Xcaret is an ecological/archaeological theme park located on the Mayan Riviera. Xcaret is a popular attraction that can be visited on a day trip from Cancun or anywhere in the Mayan Riviera. On a visit to Xcaret you can see a Mayan archaeological site, learn about the area's flora, fauna, and Mayan culture, as well as enjoy lots of water activities such as swimming in an underground river.
Xcaret is located 35 miles south of the Cancun airport, and 4 miles south of Playa del Carmen. The address is: Highway Pto. Juárez - Chetumal km 282 Solidaridad, Quintana Roo.
Xcaret is open from 8:30 am to 9:30 pm every day of the year. There is a lot to see and do at Xcaret so if you want to take full advantage of your day and the activities offered, plan to get there early.
The basic admission fee to the Xcaret park is $79 USD for adults, free for children under five and half price for for children aged 5 to 11 (admission fees subject to change). For children who are under 12 but taller than 55”, bring a proof of age in order to receive the child discount. The basic admission fee includes access to the park, some water activities, exhibits, and performances. You can purchase a package that may include transportation, meals or swimming with dolphins. There is also a two-day pass available, which allows you to return to the park for half the price any day within a week of your first visit. For more information, see the Xcaret Web Site, which offers a 10% discount for reserving tickets online.
You can get a bus to Xcaret from Cancun or Playa del Carmen. The bus from Cancun leaves from the Xcaret bus terminal at Blvd. Kukulcán Km.8.5, in the Hotel Zone. Phone: (998) 883-3143 and 883-3144. The bus from Playa del Carmen leaves from the base located near the dock at Plaza Marina Mall #41 and 42, Centro Muelle. Phone: (984) 879-3077 and 873-2643.
There are package tours that you can purchase from tour companies that will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Xcaret for the day.
Take With You:
When you visit Xcaret, you should wear comfortable shoes and take a bathing suit, change of clothes, a towel, and a camera. Conventional sunblock is not permitted because it can be damaging to the water ecology. You will be given a sample of 100% biodegradable sunblock on admission to Xcaret.