Riviera Maya
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Our most recommended Riviera Maya Family-friendly Activities

  • Xcaret Park: Plus Full-Day Admission with Night Show & Lunch

    1. Xcaret Park: Plus Full-Day Admission with Night Show & Lunch

    Enjoy full-day admission to Xcaret Park, a paradise theme park on the Maya Riviera, where you can enjoy more than 40 activities and attractions. Your ticket includes access to all the facilities, including showers, dressing rooms, and snorkeling equipment for your convenience. Once inside the park, choose the activities that suit. Highlights include the Coral Reef Aquarium and Marine Turtles Area. Admire the manatees of the Manatee Lagoon, or be dazzled by colorful butterflies in the Butterfly Pavilion. See howler monkeys at Spider Monkey Island, or explore how mushrooms are cultivated at the Mushroom Farm. The Living Museum of Orchids displays Mexican orchids in all their glory. Wander a jungle trail to visit the Regional Wildlife Breeding Farm. Ascend the Rotating Scenic Tower for spectacular views, and watch cultural performances of Mayan and Mexican music and dance. You can even vi...

    El parque no es la gran cosa. Sin embargo, el night show es un verdadero espectáculo.

  • Xplor Park: All-Inclusive Entry Ticket

    2. Xplor Park: All-Inclusive Entry Ticket

    Xplor is a paradise for thrill-seekers holidaying in the Riviera Maya. Zoom past to impressive rock formations as you take part in adrenaline pumping activities such as rafting, cave swimming and zip lining. This dynamic all-inclusive tour is located at the heart of a natural site in the jungle. With the latest safety equipment and the expertise of the professional staff, live out your Riviera Maya adventure and become at one with the beautiful nature of the area. Drive for 10 kilometers in our amphibious vehicles stretching 570 meters over crystal clear water. Receive panoramic views over the jungle as you glide down our zip lines – the 14 biggest in the whole of Latin America. See the famed stalagmite rock formations as you swim through the caves. The all-inclusive pass includes 2 circuits with 7 zip-lines each, 2 circuits to travel on the amphibious vehicles, 2 circuits of the rive...

    Xplor was absolutely amazing. I couldn't have asked for more activities out of a park. Ziplining, rafting, ATVs, and river swim into an amazing sinkhole! Priceless...

  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

    3. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xcaret Plus with Buffet & Transport

    Visit a natural park that cradles the best of the traditions and cultures of Mexico. With this special tour package, enjoy a food buffet and take a round trip tour to Xcaret Park, the most popular attraction in Cancun and the Maya Riviera region. There's fun for the whole family at a paradise that combines the natural beauty and cultural wealth of the region. Experience more than 40 different exciting activities, from the Underground River Journey to exploring the coral reef aquarium. Try visiting an authentic Mayan Village or remnants of the Spanish colonial past at the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel. Or meander down to the water to row past Spider Monkey Island, or simply kick back, put your feet up, and relax on the beach.

    This is one of the most amazing parks I’ve EVER been to. So organized and kind. Great activities for children & adults. If you go here, you MUST swim in the “lazy” river. It’s long, but it’s beautiful

  • From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

    4. From Tulum: Sian Ka'an Half-Day Tour

    The ancient Mayan ruins of Muyil in the middle of the Sian Kaan Jungle Reserve look like something out of an old Indian Jones movie. Here, you will discover the incredible history of this ancient civilization, as you wander through the ruins. Muyil was one of the earliest and longest inhabited ancient Maya sites on the eastern coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, and artifacts have been found here dating all the way back to 350BCE! On our day together, we will walk through this inspiring eco-preserve to the highest point in the Sian Kaan reserve, where we can gaze out at unblemished jungle that is filled with hundreds of species of birds, plants and animal life. After our hike, we will enjoy a boat ride through the trading canals of the ancient Maya civilization and visit the Maya temple of Xlapak. Here, you can gaze at the detailed facades of these old ruins, located at the bottom of the ri...

