Xel-Ha is a natural aquarium of a beauty that is unique in the world; discover its magic with your mask and snorkel, relax as you swim amongst hundreds of multicolored fish that have made their home at the river and the lagoon.

The emerald green of the jungle surrounds the river and the lagoon at Xel-Ha to create an exotic view, hard to find anywhere else. You can explore this beautiful place on foot, bicycle or taking a ride on its mini-train, while enjoying the different species of flora and fauna in their natural habitat.

Xel-Ha is a universe dedicated to the environment and to the preservation of the native flora and fauna. Within the park you will find a turtle camp, a dolphin aquarium and an apiary, where the preservation of the species is promoted in order to contribute to the awareness and environmental maintenance of the area.

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If you take the all-inclusive option at the park, you will be entitled to take an environmental tour and will be able to learn more about the nature of this beautiful place.

Xel-Há is just a few minutes away from the mysterious ruins of Tulum, the only walled Mayan city located by the ocean. Due to its closeness to Xel-Há, it is ideal to visit both places on the same day.

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Activities in Xel Ha

Swimming or snorkeling in the inlet, pleasantly navigating the river; sunbathing or taking a beach stroll; walking the many different paths and entering into the jungle; admiring the cenotes; uncovering the ancient wall of the Mayan port; discovering the variety of fish, birds, butterflies, iguanas, macaws, ducks, etc.

You can also enjoy other activities such as swimming with the dolphins, getting to know our Aquatic Institute while enjoying exciting underwater adventures from tank-less diving (Snuba), the snorkeling tour, or even walking under the water with a helmet (Sea Trek).

Xel-Ha we are ever worried about the entertainment of all our visitors the snuba experience is a must.

Sea Trek at Xel-Ha Riviera Maya

Getting a closer look at the treasures of the marine world calls for a Sea Trek adventure!
Step into a world of fish – the biggest and most splendid in Xel-Ha Park. This new take on helmet diving is safe and enjoyable and you won’t even get your hair wet as you casually walk on the sea bed. This innovative adventure is an excellent experience for both swimmers and non-swimmers as this walk through the underwater gardens of Xel-Ha opens a new world of exploration.

Xel-Ha Snuba

Snuba is a combination of snorkelling and scuba and is another of the water theme park main attractions. The water activity permits inexperienced divers to descend safely to the reef zone without breath-hold diving.

Xel-Ha Snorkel

Submerge in the amazingly blue, warm and crystalline waters of the Xel-Ha inlet with your snorkel equipment and you will have an unforgettable encounter with colourful fish and exuberant flora. The practice of snorkel is one of the favourite activities of our visitors as it gives the visitors the chance of exploring the bay freely as they plunge into the beauty of the ecological reserve. It is an activity for all who wish to encounter the beauty of the Rivera’s coral reefs. It is an activity for both beginner and expert swimmers because for this activity we can provide you with life jackets and snorkel equipment. However it is an activity recommended for kids 8 years and older.