Cancun is distinguished by its turquoise blue beaches with clear waters and fine white sand and its spectacular ecological, aquatic, theme and adventure parks. We invite you to a walk through the best parks in Cancun.

1. Xcaret Park

Among the parks in Cancun, this fascinating place in the Riviera Maya is famous in the world for the beauty of its spaces, which include a beach, rivers that form natural pools, an aquarium, a butterfly garden, an aviary, a special world for children and a museum of orchids. Xcaret is a Mayan word that means “small cove”.

The underground part is crossed by rivers where you can make some fantastic excursions. Adventured Kids is a children’s dream world, with suspension bridges, tunnels, slides and mazes in which the little ones will have a great time.

Among all these fantastic parks, Xcaret pays special attention to the promotion of traditional cultural expressions of Mexico, such as the Voladores de Papantla and the Sacred Mayan Journey.

In Adrenalina you will take a crazy trip at full speed in a special boat and in Snuba you put on some new equipment to take snorkeling and diving to another level.


Carretera Chetúmal – Puerto Juárez, km 282, 77710, Solidaridad, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 800 292 2738


From Monday to Sunday, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

online prices

Xcaret: 1930.32 MXN (100.4 USD).

Xcaret + Food and Drinks: 2456.82 MXN (127.8 USD).

Discounts of up to 15% for purchases made days in advance.

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2. Xenses Park

Among the parks in Cancun, Xenses is the one that offers the most exciting sensory experiences in its two circuits of activities with more than 50 fantastic settings that will amaze you at every turn.

Labyrinth of mirrors, kaleidoscopes that multiply images in an incredible way, a pool in which it is not possible to get wet, a vortex to play with balance and stability and a world that you must hold on your shoulders are some of the fantastic experiences that you can live in Xenses.

Other attractions that will put you to the test are the path of dwarfs and giants, the labyrinth of underground arteries and the “Non-Sense” circuits.


Chetumal – Puerto Juárez highway, km 282, Solidaridad, 77710, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 998 881 9700


Xenses is a half-day park that opens from Monday to Saturday according to the following schedule:

Morning: entry from 8:30 am to 10 am and departure from 2 pm to 3 pm

Afternoon: check in from 1 pm to 2 pm and check out from 6 pm to 7 pm

Online prices:

Adults: 1128.32 MXN (58.9 USD).

Children: 614.07 MXN (32.1 USD).

Discounts of up to 15% for purchases made days in advance.

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3. Xplor Park

Among the parks in Cancun Xplor is the best for extreme sports. In Xplor you will know what it is to secrete adrenaline by moving on its extreme zip lines and circulating at full speed in rafts and amphibious vehicles. It is located next to the Xcaret park.

Amphibious vehicle tours are an adventure that will take you through jungle trails, open and underground streams and caves with striking rock formations.

The zip lines are 4 km long and can reach a speed of 30 KPH at heights of up to 45 meters, which makes them the most exciting in the Caribbean.

Xplor Fuego is an experience that begins when the sun goes down and allows tours similar to daytime ones with torch lighting.


Chetúmal – Puerto Juárez highway, km 282, Solidaridad, 77710, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 998 881 9700.


From Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

online prices

Xplor: 2281.32 MXN (119.1 USD). Includes snacks , buffet lunch and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.

Xplor Fuego: 1930.32 MXN (100.7 USD). Includes energy buffet and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages.

Discounts of up to 15% for purchases made days in advance.

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4. Xel-Ha Park

It is a cove of spectacular beauty where the Xel-Há River meets the Caribbean, forming an ecosystem of crystal clear waters and multicolored fish. It is located 48 km from Playa del Carmen on the Riviera Maya highway.

Xel-Há is a Mayan word that means “place where the waters are born” and according to indigenous mythology, it was created by the gods as their place of recreation, entrusting its vigilance to the guardian of the waters, the Kay-Op fish.

Of the Parks in Cancun, Xel-Há is one of the most excellent for snorkeling and diving, admiring nearly 400 species of fauna and flora, including the beautiful queen conch that is in a vulnerable situation.

Navigating the Xel-Há river you will reach the Stone of Valor, the Salto del Mono, Trepachanga (suspended ropes to walk) and Salpichanga (several zip lines that cross the river).


Chetúmal – Puerto Juárez highway, km 240, Solidaridad, 77780, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo. Phone: +52 800 009 3542


8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., every day of the year.

online prices

Xel-Há All Inclusive: 1754.82 MXN (91.6 USD). Includes snacks , buffet lunch, domestic open bar and unlimited non-alcoholic drinks.

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5. Delphinus Punta Cancun

Swimming with dolphins is an experience that fills the spirit with joy when interacting with such beautiful, friendly and intelligent animals. Contact with these marine mammals is a fantastic experience, especially for children, and in Cancun you can enjoy it at the Delphinius Park.

In the Mexican Caribbean, Delphinius operates dolphinariums at the Dreams Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort, at the Xel-Há and Xcaret parks, in Puerto Morelos, at the Interactive Aquarium of Cancún and at Punta Cancún.