    This was highlight of our trip. Valeria did a great job as our guide. The lunch they provide was delicious and with great view.

  • Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive 1-Day Pass

    5. Xel-Há Park All-Inclusive 1-Day Pass

    Xel-Há offers a unique experience with all kinds of land and water activities for the whole family. A universe dedicated to ecology and the preservation of flora and fauna, it offers constantly developing environmental programs to protect and conserve the environment. With this full day all-inclusive ticket, you have access to all the attractions, and can enjoy delicious Mexican and international cuisine with unlimited drinks and an open bar throughout the day. Dive into the waters of Xel-Há, the world's most beautiful natural aquarium, and snorkel next to a variety of plants and hundreds of tropical fish in the warm Caribbean waters. Slide down the Salpichanga and fly with a vine to drop yourself in the cool waters of a “cenote” or underground river. Test your balance on the Trepachanga and walk over the river between two loose strings. Hammock Island is an ideal place to relax and i...

    It was really great, except It wasn’t clear that we would have to go to the ticket booth to get our tickets, so we walked all the way in and then had to go back. And then we had to wait for around 10 to 15 minutes because they couldn’t find a reservation because we booked same day. Otherwise everything was great!

  • Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xplor Park All-inclusive & Transport

    6. Cancun & Riviera Maya: Xplor Park All-inclusive & Transport

    Xplor offers some of the most amazing adventures in the Riviera Maya. This full-day ticket gets you access to all of the theme park’s attractions to make your Cancun vacation extra special. Fly over treetops, drive an amphibious vehicle through jungle trails, and explore the inside of caves as you swim in underground rivers. If you love adventure, Xplor is the top attraction in Cancun. Your entry to this unique adventure includes transportation in fully equipped coaches to make it easier to reach the park. A specialized on board guide will fill you in on all the attractions that await. Kick start your adventure by exploring the impressive rock formations, sculpted by mother-nature millions of years ago. Here you can marvel at the underground rivers filled with majestic stalactites and stalagmites. The park offers 4 different activities for adrenaline junkies: zip lines, amphibious veh...

    It would’ve been better if they let the guests not wear masks on the rides and activities. There were some activities that will get you wet and having masks isn’t the most fun. Also, if they require this, make sure that there’s replacement masks that they’ll give. The zip lines were fun and enjoyable. We were able to conquer our fears. River swim was a blast and the ATV ride was also something that I would recommend. The rafting is boring. That wasn’t the rafting we were expecting. I suggest that you place a notice for the guests to know when they’re nearing the camera. We were always caught off guard. Food was okay. I like the way that it’s served by the staffs. The wait staffs were all polite and kind. Wish there were more rides and activities. Overall, it’s a good experience.

  • Sian Ka'an Safari with Transfer Options

    7. Sian Ka'an Safari with Transfer Options

    After pick-up from your hotel, arrive in Tulum for a quick briefing. Travel for about 25 kilometers before you board the boat in Paso Lagartos to start the 3-hour marine safari. On the way to Paso Lagartos, make a stop at the Boca Paila Bridge where the lagoon and Caribbean Sea meet to admire local species of crocodiles. During your marine safari, observe wild dolphins, sea turtles and different species of birds and manatees. You can even go snorkeling if the sea conditions are good. After snorkeling, head to a natural pool, Punta Allen, to swim and relax. Afterwards, enjoy lunch followed by some free time to explore the area. End with a transfer back to your hotel.

    Manuel was a great guide. Great experience overall and they even accommodate us for being vegan.

  • Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

    8. Playa del Carmen: Emotions Native Park Tour with ATV Ride

    Your 3.5 hour excursion through Emotions Native Park begins with convenient pickup from hotels in Cancún and Riviera Maya, or from a meeting point in Tulum. After a comfortable ride to the park, you’ll receive a full safety briefing and suit up for a thrilling ATV ride. Zipping through the narrow jungle paths on your 4-wheeler, admire the lush vegetation and feel the adrenaline rush as you drive over a suspension bridge, overlooking the vast jungle floor. Parking your vehicle at the Casa de los Sueños, or house of dreams, one of the first houses built in Playa del Carmen, and learn about the rich cultural history of the Mayan people. Afterwards, amble along winding paths up to Mayan ruins, where you’ll be blessed by a shaman in a sacred ritual. Heading to the Cenote Ixchel, learn of the origins and vast spiritual importance of these water-filled limestone chasms. Then it’s time to fly ...

    The whole experience was amazing. I was worried because of the miscommunication in the beginning but this excursion exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time!! Love the ATV, Ziplone, cenote and food. Our guide Joshua was funny, knowledgeable, kept us safe and made sure we had fun. Will definitely come back and do it again.

  • Xcaret Park: Basic Full-Day Ticket with Night Show

    9. Xcaret Park: Basic Full-Day Ticket with Night Show

    Your full day admission to the Xcaret Park is your ticket to a wonderful paradise where you can enjoy more than 40 activities and attractions. During your visit to Xcaret be a special guest at an ancient Mayan ball game, and join the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration! Access to Xcaret Park in the Riviera Maya from Cancun is from 08:30 to 21:30. Upon arrival plan your day of activities and attractions. Enjoy an unforgettable experience with free access to showers, dressing rooms, bags for belongings, life vests and parking. Xcaret at Night begins with colorful cultural performances and the Xcaret Mexico Espectacular celebration is at 19:00. Water activities include exploring the underground rivers, the Río del Paraíso journey, and lazing on the beach, inlet and natural pools. Explore the Coral Reef Aquarium, Marine Turtles Area, Manatee Lagoon, Bat Cave, Butterfly Pavilion, Deer R...

  • Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

    10. Holbox Island Tour with Transfer Options

    Journey to the port of Chiquila on the mainland of the Yucatan Peninsula opposite Holbox Island just 15 minutes across the sea. Board a boat and get beautiful views of Holbox Island and its colorful houses. Look for wildlife in the protected area, including whales. Head for Yalahau Island to swim in the crystal clear waters and get in touch with nature. You will reach the port of Holbox in time for lunch. Then, take a tour of the island to capture stunning photos of all the landmarks you will see along the way. End with a visit to Isla Pasion (Passion Island) to enjoy its shallow waters and marvel at its white sand beach where the rays of the sun turn the water a stunning turquoise blue.

    The trip was very well organized from start to finish with all little details taken care off. Holbox is a magical place that everybody should visit at least once. This tour is highly recommended if you want to experience a Mexican paradise!

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What people are saying about Riviera Maya

I cannot say enough good things about this tour! Our guide Angel was the absolute best throughout the entire day.. we were the only English speaking couple in our group and he always took the time to translate to us in English, and was just so attentive the entire tour.. the tour itself lasted about 8 hours from pick up to drop off. it lists visiting 4 cenotes, but it's really 5 different spots. each one and the activities that came with it were fantastic! the snacks and lunch were also delicious.. It was the favorite tour we did while in cancun , and I really cannot recommend it enough

The whole experience was amazing. I was worried because of the miscommunication in the beginning but this excursion exceeded my expectations and we had an amazing time!! Love the ATV, Ziplone, cenote and food. Our guide Joshua was funny, knowledgeable, kept us safe and made sure we had fun. Will definitely come back and do it again.

This is one of the most amazing parks I’ve EVER been to. So organized and kind. Great activities for children & adults. If you go here, you MUST swim in the “lazy” river. It’s long, but it’s beautiful

This was highlight of our trip. Valeria did a great job as our guide. The lunch they provide was delicious and with great view.

Valeria was super friendly and knowledgeable. She took joy in sharing it with us and we had a wonderful time!