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All about Xel-Há Park in Mexico

Updated: April 6, 2024

Main Category: Day Trips

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Author: Tobias

Xel-Há Park is a huge natural water park near Tulum at Riviera Maya with many great attractions for a whole day of fun. Xel-Há Park is about 280km away from Mérida. The journey by car takes about 4h from the city center of Mérida and the place is most of the time bustling. The admission fee for foreign adults is about 1900MXN. Different prices may apply for residents or children.

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Address:

Xel-Há Park, Carretera Chetumal Puerto Juárez Km 240, locales 1 & 2, módulo B, Quintana Roo, Mexiko

Website:

Category:

Trip

Phone:

+52 998 883 3143

Distance:

280km from Mérida

Travel Time:

4h from Mérida

Admission:

Mex$ 1900

Price Level:

Very high

Since:

July 7, 1995

Google Rating:

average rating is 4.8 out of 5, based on 53775 votes, Ratings

Opening Hours:

• Monday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Tuesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Wednesday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Thursday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Friday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Saturday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
• Sunday: 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

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Xel-Há Park

Xel-Há is - like Xcaret Park - a natural water park. It is located near Tulum at Riviera Maya. If your family is a bit bigger, you will be poor after buying the tickets, but the huge beautiful park with many attractions will compensate you enough.


Of course, you should bring enough time and come first thing in the morning, although during the week the park is open until midnight. You can swim with dolphins or snorkel with manatees.


There are water slides, restaurants (all inclusive admission to Xel-Há includes unlimited food and beverages), a cave, large aquariums, a large flock of colorful flamingos and parrots.


There are also climbing opportunities and of course an almost endless area in which you can move. By the way: Xel-Há means ''where water is born'', since several underground rivers flow in the area.


Parrots at Xel-Há Park
One of the many parrots in the park

Xel-Há Bay


In Xel-Há Bay, which is fed by several freshwater channels, you can admire 400 species of plants, animals and fish of different sizes and colors that live freely in this protected ecosystem.


View into the Xel-Há Bay
View into the Xel-Há Bay

Xel-Há lighthouse


The approximately 40m high Xel-Há lighthouse, around which two water slides (at a height of 30m) wind their way down, is a central vantage point (access between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm is included in the entrance fee).


Snorkeling


Snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters of the Riviera Maya is one of the most popular activities at Xel-Há Park. You rent snorkeling equipment at the park if you don't have any.


Optionally, you can rent a small jet that you hold on to and that pulls you through the water. This is called power snorkeling and is certainly a cool thing, although not necessarily appropriate for an ecological system.

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