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The Two Natural Family Fun Parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya, Xcaret and Xel-Ha 

Are you tired of spending lots of time at the beach when you take family or friend vacations? I know that many people love the beach, but I also understand that all that sand and water can become a little boring after a while! But that is why mother nature gave us a whole world of nature to explore and someone was smart enough to use that beauty for natural family fun parks in Cancun and Riviera Maya!


There are more than fifty natural and cultural attractions within Xcaret in Riviera Maya, so no one should be bored during a visit there! The underground rivers are the most popular, but you can also spend hours wandering through the Aviary, seeing the marine life at the Coral Reef Aquarium, and spotting your favorite butterflies at the Butterfly Pavilion.


This eco-archaeological park is within the Mayan jungle, but it faces the Caribbean Sea to create the perfect atmosphere. Xcaret has been open since 1990 and it has spent those years becoming one of the top destinations within Cancun and Riviera Maya.

When you spend time at this natural family fun park, I recommend you begin at the underground rivers before relaxing at the lagoon or the beach. After lunch, you can wander over to the aquarium and aviary if you wish, but you may be ready for more of what the rivers have to offer.



This is the twenty-fifth year that Xel-Ha has been open to the public, so you can expect a little more during a visit within the next few months. It is easy to go between all the attractions and water areas while stopping for food and drink in between at this natural family fun park in Riviera Maya and Cancun.  

The nature lover in you will love the Xel-Ha Nursery, as well as Chacha’s Garden, the Queen Conch Sanctuary, and the Jungle Trails. However, you will want to make sure you have time to experience the best of the Scenic Lighthouse, discover the beauty during a snorkeling adventure, and explore the Xel-Ha Cave.

I do recommend you tackle the Cliff of Courage too because you will feel so exhilarated when you are finished.


It is time to get away from all those jam-packed theme parks and spend time in nature as you have fun on your next vacation. I would love to help you plan a trip to Cancun and Riviera Maya that includes at least one of these natural family fun parks! Although, I personally think that you should go to both if you want the best experience! Give me a call today and let’s get you ready for the vacation of a lifetime!

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