is no shortage of ATV tours in the Mexican Caribbean; with so much nature, it surely doesn’t come as a surprise.
But the ATV tours at Xplor Park take this fun-filled activity to the next level. Travelers get to take an amazing drive through the jungle as well as flooded underground caverns and specially built suspension bridges.
This is all thanks to the amphibious vehicles in use that one-minute ramble over rocky formations and the next allow travelers to sail effortlessly through water-filled caverns.
With two separate but equally exhilarating 3.1 miles (5km) circuits, this is a must-see experience for all visitors to Xplor Park.
Explore The World Below
After experiencing the jungle from above, then driving through it on an exciting ATV tour, the next best activity lined up for travelers is the otherworldly underground expedition.
Keeping travelers in mind, this expedition has two separate routes. One is a peaceful stroll through the beautiful underground cave networks, and the other plays to the more adventurous travelers.
Xplor Park isn’t a place that chooses boring over fun; even the entrance to these cave networks is found through 2 exciting water slides that transport travelers.
But even with adventure, safety is kept tightly controlled. Life vests are available for less confident swimmers, with the water at its deepest, around 4 feet, and safety helmets must be worn at all times.
Additionally, all caverns are overseen by trained lifeguards for extra peace of mind.
How To Get Here
There are several methods of getting to Xplor Park. Three of which can be included at the time of booking.
The first is resort pick-up. A list of included resorts is given when purchasing a ticket, and if a traveler’s resort is on the list, they enjoy the luxury of door-to-door service.
Next is for travelers whose resort isn’t included. There are many additional pick-up points that pass through all popular resort areas, meaning travelers can easily find transport.
Lastly, for anyone not staying in a resort or hotel, for example, those in Airbnb accommodation. They can also make use of the additional pick-up points.
It should also be noted Xplor Park is still reasonably accessible for travelers staying in both Cancun and Tulum.
The journey from both is well under 1 hour, and the fantastic bus system in Quintana Roo, as well as the availability of car rentals, means this is an experience open to everyone.
Considering the huge variety of activities, as well as unlimited snacks and a buffet lunch, the cost of Xplor Park is very reasonable. At just $142.99 per person and heavy discounts applied for children, this is an action-packed day out that won’t break the bank.
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