Delphinius dolphin swim plans are designed for couples, individuals and groups of between 4 and 10 participants.

The activity is carried out with the accompaniment of a specialist who provides information on the behavior and the main anatomical and physiological features of the dolphins, teaching how to optimally relate to them.

The experience lasts between 45 and 60 minutes, depending on the package purchased.


Quintana Roo 9 Street, Kukulkan Boulevard, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 998 883 3242


From Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.


From 1806.7 MXN (93.99 USD). Price for each person in a group of 10 people (45 minutes duration). 15% discount for online purchases .

6. Ventura Park Cancun

It is an amusement park facing the sea in Cancun, with entertainment for the whole family, so children, adolescents, youth and adults will find attractions appropriate for their age and interests. Its main attractions are VenturaJump, VenturaSplash, VenturaFun, VenturaVirtual, VenturaGo and a Dolphinarium.

VenturaJump is a paradise to fly in its circuits with three zip lines. In this attraction you can use the bungee swing , cross the Skywalk suspension bridge and feel the vertigo in the free fall Heli-Jump station and in Step-Up, where the tension and height increase with each step.

VenturaSplash is a world of wave pools, slides, a river to ride on inner tubes and the Kid’s Park for children. VenturaFun is the children’s planet, with a carousel, crazy chairs and a roller coaster, and VenturaVirtual is the most futuristic arcade in Cancun. VenturaGo is a 250 meter track for go-karts where you can reach 40 KPH.


Kukulkan Boulevard, Hotel Zone, 77500 Cancun, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 998 881 3035


From Monday to Sunday, between 10 am and 5:30 pm

online price

From 559 MXN (29.1 USD), depending on the selected attractions. Online reservations at least 3 days in advance have discounts of up to 50%.

7. Isla Mujeres Dream Park

It is a sanctuary for relaxation hidden in the paradisiacal Isla Mujeres, located 15 km from Cancun, in the dazzling Mexican Caribbean. The ferries that provide the transportation service to Isla Mujeres are comfortable and their flexible schedules allow you to fully enjoy the island in one day.

In the Parque de los Sueños you can swim in the crystal clear waters of the beach, go kayaking and rowing boats, snorkel among multicolored fish or simply lie down and rest in a hammock with your favorite cocktail at your fingertips.

The tapas and snacks prepared in the park’s kitchen are the perfect complement to a piña colada, a Margarita cocktail or a cold beer.

The Parque de Los Sueños allows you to enjoy entertaining adventures on a beautiful tropical island, while admiring the beautiful Caribbean waters.


Isla Mujeres, 77400, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 998 888 0370


From Monday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


60 USD (1153.3 MXN) full day and 45 USD (865 MXN) half day (only from 1:30 pm to 5 pm). The price includes unlimited access to the park’s facilities and attractions. Does not include food and drinks.

8. Garrafon Reef Natural Park

The Garrafon Natural Park is famous throughout Mexico for the beauty and biodiversity of its reefs and rock formations facing the wonderful turquoise blue sea of ​​Isla Mujeres in the Caribbean Sea.

Just a 25-minute ferry ride from Cancun, the park offers a host of recreational activities, including kayaking , snorkeling, zip-lining, and tours of the island’s spectacular landscapes.

For relaxation, the park has a temazcal, an infinity pool, hammocks and lounge chairs. You can also include a dolphin experience in your package.


Garrafon Highway, km 6, lot 9, Isla Mujeres, 77400, Quintana Roo. Telephone: +52 800 727 5391


from Monday to Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Online prices with departure from Cancun and return

Royal Garrafon: 89 USD (1710.8 MXN). Enjoy all the facilities and attractions of the park.

Royal Garrafon VIP: 109 USD (2095.2 MXN). Includes open bar and buffet lunch.

Royal Garrafon + Dolphin Encounter: 129 USD (2479.7 MXN).

Royal Garrafon + Adventure and Swim with Dolphins: 159 USD (3056.3 MXN).

Royal Garrafon VIP + Adventure and Swim with “Royal” Dolphins: 189 USD (3633.0 MXN).

Online reservations enjoy discounts of up to 25%.

The cheapest and most fun parks in Cancun

A park in Cancun where you can spend a pleasant, cheap and tasty time is Las Palapas. Kids can play soccer and let off steam while adults enjoy corn, quesadillas and other inexpensive appetizers. On weekends there is live music and street performers. Another Cancun park option to spend little is the Kabah Urban Park, which has green areas, paths for walking and jogging, a children’s area and a small Mayan museum. In addition, it is a wildlife refuge with squirrels, coatis, deer, badgers and turtles.

The theme parks in Cancun

Piston Pueblo is the best theme park in Cancun for ATVs. They work with Can-Am Maverick ATVs and they have a Monster Truck tour where you go killing zombies. They also have zip lines, a go-kart track and a children’s area. Art has its theme park under the sea in front of Cancun, with the underwater museum, which has more than 400 submerged sculptures to admire while diving or from a glass-bottom boat.

