In the state of Quintana Roo specifically between Cancun and the Mayan Riviera you will find very original theme and underwater parks where you can have contact with nature. The most famous is the Xcaret Park, both for its underground rivers and for its musical presentation on the history of Mexico, in the Night Show. If you are more adventurous, in Xplor Park you will find the longest zip lines with 45 meters high. On the other hand, the Xenses Park where you can experience a unique sensation of putting all your senses to the test at the Xensatorium and Lodorama attractions.
Here, I present my list with all the information you need to know about the parks in Cancun. We have worked as a tour guide and have had the opportunity to visit all of them, so you can decide which one to visit beforehand, I assure you that they are all worth it.
The Xcaret amusement park is considered by many to be the best due to its originality and the number of attractions it offers. It is very close to Playa del Carmen, one hour from Cancun and has attractions for the whole family such as aquatic swimming through its 3 underground rivers, snorkeling in a cove and being able to see a variety of multicolored fish in natural coves or crossing in raft on the Paraíso River.
It is located very close to the archeology zone of Tulum for that reason people usually combine their tour with Tulum and then XelHa, this is one of the water parks in the state of Quintana Roo that you can visit in one day if you stay in Cancun or in the Mayan Riviera. Xel Há means in Mayan “place where water mixes”, which is consistent with the site since all its attractions are aquatic.
This park is particularly considered an extreme park since its main attraction is the zip lines that are among the best in the world, you can also drive amphibious vehicles, all-terrain cars in which you can travel a 5-kilometer circuit through the jungle inside the Park. Along the way you will cross stony paths and hanging bridges. It is important to know that these vehicles can only be driven by people over 18 years of age.
This place also has an Underground tour, an attraction in which you will travel for almost an hour like a cavern flooded with waters that have depths of up to one meter.
In this beautiful place a few minutes from Playa del Carmen you will be able to see the natural history that dates back millions of years, while you walk and swim through an underground river of approximately 1 km full of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Enter an underground cave, where you will feel a true silence among the most spectacular ancient mineral formations in the world.
In conclusion, there is a lot to offer in terms of theme and underwater parks in the state. So I invite you to know these beautiful and paradisiacal places unique in the world.