Yaax Che Botanical Gardens. Experience Riviera Maya jungles steeped in Mexican lore and ancient Mayan history. Open daily.
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Fun for All Ages, Interests and Activity Levels!
There is more to the Riviera Maya than the beach. Take advantage of this opportunity to explore underground rivers, get a firsthand look at jungle animals, birds and insects, swim in freshwater cenotes and zip-line through the thick Yucatan jungle. Here comes the best part: You won’t have to roam for days through the jungle or sacrifice your beach time to enjoy these activities. You can see and experience it all in a day at one place. Pick your eco park and go!
What is an eco park? Imagine an amusement park but in a natural environment. Riviera Maya eco parks are located in the jungle near coastal vacation towns. Unlike typical amusement parks, eco parks are host to authentic Mayan ruins, tropical birds and diverse wildlife, million-year-old caves decorated with stalactite formations, and cool ways to explore these large areas. To make your eco park experience even better, many of the larger eco theme parks are all-inclusive, offering their visitors unlimited food and drinks, a price advantage for families.
Eco Parks Are Close to Cancun and the Riviera Maya
The biggest (and the best) of Mexico’s eco parks are located very close to the Cancun Hotel Zone and just minutes away from Playa del Carmen, Tulum, Puerto Aventuras and Akumal. So there is nothing stopping you from trading la vida loca for a different type of thrill and putting a day trip to an eco park on the top of your “Things to do in Cancun and Riviera Maya” vacation list!
Xenses is part of the Xcaret family of eco parks and provides a change in perspective where we can all benefit.
Xplor Adventure in the Riviera Maya. Enjoy zip-lining, jungle exploration, underground rafting and river swimming. Close to Akumal and Cancun.
Xel-Ha ecological water theme park is a natural aquarium, tropical lagoon offering water sport activities including: snorkeling, swim with dolphins, kayaking, Snuba, Sea Trek and nature trails.
Xcaret Eco Park is a Nature theme park highlighting the beauty and diversity of the Mexican Caribbean with exibits that include marine turtles, dolphins, fish butterflies, cave & underground river, beach and more.
Want to be like Indy? You can act like Indiana Jones on the Selvatica Jungle adventure tour and zip-line tours! Learn more about one of the Riviera Maya's most popular adventures.
Spotlight on the underground river/ cave tour featuring thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.
The Lost Maya Kingdom Park near Mahaual is somewhere between an eco park and a water park. Ziplines, water slides and a lazy river float make it a great day for all ages.
Crococun is an animal adventure near Puerto Morelos where visitors interact with crocodiles, monkeys, and reptiles. A great family day tour in the Riviera Maya.
A smaller and more economical cousin of other eco parks in the Riviera Maya but packed with wonder and adventure. Read more about one of the top ten underground walkways in the world.