Xcaret Xperiences created fantastic opportunities for people from all over the world to come and experience nature and beauty at its best. Recently we have highlighted Xplor and Xcaret but today I want to introduce to you the beautiful park that started it all – Xel Ha!
Where the jungle meets the ocean you can go take a full day of relaxation, swimming, snorkeling and eating! Xel-Ha is a nature park that is ecologically preserved and respected! Your entrance is all inclusive and includes snorkel gear and unlimited food and drinks all day! Yes, cocktails are included for those of you who like their does of tequila now and then!
Xel-Ha (Shell-Ha) is more of a relaxed environment where you will find hammocks throughout the park or chairs overlooking the water! You will see that this particular eco-park focuses more on aquatics highlighting the natural wonder of the ocean and cenotes.
You can walk through some beautiful paths created throughout the jungle where you can see different animals and natural wildlife! Don’t feel like walking? That’s ok; pick up a bicycle and make your exploration on wheels.
Once you arrive to the lazy river you can grab a float and chill out until the river takes you to a beautiful centoe that eventually meets the ocean. There you can swim, go cliff jumping, walk across the tight rope, or go zip lining!
There is a fun wobbly bridge where you can see the lagoon from one side while watching the breathtaking ocean waves roll in on the other side!
In between the swimming and site seeing you can grab a bite to eat in one of the buffets or just simply sit, relax, breath and take in all the beauty surrounding you!
While you can enjoy the park all day long with your original admission, there are some other add on options that might perk your interest as well! Xel-Ha offers swim with the dolphins programs as well as the new Sea Trek adventure where you can get the best underwater experience!
You should remember a few things before you go!
Bring your water shoes! You will be in and out of the water the entire time and walking through dirt paths and rocky areas! Water shoes will make you the most comfortable for all activities throughout the day
Leave your sunblock at home unless is ecologically approved! Many sunscreens have chemicals in it that can be harmful to natural wildlife and to the environment! Xel-Ha respectively asks you to help them preserve nature! They will be happy to provide you eco-friendly sunscreen if needed.
Xel-Ha is a well-known excursion for both tourists and those who live in the Riviera Maya.