Amazing Overlooked Eco Parks In Riviera Maya

Riviera Maya is one for the most touristic areas in Mexico. And it is constantly changing to offer more attractions for travelers. We are in the continuous search for unique places that entertain with a little cultural touch. These places are often underrated and can be found off the most touristic areas. But they actually include incredible activities and are perfect for children. All of them are family friendly and have accessible rates. Since they are not as crowded as the rest, represent the best options for your holidays. These are our top underrated parks that are great for families with kids.

Akumal Monkey Sanctuary


Located in the jungle side of Akumal (pueblo), and considered a sanctuary for many species. Offering interaction with spider monkeys, birds and snakes. For adventurers it also includes an ATV jungle ride that leads to one of the most stunning underground cenotes. Rates go from $65.00usd per person and it´s open from 9:00am to 5:00pm. The ATV tour is an entirely different option, it doesn´t include the interaction but you can still see the animals. If you need transportation to Akumal Monkey Sanctuary from your vacation home, it can be requested in advanced. We recommend you to make a reservation with at least one week in advance to ensure availability.

Aktun Chen Eco Park

cenote aktun chen

A true paradise for kids with the possibility of seeing monkeys, wild pigs, deer, snakes and birds. An onsite restaurant and lots of space to run around and explore. The amazingly beautiful cenote is full of cat fish, ideal for snorkeling. 10 meter high zip lines through the jungle and a dry cave that appears to be taken out of a romantic dream. All activities at Aktun Chen can be booked separately or book the whole package that includes them all. Rates go from $75.00usd per person and up. Open also from 9:00am to 5:00pm every single day of the year.

Ventura Park

Ventura park

Previously known as Wet n Wild, this water park is an adventure for adults and children. Located in Cancun hotel zone, recently renovated and with a brand new especial building for virtual reality. Activities are divided into different “worlds”; Fun world, Grand Prix, “Indiana Jones” style zip lines and famous water slides. The full day at Ventura Park doesn´t seem to be enough to enjoy of all the attractions. There are also pools, a lazy river and wave makers for the little ones. Now with more restaurants, ice cream bar and equipment for rent. Different packages are available and the park opens at 9:00am until 5:30pm. To inquire about access to this site or many more attractions in Riviera Maya, don´t forget to contact us at: [email protected] or call us: 512-782-9878.

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