The parks in Cancun for children

The Interactive Aquarium, at km 12.5 of Bulevar Kukulkan, is one of the best places for children in Cancun. It has 13 huge ponds where piranhas, eels, lion fish, jellyfish, sharks, clown fish, rays, octopus and other species swim. They also have an exhibition of marine artifacts and in the afternoons there are shows with dolphins. At km 283 of the Cancún – Mérida highway, the Agua Escondida Park is another excellent option for children, with 5 swimming pools and a magnificent aviary.

What is the best of the Cancun parks?

The most famous ecological and adventure parks in Cancun and the Riviera Maya are Xcaret, Xel-Há and Xplor. They are parks of national and international fame for the quality of their attractions, their organization and their level of services. Depending on what type of entertainment you are interested in, you can say that one is better than another for you. Among parks based on technology to put to work and even go crazy the senses, Xenses is at the top.

Which park is better Xcaret or Xel-Há?

In Xel-Ha the main fun is spending hours swimming, snorkeling and diving in the beautiful cove full of multicolored life, as well as enjoying the balance ropes and zip lines over the river. Xcaret is a more general entertainment park, since it includes a beach, a river with natural pools, high-speed boats, diving, snorkeling, an orchid garden, a butterfly garden, an aquarium, a children’s area, and traditional cultural shows, such as the Papantla Flyers. Which of the two parks do you think is better?

What parks you should visit in Cancun

AktunChen, at km 107 of the Cancun – Tulum highway, is an ecological park that has 10 zip line lines including for children from 4 years old, two suspension bridges (15 and 30 meters long), an underground river of transparent waters, ideal for snorkeling, and a cave that impressed the people of National Geographic . Another wonderful ecological park is El Toh, located in the Riviera Maya, where you can enjoy diving, snorkeling and cenotes, as well as witness Mayan ceremonies.

Recreational parks for children in Cancun

Among the parks in Cancun, Float Fun is one that children love for its dynamic and interactive games on the water. In this park, the little ones jump on bounce houses, living a very different experience from the one they have on land when they attend children’s parties or parks with inflatables. The fun is open to the whole family and it is common to see parents and grandparents who seem to be having as much or more fun than the children. Float Fun Cancun is located on Playa Langosta, Bulevar Kukulkan.

Where to buy the cheapest tickets to the parks in Cancun

The best places to buy tickets to tourist and adventure parks in Cancun are the portals of the parks themselves, which can offer more convenient prices than those in force at the box office and generally have discounts for advance purchases. In addition, online purchases avoid the inconvenience of queues. It is also possible to find favorable offers through tour operators that organize tours to the parks.

What are the cheap tours in Cancun?

Cancun Adventure organizes tours to the main parks, which can be considered adequate prices and are more comfortable, compared to the option of going on your own. For example, their tour package includes the main parks (Xcaret, Xel-Ha, Xplor), as well as cenotes and archaeological sites, and you can make a combo that includes 2, 3, 4 and more attractions. Prices start at 172 USD (3301.7 MXN), which includes hotel pickup and drop-off.

What are the cheap all-inclusive tours in Cancun?

Cancun Tours offers excursions to different attractions, including Xcaret, Chichen Itza, Isla Mujeres, Dolphinariums; Tulum, Cobá, Playa del Carmen, Cenotes and night tours of Coco Bongo and other well-known nightclubs. For example, the Xcaret Plus All Inclusive tour lasts approximately 12 hours and is priced at 139 USD (2668.2 MXN).

Where to buy cheap tours in Cancun?

Contact the main operators: Cancún Adventure Tours (km 2.5, Plaza Nautilus, Bulevar Kukulkan; telephone +52 998 849 4911), Cancún Tours (Yaxchilán Avenue, block 2, No. 1; telephone +52 998 881 9034), My Cancún Tours (Edificio Global Cancún, Torre B, Avenida Bonampak 73; telephone +52 998 113 1929), Vive Cancún Tours & Travel (Plaza Terramar, Boulevard Kukulkan, Punta Cancún; telephone +52 1 998 353 1352).

What are the best water parks in Cancun?

Río Secreto was so hidden that it was only accidentally discovered in 2006 and in a short time it has become one of the most appreciated parks in Cancun. It is a place that has revealed the most impressive landscapes that can be imagined in an underground river, with rock crystal structures that seem from a fairy tale. It is located 9 km from Playa del Carmen. The beauty of the Xel-Há cove and the variety of entertainment at Ventura Park Cancún make them two other wonderful parks where the main protagonist is water.

What are the best amusement parks in Cancun?

Water Park At The Grand is a fun water world located at The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun hotel. It has entertainment for children of all ages, including lazy river, wave pool and slides. Guests of the Moon Palace Cancun, a 5-star all-inclusive resort, have access to the park.

The hotel is located at km 340 of the Cancun – Chetumal highway.


Which of these parks in Cancun have you enjoyed? Tell us about your experience and share this article with your friends so that they are also aware of these splendid Cancun parks.


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