Mayan Riviera Reserves and the Xcaret Eco Parks

Mayan Riviera

Mayan Riviera

There are many attractions in Mayan Riviera, most of which are touristy such as the Tulum Ruins, the Xcaret Ecological Park and the Mayan Riviera Beaches. However, what nature lovers would really want to see are the reserves and eco parks that Mayan Riviera has to offer. Firstly, more about the Xcaret Eco Theme Park. Xcaret Eco Theme Park. It is also an archeological park that is great to visit as a day trip from Cancun. You may take bus from the Xcaret terminal to get there. See the area’s fauna, flora, culture and water activities available. Have you ever swim in an underground river? Here is your chance.

Getting There

Xcaret is just four miles south of Playa del Carmen in Quintana Roo. It is opened daily from 8:30am onwards, so do plan your itinerary in such that you are day early for an enjoyable time. For adults, the admission is US$81, children at half the price but free for all under five years of age. This admission entitles you to access the park, exhibits, water activities and also performances. Meals, transportation and swimming with dolphins has a package rate to choose from. If you intend to not rush through the visit, you can buy a two-day pass which you may return within the week from the first visit. One advice is that you can make some savings of about ten percent by reserving your tickets online from their website. The other note is to bring along a bathing suit and wear a pair of comfortable shoes. Don’t forget a camera, towel and most importantly, 100% biodegradable sunblock as the conventional sunblock is not allowed to be brought in, this is one of their act to protect the water ecology.

What to do

Xcaret Mayan Riviera

Xcaret Mayan Riviera

Other than aquatic activities in this 250-acre eco-archeaological theme park, you may want to check out the cultural attractions and shows that nature has to offer you here. If you are going with your child/children, this park is ideal with an aquarium, zoo, water park, museum, a cultural center all in a place. It is one expansive complex and a lot for your entire family to see and do. One of which is the Regional Wildlife Breeding Area and Aviary. Near the entrance area on the left after you have enter the park, check out the wide variety of scarlet, birds, tucans, green macaws and flamingos. There are also crocodiles and deers. Seven hundred macaws living in this one place and soon they will release them in the wild via a special program.

 

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