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  • Address: Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez Kilómetro 282, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 10:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8553260682
  • Ticket Price: 1874 MXN
  • Time Required: 06:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Outdoors, Park, Family And Kids, Picnic Spot
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The Xcaret area has an interesting past. It is believed to be what was formerly known as the ancient port of Polé. The Maya would come to this area to purify themselves before visiting Cozumel to worship Ixchel- the goddess of fertility. Even today, you can find ancient remains of the Maya civilisation here.

The Xcaret Eco Theme Park covers an area of 200 acres of this historic place. When architect Miguel Quintana Pali (who owned 5 hectares) cleared out the area in the 1980’s, he found a series of underground rivers that formed sinkholes and caves before it joined the sea. He understood this was a rare place and could become an unique tourist spot and soon he planned an Eco park in the area.  

In a way, the park is not your conventional idea of a theme park since it uses the natural heritage and environment including the ancient ruins with the thick jungle cover, the underground river and cave system and the rich native flora and fauna to offer visitors an oasis away from the concrete jungle.  The park includes a Jaguar island, a Coral reef aquarium, an Orchid greenhouse home to around 80 different species of orchid, a breeding farm, a number of caverns and a butterfly farm where you can see some of the most beautiful butterflies on the planet!

The jungle trails are stunning with pathways that meander around thick forest cover. However, if you are feeling a little too adventurous, you can swim with nurse sharks and sting rays at the park or simply go snorkelling to see gorgeous tropical fishes. The entire area works to preserve the turtle population. If you time your visit, you can see the hatchings and learn about different turtles that are preserved at the park. When here, don’t miss the cultural attractions at the park that include a replica of the Mayan Village, the Mesoamerican ball game and the open theatre where you can see pre Hispanic dances.


Xcaret Travel Tips

  • Children taller than 55” but under 12 years old must present identification to verify their age.
  • Children older than 12 years will need to pay adult price.
  • Carry your own swimming costume and other necessary items.

Entrance Ticket Details For Xcaret

  • Admission price is MXN 1874 per person (you can get discounted prices if you book the tickets online)
  • For prices of rentals and accommodation, visit official website

How to Reach Xcaret

  • By Taxi
  • By renting a car/bike

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  • Xcaret Address: Carretera Chetúmal-Puerto Juárez Kilómetro 282, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Cancun, Mexico
  • Xcaret Contact Number: +1-8553260682
  • Xcaret Timing: 08:30 am - 10:30 pm
  • Xcaret Price: 1874 MXN
  • Best time to visit Xcaret(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Xcaret: 06:00 Hrs
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  • 93.71% of people who visit Cancun include Xcaret in their plan

  • 58.04% of people start their Xcaret visit around 08 AM - 09 AM

  • People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Xcaret

Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

93.28% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Xcaret

People normally club together Xplor Park and Tulum while planning their visit to Xcaret.

People also prefer to start their day with Xcaret.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Xcaret Reviews & Ratings

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