Water Parks Offer a Different Way to Soak in the Natural Beauty

A whole new wave of family fun is coming to the Riviera Maya.

Plans are underway to build a new water park in Playa del Carmen. It will include a 131-foot high water slide, canals, swimming pools, and green areas on two hectares (roughly five acres) of land. Owned by Experiencias Xcaret, the new attraction will be constructed near Xplor Adventure Park.

The new water park promises to bring an investment of more than $54.1 million USD to the area and generate 186 new jobs, according to the Riviera Maya News.

While we love the beautiful beaches along the Mexican Caribbean coastline, water parks offer a different way of soaking in the natural beauty of the Riviera Maya.  Xel-Ha, for example, offer visitors an opportunity to snorkel with hundreds of tropical fish, explore jungle trails, splash in a cenote, and float on a tube down a lazy river into a lagoon.

Eco-parks like Xcaret and Xplor also have a water element to the adventure. Xcaret offers an underground river, a Coral Reef Aquarium teeming with colorful fish, swimming with nurse sharks, and snorkeling. Visitors to Xplor can explore underground rafting, which requires you to paddle with your own hands while admiring the million-year-old rock formations. You can also go for a stalactite river swim through a 430-yard portion of the longest underground river system in the world.

Water and eco-parks provide fun for the whole family and are equipped for kids of all ages to enjoy. Conveniently located just minutes away from Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, and Puerto Morelos, these parks add variety and adventure to your beach vacation.

Contact Paulina, our concierge, to help you plan your next family fun day at Xel-Ha, Xcaret, Xplor, or a combination of the parks. Need a place to stay after your wet and wild adventure? Inquire today about nearby vacation rentals. 

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